Roe Osborn

A: Michael Byrne, a veteran tile installer and consultant, and the moderator of JLC’s ceramic tile forum, responds:

For any type of tile, you need to use proper grouting techniques if you want an attractive finish, but textured surfaces require extra care and more time. “Textured” can mean anything from small bumps on ceramic tiles to the craggy ridges of hand-split paving stones. For most ceramic tiles with a textured glazed surface, normal grouting...

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