DO IT YOURSELF
zero to 210 millimeters in 2-mil-
limeter increments. A 7-inch
Continuous Rim Diamond Wet
Blade, sold separately, makes
cutting quick and easy.
THE RIGHT GROUT
With the tile laid, the next
step is grouting. I’ve used
MAPEI Ultracolor Plus Flexible
grout is the ideal choice for
rooms such as kitchens that
may be exposed to moisture.
MAPEI products for a number of
years with excellent results. For
this project I chose MAPEI
UltraColor Plus Flexible Grout.
This is often used for grouting
floors in supermarkets, restaurants, airports and is ideal for
grouting bathrooms and
kitchens. This fast-setting and
drying, high-performance, anti-efflorescence grout is polymer-modified for joints from 1/8 to 1
inch. The grout is water-repellent
with DropEffect technology,
which reduces surface absorption to help repel water, dirt and
grime from penetrating grout
joints. UltraColor Plus also has
BioBlock technology to block various types of mold from forming
and proliferating on the surface
of the grout in humid conditions.
Application is easy, and it
The grout is applied
with a rubber float.
dries quickly. Waiting time before
finishing is 15 to 30 minutes.
The grout is set to foot traffic in
approximately three hours. Make
sure the surface is clean of all
dirt and grit. It’s important to
mix the grout properly using a
mechanical means, such as a
mortar paddle chucked in a drill.
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