Why Re-Grouting Can Go Wrong and Why The Grout Medic is Your Best Option in Chesterfield, MO
If you’re considering re-grouting your home’s tile in Chesterfield, MO, please reconsider! There are a variety of different pitfalls you may encounter when attempting to do this yourself – none of which are good. While re-grouting sounds like an easy weekend job you can knock out in no time, that’s usually never the case (unless you work in the tile and grout field). Time and time again we are called out to home’s to finish a re-grouting project that was never completed – three months later, sometimes! So, while watching educational videos may make it look extremely easy to re-grout your tiled surfaces, it’s usually not that easy. Why not call the local professionals at The Grout Medic of St. Louis? We offer all new customers a 100% free consultation and will provide you with a free quote, too. Call us today at 314-408-6531!
How to I put grout down at the correct level when re-grouting and do I need to remove the old, cracked grout?
The first pitfall you may encounter when re-grouting your tiled surfaces is determining whether or not you need to remove the old grout, right? Furthermore, you need to ensure that you have the correct type of grout. Examples of this would be if you need sanded grout or unsanded grout – sounds really simple, never ends up being that simple if you’re inexperienced. Also, you may end up putting too much grout down and it will either be even with the tile or rise above the tile – these are both the incorrect way to apply grout. New grout should be slightly below the tile’s surface. The reason for this is that failing to “drop down” the grout will result in it chipping, cracking and becoming discolored much quicker due to foot traffic constantly making contact. Again, re-grouting sounds easy, but that’s usually not the case.
So, yes, you should remove old, bad grout before applying new grout. You should ensure you have sanded grout when the joints in your tile are a certain size and unsanded grout when those joints are a different size. You should also make certain to never use pre-mixed grout that you’ll often find, oddly front and center, at your big-box store. You’ll end up with a different color in most cases than you anticipated and it usually does not last as long as our grout.
So, before you take on a “weekend project” that turns into a total nightmare, just call The Grout Medic of St. Louis! We’ll provide you peace of mind in knowing the correct type of grout is applied and that it looks phenomenal once the project is complete. Additionally, our highly-trained grout technicians will remove all debris and leave the project area looking cleaner than when we arrived. Call today at 314-408-6531 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you soon!