How to Pick the Perfect Grout

Architectural Ceramics

Okay, so grout is NOT the most interesting thing to read about; however, it’s such an important part of design! And she said something interesting to me, “She (Ella) wanted to use the dark grey grout with all that but the contractor had used something of their own.

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How to Pick the Perfect Grout

Architectural Ceramics

Okay, so grout is NOT the most interesting thing to read about; however, it’s such an important part of design! And she said something interesting to me, “She (Ella) wanted to use the dark grey grout with all that but the contractor had used something of their own.

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Aqua Mix® Grout Release

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Have you ever experienced grout sticking to your tile making cleaup time consuming? Many common tile types, including porcelain and stone, can pose a challenge during the grouting process. Natural stone, textured tile, matte unpolished porcelain tiles, or tiles with a coating commonly pose a challenge when cleaning grout haze or residue. Aqua Mix® Grout Release is the solution. It’s a temporary, water-soluble, low VOC coating applied 30 minutes before grouting.

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Grout Haze Removal

Fabric and Tile Masters

Grout haze removal after a newly installed tile floor is necessary now more than ever. These days tiles are made to look like grouted wood floors. The customer typically wants a dark colored grout. This grout haze has to be cleaned off carefully.

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New Grout Color Palette

CUSTOM Insights Blog

In March 2015, CUSTOM updated its palette of grout colors for Fusion Pro, CEG, Prism and Polyblend. All grouts are now available in the industry’s best palette of 40 options. Please see the grout color selector on the website for representations of the palette.

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Aqua Mix® Grout Release

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Have you ever experienced grout sticking to your tile making cleaup time consuming? Many common tile types, including porcelain and stone, can pose a challenge during the grouting process. Natural stone, textured tile, matte unpolished porcelain tiles, or tiles with a coating commonly pose a challenge when cleaning grout haze or residue. Aqua Mix® Grout Release is the solution. It’s a temporary, water-soluble, low VOC coating applied 30 minutes before grouting.

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Aqua Mix® Grout Release

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Have you ever experienced grout sticking to your tile making cleaup time consuming? Many common tile types, including porcelain and stone, can pose a challenge during the grouting process. Natural stone, textured tile, matte unpolished porcelain tiles, or tiles with a coating commonly pose a challenge when cleaning grout haze or residue. Aqua Mix® Grout Release is the solution. It’s a temporary, water-soluble, low VOC coating applied 30 minutes before grouting.

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How To Seal Crackle Glaze Tiles When Using Dark Grout

The London Tile Co.

Crackle Glaze tiles look great in kitchens and bathrooms, but that antique look we all love can also cause problems when grouting, as the cracks in the glaze allow moisture to be absorbed into the tiles which can cause stains. LTP Crackle Glaze Protector seals and protects the tiles, and they’ve produced the above handy video to help you keep your crazed tiles looking perfect.

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modwalls on Katie Brown Workshop… Check Out the Video!

Making Tile Modern

Check out the video with some great tile-tips including selecting the right tile for your space and a little bit of grout gab. Super cool!

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Avente Tile Talk: Removing Grout Haze in a Cement Tile Installation

Tile Talk

Removing Grout Haze in a Cement Tile Installation. Today, I discuss grout haze – a problem that often occurs with both ceramic and cement tile installations. I’ll explain what grout haze is, how to correctly identify the problem, and why it occurs. What is Grout Haze?

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Installing Fusion Pro versus Traditional Cement Grout

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Fusion Pro Single Component Grout has many performance advantages over traditional cement grouts, and requires different installation techniques. Watch the video to find out how to get the best results from Fusion Pro on your next tile installation.

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Benefits of Pre-Sealing Cement Tile

Tile Talk

Using a grout release or pre-sealer on cement tiles helps ensure a successful installation. A good pre-sealer should do two things: it should clean the tile; and it should make grout clean-up, or removal, easier. In fact, a pre-sealer may be called a "grout release.".

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Pre-Sealing Cement Tile: An Important Step

Tile Talk

How to Apply a Grout Release - Cement Tile Install Tips. When you see a finished cement tile installation (or any tile installation), it''s hard to visualize just how bad it looked when grout was first applied. With glazed ceramic tile, grout removal and clean-up can be difficult.

