It is important that you carry out tile grout repair if you want your floor to look new. 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.
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. But if you are planning to change the color, it is better to make them closely related to match with the tiles.
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 removing the loose and damaged grout, 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. You should make sure that you follow all the instructions correctly. When mixing you can use some of the plastic or old containers that you will dispose after use.
After mixing, you should spread the grout. In this case, you will have to use the grout float in filling all the seams completely to make sure that the grout is leveled. 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. You should also make sure that you clean the tiles before the grout dries as this might be very hard.
The lat thing that you should do is to polish 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.