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Unread 09-10-2006, 03:39 AM   #1
Mummy
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Grouting 3/16" inset tiles/ 1/16" wall tiles

I am ready to grout bathroom and shower tiles. Walls in both areas are 12" polished marble and I constructed an inset in the shower and one on a wall adjacent to where I'll install a pedestal sink. The back wall of each inset is 4" tumbled marble set in a diamond pattern and the sides polished marble. Outsides are framed with polished marble.
My question is should I use a sanded grout on the back walls of the insets? The spacing is about 3/16", but at the tips of the tiles, because they are tumbled, the spacing is variably larger. Everywhere else I set the polished tiles with 1/16" spacers so I plan on an unsanded grout, but I feel that the spacing is too big for that on the tumbled tiles.
I want uniformity in grout color as the two tiles are close in color.
Thanks, Mike
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Unread 09-10-2006, 06:54 AM   #2
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It would probably be best if you did,to reduce the cracking probability.There usually isn't much color difference between the brands sanded and unsanded.You won't notice anything given the different joint sizes and textures of material.
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Unread 09-10-2006, 09:38 AM   #3
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Thanks Dave. Appreciate the response.
Mike
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