Grouting floor tiles: All you need to know to do a pro job

Person grouting brown floor tiles
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Grouting floor tiles will be the finishing touch to a newly tiled floor. It will not only make the floor look fresh, it will serve as the glue that holds the floor together. It will stop your tiles moving in different directions and will stop water seeping under the tiles and compromising the adhesive. 

If you know how to tile a wall then you will know how to grout a wall. The process for grouting floor tiles is similar but there are some key differences that you need to know to make sure that you get the right finish that will do the job it is supposed to do. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.