How To Repair Grout In Floor Tile

The most common reason why a DIY grout repair doesn't hold well is because a step is missed in the process. To properly fix grout in floor tile, it is necessary to completely remove the grout. This requires a grout saw to do it properly. Once this part of the job is completed, the rest of the repair isn't very complicated. Your biggest task, in fact, might just be to match the grout color.

1. Make Sure Your Joints Are Damp.

You'll need to make sure that there aren't any water puddles around your joints or grooves. The area needs to be damp, but there shouldn't be any sitting water. If the water is puddling, you can remove it with a piece of paper towel.

2. Mix And Apply Your Grout.

Make sure you follow the instructions on your preferred grout completely before beginning to apply it to the floor tile gaps. Use a grout float for the application, making sure that the joints are completely filled. Then use a rounded stick to make sure that the joint surfaces are smooth.

3. Remove Any Extra Grout.

If you have excess grout on your floor tile, then you can remove it with a damp sponge or grout squeegee. Make sure that you clean your sponge or squeegee periodically so you don't leave a thin film of grout on your floor tiles. After you've removed all the extra grout, it is important to wipe down the entire repair area once to prevent any grout film.

4. Allow The Grout To Set.

Grout for floor tile can set at different rates, so make sure to follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Make sure it has firmly set before moving to the next step. If the floor tile is in a bathroom, you'll need to apply a grout sealant after it has set.

5. Clean The Tile Floor.

After the grout has set, you can then clean your tile floor. Continue to allow the grout to dry. You'll notice the tile will begin to look hazy or cloudy as the grout dries. This is normal. Just take a dry cloth and polish the tile to remove this haze.

Knowing how to repair grout in floor tile can help you to restore the luster of your room. Follow these steps and you'll be able to quickly fix this issue.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015


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