THE GROUT GUY Common Mistakes To Avoid When Regrouting Tiles

You’ve decided it’s time to freshen up your home. A great place to start to improve areas like your bathroom, kitchen or balcony is getting rid of those ugly grout lines between your tiles.

But before you roll up your sleeves and dive headfirst into the task, there are some common pitfalls that could turn this tile regrouting project into a disaster.

Overlooking the Importance of Proper Preparation

Thorough prep work before you start tile regrouting is a crucial step.

This is not just about getting your tools ready. Cleaning the area, selecting the right grout and ensuring you know the correct process to follow all form part of the preparation step.

Choosing the Wrong Type of Grout

One common mistake is not considering your grout colour selection carefully. Your tiles and grout should be in harmony – the right colour can accentuate your tiles and have a desirable effect on the room, while the wrong colour can completely throw things off balance.

Neglecting Using a Sealer

You might think it’s an unnecessary step, but make no mistake, it’s essential! A grout sealer acts as a protective layer, preventing water and dirt from penetrating and discolouring your grout. It’s like an insurance policy for your hard work, ensuring its longevity and maintaining its pristine appearance.

Applying Grout Incorrectly

An over-application of grout will make a job look sloppy and unprofessional.

Regrouting is more than just filling in the gaps; it’s about precision and balance. While it’s tempting to think that more is better, that’s not always the case when it comes to grout. Incorrect application of grout can ruin the aesthetics, overwhelm the tiles themselves, and even cause some structural issues.

There’s also a certain process to applying grout: how to spread it on, work it in, and wipe away the excess.

Inappropriate Cleaning Techniques

Harsh cleaning chemicals can wreak havoc on newly applied grout, causing it to discolour or even break down. Using a mild detergent and water to clean the tiles will promise better results.

In addition, it’s important to know that grout needs time to set before it can be cleaned properly. If it’s rushed with a mop or sponge, you might end up wiping away your hard work.

Shower being regrouted by grout expert

The Grout Guy – Professional Regrouting Specialists

Tackling a DIY regrouting project can be intimidating and can end up a disaster if you don’t know what you’re doing. 

Why not leave it to the professionals? The Grout Guy is your leading tile regrouting specialist in all major metropolitan areas. All our regrouting work is of the highest professional standard, using the best techniques, tools and products, with attention to detail making sure that your grout stays waterproof over the test of time. 

Our sealant seals the grout joints and acts as an extra waterproof barrier that can last up to 15 years. When it comes to leaks we offer a 10 Year Waterproof Warranty giving you total peace of mind. Get in touch today for a professional regrouting solution.

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At The Grout Guy, we are more than just a team of qualified tiling experts – we're your go-to source for top-notch regrouting and tile repair services that are both cost-effective and reliable. Our commitment to excellence has made us industry leaders in stopping leaks for households and commercial properties. From showers, bathrooms, balconies, and laundries we can breathe new life into any tiled spaces and make them look brand new again.




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