You’ve installed a beautiful set of beveled tiles. However, now you’re confused about whether or not you can grout them. So, we have just the answer for you.
Is it okay if you’re grouting beveled tile?
Yes, definitely. You can quite easily follow a couple of steps. First, you have to mix the grout and let it sit for a few minutes. After that, use a grout float to spread the mixture evenly over the tile. Clean the face of the tile with a clean cloth. You then need to allow it to dry for about 24 hours or.
Well, now you have an idea of what you have to do. So without further ado, let’s roll over to the part where we explain the steps.
Can You Grout Between Beveled Tiles?
Yes, you can definitely grout between beveled tiles. However, the process might be a little trickier to follow. This is because of the shape of the tile. These tiles are narrower on the bottom compared to the top. Hence sometimes, it might be tough reaching all the way down.
You can also use silicone between the tiles, but as a sealant and not grout. Before we talk more about sealant, let’s first check out the grouting process.
How to Grout Beveled Tiled Space?
Grouting between tiled spaces can be a little complex, given it’s narrower at the bottom. However, it’s nothing that we haven’t covered ahead. So let’s grab our gear and let’s get grouting.
But first, let’s see what tools you might need.
Tools You’ll Need For The Process
Here’s the list of tool’s that you’ll need for grouting the tiles:
- Water Bucket
- Margin Trowel
- Float Handle
- White Sponge
- Clean lint-free cloth
- Tile cleaning solution
These are basically all the things you’ll need. So, let’s check out the process.
Step 1 of 5: Prepare the Grout
Firstly, you need to mix the grout. Make sure you have the right kind of grout for your tile.
Now, grab your packet and a bucket. Pour all of the mixtures onto the bucket. Now you have to add water to make the mixture.
However, the level of water will depend on the brand of grout you’re using. Hence you should always follow the instructions for the water amount. Otherwise, improper portions might make the mixture runny or too dry.
Now pour the mentioned amount of water and using a trowel mix it together. After that, you’ll have to allow the chemicals to activate which might take about 10 minutes. Once the time has passed, use your trowel to mix the grout again.
For these kinds of tile, the grout has to be of top-notch quality. Otherwise, it might not hold. Hence we’ve mentioned some of the best ones right here:
These products are quite sturdy and will last you a long time without any doubt.
Step 2 of 5: Apply The Grout On The Tiled Surface
Now, applying the grout might be the toughest part of the job. Don’t worry we’ll walk you through it. First, take your float handle and at 45°apply the grout between the joints. Make sure to apply light pressure so that the grout reaches the bottom.
Moreover, for this process make sure to only use the float handle. Because the rigid float might not be good enough to push in the grout. Moreover, you can use your finger to be certain that the grout reached all the way.
Furthermore, you can use the same technique of grouting when retiling a shower. This is because the bathroom tiles are more often small in size. Plus they have smaller gaps between them.
Step 3 of 5: Clean The Excess Grout
After you’re done applying, clean off the excess cloth. Use a clean white sponge to remove the excess. Wash and repeat until all the faces of the tile are cleaned.
Now you have to wait for the tile to cure before you go into the next step. It’ll take about 20 minutes for the grout to dry.
Step 4 of 5: Cleaning The Haze
After the grout has dried, you’ll notice that there’s a little bit of haze left. So, we have to clean that up.
Now, fill 2 buckets of water and soak your sponge in it. Wring out the water and in circular motion scrub the tile. Clean the sponge every time it’s coated. Use one bucket to clean the sponge and another one to dampen it.
Repeat this process until all the tiles are spotless. After that, wait another 30 minutes before you move on to the next step.
Step 5 of 5: Final Clean-Up Touches
Now for this one last cleaning up process, you’ll have to repeat step 4 again. But now, after you’re done scrubbing, use a clean, dry lint-free cloth to wipe off the excess water. If you still see some hazing on the tile, use a tile cleaning solution to wipe it off.
That’s all you’re basically done with the grouting. Give all the coroner a final check, and also look between the baseboard wall and the tile.
But make sure to not walk on the surface for at least 72 hours or so. Otherwise, you might scrap it off, or move it.
Tips: To clean the grout lines clean, vacuum, and mop the place thoroughly. If you spill something, clean it immediately!
Question: Which is better Beveled or Plain Subway Tile?
Answer: Beveled tiles are commonly used as a backsplash, shower, and wall decor. These are used in both kitchen and bathroom design. A beveled subway tile is better than the original, flat brick design. The texture also draws attention to the tile by making it stand out.
Question: How do you cut beveled edge tile?
Answer: Cut a 4-inch length of 24 with a 45-degree bevel on one end. You can also change the angle degree according to your preference. Cutting the edge to a sharp point is not a good idea. On the short end, leave about a 1/2 inch margin.
Question: How do you hide the edges of tile?
Answer: You can use caulk to smooth the edge. Moreover, you can also create a bullnose edge. There are options of using rail moldings or metal edges. You can use any of this to hide the edges.
With this, we shall end our segment for today. We know this process might take a lot of patience and time. But once grouting beveled tile is done, your flooring space will be set and ready to go. Call a professional if you need any help.
We’ll see you next time, take care!