Asked on Jul 03, 2018

Grout on bathroom floor looks wet

Lynne Katz
by Lynne Katz
Our bathroom floors grout looks like it's always wet. I was told by a friend it's because water leaked from tub/shower wall to below floor. Will I have to have my tile on floor taken up & check the sub floor? It's been this way for months.

  4 answers
  • Dee Dee on Jul 03, 2018

    I would have a flooring person look at it, because if the shower is leaking, it too will need to be fixed. You don't want to risk mold or if your bathroom is on the second floor of your home, it could fall through the ceiling. t any rate it will need to be replaced.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Jul 03, 2018

    Check around the toilet and around the tank. Also check the bolts that hold the toilet to the floor. Check the water shutoff because that could be leaking. And lastly does the tank on your toilet sweat when you are showering or bathing. Just one more spot to check before you tear out a wall.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jul 03, 2018

    First you need to find out exactly where the water is coming from and deal with that. Depending on how long the leak has been there will determine if the floor needs replacement. The plumber may even be able to tell you if the floor is ok or not. If he can't, you have to call a contactor to check it out and replace it.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Jul 04, 2018

    Is the grout actually wet, or does it just look wet? There are some types of grouting that do have more of a shiny 'wet look' to them. They are smoother, glossier, and do not contain as much grit as the 'dry look' types.