Tile grout repair is important as it will make the tiles or the floor to look new. 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. If you follow the steps highlighted in the text below you will be in a position to repair the tile grout yourself.
You should start by purchasing the grout. It will be better if you buy the same color of the grout that is currently on the floor. 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. In this case, you will use the grout saw by running it 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. When you are done with scrubbing, you should wipe the excess water and grout using an old towel or rag.
This step should be followed by mixing the tile grout. In this case, you will be guided by the instruction on the bag of tile grout that you bought. It is important to read and understand all the instructions given. Apart from that, you can use some plastic container that you may dispose later in mixing the grout.
After that, you should spread grout. You should make sure that you fill the seams completely and make sure that the grout is as straight as possible using the grout float. After that you will realize that the grout that is used in other tiles does match with yours where you are advised to use the edge of the grout float to put them in the same level.
The next thing to do will be cleaning the tiles in sections as you go with a sponge to remove excess grout. You should also make sure that you clean the tiles before the grout dries as this might be very hard.
Lastly, you should polish the tiles. Once the tiles have dried, you should take a soft towel and use ut to buff the tile where grout was applied to get the original shine.