5 Tips For Grouting Floor TileShare
Are you installing a tile floor and the time has come to grout between the tiles? If so, it will help to know some tips that will help you get this part of the job done.
Work In Small Section
You do not want to place the grout across the entire floor at one time. It is a good idea to work in small sections so that the grout does not dry on the surface. Consider instead working in a small nine-square-foot section of flooring. This should let you make enough progress before you can move on to the next section.
Mix A Large Container Of Grout
It is always a good idea to mix a large container of grout at one time so that the color of the grout is evenly incorporated. This will help minimize the chance of the grout color shade changing as you move across the floor because you'll be using the same batch of grout that has been evenly mixed together.
Apply The Grout At An Angle
You'll want to take your grout float and put a fair amount of grout on it, then rub it on the floor at a 45-degree angle to force it into the joints between the tile. Be aware that this is going to be messy and cause quite a bit of grout to get on the tile surface, and that's okay. You need to work that grout into the gap between the tile by going over the gap repeatedly until it appears as if the grout has been completely pushed in.
Clean The Surface
Take a damp sponge and rub the grout off the surface of the tile with a circular pattern. You do not want to use too much force when cleaning the grout off the surface because you could remove grout from between the tiles. You just want to get that surface layer of grout off before it dries. Know that the floor is going to have a bit of a haze on it afterward, and that is perfectly okay at this part of the process.
Let The Grout Dry
You'll want to let the grout dry according to the manufacturer's directions. It is likely going to be a few hours for this to happen. This may be several hours depending on the specific grout that you are using.
Seems too difficult to do on your own? Reach out to a tile company for their assistance. They can provide more information regarding tile installation.