If you have a tile floor in your home, then you also have grout. Grout is used to keep tiles in place and protect the tiles from damage. When the grout itself is damaged, it can jeopardize the integrity of your tile flooring, and this problem should be addressed quickly to prevent further costly damage. Here are a few key signs that you need grout replacement:
- Tiles are coming loose: Your grout keeps the flooring in place and protects water and other liquids from getting underneath the tile. If tiles are coming loose, then the grout is no longer performing its function and should be replaced.
- Grout is stained or has mold: Grout can be cleaned or repaired, but if your grout is looking stained in multiple places or especially if it has mold or mildew, it is best to opt for grout replacement.
- Grout repairs don’t last: In some cases, problems with grout can be solved with repair. However, if the problem reoccurs, you likely need grout replacement. You’ll also want to call a professional to determine if there is a bigger problem to address such as subfloor shifting.
- Holes in the grout: Even small holes in your grout can allow moisture to sink in and cause further damage. Some grout holes can be repaired, but if you have many, then grout replacement might be a better option.
At The Grout ‘n Tile Tech, we are your local experts for all things grout and tile. We can help you determine whether or not grout replacement is necessary and then perform your replacement with expertise and efficiency. Contact us today.