Call us any time at All Done Company, at 201-458-0455.
Is your tile grout looking a little worse for wear? When your tile is put in correctly the first time, both the tile and the grout should last for years. Eventually, though, the grout deteriorates or cracks. This can happen sooner, rather than later, if the grout wasn’t mixed correctly during the original installation.
Simply putting new grout over the faulty grout won’t fix the problem. Grout isn’t very strong or flexible in thin layers, and your new grout will crumble and peel away to reveal the damaged layer below. You need to have the original grout removed, then replaced.
At All Done Company, we’re north New Jersey’s local tile experts. When you need to regrout your bathroom in NJ, we’re always here to provide great service and excellent craftsmanship– all at some of the area’s best prices. To schedule service today, call us any time at 201-458-0455.
Bathroom Tile Grout Repair in NJ: What’s Wrong with My Tile Grout?
Seemingly minor problems with your flooring can cause your tile grout to crack or deteriorate prematurely. It doesn’t look good when this happens, and small cracks in bathroom grout are a haven for mildew. You may need bathroom tile grout repair from a NJ home services company. Some of the most common things that NJ homeowners call us about include:
- Cracking. In a worst case scenario, your grout is cracked because the substrate– flooring underneath the tiles– is loose. When you step on your bathroom or shower tile every day, the grout and the tile itself can crack. The problem may also be that the grout was packed improperly, causing air bubbles to form inside and destabilize it. The grout may also have been mixed with too much water.
- Uneven coloration. Grout is supposed to have an even, uniform color throughout your bathroom. If it doesn’t, it may have been mixed incorrectly, or multiple bags with different colors may have been used during the installation process.
- Staining. Grout is very porous, and it absorbs moisture. This makes it particularly prone to staining, especially if it’s not properly sealed after it dries. Annual application of a sealant can help prevent this problem.
- Uncleanliness. Grout sits in a depressed area between the tiles, so dirt and grime collect there. Because its surface is uneven and very porous, it’s difficult to clean effectively. A solution of baking soda, vinegar, and water is helpful for removing staining and discoloration. For stubborn stains, you may want to use bleach instead.
Our Bathroom & Shower Grout Services NJ
At All Done Company, we’re always available to help you fix problems with your tile grout. Bad grout ruins the look of your bathroom floor, no matter how nice your tile is. Plus, it can make your tiles more likely to buckle or crack. Doing it yourself isn’t always the best idea if you’re not sure what you’re doing – plus, it’s a major hassle. Who wants to spend their weekend grouting and caulking the bathroom floor?
Hiring a professional for bathroom grout repair in NJ helps ensure that it gets done right, as well as helping you avoid a project that can easily turn into a major pain in the neck. From finding the right match for your original grout color and type, to removing and replacing bad grout, we’re always available to help you fix your bathroom floor.
Choosing the Right Grout for Your Tiles
First, we need to find the right grout for your particular flooring. Color match is important, but there’s also the matter of grout type. There are several kinds of grout available:
- Acrylic latex
Unsanded grout is ideal for grout lines less than 1/8″ across. If the lines are too large, it will pull away from the sides of the tile. It’s also safe for marble tiles, which are too delicate and easily scratched for sanded grout. For non-marble flooring, sanded grout is used for grout lines larger than 1/8″. The fine sand added to the grout prevents it from shrinking as it dries.
Epoxy grout can be used for almost any tiling application, and consists of a chemical base plus an activator. Mixing these components initiates a chemical reaction that hardens the grout, so once we mix it, we have a limited time window to apply it.
North NJ’s Bathroom Grout Repair Experts?
Does your grout need some TIL? Call us any time for shower, tile, and bathroom floor grout repair and installation services in Bergen County and beyond, at 201-458-0455.