tile grout

Tiles are usually thin, square or rectangular coverings manufactured from hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, baked clay, or even glass. They are generally fixed in place in an array to cover roofs, floors, walls, edges, or other objects such as tabletops. Alternatively, tile can sometimes refer to similar units made from lightweight materials such as perlite, wood, and mineral wool, typically used for wall and ceiling applications. In another sense, a tile is a construction tile or similar object, such as rectangular counters used in playing games (see tile-based game). The word is derived from the French word tuile, which is, in turn, from the Latin word tegula, meaning a roof tile composed of fired clay.
Tiles are often used to form wall and floor coverings, and can range from simple square tiles to complex or mosaics. Tiles are most often made of ceramic, typically glazed for internal uses and unglazed for roofing, but other materials are also commonly used, such as glass, cork, concrete and other composite materials, and stone. Tiling stone is typically marble, onyx, granite or slate. Thinner tiles can be used on walls than on floors, which require more durable surfaces that will resist impacts.

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    Hands on Training for Stone restoration - Debary, FL, about 20 miles north of Orlando

    Hello all! This is my first post on this forum, and I just want to spread the good word that we have highly reviewed hands on training courses and eLearning courses available at www.thestoneandtileschool.com. I am an instructor here and we only 5 students per class. Classes are usually given...
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    Tiles against brick edging – expansion gap?

    Hi all, new signup here beginning first tiling job. We've got a conservatory room at the back of our house in which we're laying some quarry tile. We've figured out the spacing, and happily the room is pretty square (3mm skew for just under 4m), so we're beginning our layout on the left hand...
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    Grout Correct way to using tile grout

    Hi, I read one article saying that when using tile grout, we need to have 2-stage stir . After the first stir of tile grout, just let tile grout stand for 3~5 mins in order to make "redispersible (latex) polymer powder " in tile grout dissolve. If we skip 3~5 mins standing time, part of...
  4. Albert

    CTD Newcastle; Tile Shop Recommended by Albert from TilersForums.com

    CTD Newcastle is the only place I use and have done for the past 39 years Darren is the current showroom manager with Ernie Quinn running the place Ernie's background is stone and he knows his stuff. Most of the counter lads are knowledgeable to quite a proficient degree. There is also an...
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    Help- grout nightmare

    Grouted 30m bathroom on Friday - very hot! Microban 2- whit on white Topps Nuriko tiles. Sealed tiles first as they textured. Washed off a couple of times. Came back today to find stains around some and loads of residue. No problem- Topps First Wash strong and tile & stone cleaner would sort...
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    Grout changing colours

    Have few small issues with grout. Using mapei ultra colour plus which is light grey when white but turns to a dirty brown when wet . It's in a wet area. Is there any alternatives to keep the grout a light grey by using a sealer or is that a stupid question? Or any other grouts out there...
  7. M

    Slate floor tiles. Grouting problem

    I have just grouted the Brazilian slate tiles and it was a disaster. The grout dried instantly on the tile surface and I had to scrub it off (way before the grout joint was dry I washed the slates 3 times and let dry for a day before applying matstone tile sealer,2 costs applied with clean...
  8. Phatmatt

    Best adhesive and grout for glass mosaic tiles

    Hi all, just had a new bath fitted. Took out the old one and had to remove one course of tiles around the bath as the new bath was taller. (see picture attached). I am going to tile the 150mm gap with these glass mosaic tiles Botella Indian Peacock Mosaic Tile | Topps Tiles -...
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    Ardex Ardex Flex-FS Grout Silver Shimmer (2x2.5kg)

    Got two, unopened 2.5kg bags of Ardex Flex-FS Silver Shimmer grout that I didn't use in my bathroom. Happy to let them go for £10 or £5 each. Stored in dry garage since purchasing a few months ago. Based near Letchworth!
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    Grouting half height kitchen splashback

    Hi everyone, I'm attempting to tile a new kitchen splashback using cube shape mosaic sheets and all going well, except I'm not sure how best to finish the grouting. The splashback will not go to the ceiling and there are no wall cupboards. There's several examples of the same style on this...
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    Residue remover stained grout

    Hi folks,Im looking for some advice on cleaning grout on a floor I just tiled. I've just fitted 35m2 of porcelain plank tiles and grouted with bal Micromax grout.it was a textured anti slip tile and it was a bit of a nightmare getting the grout off so I used some HG residue remover witch has...
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    Tile edge/biscuit visible after grouting. What can be done?!

    Hello everyone, I'm hoping for some advice and guidance please! I've had three sides of a bath area tiled in 6x25cm tiles by a professional* tiler (*only does tiling). In general the workmanship is good (setting out, no lipping etc.) but after he grouted there are areas where I can see the tile...
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    Grout Which easy to use, stain resistant grout for Marble tiles?

    Hi all, I have recently had my bathroom floor tiled with marble, and the tilers used Weber.color art for the grout. Unfortunately it seems very susceptible to staining, so I would like to redo the grout. I am decently handy but have never grouted before, so I am looking for an easy to use grout...
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    Kerakoll Kerakoll Fugabella Eco Grout

    I know this has come up some time ago, I have given up on BAL grout so am going to give Kerakoll a try, I have some black on order for next weeks job, what do we all think of it? Hopefully I won’t regret my ‘big move’
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    Limestone floor - colour issues around edges after grouting

    Hey guys, spoken to Harry about this and as usual is a great help wondered if anyone has any input on this? Artisans limestone floor , very porous, wanted to go with rapid all in one but they sent hydro seal instead, water based, so went with it, floor was cleaned and left for 24 hours, then...
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    silicon/grout seperation

    Hi all I have a shower tray with tiled back wall. The silicone is sealing great to the tray/tile but comming away from the grout between the tiles. I will remove all of the silicone and redo, but is there a thing I can do to the grout to prevent this seperation in future. Thanks in advance Danni
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    Old grout needs help cannot replace

    I had a contractor that ruined my bathroom tile when he installed it . I knew it was bad but 3 years on, it’s a disaster. The grout on the floor between my tiles has pits and holes in it. Some of the grout lines were not even completely filled and you can see the sides of the tiles . The tile...
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    Pictures Potential grout issues with tile

    I have a job coming up and I've been told they are porcelain. I'm yet to see the tile in person. The surface looks like I might need to be careful when grouting. Any advice?
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    Adhesive help please - which grout should i use

    hi, i've tiled my bathroom and now nervous about grouting it. is there a type of grout that's easier / better to use for a novice ? i've been reading some reviews and weber or grout 3000 seem to be what i'm leaning towards ? or BAL seem to have good selection of colours. i'm a bit concerned...
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    Adhesive Adhesive + grout recommendations for bathroom tiling

    Hi Which adhesive + grout brand/color is best recomendeded for bathroom Walls- light beige ceramic 250x500mm Border - glass mosiac - dark brown/steel Floor - dark brown ceramics 450x450mm Thanks
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