What is the best way to regrout bathroom floor tiles.?
The first step is to remove the old grout. Do this carefully to avoid damage to any of the tiles. There are several tools on the market that make this job easier. One that I have used is a bit that fits into a Dremel tool and grinds the grout out of the space between the tiles. With a little care you can remove the grout and be ready to begin the process of grouting again. If you have never done grout work do not panic. It is not very technical or complex and gets easier as you do some. The most important point to remember is to work the grout into the spaces from all angles so as to pack the space full without trapping any air bubbles. A rubber float and a good sponge are all that are needed to get the job done. After completion of the grout project and allowing time for cure to take place, I would suggest you apply a grout sealer. This closes the pores of the grout so that stains will not penetrate the grout and cause it to change color or stain. Read the directions on the bag of gro
Begin to remove the grout by inserting your rotary tool’s grout removal tip between the tiles and moving it up and down until the grout starts to flake off. Go slowly at first until you get then hang of it and then work carefully so as not to scratch surrounding tiles. Working slowly in small sections, work away at the grout. Remove the larger pieces with the tip of a flat blade screwdriver and remove the dust with a broom or vacuum. Once the grout is removed and the surrounding surface is clean, you’ve done the hardest part! Next, you can prepare to replace the grout. Mix the grout according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Grout dries quickly, so don’t mix more than you can use in a half hour! The consistency should be that of pancake batter so that it easily flows into the cracks but doesn’t drip all over. Using the float, cover your surface with the wet grout, filling in the cracks with even, diagonal strokes. Be sure to hold your float at a 45 degree angle to the tiles to push