What Is the Difference Between Mortar & Grout?

Answer Mortar and grout have many things in common. Both products, for instance, have Portland cement as their base ingredient and are used in construction. Also, when applied, the grout and mortar harden... Read More »

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What is the difference between thin set mortar and sanded grout?

Thinset is a type of blended portland cement used to set tile on a slab or cementboard. the tern "thin" is from the thin bed that the tile is set in. thinset mortar is a blend of portland cement, ... Read More »

Can thin set mortar be substituted for tile grout?

Nope, Mortar & Cement (Thinset) are two different types of setting materials & respond differently to stress & compression.

How do I remove tile mortar from grout lines?

Destroy the MortarPush the pointy edge of a putty knife into the grout line. Tap the handle of the putty knife with a hammer, gently at first, and then with increasing pressure. Move the edge of th... Read More »

How do I clean mortar or grout from ceramic tile floors?

Mix PasteMix up a cleaning paste made up of 3/5 baking soda, 1/5 water and 1/5 white vinegar. says, "Take the mixture and spread it onto your grout."ScrubSpritz white vinegar onto th... Read More »