right way to grout uneven wall and floor tiles

How to grout uneven mosaic tile and how to grout textured tile are the two most frequently asked questions when it comes to grouting uneven tile surfaces. Grouting rough surface tiles and learning to fix uneven tile lines can seem challenging for a beginner. This short intro to grout is all about how to grout floor tiles, how to grout wall tile, and how to utilize grout to hide uneven tile.

When a piece of tile aligns perfectly with an adjacent piece, it is always preferable, but unfortunately, the tile is not always even. Often the mosaic tile and the coordination tile seem to be the same size, but the dimensions are not the same until it is built. You can also grout the tile to make it appear eye-appealing if you have started a tile job and discover some irregular spacing in a bathtub, bathroom, wall, or floor area.

Let’s find out exactly how to do that. First, a list of things you will need

  • Grout
  • Drywall knife or trowel
  • Clean cloth
  • Painter's tape
  • Utility knife
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Small bucket
  • Mild detergent or tile cleaner
  • Step 1

    By clearing excess mastic, soapy residue, and residue from the tile surface you will prepare the surface. To clean the floor, use warm water and soap solution detergent and scrape off excess mastic gently with a kitchen knife or razor blade. To shield them from excessive grout, apply painter's tape and plastic sheeting to hardware, towel racks, and shower caddies.

    Step 2

    To minimize the uneven appearance, pick a grout color that closely matches your tile. In a small bucket, blend the grout according to the instructions on the box. In approximately 30 minutes, Grout starts setting up, so you need to work hard. Using a drywall knife or trowel to add grout to crevices between tiles.

    Step 3

    With horizontal strokes, spread the grout over the tiled floor, working 2- to 3- foot segments at a time. Repeat the process with perpendicular strokes since the tiles are uneven, adding more grout as required. Where irregular areas are not fully grout-filled, spread the grout in the reverse direction. If grout gets on the tiles, don't fret.

    Step 4

    With a damp cloth, clean the excess grout, cleaning only the surface of the tile, not the gaps between tiles. Rinse the cloth and clean until all the grout from the tiled surface is removed. The linear cracks between the tiles will fill in evenly with grout, as long as your tiles are not broken. The checkerboard pattern can look slightly uneven, but visual differences are reduced by the smooth grout lines.

    And that’s all! Grouting your uneven surfaces can be fun and exciting with our steps and ideas!