Tile grout repair is important as it will make the tiles or the floor to look new. You find that after some time they will become dirty and unattractive due to accumulation of dirt. 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.
You should start by purchasing the grout. You should make sure that you buy the grout that is currently use 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. You should also do it with a lot of care not to damage the tiles.
Having done that, you should then 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 take a toothbrush and use it to Scrub the grout that you freed with saw. After which you should take an old towel or rag to wipe excess water or grout.
This step should be followed 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.
Then, you spread the 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. Apart from that, you should use the edge of the grout float to match the beleveled grout surface used in other tiles.
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. Wait for the tiles to dry and take a soft towel and use it to buff the tiles where the grout was applied.