How to Grout Ceramic Tile

The ceramic tile is grouted when the mastic is completely dry. Here are the four stages needed when grouting ceramic tile:

First stage: Put on your rubber gloves. Mix the grout until it is creamy in nature. Make the tiles wet so that they will not remove moisture from the grout. Spread the grout evenly over half of the surface to be tiled. Force the grout inside the areas between the tiles using the squeegee rubber. Use a wet sponge to clean off the excess.

Spread grout evenly over the surface using a squeegee rubber to force the grout inside the areas between the tiles.

Second stage: Force the grout deep into the tile joints using a blunt stick. Clean up the excess grout with a sponge and repeat the same procedures for the remaining area.

Force the grout into the tile joints using the end of a toothbrush.

Third stage: The grout should be left to dry for at least 24 hours. Polish the thin film of grout that has dried up on the tile. Apply a bead of tub caulk around the 1/8-inch gap between the tub and the first row of tiles. Also caulk the window carefully if you have tiled around it.

Apply a bead of tub caulk between the tub and first row of tiles.

Fourth stage: After caulking, apply a grout sealer according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

You can now be able to install ceramic tile in a bathroom having read the instructions in this article.

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