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Grouting bathroom floor tiles with flexible grout ??

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by utterlydiy, 10 Aug 2012.

  1. utterlydiy

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    Any tips for grouting Bathroom floor non-slip surfaced ceramic tiles.

    I have laid the tiles on a wooden floor with a waterproof flexible adhesive, which will take about 7days to fully cure before grouting.

    The problem I have now, although I can use the adhesive for grouting. But the colour 'dark grey' is not a match for the tiles.

    Any tips of whether or not I need to use a flexible grout, if so any suggestions of a White coloured waterproof product I could use.

    Thanks
     
  2. utterlydiy

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    OK,

    Can anyone say then whether I can use Flexible or normal grout.

    thanks
     
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    You should be using a flexi grout, but that doesnt mean you can use the adhesive for it, which you seem to imply in your post
     
  4. utterlydiy

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    Thanks,

    Yes the Mix states for use as Adhesive and Grout, which is why I mentioned about the colour being the wrong choice for grouting my tiles.
     
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    hmm, sounds very strange. what brand is it? is it ready mixed?
     
  6. Karis

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    Sounds like a cheap DIY product & they are mostly crap. You should never use tile adhesive for grouting & should only use a cement powder adhesive on floors; tub ready mix isn't suitable.

    What is the floor made of & did you prep it sufficiently? Suspended timber floors are notorious for failing if you don’t get it right.
     
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    wickes, Flexible Ceramic Floor Tile Adhesive and Grout.

    I used this some 5 years ago on a floating plywood floor in the bathroom. i have lifted the tiles because they were not non-slip with children or elderly around and they were still firmly fixed etc.

    This is why I used it again, but wanting a White coloured Grout.
     
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    Tub mix & "all in one"; your choice really but a bad one IMO & I wouldn't use it. Tub mix is evaporative cure & not really suitable for floors despite what wickes say & if your tiles are larger than 250mm, it will take an age to set & in some cases never sets at all. A decent trade powder cement adhesive is what you need, it’s chemical cure & doesnlt rely on water evaporation to set.

    Did you manage to get the old tiles up without too much trouble or destroying the floor? If so then it’s a good indication of the “quality” of the adhesive! If your intent on using it & want white grout lines, buy a decent flexible white grout.
     
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