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Old 03-30-2018, 10:07 PM   #61
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What color grout are you planning to use?

Epoxy is great, but not if you're grouting with white.

Urethane is a good choice also.

Tec Power Grout has had it's issues. I've not experienced a single one after using maybe a dozen bags of it, but others have. I think there's a thread here somewhere.

Since it's a shower, I would lean toward the epoxy so that you don't have to seal it.
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Old 03-31-2018, 04:57 PM   #62
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Thanks Kevin. We are going with a grey grout, either delorean gray or light pewter.

Home Depot of course has Fusion Pro. Lowes has mapei products.

I was considering Keracolor with grout maximizer to gain a little more stain resistance
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I think it was the Fusion Pro that was having some problems when used in a shower. Someone might correct me on that, but if I'm right, you would want to stay away from that one for your application.
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:45 PM   #64
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Thanks Kevin. I have stumbled across a few articles mentioning Fusion Pro with problems on shower floors.

I have experience with standard conventional grouts, but I am interested in some of the advanced products that might keep my future maintenance to a minimum.
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:50 PM   #65
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Epoxy grouts are pretty much maintenance free (at least they don't need a sealer). Some of the acrylic based ones are pretty maintenance free, too. Neither one absorbs moisture and both offer some interesting features (glow in the dark! or glitter, etc.).
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:46 PM   #66
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joining two pieces of marble for shower curb

Finally getting ready to finish my shower project. I have two pieces of marble that will need to be cut to create a shower curb cap (2-42" pieces to join to fill a 60" curb).

What would be the recommended way to seam these? Set them in place with 100% silicone between the middle joint/seam? Epoxy?

They are going over a prefab schluter curb wrapped with kerdi and adhered with thinset.

My thought was to leave a 1/16" space between the 2 pieces and silicone the joint.

Thoughts?
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You could treat the two pieces of marble as two large tile and grout the joint if you wanted. Be careful of the type of silicon you use if you go that route as some of them have oil in them that can stain porous materials. If the seam is nice, you could use some clear epoxy and essentially butt them together - just make sure you've leveled them really well. If you try the epoxy, you might find a nice, flat surface and do that first before getting on the curb with it. You don't want a ridge there. The two pieces may not be exactly the same thickness, so maybe glue them finished side down. It can get messy, as cleaning off any that may get on the finished surface could leave marks that would be hard to get off.
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Thanks again for your advice Jim, I appreciate it. Im thinking the epoxy route is the way to go. I will give it a shot.
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Hey Jim, one last question. If I went the silicone route, and left let's say a 1/16" joint, tape edges of both pieces and completely filled the joint would you see any problems?

Any recommendations on 100% clear silicone that might not cause problems? Im used to using GE silicones.

I could go epoxy, looks like I can get a clear JB weld fast set pretty easy
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