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Last week in our forum, a user asked an interesting question: “I haven’t grouted yet, what trouble will I have when I do?”
What I found most interesting about the question was the phrasing. It wasn’t “what trouble might I encounter”—this DIYer had already resigned him or herself to the fact that grouting was going to be a problem no matter what.
Through the years, I’ve watched capable people shy away from one home improvement task or another, based on either preconceived notions or bad first-time experiences. But there are tips to help you out in every project, and grouting is no exception.
For step-by-step details, I recommend the tutorial How To: Grout Tile, which is an excellent, comprehensive guide. For more, take a look at my video overview of the tile installation process, right here: