Preventing and Repairing Mismatched Grout

Preventing and Repairing Mismatched Grout

Have you ever looked at your grout and noticed it was different colors? If so, it’s likely you weren’t pleased with what you saw. Mismatched grout is commonly caused by uneven drying which is due to improper cement hydration. It’s considered a manufacturing defect. Regardless of what

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How To Prevent Sealer Haze

How To Prevent Sealer Haze

A sealant is put over grout to keep water and oil from getting into pores and capillaries. However, in some cases there can be something that prevents the sealer from fully penetrating the surface. The cause of this can be previous sealer applications. When the sealant is

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Preventing Efflorescence While Cleaning Grout

Preventing Efflorescence While Cleaning Grout

Has this ever happened to you? You decide to clean your grout. You think you are doing a great job, but within minutes a haze starts to form leaving the tiling looking even worse than it did before you cleaned it. So, what is one to do

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How to Disinfect Tile and Grout

How to Disinfect Tile and Grout

When you first get your tiling work installed, it looks all shiny and new. Over time, the tiles, and the grout between tiles can start to get a grungy look. What’s more, germs can begin to accumulate making the site of your tiles and unhealthy place to

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What is the Best Grout for Your Job?

What is the Best Grout for Your Job?

If you are working on a tiling project in your home, picking the right grout is essential. It could be the difference between a job that looks great and stands up to the test of time as opposed to, well a job that has a sloppy look

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Can I Put New Grout Over Old Grout?

Can I Put New Grout Over Old Grout?

When you first put in new grout, it gives your fixtures a bright appearance that puts a smile on your face every time you look at it. But over time, grout can begin to look dingy. What’s more, if water or grit gets into the joints of

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Most Common Causes of Grout Damage

Most Common Causes of Grout Damage

Not only is grout necessary in securing the tiling in your home, it is also establishing itself as a decorative element as new colors are being released to bring an updated look to your rooms. But over time, grout can begin to crack and crumble detracting from the aesthetic appeal of your home and compromising the staying power of your tiles.

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Which Grout is Right for Your Home?

Which Grout is Right for Your Home?

Grout is a thick paste that can be used in various applications. It can fill gaps; it can be used to reinforce structures and it is commonly used to fill cracks between tiles. Most grout is cement based. However, even though this type of grout is popular, it

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Tile Installation

Tile Installation

Your new tile installation won’t be complete until you choose the trim, borders and edgings.  You can add excitement to the most standard subway tile installation by including a contrasting color trim or border. Edge the installation in a third color or in the main tile color.

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How to Spot Water Damage

How to Spot Water Damage

When you purchase a home, one of the first things you should check carefully before you commit are the bathroom and kitchen for water damage. Here’s what to look for so that you catch the water damage in time to include it in the required repairs made before you

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