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Grouting a Rainbow to Pin on Your Coat

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Grouting a rainbow #inprocess #margaretalmonmosaics #grout #rainbow. A video posted by Margaret Almon (@nutmegdesigns) on Jan 22, 2015 at 5:43pm PST. Video grouting jewelry rainbow

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Bringing a Modern Country Look to an Old Farmhouse Bathroom

Architectural Ceramics

Grout Sealer: When I was remodeling my kitchen a while back, I didn’t seal my kitchen grout in time-big mistake! I sealed the grout on the floors before the bathroom was used and it only took me 8 minutes to do the entire floor.

Shower Repair Jacksonville, FL

Fabric and Tile Masters

Our shower repair services includes: Removal and replacement of cracked and missing grout. We use special tools to remove the grout. Shower repairs often focus only on the grout and caulk. Many times a shower can develop mold even when there is no visible missing grout or caulk.

Tile Cleaning Jacksonville

Fabric and Tile Masters

Listed below are pictures and videos of tile cleaningJacksonville we do every day. Tile and grout are best cleaned with systems that provide high heat. A word about these video. Featured in the video below is a tile cleaning Jacksonville.

How to Install Pebble Mosaic Tile

Stagetecture

How to Install Pebble Tiles Video: Tile Adhesive: Mosaic tile adhesive – Use only a high quality thinset mortar. Sealing and Grouting. It is recommended that the stones be sealed before and after grouting.

Tub Shower Demo Easy Way

How to Floor Tile

So, I like the easy way and this short video might help even if you are experienced. Grout was a cement based material but color was added if one wanted colored grout. For those of you intrepid DIY'ers here is some advice from one who has done a lot of these. There are a number of things I don't like, like dust, tile shards everywhere, extended clean up, messy work site. Some showers are constructed in such a way that you will have no choice but to make a huge mess.

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Tips for Laying External Porcelain Paving Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Once the tiles are installed the joints can be grouted using a flexible grout suitable for outdoor use. We recommend using BAL Protective Sealer before grouting as it protects the tiles from any grout residue which can be hard to remove from tiles with a textured or anti-slip finish.

Installing External Porcelain Tiles With PorcelQuick Adpeds

The London Tile Co.

You can even create a modern finish with grouted joints from 3mm wide with the use of Grout Backer Rod in the joints. See the below demonstration video for further information or get in touch if you have any questions.

Applying a Penetrating Sealer to Cement Tile

Tile Talk

That's the goal of today's post and short video. Make sure the tiles to be sealed have been cleaned, all grout has been removed and the tiles are thoroughly dry. Then clean with a tile cleaner or mild detergent and rinse with water and a grout sponge. By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile.

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Discover Our Top Five Tips for Rapid Setting Tile Installations

CUSTOM Insights Blog

CUSTOM’s tips and suggestions will guide you through the entire process including surface preparation, setting and grouting. Watch our video for our top five tips for rapid setting tile installations to successfully complete projects and avoid costly delays and future failures

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3 Unique DIY Ideas for Small Bathrooms with Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Cement tiles are easy to DIY if you know how to properly lay, grout, and seal them. If you read our guides or watch some YouTube videos, you’ll be well on your way! How to Install Cement Tile Video. How to Seal Cement Tile Grout Guide. How to Lay Cement Tiles Video.

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KBIS2017 Part III-Exploring Surfaces

Kitchens for Living

Here’s a little video so you know I’m not lying. . This seamless laminate shower wall (below) is easy to clean with no grout lines and they assure me it’s water friendly.

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CUSTOM's Mobile App for Tile & Stone Installation

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Grout Color Selector: While nothing can replace the accuracy of our official color cards and grout kits, this visual reference guide will help guide you and your customers to narrow color choices. You can even hold your mobile device up to a piece of tile to generally simulate the look and quickly determine what grout colors are available in your recommended grout type. Video Library: Looking for more detailed information.

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Tile a Backsplash with SimpleMat!

CUSTOM Insights Blog

SimpleMat is part of CUSTOM’s SIMPLE line of ready-to-use tile setting products that also includes SimplePrep Pre-mixed Floor Patch, SimpleSet Pre-mixed Thin-Set Mortar and SimpleGrout Pre-Mixed Grout. Thanksgiving is almost here! Are you going to be hosting guests?

Badly Worn Travertine Floors Refinished to Pristine Condition and Customer is Delighted Beyond Belief

Fabric and Tile Masters

Neglect by the former owners that led to unfilled holes, stained and dirty grout, and loss of whatever sheen was there at one time. The travertine restoration pictured in our video includes before and after pictures of: Much needed fill replacement. We replaced several yards of grout.

