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Before grouting, the tile adhesive must have cured, refer to the adhesive specification for drying times. When working in cold or damp conditions, the grout will take longer to set than when conditions are warm and dry.

Grouting is the process of filling the joints between tiles and completing the floor surface, holding the tiles in position and ultimately giving the floor strength.

There are various colours of grout available and pigments or dyes to make custom colours. However, we recommend an Ivory or Limestone grout which will work with all our stones.

All the joints should be clean, dry and free of debris and excess adhesive before commencing.

Mix the grout and be aware that most grouts go off quite quickly so you should work fast but with care. Push the grout down into the joints to eradicate air pockets until the joints are full. The more compacted the grout, the harder it will set.

There are tools available to compact and smooth the top of the grout. The bowl of a teaspoon or dessert spoon, depending upon the joint width makes an effective tool to run along the grout line.
Ensure you have a ready supply of clean water and a damp sponge and cloth to regularly clean any grout off the face of the tiles before it has the opportunity to set.

Once the floor has been finished and the grout is completely dry, the floor should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any residue or dust particles.

If working with tumbled tiles this cleaning is necessary and the floor must be totally dry before applying the second sealant coat.
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