You don’t realize the importance of a clean and well-applied grout on your tile floor until it’s dirty or worn out. And since people are spending up to an hour daily in the bathroom, you’ll start to notice even the most minor things in your bathroom. Thus, learning how to grout a tile floor correctly will make a big difference in creating a relaxing, elegant ambiance in your home.
How to Grout Tile To Make Your Bathroom Look Brand New
To make things easier, we split this quick guide into two sections based on:
- Where do you want to apply the grout (floor, shower, tile)
- The type of the tiles (vinyl or ceramic)
- The Tile Placement
How to Grout Floor Tile
For this, you need a grout package, a grout float, a bucket, water, and a clean sponge. In the bucket, mix the water with the pack of grout. Then, use a grout float to press the grout between the floor tiles. Wipe off any excess with the sponge, and that’s it!
How to Grout Wall Tiles
After you’ve installed the wall tiles and the adhesive had cured completely, repeat the steps you did when you applied grout floor tiles. However, please keep in mind that this operation requires more experience. Otherwise, it’s very easy to do a poor job!
How to Grout Tile Backsplash
First of all, you’ll need to cover the countertops with plastic sheeting so you can protect them. Once you’ve prepared the grout mixture according to the package instructions, you’re ready to apply it.
Always work on a small section and gradually move until you’ve covered the whole area. Let it dry for about 12-20 minutes and wipe the excess with a clean sponge. After letting it dry for at least 24 hours, use a sealer product to seal the grout.
- The Type of the Tile
Usually, you can use two types of grout for vinyl tiles:
- Epoxy grout
- Cement grout
You can grout vinyl tile by starting with a small area once you’ve prepared the mixture and covered the corners with plastic sheeting. When you’re satisfied with the result, work your way up gradually until you finish the whole space.
For ceramic tiles, you can repeat the same steps, but with a slight difference. After you apply the grout, hold the grout float at a 90-degree angle to apply better pressure and fill all the spaces. Clean the tiles with a damp cloth, apply the sealer, and you’re done!
To make things even easier, you can check out our online store, so don’t hesitate and ask our specialists about the available grout colors. Remodeling your home is hard work – that’s for sure. So always put your safety first, and when in doubt – call a professional!