It is important that you carry out tile grout repair if you want your floor to look new. You find that after some time they will become dirty and unattractive due to accumulation of dirt. 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. Here are some of the steps that you should follow in tile grout repair to avoid hiring a professional.
You should start by purchasing the grout. In this case, you will have to purchase the grout that is similar to the one that you used before. Even if you decide to transit and use a new grout it is better if you make them slightly different so that they can match.
After that, you should make sure that you remove the loose and damaged grout. In this case, you will use the grout saw by running it 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. Before you start cleaning, you should use a spray bottle and some cold water to wet the areas where you have removed the tiles. You should then proceed to scrubbing the seams with a toothbrush to remove some of the grout that you freed with the grout saw. When all the grout has been removed you should use an old towel or a rag to wipe the excess water or group in the seam.
The next thing that you should do is to mix the tile grout. In this case, you will be guided by the instruction on the bag of tile grout that you bought. It is advisable not to skip any instruction but you should follow them correctly. You can use some old containers in mixing the grout and throw it away after use.
After mixing, you should spread the 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. 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. 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.