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Avaire Archive 06-22-2009 06:45 PM

Using grout on standard tile
 
Author: John
Date: 4/11/2008 12:01 am EDT
Hi All,

I finished laying my floor in our bath and I have almost a 1/2 container of grout left. I am putting standard 3/16" thick ceramic wall tile on the walls and would like to know if I can use the avaire grout on the walls as well? Tiles will be above our shower approximately 80" above floor so direct water contact will be minimal.


Thanks!
John


(p.s. Floor was easy and looks awesome!)

Avaire Archive 06-22-2009 06:46 PM

Author: Jonathan
Date: 4/11/2008 12:25 am EDT
John,

You can use Avaire flexible grout in the shower at the 80" height you describe. You'll want to avoid spraying it with water for the first three days.

Thank you for buying Avaire tile!

Avaire Archive 06-22-2009 06:47 PM

Author: John
Date: 4/11/2008 6:18 pm EDT
Thanks Jonathan... Pics will be taken of finished project !

It's a small bathroom so it won't be a big glamour shot but I stand by the statement the floor looks awesome. A few friends came over and they wanted to know how much it cost to have someone put in a tile floor...they actually didn't beleive me when I told them it was DIY. They left still beleiving that I must have had someone who knew how to tile help me. I have never worked with tile before now though I am an avid DIY'er. Tile always looked like a complicated and excessively hard job to do. Using Avaire tile has given me the confidence to try the wall tile myself. The wall tile is mounted with mastic over green board so no mortor bed or concrete backer was needed...I only hope this project looks close to as great as the floor... From what I can tell so far, Avaire tile is a grand slam product for anyone who has the desire to try DIY. The only real difficult part in the entire process was figuring out the size and location of the very first tile. Parden the pun but the rest was a snap.

John

Avaire Archive 06-22-2009 06:47 PM

Author: Jonathan
Date: 4/12/2008 3:59 pm EDT
John,

Thank you for your enthusiastically positive remarks! We love to hear from delighted customers!

We look forward to seeing your pictures.

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jonathan 06-04-2011 12:27 PM

Flexible Grout with Traditional Tile
 
Yes, our flexible grout can be used with traditional tile and natural stone applications. It won't necessarily solve a fundamental installation problem with traditional tile, but will likely be more forgiving than traditional cement-based grout.

There are several Carpet Mill Outlets in Denver that either carry or can order the product - you might want to call ahead to see if they have any in stock. I would suggest the Avaire Urethane Flexible Grout - while a bit more expensive than the Avaire Acrylic Flexible Grout, it is easier to work with, and will be more robust. For either grout, please follow the installation instructions, especially the part about "clean as you go" - if you apply the grout like traditional grout and purposefully leave a haze for later cleaning, it will be much more work. Clean as you go, and its a breeze.

Thanks!

Jonathan


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