previous
  • 12 Remodeling Secrets
    12 Remodeling Secrets
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Play the Inspector Game!
    Play the Inspector Game!
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Remodeling in Action
    Remodeling in Action
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • The Hobbit House and More
    The Hobbit House and More
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • How to Install Housewrap Solo
    How to Install Housewrap Solo
  • The Passive House Build
    The Passive House Build
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • Electrical Articles & Videos
    Electrical Articles & Videos
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Video: Build a curved step
    Video: Build a curved step
  • Shorten a Prehung Door
    Shorten a Prehung Door
  • Buyer's Guide to Insulation
    Buyer's Guide to Insulation
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
next
Pin It

A Fearless Approach to Epoxy Grout

When durability is paramount, epoxy can't be beat, and with careful prep work, it's not as fussy as you think.

Epoxy grout has a reputation for being difficult to work with. With veteran tilesetter Tom Meehan's expert advice, you'll be able to master the epoxy learning curve easily. Meehan advises purchasing a kit, which includes most of the materials you need for a smooth installation. If you go a la carte, be sure to have a clean bucket, a new float, grouting gloves, mixing tools (a margin trowel and a drill-powered mixer), non-terrycloth rags, and a new sponge. Start the project by prepping properly; clean grout joints and sealed tile are a necessity. After mixing the grout, you have about 80 minutes of working time. Be efficient as you scoop, spread, and scrape the epoxy into the joints. Wash the tile surface gently by thoroughly after about 20 minutes, then wash again. Finally, buff the floor with a cotton rag, taking care to remove all sticky residue.

A Fearless Approach to Epoxy Grout

Become a Fine Homebuilding Member

to view this article and over a thousand more

Learn More