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Old 02-11-04, 07:07 PM
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I am at my wit's end. I want ceramic tile in my kitchen. So many people have tried to talk me out of it. I still want it!! What I really want is white slightly mottled tile, but I don't want the grout to really look too loud or obvious. I found the perfect white color of grout, but now everyone says, "don't get white grout." If the grout is sealed, it won't absorb dirt or stains, will it? Help!!
Also, is there only one width of grout lines or is that a personal choice?
 
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Old 02-11-04, 07:42 PM
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White grout is HIGH maintenance and is not the best choice,how about dishwater grey? size you can play with..
 
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Old 02-11-04, 08:04 PM
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well, that's probably my next choice. i wish there was a way to get a better idea of how the whole floor will look when it's finished. it's hard to imagine it by looking at a 12 by 12 square.
when you say high maintenance, do you mean cleaning? i sure don't want to be using a toohbrush to clean with!
and while I have your attention, how do you feel about shiny versus rough finish? thanks!
 
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Old 02-12-04, 08:26 AM
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You could buy a few boxes of tile and lay it out dry on your kitchen floor with the size spacers you want. You could then buy a bag or two of grout and pour it dry between some of the tiles. It won't look exactly the same dry as finished, but it'll get you in the ballpark. If you don't like it, you can return the tile (you'll have to eat the cost of the bag of grout).

I have white grout on my master bath floor, and it's okay there because not much dirt gets tracked that far into the house. But I'd be pretty leery of putting white grout on my kitchen floor (I have hardwood in the kitchen and love it). Gray grout works well.
 
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Old 02-12-04, 02:08 PM
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hey, that's a good idea about the tile. i am pretty sure about the color i want so i could go ahead and get a box. isn't that 12 tiles? that ought to be enough to tell. and i have some grayish-blue grout left over from my backsplash....i might see how that looks.
someone ought to have a website where you could put together different colors of tile and grout and get a picture of the way it would look. thanks for the idea. i'll let you know how it goes.
 
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