Grouting Pitted Tile - Remodeling - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-10-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 67
Rewards Points: 89

Grouting Pitted Tile

I have installed a travertine backsplash in my kitchen, very similar in design to the picture in the link below. However, in the picture, the pitted tile has been grouted, filling in the pits. Well, my likes the pits, and does not want them filled with grout. I've done a bit of reading:

Option 1:
Use two coats of sealer on the tile, a float to apply the grout, then wipe tile clean, and after drying, use a stiff brush to scrub any grout out of tile.

Option 2:
Use two coats of sealer on the tile, apply grout using a grout bag , and wipe any excess off tile before it sets

Option 3:
Use grout bag to grout, and two coats of sealer over everything after it sets.

***The problems (so I have been told) with using the sealer on the tile first is that if the sealer gets into the space between the tiles, the grout will not adhere***

Any ideas....oh a refillable grout gun would be great but the site doesnt have any purchase options....


mahjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2008, 02:19 PM   #2
47_47's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Springville, NY
Posts: 2,022
Rewards Points: 90

I used took my time with a small 3" roller did option 1 on slate. No problems.


47_47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2008, 03:19 PM   #3
Registered User
Termite's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 2,000

It would take a lot, but masking tape would definately keep grout out of the pits you don't want filled.
Termite is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tile over Tile ?? Piney Flooring 17 02-06-2012 09:59 PM
Caluking instead of grouting tile in shower? KansasWind Flooring 5 03-30-2008 10:43 PM
Some questions about laying Tile? DiY_RooK Flooring 1 08-31-2007 09:35 PM
Subway tile installation bigboyjoel Flooring 3 08-02-2007 07:15 AM
Tile and laminate, or get rid of tile? kfoster Flooring 10 03-17-2006 02:14 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1