Epoxy grout is a popular alternative to traditional grout. It’s easy to use and offers many benefits over other types of grouts, such as increased durability and ease of maintenance.
However, there are some drawbacks and you should think carefully before applying epoxy grout in your home or business. In this article, we’ll explain what epoxy grout is and how it can help you achieve your project goals.
What is epoxy grout
Epoxy grout is a type of cement-based grout used to fill spaces in concrete or masonry. It is a two-part epoxy system that consists of an epoxy resin and a hardener.
The two parts are mixed together to form the epoxy, which can then be used as grout.
Epoxy grout has many advantages over other types of grouts, including being waterproof and stain resistant.
This makes it especially useful for areas such as showers or kitchens where there is likely to be high levels of moisture or grease present on the flooring surface, as well as in other places where water might come into contact with the walls or floors such as saunas or spas.
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Should you seal epoxy grout
One of the main reasons you should seal epoxy grout is because it will extend the life of your floor. The epoxy grout sealer acts as a barrier to protect against stains and other chemicals, which can damage or discolor your new floor.
Another benefit of sealing epoxy grout is that it makes cleaning easier by repelling dirt and oil deposits from shoes, pets, and other sources. By keeping these things away from your flooring surface, you can clean it with less effort!
The last reason we recommend sealing epoxy floors is that they are much easier to repair if something goes wrong down the road (and trust us — something will!).
If one day your dog decides he wants to use your bathroom as nature intended him to (we’re looking at you Mr. Cooper), then all hope isn’t lost!
Because we sealed our floors properly before installation there’s no need for despair as long as we have some acetone handy.
What are the benefits of epoxy grout?
Epoxy grout is durable and stain resistant. It’s easy to clean up and repair, meaning you can use it in any room of your home without worrying about damage!
Plus, epoxy grout is easy to apply—so even if you’re not a pro, you’ll be able to get the job done with ease. Once applied, epoxy goes on white but dries clear so that it won’t interfere with the color of your tiles or flooring.
What are the drawbacks of epoxy grout?
If you’re looking to do an epoxy grout job, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, the cost of epoxy grout is significantly higher than regular cement-based grout.
On top of that, it’s also more difficult to install and repair. Epoxy grout isn’t as easy to clean as standard cement-based products either; this can make it more challenging for your maintenance team if spills occur frequently at your building.
The bottom line? Unless you have a very specific reason for using epoxy grout over other types of material (like stain resistance), we suggest asking yourself why you want to use this product before committing the time and money required for installation — even if doing so means choosing another type of tile sealer altogether!
How is epoxy grout different from other grouts?
Epoxy grout is a resin-based product that’s used to fill joints between tiles and other materials, like stone or glass. It’s durable, water resistant, and stain resistant.
Epoxy grout also has the ability to withstand movement between surfaces over time without cracking or crumbling. In short: epoxy grout is a great choice for any tiling job!
Who should use epoxy grout
- People with allergies to latex
- People who want to avoid breathing in dust
- People who want to avoid using toxic chemicals
How to apply epoxy grout
- Apply the epoxy grout to the joints of your tile. If you’re working on a large area, use a foam brush. If you’re working on smaller areas, use a grout float.
- Work the epoxy grout into the joints with an old toothbrush or paintbrush that has been dipped into water (if you are using a grout float).
- Use a sponge to remove excess epoxy grout that has dried on top of your tiles—even if it looks dry, there may be some moisture left behind that could cause mildew down the road.
How to clean epoxy grout stains
- Grout Brush. A grout brush is a small, stiff brush with short bristles on the end that you can use to clean in between the tiles.
- Sponge or Toothbrush. If you don’t have a grout brush, you can use a sponge or toothbrush instead. The key is to get into all the nooks and crannies of your tile with it as well as scrub out any stains that are there already. You’ll want to be careful not to scratch up your surface while doing this as well (more on this later).
- Toothpick or Paper Towel Roll Wrapped Around Screwdriver Handle/Toothpick-to-Paper Towel Combo Device For Clearing Out Stained Areas In Between Tiles (I Made This Up). Yes, if all else fails in getting rid of stains from epoxy grout, just call me up because I think I know how we’re going about solving this problem: get out a paper towel roll wrapped around a Xacto knife handle (or maybe even just some Scotch tape) attached via duct tape onto itself so that it forms sort of like an inverted hockey stick shape when placed against the wall; then go at those stubborn stains until they’re gone!
How to repair damaged epoxy grout
- Cut out the damaged grout using a grout saw or small chisel.
- Mix up a new batch of epoxy grout according to the manufacturer’s directions and apply it to the damaged area; let dry completely before applying another layer of epoxy grout and letting it dry again (this process may require more than two layers).
- Remove excess epoxy with a damp sponge, then wash off the remaining residue with soapy water or a mild household cleaner; wipe away any excess liquid from around your tiles with a cloth dampened in warm water.
epoxy grout is a great alternative to traditional cement-based grout. It’s easy for DIYers to install and can be used in almost any location, from bathrooms to kitchens and even outdoors.
If you have any questions about this material or want more information on how we use it at our company, please contact us today!