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marble grout lines 1/16 or 1/8?

Posted by Eden-Manor (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 5, 13 at 10:35

Has anyone experienced any long term issues with their marble shower with 1/16 grout spacing?

Our builder says we can't do 1/16 and wants us to use 1/8, but it was advised to us by several people to use 1/16 and we are pushing for it.

My husband is concerned with long term grout cracking as that was suggested by our builder.

Thank you!


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RE: marble grout lines 1/16 or 1/8?

Here is a link that is informative. It sounds like you can do 1/16". the tiles need to be very precisely sized with this small grout line according to this reference. The grout will need to be unsanded at the 1/16" size. Sanded grout is used for larger spaces of 1/8" or greater.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tile Council of North America site


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