Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Q&A - Mesh Back Pebble Tiles


Here is a question one of our visitors sent to me today. Rather than just send her the answer, I thought I would share the information with everyone.




"I would like to attempt to cover the floor of a bathroom with mesh back pebble tiles and am unsure about the proper steps to take.
Question or Comment:
If I seal the pebbles prior to grouting will the grout then adhere to the mortar? Is it necessary to seal the pebbles both before and after grouting?"




Check out our website at http://info.stoneyard.com/literature/pebble-tile-installation.pdf for complete instructions on installing our mesh back pebble tiles.


As you can see from the instructions, we do recommend that you seal the tile before and after grouting. The first seal is to help prevent grout and residue from adhering to the face of the tile. You will not have any problem with the grout adhering to the mortar. The second seal is to seal the tile and grout from anything that may come in contact with the tile while you are enjoying it on your bathroom floor.




I hope this helps. Don't forget to keep those questions and comments coming. I'll get to as many of them as possible.

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