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Unread 07-11-2021, 03:51 PM   #1
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Mapei Grout Color Question

Hi! Wife and I are in a predictament in that we sold our first home before I was finished renovating the bathroom in home we purchased, which includes the shower.

I am just really needing to finish shower, as we are going to hotel to use shower now. We can't pick out a grout color, so I am asking for professional opinions from tile guys who have a lot more knowledge about this than I do.

I have grouting experience, and am wanting to use Mapei Ultracolor FA. I've never used Mapei, but I know it is an epoxy grout and you have to work with this grout on small sections at a time to avoid problems.

I have attached photos of the tile. I can't remember what brand it is because wife purchased it, but it's glossy white porcelain marble look-alike tile with light brown veins in it.

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Unread 07-11-2021, 03:59 PM   #2
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Hi Eric, we would usually try to match the tile color. Bright white might be too white. An off white might be best, it's hard to tell looking at pictures. Have you got any grout chips or samples?
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Unread 07-11-2021, 04:12 PM   #3
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Hi, Davy!

Just a Mapei Ultracolor FA color chart. I was thinking of maybe using #15 Bone or #93 Warm Gray. I know corners of shower have to have caulk, and the only lighter colors Mapei makes that show a matching caulk are #93 Warm Gray, # 00 White (which I've heard can turn yellow), #14 Biscuit, #15 Bone and #39 Ivory.

#19 Pearl Gray and #35 Navajo Brown have matching caulk but look too dark.

I like #93 warm gray, but am wondering if it will look okay with brown veins in the marble-look tile.

I'm thinking I just need the FA because I'm wondering if Sanded Mapei Grout would scratch the gloss.
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Unread 07-11-2021, 07:13 PM   #4
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Congrats on selling the house. But time to kick it into high gear, eh?

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I have grouting experience, and am wanting to use Mapei Ultracolor FA. I've never used Mapei, but I know it is an epoxy grout...
To clarify, Mapei Ultracolor FA is a cementitious grout with fine aggregate, not epoxy. It is superior to the ordinary cheap sanded grout. It is much more color consistent than ordinary cheap sanded grout.

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Eric, folks on the job occasionally ask my opinion on grout colors. I'll give them my opinion but let them know that I'm not a designer and that I'm use to being told what to do and with what colors to do it with.
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Wife and I finally decided on Mapei UltraColor FA #77 Frost. It also comes with matching caulk.
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