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Old 04-13-08, 08:34 AM
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I just completed tiling my new bathroom shower walls, shower/tub walls, vanity and floors with 12x12 tiles and I think it looks pretty good for an amatuer. While cleaning up all the "stuff" the tile store sold me, I found a gallon of grout adhesive liquid that I presume I should have used to mix the grout. I used water! WHAT NOW? I already sealed the floor but not the shower and tub/shower walls and I haven't yet grouted the vanity (2 sinks). Do I need to rip out all the grout and start over? I sure hope not because as "fun" as it was to do, I'm sick at the thought of doing it again. Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks.
 
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Old 04-13-08, 08:49 AM
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Grout adhesive?? Hmm, probably a latex additive ---

You're okay.... worry not... You're faced with three possibilities... remove all the grout and redo it now.... leave it as is - and, in the future, if it falls out (it won't) - remove all the grout and redo it...

Follow the instructions for you remaining groutwork...
 
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Old 04-13-08, 11:31 AM
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WAIT A MINUTE!!!

Some grouts do require they be mixed with additive and water won't work.

BUT, how can we help you if you can't tell us the names of the products you are using. My crystal ball is in the pawn shop now because of deals like this. Could you offer maybe just a tiny little bit more information?
 
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Old 04-14-08, 11:30 PM
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Good point Bud! I'm on the road this week but will check the product names when I get home on Sunday. Thanks.
 
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Old 04-20-08, 02:10 PM
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Question Grout Type

Bud, the grout is TEC Accu Color sanded grout, polymer enhanced. The directions say mix with cool, clean water but later it talks about using the additive for better water resistance. That's the part I tuned out when mixing because I didn't really remember at the time that the tile store had sold me a gallon of additive.
 
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Old 04-20-08, 02:22 PM
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You are fine. I would not be concerned.
 
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Good deal. Thanks.
 
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