had tiles put on but not been grouted properly gaps, cracks everywhere. Is it possible to put right without retiling again?
Hi, you can remove the grout and re grout.
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Yes its possible anything is.. Its pretty simple all that would need to be done would be for the grouted gapes to be racked open and re grouted nothing to sterssfull...
Could be 2 scenarios, 1 being just badly finished grout which could be rectified with rake & regrout. 2 being movement in tiles to badly installed tiles, in which case would posssibly need re tiled!
Best and quickest result is to remove tiles and re-tile and regrout correctly. Or rake out very carefully with special tool (Grout Remover) and regrout. This is a longer process and sometiles damage the corners or edeges of the tiles.
Regrouting is a waste of time and money as it will only get dirty and damp again ,
We advise to replace with a different product
Hi, it is, but make sure you take out as much of the old grout as possible, especially around the edges of the tile, it takes longer than you think and isn't as easy as everyone thinks but it can be done.
Yes you can put right without re/tiling. Remove old grout and re/ do .
If the tiles are not moving,you need to remove about 3 mm from the grout line and regrout it with flexible grout
yes, the grout can be raked out using a number of tools available on the market. depending on the grout width, it is easier to use a multi tool with a dedicated diamond blade. But you have to be precise and careful so not to catch the tile edges when removing the grout. If you have electric heating under floor tiles, you need to be extremely vigilant when using any tool to remove the existing grout, as the cables can be easily damaged!
I would always recommend using a flexible grout with added anti bacterial properties. Once the grout has fully dried out i would also recommend sealing it with a dedicated water based sealer, as most cementitious grouts are not waterproof!!
You can buy a plastic grout removal tool, the reason it's plastic is so it will not damage the tile
Yes it is possible to clean out grout from joints and regrout without any need for retiling
Yes just need a de grout tool to remove the old grout and replace new grout
It is, there are very cheap grouts on the market that shrink and crack and fall out. You must have the correct grout for the room.
When tiling you should always check to make sure the walls are solid, clean and sealed with tile primer not PVA and use the appropriate tile adhesive for the tile.
Kind regards Dylan, Weaves Interiors
It's worth a try but not always possible. If the grout comes out ok but it can be very time consuming, regards John
If its cracking then or the tiles moving, means not well set, or the surface behind moving. Even if remove old grout and do new, there is a chance if there is movements- it will crack again.
Can try with flexible grout. Maybe that will be enough. If not, then retiling all.
You have to take out the grout with a grout rake and re-grout.
Yes get a tiler to remove existing loose grout and regrout correctly or remove all grout and regrout