The Ultimate Grouting Tile Quiz
by Staff
Of all the home improvement project you can take on, few will give you as much satisfaction as retiling a room. Within a few days you can completely change the façade of the room, and the project need not be difficult or expensive. Are you interested in retiling a bathroom -- or perhaps even your kitchen? Take our quiz to learn more about how to grout tile.

Before starting a tiling project you must make sure to do which of these?

  • Collect the right materials.
  • Get a building permit.
  • Ask a friend for help.

To protect yourself from absorbing chemicals, you should always wear which of these when working with grout?

  • goggles
  • rubber gloves
  • kneepads

Which of these household items can you use to apply small amounts of grout?

  • a butter knife
  • a toothbrush
  • a wire hanger

Which of these kitchen improvement projects can prove to be a great investment?

  • a new floor
  • a new sink
  • a backsplash

How do you ensure that the tiles you use aren’t grouped in an ugly way?

  • Buy only one type of tile.
  • Alternate boxes as you go.
  • Paint all of the tiles before you use them.

What should you do with your extra tiles?

  • Throw them away.
  • Sell them back to the manufacturer.
  • Save them for repairs.

The consistency of properly mixed grout should be similar to which of these condiments?

  • peanut butter
  • hot sauce
  • mustard

To improve its durability, you should mix grout with which of these?

  • water
  • latex
  • peanut butter

Which of these tools should you use to both scoop and apply grout?

  • a toothbrush
  • a foam rubber float
  • a caulking gun

At what angle should you keep the float while applying grout?

  • 45 degrees
  • 90 degrees
  • 180 degrees

For how long should you let grout set before cleaning off the excess?

  • 15 to 20 minutes
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • 24 hours

What should you use to clean excess grout from the surface of the tiles?

  • a razor
  • a damp cloth
  • a Brillo pad

After cleaning off the excess, you should allow how much time for the grout to dry?

  • 15 minutes
  • 45 minutes
  • 90 minutes

You will have to mist the grout regularly for the next three days to ensure which of these?

  • You want to prevent the grout from cracking.
  • You want to prevent the tiles from drying out.
  • You want to protect the tiles from overheating.

The smallest gap for which you can use sanded grout is what size?

  • 3/16 of a millimeter
  • 3/16 of a centimeter
  • 3/16 of an inch

About how much time does it take for the mortar of a new floor to set?

  • two or three hours
  • two or three days
  • two or three weeks

Prepare only as much grout as you can use in what amount of time?

  • 30 minutes
  • 60 minutes
  • 90 minuets

What should you do if the grout you've been using has become too stiff?

  • Add water to soften it.
  • Soften it by heating it up.
  • Throw it away.

Epoxy tile grout is capable of lasting how long?

  • about a year
  • ten years or so
  • forever

When using marble tiles you should use which of these grouts?

  • acrylic latex grout
  • sanded epoxy grout
  • elastomer