Shower grout???

Old 09-18-02, 11:47 AM
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Shower grout???

Does anyone have an opinion using larger tiles in a shower? If you use larger tiles, do you leave a larger grout line and use sanded grout or a thinner grout line with non-sanded grout? I'm wondering if there's more to this issue than personal preference.

Old 09-20-02, 07:21 PM
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Anything over 1/8 inch and you should use sanded matter what size tile you use.
Old 09-20-02, 08:14 PM
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How "large" a tile are you talking about? 6x6, 8x8, 12x12? The larger the tile, the more difficult it will be to follow the slope of the floor (especially just around the drain) while avoiding "lipping", where one edge of a tile sits a bit higher than the adjoining tile.

In my experience and in a lot of the research I did in preparing to do my own shower and bath tile, I found that smaller tiles (3x3, 2x2, or smaller mosaic of whater size or shape) will be a better choice for a shower floor to address the slope/lipping issues.

Here's a link to my work in progress:


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