How to Grout Countertop Tile

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Get tips for grouting tile for a new designer countertop, plus learn how to clean grout off the tiles, in this free online DIY home improvement and renovation video.

Part of the Video Series: Tips On How To Remodel Your Kitchen
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Video Transcript

I’m Lee, I have a degree in architecture and about ten years experience in the construction field. Today we have been installing a designer counter top and we’re ready to grout it. You just want to buy the grout color of your choice- we’re going to use charcoal. Now, you have to remember something about charcoal; it’s going to get over everything. I have white tiles- it’s going to be hard to get off the white tiles, there’s just no way around that. Going to pour some into a bowl. Now, since we’re on a countertop we want to make this- not runny- but not exactly real thick, either because we want it to flow down around the tile real well, seal it up pretty well. And add some more to that. Should be about like a cake or brownie mix. Maybe a little bit runnier. Now if you were doing a floor, you wouldn’t want it this runny because then it’s just going to get everywhere and you are going to have a lot of cleanup. That’s about right; this will just run through the cracks. So we’re going to take this inside and grout all of the tile. And once you get your grout inside, it’s going to be a little bit thicker than it was. And just take a grout trowel which is just a hard, rubber trowel. It’s bendable, it’s flexible. And you just tap some in, and you just rake it across. Now since I have white tiles- you don’t want to avoid the tile completely- but you don’t want to get the whole entire tile covered with charcoal covered grout. And just tap it into the seam and what have you. And you don’t have to worry about it being exactly level and even, because until it’s sealed, you can dissolve it in water- well, not completely dissolve it but the top layer will be dissolvable in water, so you can smooth it out later. And if you already have some that you did before, make sure that you go over the top of it, because even though it’s the same color, it might not actually be the same color. And that is how you would grout your tile on your designer countertop.


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