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Old 08-19-2008, 09:56 AM   #1
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What color grout do people use with Travertine

Hey guys. I am getting ready to put down a travertine floor in my kitchen. I am wondering about grout color to go with the stone. Our sales person said since this is a natural stone (18" square) with random pattern, you want the grout lines to be as invisible as possible. She recommend 1/8" lines with a sort of neutral beige color as close to the overall color of the stone as possible.

Is that what people are doing these days? I always thought the grout lines should accent the tiles with somewhat of a contrast but then again, I am use to solid ceramics, not stone. I know with any kind of decoration, is often "whatever looks good to you since you are paying for it" but I also want to consider what other people are doing especially if I sell the house in the near future. I am not oppose to the matching colors, its just I dont want to go through all this trouble and find it it will look "funny".

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Old 08-19-2008, 10:03 AM   #2
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I used a colro called linen. Its s light tan color.
I used two different color Travertine for my floor and walls. I wanted the grout to be invisable on my walls, but be noticable on my floors.
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ok, I'm confused now.

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I like the grout to blend in with the tile and therefore use matching colors. If'n ya like to see the grout lines stand out - contrast it..
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:54 PM   #5
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I use Mapei biscuit/Tec ivory/Bonsal travertine depending on the darkness.

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Old 08-19-2008, 08:28 PM   #6
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We usually will try to match the stone. A little contrast won't hurt but going too dark will stain any rough area, pit or crack that's in the stone. Be carefull for that.

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Brian, sorry for the confusion that I initially caused (as I explained to you in a PM). We'll just let things move along from here.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:57 PM   #8
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We used white in our shower. It lightened it up a light. The white blended in with the light beige.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:59 PM   #9
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Look at C-Cure Tumbleweed. The one I use with most trav.

C-Cure Buckskin Beige is a good choice for a darker/contrasting grout joint. Looks very good also.
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