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Re-grouting Tiles
A 31 Tile Joints

Applying Grout

Always remember to mix the grout according to the directions on the bag. Using a padded grout float (see picture ) start spreading the grout over a workable section of tile. Push the grout diagonally across the joints to force it down into all gaps.

A 31 grouting

When all the joints are packed with grout, scrap the excess grout off the surface of the tile with the grout float. Hold the float at a sharp angle and again use diagonal strokes to keep from digging grout out of the joints.

Cleaning off Tiles

Clean off all excess grout with a damp sponge and a couple buckets of clean water. First, wipe as much of the grout as you can off the surface of the tiles using circular strokes. Remember to keep rinsing the sponge with water so it stays clean.

A 31 cleaning off grout

Once the tile surface is clean, make another pass parallel to the grout lines. This is to shape the grout lines in the joints. You want to smooth them down a little below the surface of the tile.

After a while a slight haze will form on the top of the tiles. This can be cleaned off with a sponge or a soft rag. Rub the surface gently because the grout joints may not be completely set yet.

Grout Colour

The colour of grout you choose can greatly affect the look of your tile. Using a white or a light colored grout highlights the colour in tile. Using a light grout with a light tile is good for hiding any mistakes you've made in setting the tile. You should never use a light-colored grout on floors where you get a lot of outdoor traffic because it won't stay that way for long.

A 31 grout colours

Choosing a dark grout with a light tile, or light grout with a dark tile will emphasize the geometric pattern of your layout.

Gray is a good neutral colour and it wears well on floors. It also looks good with natural-looking tiles like terra cotta. Before you go wild with a colored grout, test it in a small area first.

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