How To Install Epoxy Groutby Lisa C. Marketing Writer
Since cement and sand based grout is porous, many people consider epoxy grout that is non-porous and more durable than the former. Another drawback that people witness with cementitious grout is that it cracks and loses its grip over time.
So, if you are considering using epoxy grout for your tile installation project, here is a step-by-step guide for doing it yourself (DIY) –
Prepare the Area
If it is a remodeling project, remove the existing grout. Make sure that there is no leftovers and chips and particles of sanded grout. Use a knife and brush to remove all the particulates from the space between tiles.
Wipe it up with a wet cloth piece. If cleaning is required, go for it. Allow the area to dry completely before moving to the next step.
Gather the Tools Required
The tools required for easy and rightful installation are: trowel, drill with mixing paddle, water bucket, sponge, small cotton hand towels, scrubber and epoxy grout mixture.
Mix the Grout
There are many varieties and brands of epoxy grout. You will need to check with your tile supplier which brand or type will be suitable for your material.
Mix the grout as per the instructions on the packaging. Blend it well. Your drilling machine with mixing paddle will ease your job here.
Apply the Grout
Apply the grout using your tool carefully, avoiding contact with tile as much as you can. Fill the space between tiles. Wipe and clean the grout from tile surface while the grout is damp. Because, after drying, it won’t be easy to clean.
Allow 24 hours to dry the grout complete. Clean the surface thoroughly before reuse.
Apply epoxy grout is easy. However, if you are not sure or confident about it, it is always advisable to hire a professional tile placer for this job.
The blog has been written for MosaicsAndTile.com, one of the leading suppliers of best quality natural stones and tiles, offering best rates and fast doorstep delivery throughout the United States.
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