grout color for subway and carrera marble

dms1973April 7, 2014

going to be grouting a white glazed subway tile tub surround and 2" hex honed carrera marble floor soon. Last time I did subway tile I used a silver grout. Does anyone have any suggestions for a very classic looking grout for this combination. I do not want to do white. Thanks.

This post was edited by dms1973 on Mon, Apr 7, 14 at 10:19

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What was wrong with the silver?

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 10:45AM
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silver or gray

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 12:08PM
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There are cool silvers and warm silvers. Are you planning on using the same grout for both tiles? I have used Latacrete's Silver Shadow with great results. It, to me, is a cool silver.

Do a sample board! Do not grout without this test.

Soon I will be grouting the shower porcelain, and using Latacrete's Sterling Silver, which is warmer to me, and slightly darker, so I will be mixing with some white in a 1:2 ratio. One part Sterling and 2 parts White. I have done this with my other installations with excellent results.

The Silver Shadow is very light though and I didn't lighten that one with my first bath remodel.

Here is my current sample board:

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 7:02PM
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I had used the Calacatta Supreme marble tiles along with the white glazed tiles shown here. The Calacatta Supreme comes in a gold, grey and white colors so you can choose the color that best suits your white glazed tiles from these.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 6:24AM
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