• S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  •  
  •  

This month:

(0) events

uneven grout color
Author Message
Odell
Image: Author Image
Joined: August 2008
Posts: 7
Location:
Posted: September 3, 2008 2:15 PM

Hi, my tile crew always seem to have problems with uneven grout color on floor tile. Any tips?
MichaelPrachniak
Image: Author Image
Joined: July 2008
Posts: 386
Location:
Orlando, FL
Posted: September 3, 2008 2:30 PM

RE: uneven grout color
Make sure they are not using watered down grout, which will dilute the cement content, weaken the mix, and wash out color. The grout should be paste-like and not soupy. Another tip recommended by most grout manufacturers is to dry mix all bags of grout together before mixing with water to get a consistent color throughout the entire job. Also, make sure they are using two 5-gallon buckets at a time (instead of 3.5 gallon), one for initial wash, and one for clean rinsing. These buckets need to be changed out often. Finally, if they are buffing the haze off with towels, be sure they don’t scratch the grout surface, which can cause it to dry with streaks.

If this continues to be a problem, you may want to try a more color safe grout. A couple of good ones for color consistency are C-Cure Cureperfect 930 and Mapei UltraColor.

Good luck!
Michael Prachniak - Expert Tile and Stone Consultant and Writer, Owner - TileProductions.com
 
Check out FAF''''s tile section!
www.findanyfloor.com/tile/TileFloo...
DelWallace
Image: Author Image
Joined: July 2008
Posts: 72
Location:
Posted: September 3, 2008 3:57 PM

RE: uneven grout color
Michael has it right. Water is usually the cause of grout problems, either in the mix or too much on the grout during clean-up. Grout the consistancy of toothpaste is about right.
Our members have made a total of 649 posts
We have 8521 registered members
The newest member is lkwhalenbudgetblindscom
FORUM RULES
You are not logged in.
You cannot post replies

>