How to Grout Kitchen Tile

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Grouting kitchen tile is the final step in a tiled kitchen. Learn how to grout kitchen tile with the help of a professional contractor in this free video.

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Hi my name is Chris Wade and I'm a contractor from the City of Los Angeles and today I'm going to show you how to grout kitchen tile. Okay here we are at our kitchen countertop and we've waited the 24 hours for the thinset to dry and we are going to do some grouting. We're going with the white on white and I've already pre-mixed some grout here and the consistency you want to get on this is just maybe about like toothpaste I guess you can call it. What you want to do is you just want to get it in all the joints, just kind of force it in there. Don't worry about any of the overage because we will go back and we will clean all that out. Just get it all nice and in there. If you have to use your fingers, that's fine too. This stuff does start to set up rather quickly and like any of the other products that you mix with water, you want to only mix what you can use. Get it in all the little areas. Don't worry about the areas around here because this is actually going to get a sealant which is like a silicone caulking. Just get it all in there and once you've done that, keep working it, fill all those little voids. Sometimes this stuff will sink a little bit and you've just go to get it in there and you just want to do your whole countertop, everywhere that's there a grout joint, you want to fill with grout. And you can take your knife and just, you know get some of the excess up a little bit, not too much because you don't want to pull it out of any of the joints. And then what you want to do is you always have a bucket with a sponge and you want to dip your sponge in there, wring it out really good and then you're just going to wipe. You just want to wipe it up. You're not going to get it all in one wipe so just wipe and dip and squeeze, just keep doing that until it all comes up. Make sure this thing just gets, just keep wiping. This is kind of a timely process and you just keep wiping and wiping and wiping. Try not to pull any of it out of your grout line but if you do, like say for instance we get a little bit too deep there, just come back and grab some and wipe it back in. Just wipe it in, whatever you've got to do to get it in there. Just come back and wipe it up. Now after you get it all wiped up and it dries, don't worry about that white film that is left on the countertop. That's normal. That's just a different kind of a cleanup process. You just keep doing it until you've got all your grout joints in and just keep going until it's all in. That's basically how you grout a kitchen countertop.


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