I can’t believe we’ve been in our current house for over two years. In a way, it feels like we just moved in here. It was our first single family home. We love having a spacious, private backyard for the kids. We love having an in-house washer & dryer to make laundry day a breeze. We also love our family-friendly neighborhood. However, there has always been one thing that bothered me about this place…The tile floor in the kitchen has seen better days. To be clear, the tiles themselves are in good condition, as in there are no cracks, chips, etc (although I probably would have chosen another color for the tiles). However, the overall floor in the kitchen has been a bit (a lot!) of an eyesore, mainly due to the condition of the grout.
Grout is a major pain, especially when it's old and grimy. Today you'll learn how to clean grout and make it look new again. Plus we share which grouts to use if you decide to re-grout your bathroom floor or if you just installed new tile. The tips you'll learn will be priceless.
Dingy and moldy grout just stinks.
Plus it's embarassing when you have house guests.
This past weekend I installed epoxy shower grout in between our 2 x 2 inch shower floor tiles. ...
Cleaning your tile grout is always a choir and time consuming. Applying a grout color sealer like Grout Shield will not only save you time but make you feel as if your floors or wall are looking new again.
After weighing our options for bathroom flooring, we decided to try vinyl tiling with grout between to give it the appearance of genuine tile. We couldn't be happier with how it turned out, how easy it was and how inexpensive the entire project was!
To learn how to lay vinyl tiling with grout, check out the tutorial on The Rehomesteaders' blog at: http://therehomesteaders.blogspot.com/2012/09/diy-grouted-vinyl-tiling.html
I have been living in my apartment for years now, and there is a huge chunk of missing grout between my kitchen tiles. I've noticed it for years, but I never did anything about it. It's gotten so bad (spreading to several tiles) that I finally had enough and decided to actually fix it! Grout is known for being daunting and hard to deal with, so I was nervous doing this project, but it turned out to be really easy! Once I got the tools together, it only took me a couple of minutes! And now those cracks aren't filling up with crumbs anymore. This project was definitely worthwhile. We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
Tired of trying to scrub away years of dirt and build up? So was I! This grout restorer and sealer is the easy fix for tired grout. I’ve used the Dark Grey and Snow White versions of this product. Both worked perfectly. This leaves an even, like new color across the grout.Note: I am not being paid for this post. I just really like the product and wanted to share it’s awesomeness with you. When we moved into this house 5 years ago, I tried everything to clean the grout in this guest bathroom. It actually used to be even darker and dirtier than it looks in my before picture. Of every cleaner I tried, he Magic Eraser was definitely the winner when it came to cleaning this grout. But even the Magic Eraser couldn’t completely restore this grout to white.
Here are some tips to make caulking easier. Also some good lessons I learned along the way doing our bath. Such as, I tried using a small squeeze tube on this job and can tell you not to waste your money on a tube! It popped the side seam and I ended up with all of the caulk in my hand. That is why there are no pictures of me actually applying the caulk with the tube...Lesson learned. Thankfully, our hands and fingers are wonderful tools. Main tools needed for this job are simple. Hair dryer, putty knife, caulking gun, painter's tape, Alcohol, rags, and a utility knife. Both a mask and safety glasses, you really don't want that stuff in your eyes. I also used vinegar to clean in between steps. Choose the right caulk for the job, I used one formulated for the kitchen and bath.
My 15 year old tile floor was in a great condition, but the grout was impossible to clean. I was able to make it look like new with this great product called GroutRenew. Was lot of work but but I love, love and love the outcome. One bottle of the paint was enough for about 100 square feet, depends how think you paint. Some of the areas under furniture and near walls did not need much of the paint but the most traffic areas were very dark and needed thick coverage. The 2 hours is an estimate for a small room or hallway.
If your tile floors are still in Great shape but the grout make's them look old useing Grout Shield color seal has made these old floors and walls look new again and the best part is its easy to apply
Most people don't realize that they need to seal their tile grout, and even fewer realize that you should be doing this annually. Yes, annually. The good news is that it's an easy (and inexpensive) DIY job, and I'm going to show you how to do it.