Tumbled (Unfilled) Travertine grout question

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by Evo, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Evo

    Evo Guest

    I have just finished a travertine backsplash on new kitchen. It has many
    unfilled indentations which add lots of character to its look. What is the
    best way to grout this stone without getting grout into the indentations?

    I asked the granite installer and he said just grout and fill the holes but
    that's not the look I want. Glad I didn't have him do the backsplash. I'm
    thinking a grout bag or use my fingers.

    Any good ideas???

    Thanks
    RV
    --
    "You can lead them to LINUX
    but you can't make them THINK"
     
    Evo, Dec 9, 2006
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  2. Evo

    thetiler Guest

    Even if you use a grout bag or your finger, when you sponge the excess
    grout off, how do you plan on not getting grout or residue into the
    holes?

    Just spread the grout normally with a rubber float and sponge it off
    normally,
    then right-way go back and rub the tile surface strongly with a damp
    sponge,
    removing as much out of the holes as you can. When you're done
    grouting
    you can pick at the holes all you want with a sharp pointy object if
    you have
    all day.

    You may not have agreed with your granite installer, but if you find a
    way to
    grout your tiles and not get anything into the holes, and you actually
    do it and
    achieve it, let us know so we can learn something new.

    thetiler

    Evo wrote:
    > I have just finished a travertine backsplash on new kitchen. It has many
    > unfilled indentations which add lots of character to its look. What is the
    > best way to grout this stone without getting grout into the indentations?
    >
    > I asked the granite installer and he said just grout and fill the holes but
    > that's not the look I want. Glad I didn't have him do the backsplash. I'm
    > thinking a grout bag or use my fingers.
    >
    > Any good ideas???
    >
    > Thanks
    > RV
    > --
    > "You can lead them to LINUX
    > but you can't make them THINK"
     
    thetiler, Dec 10, 2006
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  3. Evo

    Evo Guest

    thetiler wrote:

    > Even if you use a grout bag or your finger, when you sponge the excess
    > grout off, how do you plan on not getting grout or residue into the
    > holes?
    >
    > Just spread the grout normally with a rubber float and sponge it off
    > normally,
    > then right-way go back and rub the tile surface strongly with a damp
    > sponge,
    > removing as much out of the holes as you can. When you're done
    > grouting
    > you can pick at the holes all you want with a sharp pointy object if
    > you have
    > all day.
    >
    > You may not have agreed with your granite installer, but if you find a
    > way to
    > grout your tiles and not get anything into the holes, and you actually
    > do it and
    > achieve it, let us know so we can learn something new.
    >
    > thetiler



    I will, but not getting many replies from this post, thinking about an empty
    caulking container if one can be found.
    --
    "You can lead them to LINUX
    but you can't make them THINK"
     
    Evo, Dec 10, 2006
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