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Old 10-02-2003, 04:59 AM   #1
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Question Heavy Tile

We are placing 12" tiles on our bathroom wall about 36" high. We have asked and found out the best mortar to use to hold the heavy tile. What we need to know is what kind of grout should we use? We were told that we shouldn't use the same type of grout that is used for 4" tiles as the space is larger and may not set well. Someone suggested using Silicone but I though this was not sturdy/rigid enough. Thanks for any help you can give us.

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Old 10-02-2003, 05:57 AM   #2
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For 12" tiles your grout spacing is most likely larger than 1/8". In this case you will need sanded grout.

Standard 4" wall tiles have a grout joint less than 1/8" and require unsanded grout.

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Old 10-02-2003, 06:31 AM   #3
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You can get sanded grouts at Home Depot. Look for Custom "Polyblend" in the tile aisle.
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