How to Mix Grout With Clear Silicone

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How to Mix Grout With Clear Silicone
A mixture of grout and clear silicone can be used to create a transition between flooring. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

If you have ever entered a room with tile, you have seen grout. This strong substance is the thin layer creating dividers between tiles. Grout, available in a variety of colours, prevents water from getting beneath tiles, and keeps tiles in place on a floor, wall or counter. Silicone is another tough substance, often used as an adhesive for tile. A mixture of grout and clear silicone can be used to create a transition between floor types, such as tile and wood. These two products can be combined with ease, using a smooth surface.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Piece of cardboard
  • Grout powder
  • Clear silicone
  • Margin trowel

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place clear silicone on a piece of cardboard or smooth surface. Add a small amount of grout powder to the surface.

  2. 2

    Mix the silicone and grout powder, blending it with a margin trowel. Consistency should be stiff to the point it cannot be poured.

  3. 3

    Add more grout powder gradually and continue mixing. Repeat as needed to achieve the shade of grout you are striving to create.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a plastic straw to smooth your grout and silicone mixture when applying to a permanent surface.

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