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Unread 02-21-2009, 06:45 PM   #1
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"Broken Edge" travertine

We would like to install Travertine stone, brushed and semi filled with "broken edges" in our great room. We've installed tile before with straight edges, sometimes using spacers, but we are unsure how to line up and grout this product with broken edges. It is made by Best Tile and is 16" x 16" We wish to use an epoxy grout. Thanks, Diane
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Unread 02-21-2009, 08:52 PM   #2
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Hi Diane, welcome ot the forum.

If the tiles have irregular edges, snapping a grid on the floor and centering the tiles within the grid squares is a great way to keep things aligned.
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Set them tight. Grout like normal. You will end up with a 1/4"-1" joint depending on how heavy the stone is flaked. Its called a "chipped" or "chiseled" edge.
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best tile?can you post a pic?id try to run your numbers through the deflecto up top......what are you setting this over?
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Also if this is a true brushed travertine i would be very cautious about using epoxy grout it will be a nightmare trying to get it off the face of the stone.
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I would not set them 'tight'. Regular grout line, 1/8 or so is best. Grout line will not be flush with the top of the tile, but rather recessed down a bit into the chiseled edge. It's supposed to look that way. Also, epoxy grout will change the look of the tile. You cannot just grout the lines and avoid the faces of the tile. You will end up with stripes that look sealed and the main body looking normal. You have to do the whole thing and either like the look or just use regular grout.
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