Frequently Asked Questions
How do you apply grout to tile?
Apply the grout to the tiles using a grouter.
Push the grout into the joints, out best tip is to compress by wiping over at an angle across the joints. Be careful not to apply grout to the corners where walls meet floors and where two walls meet. You will need to apply silicone here.
What is the easiest way to grout?
Your grout will go on the easiest if you prepare your surface really well. Remove of any excess adhesive and bedding mortar that might have been missed at tile installation, and take out your spacers. Clean your tiles as many times as needed with a clean damp sponge before you start grouting.
How long do you leave grout before wiping?
Always allow the grout to dry and for a film to set on the face of the tiles. Dry times vary dependant on weather conditions. Then remove the excess grout with a clean sponge or cloth.
How long does tile grout take to dry?
Your tile grout might take approximately 24 hours to dry, but it will be completely dry after 48 hours. The weather and humidity are big influences in this.
What happens if you don't grout tile? If you don’t grout your tiles, then
Grout has many different purposes, the main one is to protect the tiles from chipping or even breaking. Tiles do actually move along with the expanding and contracting of the building, and they need to be protected from friction. A flexible grout is very helpful in keeping your tiles safe and sound.
Other reasons are to prevent dust and debris settling in the gaps between the tiles, and also grout can visually blend any inconsistencies between each tile, especially tiles with a handmade look.
Can you put new grout over old grout?
The short answer is no, there isn’t a way to put a band aid on your grout issues, you will need to remove a minimum of 3mm of the grout with a grout remover saw and then regrout your tiles. The upside is that your tiles will look amazing after a regrout, it’s as good as facelift!
Do I have to remove all the old grout before regrouting?
It is possible to remove a minimum of 3mm of grout with a grout remover saw before regrouting, but the best results are always to completely replace the grout. If your grout isn’t in place properly, it could cause water damage to your tiles or bathroom.
How many coats of grout do I need?
The good news is, unlike paint or nail polish, you only need one application of grout. How good is that!
Do you have to seal grout?
It is a personal choice to seal grout or not, but we feel that it is well worth it. There are time saving and aesthetic benefits of sealing your grout, and it is as easy as painting in a straight line. Sealing your grout protects it from dirt, dust, helps prevent mould and bacteria. It also helps to prevent fading and keeping your grout looking its best.
What is the best way to seal grout?
Firstly, make sure that your grout is properly dried, we suggest 72 hours after grouting. If you are sealing old grout, make sure it is completely clean and dry. Then apply the sealant according to the manufacturer's instructions on the product you are using, we recommend the Miracle Tile, Stone and Grout Sealer or the Miracle 511 Spray-On Grout Sealer.
In general, apply Sealer to all grout with a thin paintbrush. Any excess sealer that gets on the surface should be wiped off with a clean towel before it dries.
How do you fix grout between tiles?
Always start with cleaning the area where the damaged grout is. Remove the grout that is damaged or cracked with a grout remover saw, be careful not to scratch the tiles. Then follow our easy instructions on how to grout. A hot tip tiles over timber floors is to use a grout booster as it has increase adhesion in situations where substrate is prone to movement. A grout booster is also amazing for swimming pool grout.