What grout is used for floor tile?
Most often, sanded grout is used for floor tiles because the grout lines are usually greater than 1/8" wide. Sanded grout is necessary for the wider lines to give added strength, and to keep your grout from cracking and chipping out. Unsanded grout must be used if your grout lines are narrower than 1/8", because the grains of sand in sanded grout could cause air pockets and prevent good adhesion to your tiles - and it will crack and chip out as well. Sanded and unsanded grouts are cement-based.
One alternative grout on the market is epoxy-based. It is neither sanded nor unsanded, but will work fine in either narrow or wider grout lines.
If your grout lines are wider than 1/2", or if you are using saltillo tiles, you must use saltillo grout. Other grouts will not handle this wider width.
You should only use a mild soap and water solution for cleaning grout on floor tile. If it was properly sealed this should work fine. If it was not sealed and the dirt has worked its way down into the grout, you can either use a grout renew which is sort of like a paint for grout, or you will have to have the grout replaced.
The obvious answer is sanded grout has sand. But the in depth answer has many differences. Sanded grout which is the most common, can be used in a grout joint from 1/8" to 1/2" (and larger but check the grout). Sanded grout scratches many tile like glass. Non sanded grout can only be used on joints 1/8" or less. Non sanded grout is typically seen on marble and granite tile, many wall tile, and all…
== == Water can very well find it's way through the floor. It is usually at areas where the tile meets a vertical area at a shower or tub. Movement can occur in these areas. It is best to caulk joints such as these, instead of grout. The caulking will flex, but the grout will crack and allow water to penetrate.
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How do you clean a tile floor really well that was priorly cleaned with orange oil for wood It stinks like stinky feet now. VERY hard to take off the slickiness?
You need to use a stripper. Home depot has great tile cleaners and strippers. You must reseal the tile and grout after use. It is a big job, but it works. When we moved in our house the tile was white with black grout. Moved the fridge to find that the grout was lt. grey. Used this method and the grout came clean. Good luck
Yes, you can use unsanded grout for floor tile but you'd only want to use it if the grout lines were 1/8" wide or less - like for granite or marble tiles. If using those, be sure you have a pefectly flat surface. ANSWER: You never want to use sanded grout with marble. If the marble has to be restored or re-polished for any reason the sand in the grout with act like sandpaper on…
It depends on the type of tile you have. If the tile is unglazed and porous (as mostly all travertine is) then you will need to seal the tile before you grout it so that the grout does not soak into the tile and cause it to become dull. Follow the manufacturers recommendation for the tile that you have.
The tile is not the issue as much as the sturdiness of the sub floor and the installation of cement board over the sub floor that keeps the tile and grout from cracking. Tile on a cement slab should hold just fine, as long as there are no unsupported pockets between the two. Our upright piano is on a tiled floor with no issues.
To remove a single broken tile from your kitchen floor, you will only need a small, inexpensive tile cutter such as the FELKER 173493 TC-13 Tile Cutter. To remove a single broken tile from any floor one of the tools you will need is a grout saw. A utility knife or even a hammer and chisel may also do the job.
depends if there is movement in the walls or floor. grouts nowadays have latax additives that allow some movement, apoxy grout will last longer than any but its hard to work with and will cost ya more,(its like speading bubble gum)some come with 10, 15 and lifetime waranties, if mixed wrong it could effect the lifetime of the grout. I tore out a tile floor from the 60's and the grout was fine,the products have…
It is very time consuming. If you have never done it before I would first recommend that you get a "How Too" book and read up on laying tile. There are quite a few tools you will need, but here are the basic steps: Plan your layout and pattern. Install 'wonder board' or 'mesh' Seal edges and gaps around 'wonder board'. Mix thin-set according to formula. If using 'Mesh' apply thin-set. Mix thin-set for tiling…