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Unread 09-10-2007, 04:27 PM   #1
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Advice Please - 1x2 Split Face in a Shower

Hi, newbie here. I'm designing a loft remodel in Atlanta and would like to install 1x2 split face durango travertine on all of the master bathroom shower walls. The various warehouse and dedicated tile stores I've asked have said it's ok and not to grout it. I'm still searching though, because I'm worried about two things:

1) No grout ... does that sound right?
2) Is split face tile in a shower just asking for a maintenance nightmare?

I'm hoping the answer is, "yes, no grout and good to go". Thanks for the help!

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Unread 09-10-2007, 04:43 PM   #2
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I think the split face in a shower would be a maintenance nightmare. Doing it with no grout would make it even worse.

You leave out the grout and you just created thousands of little tiny "shelves" in your shower walls. These shelves will do nothing but trap water, soap scum, hair, etc, etc. not trying to be overly negative, but I think its a bad idea.
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Unread 09-10-2007, 04:46 PM   #3
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yes and no.

I have done this with both grouted and not grouted applications. I think this style looks better not grouted. With that said I personally think there are way to many nooks for water to sit and for mold to grow .
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Unread 09-10-2007, 04:47 PM   #4
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I agree, sure would look good though for the first few months, maybe more if you don't use it much.

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