Once you lay floor tiles down in your home, those tiles will likely last you a very long time. Tiles are designed to be very durable, so you won’t need to replace them until they go out of style or you simply want to make a change. However, the grout in between the tiles can become discolored and crack over time, so you may need to do regrouting to keep your floor tiles looking their best. Here are the steps involved with regrouting tile in Seattle.
Step 1: Remove Old Grout
Before you can regrout your floor tiles, you will need to get rid of the old grout that is currently in between them. Using a hand grout saw, a chisel, and a rubber mallet, you will need to cut the grout and then chip it away from the floor tiles without damaging them. You are going to want to be very careful during this process to avoid breaking any tiles as you may have trouble finding new ones. It is best to hire a company that specializes in regrouting floor tiles to help you with this process.
Step 2: Regrout Tiles
Once the old grout has been removed from the tiles, you are going to begin the regrouting process. Depending on how much you will need to complete regrouting, you should use grout mix to create new grout. You will then use it to regrout in between all of your tiles. You can use a putty knife as well as a rubber float to fill the grout joints and then use a grout sponge to make sure the grout is distributed evenly.
Step 3: Seal Grout
After your grout has been applied to your grout joints and dried for at least two days, you should use a grout sealer to prevent water from sneaking down into your grout and tiles. This is a very important step and a company that handles regrouting should do it for you so that you don’t run into any problems later.
Learn more about Seal Team One’s tile and grout sealing services.