How to grout, Step by step. Stain resistant grouts, Mapei Ultracolor plus FA or similar

How to grout, Step by step. Stain resistant grouts, Mapei Ultracolor plus FA or similar


and this is the finished product okay so
this bathroom here is all install the floors done the shower floor is done the walls are all done everything’s done
just ready for grout and that’s what I’m gonna be doing today I’m gonna I’m gonna
show you guys how I grout depending on the type of grout that you’ve got you
gotta approach it differently it used to be your buy grout they were
all the same all cementitious grouts mix them and you spread them and you you
know and yeah and you wash them in you yeah and you you clean them up today
there are a lot of different kinds of grouts the one I’m using is Ultracolor
plus FA this is a powdered grout this one if they’re all the same there’s no
no there’s no standard or unsanded and they’re all got a very small aggregate
in it which would be the sand and you use it for everything for sixteenth of
an inch up to I think it’s like a half an inch or so a lot of the older grouts you had sanded and unsanded the sanded was for a
an eighth or greater unsanded was for eighth of an inch or less eighth of an inch you could go
either way these these types of grouts here are for everything now these grouts here are not not Portland cement based I think they’re aluminum
calcium aluminate or something like that but they’re not Portland cement based
and the reason for that is they’re very very stain resistant if you get a
Portland cement based grout when you mix it up and you and you you
when you when you apply a let it dry and your let’s it set up when it dries and
it’s cure the pores of the ground are a certain size you know so they and the
very absorbent them very that absorb everything you wet it and then it just
absorbs the water I get some some some grape juice or whatever just soaks right
in these advanced grouts the pores are much smaller so a lot of times you hear
them referred to as pre-sealed grouts that they’re already got the seal in them
that’s not actually the case the case is the way that they’re made that the that
the bonding agent in it actually produces small pores so that they are
very stain resistant a regular cementations base groute and you seal it
what are you doing you’re you’re closing the pores so that stains won’t absorb
into the grout already small they act the same way as a grout that’s being
been sealed okay so they’re very stain resistant that doesn’t mean that you
just you you spill something on it you just leave it and walk away what that
means is it gives you time to clean it up before the grout get stained
the only real stain proof grout epoxy grouts but those much more
difficult to install and are UV sensitive so there’s no perfect grout
but these advanced grouts this one here this this floor is a twelve by
twelve porcelain tile and then to get the mosaic floor tile and then we’ve got
a 12 I think it’s a twenty by ten wall tile so I’m gonna be grouting this will
do all the same wrap you just happened to pick out the same ground for
everything it’s all gonna be white crops gonna be this
here this color is is white wait so that’s what I’m gonna be using know the
thing about these advanced Krauts is you have to follow the directions very
carefully because they’re not Portland a important based the mixing ratio of the
water ratio and how you wash them as to yep follow the direction is very
carefully small amounts of water over what they’re supposed to be mixed with
or if you open wash them you can discolor the grout like not so much with
the light across but with the dot crust if you’ve got a like a dark gray grout
and you overwater it when you’re mixing it you put too much water in it when you
mix it and you know mix it and let its lake and then remix it and then when you
wash it you want you wash it with too much water the dye color is gonna be
take it out and it’s gonna be kind of washed out so you want when you use a
nice advanced route which I recommend because they’re much better than the
cementation sprouts there’s a standard segmentation process you’ve got to pay
attention to how you mix it now you wash it so I’m done with this crowd and I
show you how I do it so I’m gonna when I mix it I’m gonna mix it according to the
directions are gonna measure the water I’m gonna mix it with a with a drill and
then I’m gonna learn sleek and then gonna remix it and they’re gonna start
applying another thing about these routes when you mix these routes use a
drill with a paddle because they need to be mixed properly they don’t mix well by
hand you can do it if you have to I mean if you’re in your stuff but if you if
you cut the option get a get a like a paint mixing pal like this
one of these here this is what I use to mix my kraut just stick it in on in a
cordless drill and mix it with one really well for mixing it up so like I
said I’m gonna mix this I’m gonna get some water obviously you just mix the
wood water another mention the water and mix it let it sleep in there start
applying these our faucet and rocks you’ve got plenty of time to to to work
with them but they do sit sit up pretty fast so I’m gonna show you and then
depending on the tower ramming talents gonna white bits so which is very porous
the the floor and the shower floor and the main floor those are porcelain tiles
these this stuff is gonna gun your setup much quicker than this stuff here and
I’m gonna show you how you how you tell so you gotta pay attention on how it
sets up and why the Washington we’re not gonna fill the corners with grout we’re
gonna call the Qantas all the transitions all the changes the plane
and what we’re gonna grow everything else that I head down when I was
installing the tile to protect the floor and that was on the bench seat to
predict the bench and I just put them back so that as long body
I don’t scratch anything and you know I don’t or anything and the the the curb
here I’m just gonna be very careful when I’m walking around that okay so the
tools you got a need for grouting there’s a
float I like these kind of floats it’s like a this is soft a float it kind of
like these these I’ll put a link in the description to the float
you need a margin trial I’m gonna call the throat with a mixing mixing paddle here no one
measuring the measuring pail and sponges you can get either these kinds of
sponges all these pad sponges I prefer I prefer these once but any sponge will
work and then obviously a clean pail minute see grout so you mentioned the
water you put add the water to the bucket and then you add the grout to the
bucket don’t put the ground and first put the
water in first so let’s let’s measure the water and then start mixing this Cup
