Learn how to deduce whether cracked flooring tile is the result of problems with the grout, or the underlayment. Plus, get advice for dealing with the floor's installer after a botched installation.
TOM: Got tile with grout that’s grimy? With a couple of steps, you can bring back the sparkle for this season and others to come. Hi. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute. TOM: The type of tile you have and the degree of grout discoloration determines Read the full article…
Repair for Cracked Grout LESLIE: Fatma is on the line from Michigan with a grout question. What is going on at your money pit? FATMA: I have a – my house is about 22 years old. I think it was built in ‘94. I have a family room that is – the floors are ceramic. Read the full article…
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Find out how to clean or replace dirty grout. Get tips on knowing when it's time to start fresh with new grout vs. when you can just clean the existing grout. Learn about which tools and cleaners to use, and how to ensure a successful grout cleaning job. Also get tips on which tools to use to remove old grout, and learn how to apply new grout properly.
Regrouting doesn't have to involve removing every trace of existing grout. Learn how much of it needs to be removed, and discover the key to keeping replacement grout looking fresh and clean.