Looking at perfectly done tiles are as satisfying as having straight white teeth. One chip from the tiles or even just the tile grout can be painful to look at.
For most, this one chip can turn into an ugly overall decayed look on your wall or floor. This happens when people become too afraid to ask how much it will be to get the tile fixed.
Surprisingly, there is no reason to be afraid because fixing a tile grout it quite simple. You just have to make sure you have the right materials.
For starters, here are the different kinds of tile grouts that you should consider:
Acrylic, Epoxy grout, Sanded and Unsanded.
If the space between the tiles you are going to fix is more than 1/8 of an inch, then you use sanded tile grout. If it is wider, specifically more than 1/8 of an inch, then use unsanded.
Aside from the tile grout, get yourself these:
- Grout saw
- Grout sponge
- Grout float
Here are the steps fixing a tile grout:
- Mix a 1:1 vinegar and water mixture and apply it on the damaged part.
- Use a grout saw to remove the damaged grout and debris. Make sure you do this carefully and be mindful not to scrape or damage the other tiles.
- Create the mixture. Follow the instructions in your grout package.
- Use a grout float to completely fill in the cracks. A good way is to do this at an angle and then smooth the grout with a wet finger.
- Use a grout sponge to get rid of the excess.
- Allow it to set and dry.
- Remove the residue and you’re all set.
Easy, right? Just remember that different grouts yield different results, make sure to follow the instructions on the label.
Source: House Beautiful