A grout float is a tool that is used to apply the grout to the tile. It consists of a rectangular and flat metal head with a handle that facilitates the application of a smooth and even coat of grout on the floor. Although the grout float is a simple tool, handling it requires skill, thus here are the steps on how to use the grout float properly.
Mix The Grout
Mix the grout to its proper consistency and put an ample amount of grout on the grouting float.
Apply Grout On The Tile
Apply the mixture of grout to the surface of the tile.
Spread The Grout Evenly
Spread the grout on the tile evenly. Make sure that you spread it in a unidirectional manner. Do this procedure until the entire surface and the spaces between the tiles are completely filled with grout.
Remove The Excess Grout From The Tile Surface
Hold the grout float at a 45-angle and drag or scrape it across the surface of the tile.
Clean The Grout Float
Clean the grout float using a squeegee or a wet sponge to prevent the grout from drying completely on the flat metal surface.