How To Grout Stone And Ceramic Wall Tile

The method for how to grout stone or ceramic wall tile is a little trickier than grouting tile floors. When you are grouting tile floors with a wider grout line than 1/4 inch it is easier to use a sanded grout, but when you're grouting tile walls for your stone or ceramic wall tile, gravity doesn't work with you the way it does for floors.

When you are grouting tile for your stone or ceramic wall tile layout Un-sanded tile grout will work best. It is much lighter and stickier than sanded tile grout, and this makes for a much easier job of grouting tile for your stone or ceramic wall tile layout. 

Grouting tile walls with an unsanded tile grout makes it easier to push between your tiles.

If you are using a very porous tile, such as an unglazed ceramic tile, slate tile or limestone tiles, you will need to seal these tiles before grouting them. If you don't seal them first you stand a good chance of even the tile grout staining these porous tiles.

For any area where tile joints meet such as in a corner or where wall tile meets floor tile, you'll need to fill these joints with a silicone caulk rather than tile grout.

Start with a clean five gallon bucket, with a few inches of room temperature water. You can either add some latex enhanced tile grout, or add latex additive to standard tile grout mix, Mix thoroughly with your margin trowel. You'll want to keep adding powder until the mixture is about the consistency of toothpaste and free of lumps.

Wait about 10 minutes and then stir your tile grout mixture again, and then it's good to go for your next step of grouting tile, for your stone or ceramic wall tile.

step 1 Of How To Grout-Push Tile grout Into Place

Use your laminated grout float to scoop tile grout out of your bucket. Work with about 4 feet of tile at a time. and push tile grout between your tiles. Hold your grout float nearly flat and sweep it diagonally across your tile surface, being careful not to dig in.

Press the tile grout in by moving your trowel consistently in at least two directions over each area.

Step 2 Of How To Grout Tile-Scrape Off Excess Tile Grout

Tilt your float upward. Use it as if you were using a squeegee, and wipe away most of the tile grout from your tile surface. Then scrape the surface Diagonally, so your grout float cannot dig into the tile grout lines.

Step 3 Of How To grout-Wipe your Tile Surface

Wipe your tile surface with a damp sponge. Be sure to rinse your sponge every few minutes with clean water.

if you find any gaps in your tile grout lines, use your finger and push additional tile grout into the gap, and wipe away the excess grout again.

Step 4 Of How To Grout-Make your joints even

Use your sponge to run gently against your vertical tile grout lines, Then run it along your horizontal lines. You are doing this to achieve tile grout lines that are consistent in depth and width, making for a more professional look.

Go here for your final step of, sealing grout and if needed sealing tiles and grout.

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