Special type of grout needed? Grout alternatives?

Discussion in 'Tilers' Talk' started by Hajirah, Aug 10, 2022.

  1. Hajirah

    Hajirah Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I was wondering if someone could help please.

    I have a slight raise in my bathroom floor, and the grout inbetween the tiles in that area, always ends up cracking after a few months.

    No issues at all with the subfloor or the tiles being loose - they have been down for over 10 years.

    If there a special type of grout I can use here? Or a grout alternative which is more flexible?

    Thank you!

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  2. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    there must be some flex for the grout to crack. If you know the make and colour of grout, see if you can get a colour matched silicon and use that instead.
  3. candoabitofmoststuff

    candoabitofmoststuff Screwfix Select

    You can get a grout additive that makes the grout very slightly flexible... it's designed/intended for tiling on wooden floors, where there will be some movement.
    I can't remember what it's called, but now you know what to look for it shouldn't be difficult to find!
  4. Hajirah

    Hajirah Member

    Would silicone work better than grout in this situation?
  5. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    it’s certainly worth a try if it keeps cracking
  6. Hajirah

    Hajirah Member

    Anyone else got any other suggestions? Thank you
  7. Hajirah

    Hajirah Member

    Anyone else got any other suggestions? Thank you
  8. Truckcab79

    Truckcab79 Screwfix Select

    Just rake it out and use a colour matched silicone as already said.

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