How - To Regrout Tile: A Step - By - Step Guide
When tiles are first installed, you have probably noticed and admired how crisp and clean everything looks. The grout is full and the colour consistent, creating a seamless design.
Yet, over time, this doesn't always stay the same. With wear and tear, grout lines can go from adding to your designs appearance, to hindering it. For this reason, it’s important to always check-in on them, and when need be, regrout the tiles.
If you are reading this today, our guess is that you’ve noticed the above, and are in the business of regrouting.
Rest assured, you are in the right place and we have a full guide to help you out. We will take you through step - by - step instructions on exactly the right way to make your tiles grout seamless and perfect again.
The best part? It's actually really easy to do!.
Let's get started.
- The first step and key to a perfect job is preparation. This means ensuring you have the correct equipment to complete the job at hand.
You will need the following:
- A pair of Goggles or a Face Mask
- A grout saw or a Utility knife
- A Chisel
- Selected grout ( https://tileandbathco.com.au/collections/trade-sale/Brand_Davco )
- Rubber Grout Float
- Sponge and Paper Towels
- Dust Pan and Brush
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Remove the old grout. Once you have set everything up, it's time to go ahead and chip away the old grout. Firstly, make sure you put your face mask on and goggles. Safety First always! To do this, you’ll want to use the utility knife or grout saw, and chisel if you have one on hand. Tap along the old grout lines, being sure not to touch the tile, and chisel away until you remove the top layer of grout. You’re officially one step closer to getting your regrout on.
- After you have removed all of the old grout, clean each joint with a dust brush making sure you remove as much dust and debris as possible. Clean the surrounding area and give all surfaces a vacuum just to be sure. New grout won't stick to the tile edges and joints if there is dust in the joints.
- It’s regrout time! You have done all the hard work, now the stage is set for your new grout. Start by mixing together your grout with water in a bucket making sure to follow the instructions. As a trade secret, the grout mixture should be a toothpaste consistency. Using your rubber Grout Float apply the grout to your tile joints in a 45* motion to the direction of the joint. Push it in as much as possible to eliminate any air bubbles that may form or spots that aren't full enough. Don't worry if you make a mess, we will be cleaning it off next.
- Using your rubber Grout Float you can remove a lot of the excess off the face of the tiles making sure to leave your joints nice and full.
- Wait. sit back and relax, your grout needs time to cure a little before you wash it off. Usually around 10-15 minutes, although keeping in mind that the joints you started with may have already been curing for 10 minutes and may be ready to wash off.
- Using a slightly damp sponge go over your tile surface in a circular motion, making sure to rinse your sponge regularly. Rinse and repeat until your tiles are clean and free of any grout residue but your joints are nice and full.
- For the best possible results and longevity of your new grout. Use Aqua Mix Grout Sealer. https://tileandbathco.com.au/collections/trade-sale/Brand_Aqua-Mix
Now you have all the steps to complete the perfect regrout job. In case you’re still confused, you should enlist the help of a professional contractor. Contact us for some free advice from our friendly tile experts.
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