help kitchen flagstones

by paula ewins
(bristol)

cracking grout

cracking grout

cracking grout
grout
grout

we have laid flagstones on a new build floor in our kitchen & utilty, they were bedded down with cement, a few lifted and were replaced, however all the mortar between the flagstones has dried out and is now chipping very badly the whole floor is a mess , i constantly sweep grout dust up daily

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cut out joints
by: David

Dear Paula,

I assume it's just the joints that are popping out. You'll have to cut them out with a diamond blade saw and chip out the stone.

This video can give you an idea of what you'll need to do:

http://www.the-flagstone-experts.com/efflorescence.html

You'll then have to re-tuck cement into the joints. We've had good luck using Portland Type II cement, but check with a local stoneyard and ask them their recommendation. Sometimes different products work better in certain regions.

You can check out this video to see how to tuck:


http://www.the-flagstone-experts.com/flagstone-driveway-video.html

I hope that helps out out some!

Great luck!

David

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