9 Lessons Learned: Repair

How to Repair Tile Grout

One of the most important procedures that you should undertake to make your floor look new is tile grout repair. This is because the grout and tiles always look very dirty and repulsive after some time. One thing with tile grout repair is that it is a simple process which you can even do yourself without the services of a professional. In this text we are going to cover the steps that are followed in tile grout repair without hiring a professional.

The first step is purchasing the grout. In this case, you will have to purchase the grout that is similar to the one that you used before. Even if you decide to transit and use a new grout it is better if you make them slightly different so that they can match.

This should be followed by removal of loose and damaged grout. Where you will have to run the grout saw back and forth along the seams. Remember to carry out this exercise gently not to damage the tiles.

Having done that, you should then clean the seams. Before you start cleaning, you should use a spray bottle and some cold water to wet the areas where you have removed the tiles. You should then proceed to scrubbing the seams with a toothbrush to remove some of the grout that you freed with the grout saw. After which you should take an old towel or rag to wipe excess water or grout.

You should follow this by mixing the tile grout. Where you will refer to the instructions on the bag of tile grout you purchased. It is advisable not to skip any instruction but you should follow them correctly. Apart from that, you can use some plastic container that you may dispose later in mixing the grout.

After that, you should spread grout. In this case, you will have to use the grout float in filling all the seams completely to make sure that the grout is leveled. In addition, you should also make sure that you use the edge of the grout float to match other grout that are not leveled.

The next thing to do will be cleaning the tiles in sections as you go with a sponge to remove excess grout. It is necessary that you do it immediately since the grout may dry up and be hard to clean.

Lastly, you should polish the tiles. Wait for the tiles to dry and take a soft towel and use it to buff the tiles where the grout was applied.

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