Tile Tuesday: Beauty & Knowledge

Kitchens for Living

You can also get them “rectified” which means crisp sharp perfectly squared edges that mean a tight fit with minimal grout lines. Next Tile Tuesday: Uncovering Valencia with Tile of Spain, perhaps another video slideshow?? Welcome the the third installment of Tile Tuesday.

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Nuts and Bolts: Some Cement Tile Installation Tips

Granada Tile

A while back, we shared Granada Tile ‘s brand new tile installation video with you, featuring Guy Vidal, of Design Vidal , taking us through the steps involved in installing cement tile in a bathroom. How do you get your cement tile floor to look its best?

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The Benefits of Fixing Valverdi Balcony Tiles on Pedestals

The London Tile Co.

No adhesives or grouts are needed, and the pedestals are so easy to use they can be fitted by confident DIY-ers – no paving or tiling skills are needed! No Mess – Mortar, adhesive and grout are not needed. Lightweight – Fixing tiles with pedestals makes the floor significantly lighter than using adhesives and grout. The video above further illustrates the benefits and easy fitting of Valverdi pedestals on to balconies and roof terraces.

Tools for Tile Contractors when working with Architects

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Looking for online tools to help you choose the right tile installation products? The CUSTOM website offers resources that make selecting a quality tile installation system fast and easy. Plus, you can always call on our Technical Services for expert assistance on any type of project.

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The Layman’s Class on Glass: Design & Installation Tips for Glass Tile

Architectural Ceramics

This makes soft grout joints important, as well as an experienced installer. Many videos are available on how to install this type of product on Youtube. .

Waterproof a Tiled Shower the Right Way

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Contrary to popular belief, ceramic tile and grout, by themselves are not waterproof. Water can penetrate through cement-based grout and work its way through the substrate. The standard shower is one of the wettest places on earth with the equivalent of 2,500 inches of rainfall a year.

Glass Tile Installation Tips

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Read our critical tips below and watch the video above for demonstrations. Glass naturally thermally expands and contracts, which can lead to cracks in the tile or grout if not caulked properly.

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The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone’s (UofCTS) Online, “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile” Course is Updated

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Due to the high demand for this ITS course, the updated course will have additional sections on how to install Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels (thin porcelain tile panels), how to grout with cementitious and epoxy grouts, how to installed shower receptors, steam showers and curbless showers, and how to layout your tile work. To see video previews of each of the courses visit the www.UofCTS.org website at https://uofcts.org/online-courses/.

Honing and Polishing a Chiseled Edge Travertine

Fabric and Tile Masters

1- to attain a sheen of as glossy a finish as possible by the installer (the only way he has available) 2- to cover up the slight grout haze that is harder to clean than it is on a straight edge tile. Fabric and Tile Masters has restored several of these floors over the years.

London Tile’s Essential Guide To Wet Rooms

The London Tile Co.

Wet room waterproofing kits are available, and most manufacturers offer guides and videos on how to use these products. Tiles, adhesive and grout.

Perspective: Reducing Callbacks and Preventing Failures

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Anyone can go look at the videos of cracking and tenting tile on YouTube and they will never forget this one again. Inexperienced installers can have big challenges with properly mixing grout. That is why I always recommend Prism grout.

Tile Installation System Tools for Design & Specification Professionals

CUSTOM Insights Blog

For selecting grout color, the CUSTOM website includes an easy to use tool to speed matching your tile. CUSTOM’s Architectural Support Team is Here for You To help with writing a specification that meets today’s criteria, CUSTOM has a national team of highly experienced Architectural Consultants. Looking for online tools to help you write the 09 30 00 tile spec for a warranted installation of tile products?

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5 Tips to Keep Floor Tiles Shining

Granite4Less

After mopping, make sure to dry your floor well with a dry cloth to avoid accumulating dirt and grime which can lead to staining your grout. This video tutorial also offers some tips on how to best clean floor tiles: Video Credits: HMConcepts.

“I Owe a Lot to This Industry”

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

” This will cover all the basics of tile in terms of making sure the tile is suitable for the intended use, how to properly prepare the tile substrate, how to lay out your tile, how to install the tile, how to grout and seal your tile, and how to maintain your tile floor. There are no travel costs or loss of productivity, because the courses can be taken at home or at work, and the courses are professionally narrated and loaded with photos, short video clips and animations.

Hanging Wallpaper on a Feature Wall :: A Fix for a Troubled Plaster Wall

Building Moxie

I covered repairing some of that cracking in a video here – Repairing a Large Crack in Plaster. As seen in the video, cracking (in our playroom) presented itself rather aggressively. have a confession. I am not the best painter in my family. Must be my ADD, ADH … ADD.)