Tile grout repair is important as it will make the tiles or the floor to look new. You must conduct this procedure since the tile grout always become dirty after some time because of the accumulation of dist in those places. You find that when it comes to tile grout repair, you will not have to hire the services of a professional since you can do it yourself. In this text we are going to cover the steps that are followed in tile grout repair without hiring a professional.
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. Apart from that, when changing the color of the grout you should try and make it almost similar to the one you are replacing to create that uniformity.
The next thing that you should do is to remove 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.
After which you should clean the seams. You should use a spray bottle and cold water to wet the seams where you have removed the grout. 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. When mixing you can use some of the plastic or old containers that you will dispose after use.
After that, you should spread grout. Using a group float, spread the grout to fill the seams completely besides ensuring that the grout is as straight as possible. In addition, you should also make sure that you use the edge of the grout float to match other grout that are not leveled.
After that you should use a sponge to clean the tiles in sections to remove the excess grout as you go. It is necessary that you do it immediately since the grout may dry up and be hard to clean.
You should finish the repair process by polishing 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.