How to Grout Travertine Wall Tiles

What You'll Need
Tile sealer
Putty knife
Rubber grout float

Travertine wall tiles present an entirely different look from the more conventional ceramic wall tiles because of their surface holes and indentations. Often, these holes are filled with grout, giving the tile the travertine look. Refer to the information below to grout your travertine wall tiles.

Step 1 – Apply Sealer

On the surface of your newly installed tiles, apply sealer with a paintbrush. Avoid getting the sealer between tiles or inside the tile holes.

Step 2 – Mix Tile Grout

Mix unsanded grout with water in a large container, slowly adding water until the grout is as thick as mud. Allow time for the chemicals in the grout to slake—or react.

Step 3 – Apply the Grout

Using your trowel (float), apply the grout to the tile. Hold your float at an angle, forcing the grout into the tile holes and joints.

Step 4 – Clean the Tile Surface

Use a damp sponge to wipe excess grout from the tile, avoiding pressure on the sponge that will remove some of the grout in the tile holes. When you finish, the grout in the holes should be level with the tile surfaces. Allow the grout to cure for 6 to 7 days, then apply the sealer, covering the entire tile, including the holes.