grouting all in one day?

Old 06-11-01, 06:37 AM
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I have just finished laying about 300sq ft of floor tile covering 2 entrances and a kitchen itís now time to grout but I was wondering if it all has to be done in one shot or if I can split the job up into sections so I can still use one of the entrances while the other is drying. Is there any special tricks I should know about or a particular spot I should stop the grout so you donít see a start and stop line

Old 06-11-01, 02:45 PM
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Well, it's always best to grout straight through, but of course, that's not always possible.

You can start and stop anywhere you want -- a narrow area would be best. The biggest problem is consistency in the mix from one day to the next. When you mix your grout, measure the parts (water and grout) as if you were baking a cake. That way, the next day's batch will be the same as today's.

It is also important to spread and wash the grout the same way from one day to the next. On day two, dampen the ends of the grout joints from the day before. Don't wet them. Just get them damp. This will keep the old grout from drawing the moisture from the new grout where you hook on.

Old 06-12-01, 05:17 AM
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Thanks John this is a great site if it wasn't for information and help sites like this I don't know what I would do.


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