Grouting terra cotta tile is as easy as grouting ceramic tiles, and due the organic and rustic look of the tiles, this tile does not require as much detail and perfection, when it comes to grouting, compared to other tiles. When grouting terra cotta tiles, you need the following materials.
- Stiff bristle brush
- Mixing tool
- Grout float
Step 1 – Clean the Terra Cotta Tiles
Clean the surface of the terra cotta tiles, by removing the loose adhesive along the joint. Use a stiff brush to dislodge the adhesive. Remove the remaining debris using a vacuum cleaner.
Step 2 – Grout Mixing
Mix the grout based on the instructions of the manufacturer. Use a mixing tool like a stick to make the grout solution.
Step 3 – Area Misting
Mist the area with water, as this will facilitate the application of the grout between the tiles.
Step 4 – Grout Application
Use a trowel to apply grout between the tiles. Use a grout float to spread the grout.
Step 5 –Grout Drying and Tidying
Let the grout dry for 20 to 30 minutes. Once dry, use a clean and wet sponge to remove the excess grout that adhered to the surface of the tiles.
Step 6 – Adding Sealant
Let the surface of the grout dry for 24 hours, before sealing the dried grout using a commercial sealer.