Step 5: Fill the Joint with Grout

Swiping grout into the joints with a rubber grout float
Photo: William A. Boyd
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• Wait at least two hours for the thinset to cure, then mix up a batch of grout.

• Swipe the grout into the joints with a rubber grout float held at a 45-degree angle, then wait 15 minutes for it to harden.

• When the grout no longer feels tacky to the touch, clean off the excess with a damp sponge.
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