The Mudd Series Part 3: Time to Grout
We're back with our third and final part of our Mudd Series and this time, we're focusing on the finishing touches! If you haven't laid your tiles yet, make sure you give part 1 and part 2 a read where we discussed the products required when preparing for tiling and the different types of adhesives.
This blog post explores the grout and sealant MUDD products that we stock. Keep reading to find out what more about these products and how to complete your tiling project! After all, you don't want to leave a job unfinished.
Grout With Clout
If you have been struggling to find the perfect grout, then you're in luck. Grout with Clout is a water and frost-resistant powder-based grout suitable for use with both wall and floor tiles. The waterproof grout is available in 6 different colours and is ideal for grouting ceramic, porcelain and mosaic tiles in interior and exterior locations. What's even better is that the flexible nature of the grout means that it is less likely to crack once dry, leaving a nice and smooth but hard-wearing finish.
How long does grout take to dry?
For Grout with Clout, allow about 15 minutes for the grout to dry before cleaning off any excess with a damp sponge. Tiles can be subject to normal conditions after a minimum of 24 hours. If using in a swimming pool, the pool should not be filled for at least 3 weeks after completion of tiling, and showers should not be used for at least 2 weeks after completion of tiling.
How do I clean tile grout?
No-one likes mouldy black grout surrounding their bathtub, so it's no surprise that 'how to clean grout' is a frequently asked question. Unfortunately, there is no 'one answer fits all' solution as it'll depend on the type of grout used, the tile and the location of the tiles. We recommend using a specific grout cleaner. We especially love The Pink Stuff Miracle Cleaning Paste because, well let's be honest, who doesn't?
The Finisher Coloured Silicone
Finally, you'll want to finish off your tiling with The Finisher which is a Silicone Sealant suitable for tiles, baths and showers. Available in six shades, use with matching coloured tile grout to complete your masterpiece. The easy-to-use sealant is used for jointing tiled walls and floors in interior and exterior locations as well as gap filling and sealing around showers, baths, sinks and worktops.
Can you use tile silicone instead of grout?
No! When you're tiling a wall, silicone should go around the edges and be used to frame the tiled wall. Grout cannot be used on the corners, which is where the silicone comes in.
Well that brings us to the end of our Mudd Blog Series! Whether you've just finished your tiling project or are just getting started, take a look at our stunning range of tiles and the Mudd products required - and start tiling like a pro!