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Having done a few tile jobs for myself, my rule of thumb is 25%. That is 1/8" grout lines should vary no more than 1/32. I'm somewhat more stringent on continuations. e.g. I don't like a line that goes from 5/32 to 3/32 in a jump. For this reason I prefer running bond patters. One direction I can adjust without it being noticeable. I find 1/8 a very ...


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I would simply add a layer of grout here and seal it afterward if it were my house. Anything else is going to take a ton of work. Adding a layer of grout and sealing it is one hours work and quite possibly is all you need. Doing anything else probably requires you to remove the tile from the shower, and this is what I would do at someone else's house, ...


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The tile and grout in an all tile shower are not waterproofing materials but long wearing easy cleaning finish ones. IF your shower was built properly it goes like this from top to bottom... -The tile and grout laid in thin-set tile cement. -A layer of portland cement or thin-set cement -A thick rubber waterproofing membrane -A layer of portland cement ...


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This is combined problem. Firstly, your grouting material might not be suitable, but what is even bigger problem person who did ceramic tiles work did a poor job; distance between tiles is very, VERY big, and this is the reason why grouting has cracked. You should remove all of the old grouting with some appropriate tool; beware not to damage waterproofing ...


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There was a time when there were no grouting materials and people were using ceramic tiles. Back in those days people have used cement based mortar as a grouting material. Even today for exterior application people use it, because many of them claim that it is still the best grouting material. Also, ceramic tiles weren't always this perfect in shapes and ...


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I would use sanded grout. You will have to work harder to force the grout into the narrower gaps, but it will fill. It will self strain the sand particles out. Try wiping left-right and diagonally with the grout float pressed very firmly to the tile The admix is a good thing. It makes for better troweling properties, which means it will level better.



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