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Unread 04-22-2013, 08:43 PM   #16
Teri in KY
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Thanks, Greg. that helps a lot. I think I'll do that. Still just wondering, though, do they make a particular grout just for onyx and marble? The "onyx" thing seems to be the whole problem.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 04:24 PM   #17
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Nobody makes an onyx specific grout that I'm aware of. You will want to use the unsanded grout. My limited experience with onyx is that it is a very soft stone that breaks and scratches easily. Onyx is a material that requires a delicate touch while working with it. Though usually the smaller sizes seem to be a little easier to work with.mi used some 8x20 and they would fall apart as you picked them up out of the box.

Usually on smaller size stones, I do not seal prior to grouting. I worry that the sealer will get into the grout joints and prevent the grout from staying in location correctly. I will grout small areas and seal the stone and gout 72 hours after grouting.
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