Asked on Mar 06, 2019

How do I fix grout on a tile table top?

Anita Fleming
by Anita Fleming

Our dining room table is all tile with a wooden border. It's getting up there in years and though the tile is in near perfect condition the grout or what more accurately feels like rubber or silicone "grout" in between all the tiles is looking worn out and stained and starting to miss chunks in places. I've tried searching for ways to fix it with no luck. I need advice.....

  7 answers
  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Mar 06, 2019

    Hi Anita, sorry you are having problems with you table top. I hope this will help you. How to Refurbish a Tile-Inlaid Kitchen Table | Home Guides | SF Gate

    1. › ... › Troubleshoot, Fix and Repair

    A tile-inlaid kitchen table is a good candidate for a refurbishing project because it ... down to regrouting the surface, replacing the tile or refinishing the table itself. ... New grout can then be pressed between the tiles, using a rubber grout float.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Mar 06, 2019

    If you can dig it out. You can regrout, then seal it. I've used a nut pick or small screw driver to get it started, be careful with the tile.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 06, 2019

    I agree with Kelli, if you can get it out, you can easily replace it. As Kelli noted, be careful not to chip or break the tile. Good luck, Anita, you can get the table top back to looking like new!

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    • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 08, 2019

      Your very welcome! It is what I would do to find out what it is that was used as grouting. The associates would know a lot more about it than I do.

  • Janice Janice on Nov 29, 2023

    Sounds like you have a flexible grout now that might be able to be removed fairly easily. You can reapply with a similar grout using the product in a caulking gun. Apply in between the tiles and then use a damp paper towel to remove the excess before it dries.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 29, 2023

    You can chisel out the grout and replace tiles and grout. Make sure to seal.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 30, 2023

    If you can pull it all out do so. If not use a Dremel drill to remove it. When clear and ready to do again, use coloured grout maybe for a change or replace with the white waterproof grout.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 01, 2023

    Remove the old grout and replace it with a fresh new grout.