The Way to Install Sanded Grout
Give your kitchen a new look and add value for your home in a long weekend by installing tiles and pulling the old, worn vinyl floors. This project is perfect for the home made homeowner. Part of the tiling procedure is to fill the gaps or joints between the tiles. Sanded grout is recommended for joints wider because it contains fine particles of silica sand which prevents cracks and shrinkage as it cures. With the right grout and setup procedure, your kitchen floor will have a end.
Pour of dry sanded grout into a bucket. The reason you pour in the tote is so that you will have some grout to include in the event that you make a mistake and add too much water. It is wise to not use a 5-gallon bucket, but a more manageable, smaller size and just mix as far as 30 minutes can be spread in by you.
Add clear water into the dry grout, but not overly much. Use a putty knife and begin to mix the water and grout. Pour in a bit more grout, if the mixture is too thin. When it is too dry, add a bit more water. The grout should be stiff and thick, so that if the bucket tilts the mixture doesn’t flow.
Scrape sides and the bottom of the bucket to ensure all the grout blends in with water. Proceed to mix the grout until it is the desired depth.
Applying the Grout
Scoop out several globs of grout with your putty knife and then use it into the plastic sheeting joints. Start at one end of the space and work your way to the end. Use the short side of your rubber float to work the grout into the joints. So that the long side is at a 45-degree angle with the surface of the floor hold your rubber float. Pull it diagonally to the joints, and then eliminate any excess grout. Function in a 3-foot square place.
Dip your grout sponge into the bucket of clean water and then wring out as much water as possible. Gently pull on the sponge throughout the surface of the tiles together with one continuous stroke to wash the surface of the tiles and to eliminate any grout residue. Flip the sponge over for another stroke. Rinse the sponge and alter the water frequently.
Move on to the upcoming 3-foot square place. Repeat the procedure until all the grout joints are filled by you. Permit the grout to set for an hour.
Dampen your sponge and make a second pass over the whole surface of the floor to eliminate any lingering grout. Permit the grout to set for 24 hours. If you notice a haze on the tiles, buff the surface with a clean cotton rag.