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Tile guy says Am. Olean subways are too irregular for gray grout.

Posted by threeapples (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 4, 12 at 17:35

is this true? he tiled my children's shower in American Olean subway tile and said I need to use white grout only because of the irregularity in the tiles and, thus, an uneven spacing between them. I saw the job when he was half done and the spacing looked pretty good to me. Do you all find this to be true? I'd like to use white subway tile in another shower, but would prefer a light gray grout there instead of white. Are other company's subway tiles better?


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RE: Tile guy says Am. Olean subways are too irregular for gray gr

We had an entire bathroom done in American Olean white subway tile earlier this year, with charcoal grout. It looks great. No tile irregularities at all.
Grout lines and spacing are just fine.....


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RE: Tile guy says Am. Olean subways are too irregular for gray gr

Sounds more like a poor installer's excuse than anything else.


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RE: Tile guy says Am. Olean subways are too irregular for gray gr

We just had a shower done, with silver shadow grout, and it looks fine.


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RE: Tile guy says Am. Olean subways are too irregular for gray gr

thanks, everyone. i just posted a photo in a new thread of my subway tile installed. does it look ok?


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