Mold, mildew and grime. We’ve all seen it on our shower tile at one time or another.
When bleach or grout cleaner doesn’t work, most people panic and some may think of ripping everything out and replacing the tile and tub.
The answer is to hire a redirection service. Revealers can make your shower surround look new again at a fraction of the price it would cost to replace the entire thing.
By using an oscillating tool and a carbide blade, a good batter can be achieved in 5 to 6 hours.
First, the technician will cut away all the moldy caulking from the shower pan or bathtub. Next, he will remove the caulking from the corners. At this point, we’re ready for the hardest part of the job, which is grinding away most of the old grout. Once all the dust and loose grout is vacuumed up, the new grout is ready to be installed. Two good rinses to remove any grout haze and now we’re ready to apply a fresh bead of silicone along the corners and seams of the base.
A grout sealer can be applied 5-7 days later and now you are ready to enjoy your new shower and all this can be achieved for around $500-$700.
Areas suitable for grouting
Rerouting is suitable for a variety of tileable areas, including but not limited to the following:
Balconies / patios
Why Rerouting – Benefits of Rerouting
Price – Your tiled areas can look “like new” for a fraction of the cost of re-tile or a complete renovation. Complete Renovation / Complete Renovation which generally includes the following costs:
The new mosaics themselves
Removal and disposal of old tiles
Charge for the placement and grouting of the new tiles
And in the bathroom, possibly too
Replacement furniture and accessories (faucets, toilet, bathtub, vanity unit, shower screen, towel rails)
Time – Get in, get out and be done in one or two days instead of coordinating plumbers and masons and other tradesmen on multiple visits.
Convenience – Grouting can usually be done with much less downtime than re-tiling or a complete renovation.
Environment: In today’s throwaway society, why dismantle and replace a structurally sound tile area only to end up in a landfill? A simple makeover will make it look like new! Would you throw away a photo just because the frame is ugly?
Grouting is a ‘green’ solution, saving carbon emissions compared to replacing tiles. Replacing/re-tiling is a poor option in an age where conservation is of concern. Contribute your grain of sand to help save the environment.
Increase the value of your property – A well-presented property can add thousands of $$ to the selling price, sell faster and attract a wider range of buyers. Aside from the kitchen, which most homebuyers consider the most important room in the house, bathrooms are considered a key selling point. It makes sense to spend a fraction of the sales price to ensure your home is presented and shows its full potential.
Rental Property – A well-presented property will attract tenants, can justify a higher rent, and will typically lease faster. An investment property is often one of your most important assets. It makes sense to spend a fraction of its value on keeping the property in good shape and preventing long-term problems from developing.
General Rescheduling – Frequently Asked Questions
Can wall AND floor tiles be grouted?
Yes, but not all tiles are suitable for grouting. As a guide, the tiles should be 4 inches square. We cannot retile mosaic tiles or tiles with unusual shapes (ie round, hexagonal, octagonal, etc.).
Do you regret using grout colors other than white?
Yes, there are a variety of grout colors to choose from.
Should I repent or withdraw?
your grout is moldy/discolored/cracked and deteriorated.
tiles are at least 4 inches square.
the tiles themselves are in good condition.
you are happy with the color of the tiles.
budget is not a problem.
time/inconvenience is not a problem.
the tiles are too small or not suitable for grouting.
you are not happy with the color of the tiles.
the tiles have been previously resurfaced.
What kind of tiles can you regret?
Ceramic, vitrified, porcelain tile, marble, limestone, granite, to name a few.
Is there any reason my tiles couldn’t be grouted?
If there are too many loose/cracked or broken tiles.
If the tiles are less than 4 inches square.
If previously epoxy grout or concrete has been used.
If the tiles have been previously resurfaced.
Shower/Bath Rerouting – Frequently Asked Questions
Can’t you just clean my shower to get rid of the mold?
No, once mold has penetrated the grout, the only way to get rid of it is to remove the existing grout and then replace it. All the cleaning in the world will only remove the mold from the surface of the grout and the mold will simply re-grow from the inside out. Additionally, cleaning grout with harsh chemicals and cleaners like bleach actually deteriorates the grout over time, making the grout more porous and encouraging mold growth.
Will sealing the grout in my shower prevent mold growth?
The short answer is no. Sealing the grout will help protect the grout and also make it easier to clean, but it doesn’t change the environment. A shower/bathroom is obviously a humid area, with high humidity levels, the perfect environment for mold to flourish. The best steps you can take to prolong the life of your grout and prevent mold buildup are to use a quality grout with an anti-mold additive, seal the new grout, keep the area as well ventilated as possible, and avoid the use of chemicals. and cleaners.
Why do I have to let my shower dry before grouting and for how long?
On average, you will be required to let the shower dry for 24 hours before and after re-routing. It is important to leave the shower dry to ensure you get the best possible results. Excessive moisture in the shower can cause a condition known as bleeding that can cause your new grout to discolor.