Last week I shared on my stories that I was replacing the grout in between floor tiles. I thought it was pretty dull, but it turns out it’s on most of our to-do… and we all keep putting it off. I’ll admit, there’s nothing worse than standing on something sharp, realising it’s grout and you’ve got something else to do…
I headed to B&Q here’s a list of all the item’s you’ll need (with links!)
The Grout itself (I like a flexible one and it comes in lots of different colours)
A heavy duty Grout Remove to get out the damaged grout
A pack of sponges to clean, dry and buff (you can find packs of them in B&Q far cheaper than the one I’ve linked!)
Step 1: Removing the old grout
Start by removing all of the grout that is damaged. I just kept doing this until the surrounding grout isn’t loose/won’t move anymore. Once you’ve got it all out, sweep up the big bits and bin and then hoover the tile to get all dust out. (don’t just hoover it all up, it’s not good for your hoover, man).
Step 2: Mixing Grout
Mix up your grout, I bought a mix it yourself, as when repairing you don’t need huge amounts so I can save it for later. It’s just mix with water until you have a relatively thick consistency. I’m using grey grout but it’s available in lots of colours.
Step 3: Spreading
Using your float, spread the grout over your tiles (don’t worry too much about being neat, it’ll rub off the tiles). Make sure you use the edge to scoop up any excess and keep going until you’re satisfied the gaps are filled.
Step 4: Finishing the grout
I use the corners of the float to drag the grout out smoothly over the existing grout that doesn’t need replacing to create a seal and make it more durable.
Step 5: Buff and dry
Using your dry sponge and keeping it flat wipe over the tiles to use any unncessary grout. Then leave your tiles to dry. If you can avoid walking on them/only do the minimum amount for 24 hours.
Step 6: Clean
Once dry, clean off your tiles and you’re done! Another job off the to do! Any questions please just ask either via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me on Instagram @bethshehata