Grouting is easy enough, and for a table it'll be a snap. You'll have
fun, so go for it. You'll want to use a latex modified grout to
minimize the chance of staining the grout, and you should seal the
grout as well. Belt and suspenders.
The toughest part of grouting is making sure that you clean off all of
the excess grout and haze while you have the chance. Once it's dried
the grout haze is a bitch to remove. Keep the sponge clean by
frequenting dunking in a bucket of fresh water and squeeze as much
water out of it as you can. Do that on every stroke or two of clean
up. Once it looks perfectly clean, let the grout set up for fifteen
minutes or so and then use an old towel to rub off the grout haze on
the tile without disturbing the grout joints.
Do they sell anything else these days? Yes, sealing is important
(and absolutely trivial amount of work).
A accidentally left haze on my half-bath floor. It was easy to clean
up the next day with the blue-green "Scotch Brite" pads. I thought I
was in for a LOT of work, but it turned out to be a snap. It takes a
lot to scratch floor tiles.
Our tile contractor had us wipe tile down after about 24hrs (48?) with
mild vinegar and water. It looked absolutely clean, but we followed his
Tile grouting takes a little muscle, but otherwise not difficult. Be
sure to follow pkg. instructions. If you are using unglazed tile, then
there is a whole 'nother procedure.
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