How to Grout Tumbled Marble Tile

What You'll Need
Grout float
Sanded grout

Tumbled marble tile provide a rustic and dark appearance wherever they are installed. You will need to apply grout to install the tiles. The process can create uneven edges and pits in the surface. This makes grouting tumbled marble tile more challenging. The following article will review the proper installation process.

Step 1 – Apply the Grout

Use the grout float and apply a small amount of the grout to the end of the tile. Scrape the grout float over the tumbled marble tile.

Step 2 – Direct the Grout

Hold the float at a 45 degree angle and drag the float over the tumbled marble tile. This will push the grout into the joints between the tiles. Do this in several directions, adding more grout as necessary.

Step 3 – Excess Grout

Hold the grout float at a 90 degree angle and then drag it over the tumbled marble tile. Drag it toward the joints. This will pack the grout and remove the excess.

Step 4 – Hazing Grout

Wait for the grout to dry for about 10 minutes. Dampen a sponge and wipe down the tumbled marble tile. This will remove the faint haze that forms after grouting.