5. Grouting and sealing edges
Leave for at least 2 hours before grouting. Longer is required at less than 5°C or when tiling onto impervious or sealed surfaces.
Before grouting ensure that the adhesive has set, the tiles are firm and that the joints are clear of adhesive and free from contamination. Before grouting and to prevent staining, most natural stones will need sealing with either a solvent or water-based impregnator.
weberjoint premium wall and floor tile grout is suitable for all tile types and for joint widths up to 20mm. It’s PURE CLEAN technology means that it is more resistant to stains and dirt and is available in a range of 18 colours with matching silicones.
After mixing, use a squeegee or a rubber float to apply the grout to a small area at a time. Completely fill the joints leaving no voids. Excess grout should be removed immediately using a rubber float held at 90° to the tiles. This should be moved diagonally across the tiles to prevent removal of grout within the joints.
After approximately 25-35 minutes when the grout has become firm in the joints, the tiles should be cleaned with a damp clean emulsifying pad (do not use excessive water). This should be used in a circular motion to loosen the grout residue. The tiles should now be wiped with a clean damp sponge until all residue is removed. For best results lightly run a clean damp sponge along the joints to finish them.
When dry, polish the tiles with a clean, dry cloth. Tools and equipment should be washed in water immediately after use.
Use silicone sealant such as weberjoint silicone to seal the edges. Carefully cut the tip of the cartridge and then cut the nozzle at a 45° angle and fix to a sealant gun before applying evenly into the joint. weberjoint silicone is waterproof, highly flexible, has excellent bond strength and is colour matched to weberjoint premium wall and floor tile grout.