Stamped concrete in kitchen,"grout lines"


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Old 09-05-06, 03:31 PM
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Question Stamped concrete in kitchen,"grout lines"

I have stamped concrete in my kitchen and like the look. The only issue I have is the deep "grout lines" formed by the stamping process.They can be tough getting the debris out.
I'm looking for ideas/thoughts on some type of clear filler material/liquid that would fill the grout lines to lessen the depth of the lines.
 
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Old 09-06-06, 05:21 PM
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If the joints are deep enough to be a problem, then they are probably deep enough to be grouted. Grouting them would do two things. First, it would eliminate your cleaning problem and second, it would make the stamped "stones" or "bricks" look that much more realistic. What stamp pattern is it? I've seen several grouted stamped jobs that look really nice.

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If concrete has been sealed, will grout adhere?
 
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Old 09-07-06, 03:08 AM
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I've not personally grouted any of my stamp jobs, but have talked to several folks who do. They all seal first so as to make the cleanup of the grout haze easier. Usually the sealers used are acrylics, and if the grout is modified with acrylic polymer it will bond very well. You have to be careful when grouting though, because even the haze from a polymer modified mix can be difficult to remove. It's best to be very precise with the grout in the first place.

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I have the Ashler Slate pattern.
I really don't want to get into the real grout. I was hoping the DIY'ers would have a thought on a clear substance that would "disappear" into the pattern upon drying.
 
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How much money do you have?
 
 

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