“not only does grout fill the voids, it makes the floor, wall, or countertop stronger by bonding the tiles together and preventing the edges of a tile from chipping and cracking,” says david goodman, the tile contractor for this old house’s nantucket project.
How Does Grout Work?
Grout is an essential material in home improvement projects, especially when it comes to tiling. It is important to understand how grout works and why it is necessary to achieve the desired results. Grout is a cement-based material that is used to fill the gaps between tiles. It is applied to the surface and allowed to dry, creating a strong bond between the tiles.
Grout is made from a variety of materials, such as cement, sand, and water. The cement and sand mix together to form a paste that is applied to the surface and allowed to dry. As the mixture dries, it hardens and binds the tiles together. The water in the grout helps to activate the cement, allowing it to adhere to the surface and form a strong bond.
Grout also helps to prevent water and moisture from seeping in between the tiles, which can cause damage and create an unsightly appearance. By filling in the gaps between tiles, grout helps to create a watertight seal. This prevents water from seeping in and damaging the underlying surface. It also helps to maintain the overall appearance of the tiles and prevent them from cracking or becoming loose.
Grout also helps to protect the underlying surface from damage due