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  1. Duncan

    Duncan Active Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Hi,

    I've just laid my first Victorian (Original Style) floor and I'm about to grout it, I was just wondering if there is anything I should watch out for with the grouting or is it straight forward?

    Cheers
    Duncan
     
  2. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    ramsey, essex
    don't use a dark colour, it will stain
     
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  3. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Hi and welcome to the forum Duncan.

    If you follow this LINK to our resource page, you can download Original Styles Victorian tile fixing guide.

    Personally I seal them before grouting, prevents staining on the lighter colours.

    And if you can find 10 mins, be kool if you could introduce yourself in the WELCOME FORUM and tell us a little about yourself, that way we can determine what level of advice to give, should you need it of course. :)
     
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  4. Duncan

    Duncan Active Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Thanks, I was planning on using Flex Joint Premium grey
    I've sealed the tiles too, I didn't drown them but I gave the tops 2 coats
    I'll go over and do an intro soon

    Cheers
    Duncan
     
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  5. Duncan

    Duncan Active Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Hi All,
    So I grouted the floor yesterday and it all went well.
    How long should I wait before sealing it?
    The grout bag is saying fully dry it 24 hours, that seems like a long time

    Cheers
    Duncan
     
  6. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    North East England
    For me you will need to clean the grout residue off in 24 hours, when really clean wait at least 2 days then seal.
     
  7. Duncan

    Duncan Active Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    2 days!! will this floor ever be done? :)
     
  8. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    North East England
    Your welcome!
     
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  9. Duncan

    Duncan Active Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    His John,
    Sorry for the perceived lack of gratitude in my response, it was just that I was surprised that I needed to wait so long.
    Still it was unforgivable to not say thanks
    Anyway thanks a lot for the advice and the speed given. I'm following it as I type
    Much appreciated thanks
    Duncan
     
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  10. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    North East England
    Thank you and it will be worth the wait.
     
  11. NWTiles

    NWTiles Member of Tilers Forums

    Location:
    blackpool
    Or use a dark colour and use bal protective sealer
     
  12. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    North East England
    It could still frame the edges of the tiles through the joint grout. If your using one of the modern dust pressed tiles they accept moisture to a % so it's not worth the risk IMHO. Ardex C2 grey for me.
     
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