What is Grout for tiles?
Grout in simple words is the mixture used to seal tiles together. All types of ceramic or carbon-
ceramic tiles require grout to seal the seams between the tiles.
The seams between the tiles should be adequately filled with a material that prevents moisture from
seeping down to the underlayment.
To maintain this waterproof quality, all grout needs to he maintained properly.
It is important for cracks to be repaired periodically to keep it fully waterproof by preventing moisture from seeping.
Whether it is making a completely new bathroom or renovating an old one, it requires expert
Signs that say the grout needs to be resealed:-
1) Grout is cracked and falling apart –
If the grout in your bathroom is visibly cracked and has started to come out from between the tiles, then it is time to replace it.
Make sure you get the entire bathroom floor inspected because if it is failing in just a particular portion
and not the whole flooring.
Then you might be able to fix up a portion of the flooring and leave the rest of it intact.
2) Small holes –
Are you noticing small holes in the grout in your bathroom? Even the smallest
of holes can let in water.
Thus causing irreparable damage to the bathroom floor and the sub-floor beneath.
Keep an eye on it and if you notice small holes, then it is best to seek professional help.
3) Cracks after repair –
If you have successfully repaired it in your bathroom, but the cracks reappear.
Then there is surely a problem with the sub-floor or tile adhesive.
Tiles can loosen their grip with the sub-floor and result in cracks in the,.
At such a time, it is best to call a professional who can inspect your sub-floor.
4) Mold and mildew –
Regular stains are common on the grout but mold and mildew stains can cause more damage.
This is most likely to happen when your bathroom and shower surfaces are subjected to moisture repeatedly.
You will get Black, pink, red or green tints, they are signs of mildew and in such a scenario, professional intervention is necessary.
5) Seal your grout –
Make sure that the grout in your bathroom is sealed and well protected as unsealed are more likely to become stained, cracked or damaged.
Keeping the them sealed, also makes it easier to clean and extend the life of your grout.
Consider cleaning them even if they have been replaced, cleaned or newly installed.
Amazing Bathroom Solutions is a premiere bathroom resurfacing company.
If you are not sure whether your grout needs to be restored or are experiencing any issue with your bathrooms, or
simply wish to get it resurfaced, contact us today for a free inspection.