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Old 01-02-09, 07:55 PM
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I am planning to tile a kitchen floor and counter top with polished porcelin. Is it advisable to butt them together without using grout? I would like to eliminate the grout and wondered if this is doable and what is the down side.

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Your tile would have to be rectified perfectly so every piece is exactly the same size, which is rare. If they aren't the same size, the grout lines will not match up and look wavy.

Depending on size of tile, you will want at least a 1/8" grout line.
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No grout

In addition to what OK has stated you will have no way to keep liquids from migrating through the cracks and getting under the tile. Think of a milk spill.
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Polished porcelain is a very delicate material for horizontal surfaces, so each tile exposed is a problem waiting to happen.
You should seal the pores with an impregnating sealer and after this, grout these tiles

As a matter of fact and in my opinion, I'd avoid polished porcelain for a countertop

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