Epoxy grout contains both hardeners and resin, making the product more resistant to grease and stains than regular grout. It is a common selection for grouting in kitchens, though the addition of the hardeners makes it more difficult to work with than regular grouts. To tile with epoxy grout, do not mix the grout until you have already laid the mortar and put down the tile. The grouting is the last step.
Things You'll Need
- 2 buckets
- Grout float
- Clean sponge
Select a sanded epoxy grout if your tile joints are 1/8-inch or wider. Select non-sanded epoxy grout for smaller joints.
Mix the epoxy grout in a bucket according to the manufacturer's instructions. Some modified epoxy grouts will require you to add water, though standard epoxy grouts will not. Mix the ingredients quickly, as epoxy grout can harden faster than regular cement grouts.
Dip a grout float into the epoxy resin and spread it across the tiles by holding the float at a 90-degree angle as you drag it diagonally across the tile face. This will force the grout into the joints evenly.
Fill a separate bucket with clean water and dampen a sponge in the water. Once you spread all the grout on your float, wipe away any excess grout with the damp sponge.
Move over to the next section of the grout, repeating the spreading and wiping down with each section. Do not leave any epoxy grout on the tile faces. Allow the grout to cure according to the package directions before walking on it.
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