The Basics of Tile Grout Cordova TN

Grout has the same ingredients as concrete, but because of the water/cement ratio, has a greater plasticity than concrete. Grout is worked into the spaces between the tiles and then allowed to dry. After it is dry, it is finished with a protective seal to protect it from cracking or staining.

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The Basics of Tile Grout

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Grout has the same ingredients as concrete, but because of the water/cement ratio, has a greater plasticity than concrete.

Natural stone and tile have been popular inclusions in modern home design for many years. They are loved because of their vast style options, durability, cleanliness, and natural qualities. Although it is possible to install tiles and stones without any space in-between, most homeowners prefer to have at least a small space. Not only does it look better, but it allows for some flexibility in the design. Obviously, these spaces can't be left empty, and thus it is a common practice to fill them with a concrete substance.

This concrete substance is called "grout". Grout has the same ingredients as concrete, but because of the water/cement ratio, has a greater plasticity than concrete. Grout is worked into the spaces between the tiles and then allowed to dry. After it is dry, it is finished with a protective seal to protect it from cracking or staining. It can be tinted several different colors to create a close match with the stone or tile .

Interior Grouting

Be sure your tile or stone has been allowed to dry for at least three days. Purchase a powdered grout, either sanded or non-sanded. Sanded grout is used primarily for wall joints or very thin ones, but non-sanded is mainly used on floor surfaces. Be careful to follow the mixing instructions on the package. An ideal consistency is a smooth paste. Too much water will make a messy, weak g...

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