Grout is an extremely common material used to fill space between tiles, found in most homes today. This material gives flooring a flawless beauty that truly brings the whole room together. But, what happens if you need tile grout repair? Here are a few tips on how to take care of any repairs or restorations.
While repairing damaged grout can seem like a tedious task, there are many tools and companies equipped to bring your flooring back to life. First, homeowners must understand the many types of grout used for tiles. The two major forms that grout comes in are sanded and unsanded. Smaller spaces between tile generally require unsanded grout, with larger areas calling for the sanded version. Before beginning any cleanup or repairs, make sure you know the type of grout used in your flooring, and measure the areas between the tiles for an accurate pour.
Repairing Grout Cracks
Filling these cracks will make your tile flooring look like it was newly installed. Don’t stress out about any cracks, by the way, as this material will require some minor repairs over time. The first step towards repairing any areas would be to mix the new grout in a small bowl or other container. Check for manufacturer’s instructions before going forward with this task, though. Next, spread the newly mixed group evenly over the desired areas. Do this in several different patterns, ensuring that you have completely covered the old grout with a smooth, new layering. Scrape any excess grout off the tiles as soon as possible, so that it does not stick anywhere other than where you meant to lay this material. Lastly, let the grout sit and dry for several minutes.
Step-by-step instructions for repairing grout cracks:
- Mix new grout in a small bowl or container with water.
- Spread the new grout in the desired areas, evenly.
- Clear out any excess grout as quickly as possible.
- Let the new grout sit and dry for several minutes.
If no repairs are needed, but you’d still like to treat your grout to keep it in the best possible shape, there are many ways to clean the material. Simply brushing the grout with a tool like a toothbrush and hot water will help preserve the grout. A more effective way to clean the grout, though, is by spraying the material with warm water and vinegar. Let it sit for a few minutes, then brush the grout. Using a small amount of chlorine bleach can work, as well. Be careful with the bleach, though, as you do not want to overdo it with this substance, for obvious reasons.
Quick ways to clean grout:
- Use warm water and brush the grout with a small tool.
- Spray water/vinegar mix onto grout, then scrub.
- Use a small amount of chlorine bleach on the material.
- Clean the areas with a steam mop.
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