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Unread 03-18-2006, 08:56 AM   #1
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Red face Grout question

Hi all, my name is Matt =)

I have been lurking around for awhile and am in the planning stages of a Kerdi shower. However my question is about something else.

I had a sewer problem that backed up in to my house, and the insurance company paid to have some tile put down in my bathroom. Of course they wanted someone else to install it, and I wasn't sure that I was up for it just yet. Well the contractors came out and install the tile, then the next day they grouted.

But is the grout supposed to have small... holes? bubbles? in it? There are not to many of them, about mabye ten in the whole floor, but it doesn't seem right... Here is a picture of two of them.

My second question: Do you have to seal the grout? It is the floor of the bathroom, and all that they did was lay the tile then grout, do they have to come back and seal it?

I have not signed for the job yet because I don't think they have done it well. But I figured I would seek some advice. Any help would be appreciated.

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Unread 03-18-2006, 09:00 AM   #2
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they probably mixed the grout too wet, added too much water to the mix, or they didnt pack the joints tight with grout but it looks like it was mixed too wet. when we grout we do not seal, it is an extra its an option. sealers ok but since the grout is sandy like sand paper it still tends to attract dirt.

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Unread 03-18-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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Hi Matt,

Have them come out and re-do the grout. Then they can seal it later.

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Unread 03-18-2006, 11:11 AM   #4
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...or you can seal the grout yourself and maybe save yourself a few bucks. It should be sealed however, 3 days or more after grouting.

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