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Unread 03-03-2006, 02:43 PM   #1
Cathy T.
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Technical Questions

Question one: we tiled the main floor in the bathroom with a tile that looks like wood. We cheated and used a prefab pan for the shower. We plan on tiling the walls of the shower. We are using a bullnose tile around the shower and as the baseboard. Should we grout the floor first and then tile?
Question 2: we bought the mud mix at HD and the man said to wait several days before grouting because the grey in the mud would show through the
color of the grout{which is butter cream}. Is this true? If this is true how many days do I have to wait.
Question 3: When sealing the grout is it better to caulk and then seal or to seal than caulk?

Thank you for the help.
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Unread 03-03-2006, 03:15 PM   #2
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1.I usually dont grout floor until last so no damage.

2. i have never had a problem with gray thinset showing thru unless it is stone then i use white or if using white tile and light grout i will use white thinset wait 24 hrs before grouting the instructions are on the bag.

3. i grout then caulk then wait 5 days then seal.
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Unread 03-03-2006, 04:03 PM   #3
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Hi Kathy,

What Kevin said, except that white thin set looks much better than gray when it accumulates under your nails.

Make sure you get the thin set raked down into the joint. You want the top 2/3 of each grout joint open to accept grout.
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