so this crowd needs one to one point one four watts of water per 10 pound bag of
round I’m gonna mix the whole thing so are you I’m gonna go on the on the lower
side rather than the higher side because on the wall time you want a little
stiffer so it doesn’t keep on falling over please so we’re gonna measure the
water and okay so I measured the water and the directions are very clear you
mix the three to five minutes let it sink strike two to three minutes and
then remix it again so for like 30 seconds so I’m gonna let it sit for a
few minutes and then I’m gonna remix it and stop round so we get routing to make
sure you wear gloves because you know the the drought is very caustic so I
like these gloves these are nitrile gloves step very very very tough and
they won’t break and you can actually use these multiple times I’ll play also
I’ll put a link in the description to these so just make sure you wear gloves
you know the latex gloves and that’s pretty much useless okay so when when you spray in the grout
to fill the joints you keep it on a low angle like a low angle like this so that
you push it in low angle so you’ve pushed the drought drought in when you
go to clean the grout off you keep it at a high angle it’s very high angle like
that if I use the squeegee edge to pull all those right off so let me show you
so really close back up so low angle see how it’s a little angle to push it in
and then use a high angle to clean it off high angle to clean it off get most
of it off low angle hi clean it off okay so I like to stop
from the top and work my way down another thing that helps when you’re drowning you want to push
them out into the joist which we affiliate joints completely use every
part of the drop so when you fill in the grout lines keep it on a low angle and
push it in and then go over keep it on low angle low angle okay like I saying
because this is a very poorest I’ll make this is route nothing transfers to my
finger that means it’s ready to wash gonna take a lot longer on this way so
when you’re washing the grout with your sponge you want to wring out the sponge
as much as possible get as much water out of a sponge as possible before
wiping it on the grout when you use as little water as possible so you don’t
wash the color out of the ground you know it’s hard clean what the joints
get a nice and even now for like this rinse just pull one direction okay so that was quick to graph that I’m
gonna get the rest of the top and then I’ll work on the bottom so when you’re
outing don’t be afraid to use quite a bit of grout on the floor or on the wall
get a good amount on the wall so that you’re not trying to scrape little bits
of route to fill the joints you want to get a good heavy amount of ground on the
wall it’s same on the flow when you do the floor you want to use a fair amount
of grout so that you can you got plenty grout to push into the ground lines so
you want to be using mostly the long edge of the float not the short edge the
long edge is going to cover more area so you’re gonna get through grouting a lot
quicker you’re going to fill the line small lines more quickly okay so I’m gonna finish grouting the
rest of this this bathroom and then by the time I’m done with the the last wall
the areas that I did first are all gonna be pretty much dry and it’s gonna haze
alright and it’s gonna get ready to wipe down there’s a haze on the on the tile
it’s kind of hard to see it in the camp there’s a haze in town so I’m gonna wipe
this down and then I’m gonna clock everything that needs to be caught and
then I’m gonna grab the the shower floor now the reason I I’m gonna call
everything is so once I I grab the shower floor I can come out and I not go
back in there so I’m gonna wipe this out and okay so with the glassy tile like
this most times you can do one wash you do your initial wash you wash it off and
then you go over it with this you know with the same in the same washing get
off as much as you can and then let it dry and haze over if you’ve done it
correctly it’ll be clean enough that you can wipe it down with a rag and get it
perfectly spotless if it’s not a glazed tile or
you haven’t washed as well as you should have you’re probably gonna have to do a
second wash with the clean water to get most of the haze off and then wipe it
down these type of grass that I’m using here usually they’re very friendly as
far as getting the tile clean they’re much easier to clean off then a regular
cementation scrub so that this razor so the thing like
residual thin stem or anything on the taggers scrape it off nice and clean so this is just one wash that I did I
didn’t do a second error to watch because usually this kind of time you
can get away with just one wash if this on the for time program through a second
wish okay okay so that’s all wiped down I’m
gonna vacuum the floor one last time first I’m gonna call call the corners
all around the perimeter all the corners and everything I’m not going to be in
this video that’s gonna be for another video so let me get to this clock out
this is all ground and call number route the floor the shower floor and
bathroom floor now this is gonna go a little bit differently to the wall
because the wall tile is very porous so it grout try it very quickly the floor
tile is not porous it’s porcelain tile so it’s gonna take a little bit longer
the graph to sit up so yeah use a low angle push it in push it in it’s actually sitting up pretty pretty
quick what’s almost so this is what I’m talking about you want to touch it if it
transfers to your finger then it’s not ready yet but it’s actually setting up
pretty quick so I’m gonna clean this off first and then gonna move to the to the
to the bathroom floor so I’m just gonna wait for this to dry
nice nice right to the finger so I washed it off now I’m just gonna
get this bunch drag it across once flip it over
drag it across another time that’s it do it again
once flip it over one time just drag once you go back again the the grout
haze to grout this one the sponge to go and put it back on the top so just want
use it once hey can you drop the Papa wanna again
watch it go in the for help what way push it in heimo you don’t know
plus the joints like this and then you figure it out when you get in the joint
you look always go up on the angle 1 angle he is drying to the touch okay so that’s all grounded let this dry
wipe it down with a rag or secondary wash and I’m all done okay so I wipe it
down like I did the walls is that go same way and this is the finished
product whole wall tile profit flow crowded talked she’ll floor gravity and
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22 Replies to “How to grout, Step by step. Stain resistant grouts, Mapei Ultracolor plus FA or similar

