The Benefits of Regrouting Tiles
Regrouting tiles can be a great way to give your bathroom and kitchen a fresh look. Many people don’t know that regrouting is an option, or they are intimidated by the task. But with the right tools, it’s actually quite easy! Read on to learn more about the benefits of regrouting, and how you can tackle this project yourself.
What is Regrouting?
Regrouting is the process of removing old, discoloured grout from between tiles and replacing it with new grout. This makes for a cleaner look and better seals against water damage and mould growth. Not only does it make your bathroom or kitchen look much better, but it also protects against potential damage from water seepage and other hazards.
How to Regrout Tiles Yourself
While professional help may be necessary in some cases, regrouting floor tiles is an easy DIY job that anyone can do themselves with the right tools. The first step is to choose a grout colour that matches your existing tile colour as closely as possible; then you will need to purchase a few items such as grout saws, caulk guns, sponges, and chisels. You will also need safety goggles and gloves as well as a mask or respirator if you plan to use any powered tools (such as power sanders).
Once you have gathered all your tools and materials, follow these steps:
1) Remove existing grout using either manual or powered tools
2) Clean the surface before applying new grout
3) Apply new grout with a caulk gun
4) Let the new grout dry for 24 hours
5) Use a damp sponge to clean off any excess grout residue.
Benefits of Regrouting Your Tiles
Regrouting offers many benefits beyond just improving the appearance of your space. Aside from preventing water damage from occurring in the future due to improper sealing, regrouting also helps make cleaning easier since dirt won't get trapped in old cracks between tiles. Additionally, regrouted tiles last longer because of improved adhesion between them which leads to fewer repairs down the line. Lastly, regrouting increases property value since potential buyers will be drawn to bathrooms or kitchens that are up-to-date with modern fixtures and finishes like properly sealed tile floors.