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Guideline Steps in Repairing Tile Grout

One of the most important procedures that you should undertake to make your floor look new is tile grout repair. This is because the grout and tiles always look very dirty and repulsive after some time. Grout repair is something that is not that complicated as you can do it yourself or some people may hire some experts to help them. If you follow the steps highlighted in the text below you will be in a position to repair the tile grout yourself.

The first step is 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.

After that, you should make sure that you remove the 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.

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. After softening the seams, you should then take a brush and use it to scrub the grout that you freed using the grout saw. When you are done with scrubbing, you should wipe the excess water and grout using an old towel or rag.

The next thing that you should do is to mix 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. 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. Apart from that, you should use the edge of the grout float to match the beleveled grout surface used in other tiles.

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.

Lastly, you should polish the tiles. Having done that, you should take a soft towel and use it to buff where the grout was applied after they have dried and this will restore their initial shine.

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