  1. Hi Sal … interesting. I just did a shower with the same tile and same brand grout. Made a big mistake. I like the grout. Super fine and almost like soft clay when mixed. I feel behind on the clean up and almost had a disaster on the clean up.

  2. Sal, love the channel and all the great info! Just wondering what your thoughts are on sealing these types of grouts? In addition to the strain resistance, will sealing help or hurt anything? I'm having a shower done with TeC Power Grout and I have heard mixed options about sealing it with 511 impregnator afterwards. Thanks, -Mike

  3. I love that stuff works very well but you do have to wok pretty fast and methodically or you can end up with a bad mess, i use mapei ultra all the time. My preferred grout.

  4. Hi Sal. We always appreciate your videos. If it's possible, could you please create a video someday on how to install conveniences like a handrail or folding seat in a shower stall tailored toward senior citizens or the handicapped? Thank you.

  5. Hi Sal, Thank you for another remarkable video. I am installing the same tile in a shower next week, going to use a flat porcelain tile in the valve wall and opposite wall so I have a flat surface to install the shower door channel. Do you see an issue with trim sitting flat on this type of tile with the raised textured surface (ie, the valve trim and door mounting hardware)? The client wanted the wave tile in the whole shower, but I persuaded to use wave tile only on back wall as an accent.

  6. HeySal, loved the video but didn’t have the same results as you. South Texas and fast setting grout don’t mix. Had to work very fast and have my wife following behind cleaning. Came out good but was dead tired at the end. You are right about following the directions exact, threw out half of the first batch when it turned into a rock in the bucket. Will wait until winter when it gets into the 60’s for next project. Keep up the good videos!!

  7. hey,id like to ask about tile leveling system.. how many sqm2 can u do /day? by yourself.without anyone backbutter and cut the tiles for u? on the floor,not on wall.

  8. Thank you for this video, Sal. I'm going to be grouting my tub surround and bathroom floor tomorrow. This was extremely helpful.

    A couple of questions: Is sealing the grout necessary? And if so, how long should I wait after grouting before sealing?

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