floor tile grouting - mixing the grout to the correct consistency
First of all, though, you have to mix a certain amount of mud according to the correct consistency, similar to the method of mixing floor tile mortar.
For example, floor tile grouting comes from a variety of colors from popular manufacturers such as Mapei, but usually only two different colors depending on your application. There is un-sanded or non-
For professional floor tiles such as grouting wall tiles or marble and granite that require a narrow 1/8 \"inch wide grouting line, this is the ideal sand type grouting.
For everything else, there is sandpaper grout, which is perfect for common and popular applications of ceramic floor tiles.
The only difference between the two is the addition of tiny polymer particles used to thicken the mixture, and, as with narrow grouting lines, the use of grain particles is less suitable for tighter areas that require adequate waterproof sealing.
However, as I said, there are a wide variety of colors to choose from and it is usually best to choose the grout color that best suits the color of the tile design.
Still, try to stay away from the light color of grouting.
These often darker grouse are easier to show visible stains that can come from anything like the ground
In dirt and even slag, so choose wisely when coordinating colors.
As with mortar, tile grouting is purchased as a powder substance, in which water is added and mixed to obtain the correct consistency of the mud.
However, like mortar, there is no precise measurement or the ratio of powder and water to get the correct consistency, but as a rough guide to getting started, you can follow the rules of a glass of water and two cups of grouting.
Your water is already in your Mixing bucket, add your tile grout and mix fully.
If any, this can also be done using a drill bit and a stirring paddle, but the grouting is usually much smaller than the amount of mortar mixing, and the consistency should not be too thick, so, mixing with hands is equally effective and not so annoying.
Nevertheless, there is a tendency to say that grouting does require more work --
In order to get the necessary smoothness and cream consistency, it is easier than the mortar.
Still, the best way to do this is if you\'re not familiar with the process, start small and get used to what you\'re trying to achieve.
The correct consistency required for floor tile mortar is different from the thick lava or mashed potato properties of floor tile mortar.
Grouting requires a more creamy soup consistency to be able to pour out from the mixing bucket without being sloppy, or just in a large chunk.
If it is too thick, just add a little water, if it is too thin, then add a little more grouting, but increase the grouting gradually and in a small amount.
To mix grouting manually, you can use the epoxy grouting float, which is actually an ideal tool for spreading tile grouting.
There are other floating tools that can be used for propagation, but I personally think that epoxy floating is the best way to provide solid or even propagation compared to some available sponge floating.
After using many of these methods in the past, of course I will not go back to them because I have experienced solid epoxy floating.
This can be a bit expensive compared to others, but it will last you a lifetime if properly taken care of, rather than sponge grouting floating.
Once you mix your grout to the correct consistency, always allow it to have a stable time between the mixture before laying and spreading to your grout line, to ensure good chemistry is the same as floor tile mortar.
First stir the grout for about 5 to 10 minutes, then let it sit for about 5 to 10 minutes, and then give it the last mix for 2 minutes before actually applying it to the tile floor.