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Old 03-24-2019, 03:11 PM   #21
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Re: Poor Grout??


Remember, grout has a shelf life. 18 months for accucolor.
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:38 PM   #22
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It's about 250 sq ft of floor
I mixed the whole batch of grout for the floor at once
is that to much at one time?

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Thats a lot to grout in 1 batch especially for a non tile guy, unless the grout had too much water in it and went in easily
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must of been to dry, I remember it getting tough to do at the end

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it was a out the last area I grouted, maybe to dry?
the rest of the floor has some movement, old house with 2x8 joists 16" oc spanning 14'
i worked it in really well with a grout float, let it skin over then cleaned and buffed smooth with a sponge
I'm not really a tile guy, so I'm probably not the best at it
wasn't sure if maybe there was a better grout, or if I should just try again

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That's got more defection than you want for tile too.

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were the cracked empty joints in a straight line or nearly straight line?

I had an oil furnace at my last house and it really dries things out in the winter, that might contribute to brittleness. I'm guessing the grout crumbs were vacuumed out?
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not so much a straight line
just in the same general area
I do have an oil furnace though!

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