Bathroom grout was originally introduced to close the gaps between ill-fitting tiles and prevent the water weakening the cement behind by causing continuous damp. These days it has a decorative function too, although it can also get pretty grotty over time. If the mould-spores have set in there’s little point in keeping on scrubbing. In fact it could just be time to call in a Bathroom Fitter London Residents recommend and put in a whole new bathroom.
Before you go to this extreme and get a Bath Fitter Quote it might just be possible to re-grout the tiles. Here’s how to go about doing what is admittedly a tedious job. You will need the following tools:
1. Grout Saw (hired from your local hardware store)
3. Small Wire Brush, Grout Spreader
4. Grout, Water & Sponge
Remove the Grout – Cut through the grout as close as possible to one side of a tile line using the grout saw and being careful to avoid chipping. As you repeat the process on the other side the tool will oscillate the grout loose and you can pick it up with the vacuum cleaner.
Tidy Up – Insert the wire brush into the space between the tiles and remove any grout left behind. Vacuum thoroughly and wash down carefully. Grout does not stick to dust so make sure you get this right.
Apply the Grout – Do this the following day to make sure that things are completely dry. Apply the mixed grout with the grout spreader leaving as little material behind and smoothing the grout between the tiles with a suitably profiled piece of plastic. After the grout on the tiles has dried to a haze remove it with a dry sponge or cloth tidying up any untidy edges of grout with a moist finger (do not overwork your skin!). The next day polish up the tiles and apply a grout sealer if desired.
If you do all this carefully and with sufficient attention to detail you may be able to extend the life of your bathroom for another year. If the boss is unhappy with the result then I’m afraid you’ll have to Find a Bathroom Fitter. But at least you tried your best to save some money for a while.