There are a variety of tiles available in the market that too in various price and pattern range. Attractive tiles make surface beautiful and grout acts as a cherry on the cake. Tiled wall or floor really makes a huge difference in your property. But as days pass, it gets dirty or even start to lose its shine and starts to flake away. Although, rather than tiling the whole wall or floor again, regrouting is the best option to put life in the appearance of the tile. Regrouting can give the room a fresh and brand new look.
Let’s see how to regrout tile before Christmas eve:
The thing you will need for regrouting :
- Grout rake
- New grout for regrouting
- Mixing bucket
- Grout float
- Dust sheet
- Recommended: Protective goggles, dust mask, protective gloves
1) Remove the old grout
Firstly, make sure there is no grout in the tile joints. You can do this by scraping away the old grout. This you can easily perform using the grout rake. This is the elbow grease part of the task, so it will be great if you keep spare blades, especially when you have a large area to be regrouted. But little patience and persistence will help you to remove them all.
2) Regrouting tiles
Once you have completed the grout cleaning and surface cleaning. You can apply the new grout to your tiles. If you want to give an exciting new look, you could try a different color – we can provide you with lots of options in grouts.
As you select your grout, now it’s time to start grouting. Using a buckle trowel, mix your powdered grout in a mixing bucket according to the instructions on the pack. Be careful during the drying times so that the grout does not set before you are finished.
Utilize the bucket trowel to apply grout on your grout float. Then, push it onto your surface. There’s is nothing like right or wrong step to start applying. Make sure you apply in a logical manner so don’t miss any of the grout joints or gaps.
Holding the float at a 45-degree angle, push the grout around the surface of the tile; working it into the joints as you go. Collect the larger amount of surface grout on the float, and work this into gaps elsewhere.
3) Cleaning up and finishing
Once you have completed the filling of joints, properly wipe the tiled surface using a sponge and cold water. Leave it for 10 min to allow the grout to set more before further cleaning using a sponge and cold water to remove any haze from the tile face.
To conclude, use a clean and soft cloth to wipe off and then polish the tiles once the grout is dry. an important thing to be considered is regrouting is good but to prolong, it is vital to maintain it. Learn some tips to maintain tile and grout by Sunlight Carpet Care experts.
And it’s all done before Christmas. Now you can enjoy your Christmas holiday with your family, relatives, and guest without any shame of dirty grouts.
Sunlight Carpet Care also provides tile and grout cleaning in Santa Maria and nearby areas. You can count on us, because our technicians are trained to the highest cleaning standards of the cleaning industry, under the best experts. They use the latest types of equipment and methods to eliminates the unwanted particles from your grout and tiles. Call us now or fill up our online inquiry form.
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