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Can you repair damaged grout?

Damaged grout is more than an eyesore. It can lead to further damage to your home.

If you have come to this blog looking for solutions for your grout damage, you have come to the right place. The Grout Medic has many years of experience in repairing and maintaining grout and tile. We implore you to reach out the the pros at The Grout Medic at the first sign of disrepair.

Can grout be fixed?

Much of the time, damaged grout can most assuredly be fixed. And while there is a lot of information online about how to repair grout, we recommend entrusting your project to a grout and tile professional. This is because the steps to repair grout are better performed by experienced hands. What is required to fix damaged grout?

Can damaged grout be fixed?
Damaged grout can be fixed much of the time – a pro will know better whether your grout is able to be repaired.

Step 1: Identifying whether grout can be fixed

A professional eye will be able to quickly determine whether your grout can be fixed. Some issues that would disallow grout repair are:

  • Extensively damaged grout would be better replaced via tile regrouting than repaired.
  • If grout is nearing or has surpassed its useful life, your money would be better invested in a full regrouting project.
  • It could be advisable to replace damaged shower grout instead of repairing it.

Step 2: Removing damaged grout

Grout removal is only one of the very tedious steps of grout repair. Not only does it take an experienced, steady hand, it also takes tools that you might not have already.

Step 3: Cleaning the work surface

Clearing and cleaning up the work surface is also a step of grout repair that must be handled with great care. Loosened grout must be swept up with a shop vac. Residual debris or moisture will hamper proper grout installation.

Step 4: Matching the new grout with the damaged grout

This might seem like a simple step, but it is not always. Even grout that is just a few years old can have taken on a new hue from the original color. A grout professional will be better able to match the color of damaged grout, whether it is a few years old, or even a discontinued color.

Step 5: Installing the new grout

Many a DIY homeowner has at least thought of attempting grout installation in one area or another of their home. However, a grout and tile pro will be better able to tie in the new grout with the existing. They will additionally be better at ensuring that no grout haze is left behind after the new grout is applied. For a seamless and professional grout finish, we always recommend hiring a professional for grout repair.

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The Grout Medic is here to care for your grout and tile to protect your investment and keep your home or business looking great. Get in touch with us today by filling out our form. We look forward to hearing from you!