Without a Grout, Part Deux

Hey guys. No, no. We’re still around. We’re just suffering from a case of late summer project burnout.

We finally have a really good DIY project to post on… and I’m so tired of looking at it that I don’t want to write about it. We’ve been spending every spare minute working on the office, so when it comes time to either go to bed or write up a post on grouting our tile… I go to bed. Everytime.

Sorry.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we did finally grout the tile – and it looks FANTASTIC. I keep wandering into the office just to look at it.

Office Tile Floor Grouted

Like most of this project, Kev and I were a little apprehensive about grouting. We had no idea what we were doing – so we got on YouTube and found this awesome video series. I won’t even try to explain how to grout. Just watch the videos and he’ll tell you everything you need to know.

We didn’t get any photos of us actually grouting – both of us were covered in the stuff from head to foot and were afraid of getting it all over the camera.

Grouted

We did the floor in two sections, grouting and sponging the first half, then the second. This kept the sections manageable so we didn’t let any of the grout sit too long before wiping it up.

washing floor

We’ve since sealed every grout line (twice) with 511 Impregnator Penetrating Sealer.

0043f62b-61ad-4704-a3b7-ae4d52edf397_300We did quite a bit of research as to which sealer would work best for our tile/grout combo. This particular sealer is pretty expensive, but since we went with almost white grout we wanted to be sure to seal the high-traffic areas really well. This is the only way in and out of our backyard and garage, so it see a lot of traffic (both from us and our furry kiddos).

We moved furniture back into the office this weekend, so we’re getting really close to doing a final reveal!

Hope y’all had a great weekend!

 

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