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It may not seem like it, but the hard part is just about over.

Dump, spoon, goop, or slather the grout onto your target area.  Try to hit your mark as best you can, but in the end it’s really not going to matter how accurate you are at this point.

Push the grout into the joints with sweeping motions, using a rubber or foam float like the one you see here.  Always try to come at the joints at an angle — that’ll push the grout where it needs to go and remove the excess at the same time.

After about 10 minutes wipe over it with a damp sponge, and use the float again, pressing firmly on its edge this time to remove anything on the tile — that’s pretty much it.

It’ll dry a bit darker than it looks at first, but it’ll come out looking great in about a day.  No measuring or funky rain dances required, and other than the float — which’ll run you a few bucks at most — everything you need comes with the kit.  It’s a pretty painless way to get grout work done with little or no hassle, and the added benefit of being able to color-match a big job or previous work pays off in spades.

Street pricing runs around $15 for the AB and about $5 for part C.  So it’s not the cheapest stuff out there, but it won’t backfire either, and that’s worth the premium.

SpectraLOCK Grout [Lacicrete]
Street Pricing [Google Products]

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4 Responses to How-To: Mix And Grout A Tile Table

  1. ShopMonger says:

    Sean this is awsome,

    I am in the process of designing a side board for my dining room table and planned on using tiles that match the room for the top. Nice !!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Jim German says:

    I used this stuff in my bathroom, and it works great, although it is rather pricey. I think I needed 6 sets for a tiny shower stall and bathroom floor. Couple of hints, first using a bit of vinegar mixed in with the water in the clean-up will help eliminate the haze.
    Second, keep in mind this is a chemical reaction, once you mix the two parts together they start curing, and the stuff gets harder and harder to work with. However cold will slow the process down, so if you keep your bucket on ice you can buy yourself a few more minutes. In addition if you have some left that hasn’t cured to much you can stick it in the freezer and it will keep for a couple of days (enough time for you to notice that one spot you missed).

  3. Desozza says:

    well… i visit your website first time and found this site very usefull and intresting !

    well… you guys doing nice work and i just want to say that keep rocking and keep it up !!!!


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