Many people think that regrouting shower tile is messy and difficult. Actually, it is very simple. There is less chance of damage to the tile in the process of grouting, if done properly.
Simple steps to regrout shower tiles:
Gathering the tools- The best tool for grouting is a rotary tool such as a Dremel or oscillating tool. Other tools can include safety glasses, flat-head screwdriver, and shop vacuum. You may also need application tools such as large buckets, sponges and rags.
Remove grout - A fine-tooth blade on the oscillating tool will remove the grout. Do not force the tool into the tile edges. Forcing can chip the edges.
Get more grout out- Gently angle the blade to get more grout out. Be careful not to linger on the edges as it can damage the tile.
Remove grout manually- The power tool may not remove every trace of grout. Using a flat-head screwdriver or utility knife removes stubborn chunks of grout.
Mix new grout- Use a margin trowel and mix the grout according to directions.
Apply the grout - Using the trowel, apply grout along the tile surface. Distribute extra grout into the joints to fill them completely. This can also be done with a rubber float.
Remove excess grout- Remove excess grout from the tile. Do this by going over the tile with the rubber float. Move the float diagonally across the tile to remove excess grout.
Cleaning up-Wipe away grout haze using a wet sponge. Thoroughly squeeze out the water from the sponge. Do not stroke the sponge across the tile surface too hard, as it may pull grout out of the seam.
Finishing – Do not use the shower for at least 24- 48 hours. Once the grout is dried, apply a penetrating sealer with a sponge or spray bottle. Make sure to wipe off the excess sealer otherwise it may stain.
Tile repairing can be a very tricky job. To repair a cracked or chipped tile a little skilful hand is needed.Chipped or cracked tile is a common problem in many households. If you choose to try the repair yourself,here are somesteps for a guideline:
Purchase oil-based primer/sealer, high gloss oil paint that matches the color of the tileand a syringe of two parts clear marine epoxy.
Clean the chipped or cracked area with soap and water and rinse with clean water. Dry the area completely.
Once the tile is dry, use a very small brush and carefully apply some of the primer/sealer to just the chipped area of the tile. Avoid using a huge amount of the sealer.
Wait for some time and then apply a coat of finish paint in the same manner as you applied the primer/sealer.
See if the color matches and if there is a difference in the color; apply a second light coat of finish paint. After 24 hours you can apply a secondcoat of paint.
Once the color matches the surrounding part of the tile, wait an additional 24 hours. Mix the two-part marine epoxy that will fill the chipped area so it is the same height as the surrounding vacant part of the tile.
Carefully spray out equal amounts of each part of the epoxy onto a scrap of cardboard and mix it very well.
Apply the epoxy with the tip of a toothpick. Be careful to only get it in the chipped area.
Carefully drop a small amount of epoxy at a time and add just enough so the top of the epoxy is in level with the top of the tile.
Let it set. It usually takes 24 hours to set.
Tile Repair Contractor, New York
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Keeping grout lines clean can help maintain the life of tiles, and appearance of the bathroom. Perma Ceram is a re-grouting contractor in Westchester, NY who has highly skilled professionals to clean grout lines and repair tiles if required. This video explains the different ways to clean dirty bathroom tile grout lines. For re-grouting services in NY, contact professionals at Perma Ceram at (914) 930-4964 or (888) 797-8108 or email at email@example.com. To know more, visit www.permaceramwestchester.com.
Repairing tile grout is detailed work, that might require hiring a tile repair contractor, but you can do it yourself. You will need a bag of grout and a few basic tools to start. The following steps explain how to repair tile grout in a shower:
Check the locations and mark where tile repairing is required.
Apply mildewcide to mildew. Wash the shower with a degreasing cleaner.
Clean stains and mildew. Allow the shower to dry.
Remove loose, brittle tile grout from the lines with a grout removal tool.
Prepare a bucket of fresh grout with water.
Scoop the grout from the bucket with a small putty knife. Apply a smooth layer to an area where grout was removed, using your finger or a sponge. Wipe away excess grout with a clean, damp cloth.
Soak a sponge in clean water and ring the water out. Wipe the dirt from the shower with the sponge. Use the sponge to smooth every fresh grout line.
Allow the shower to dry.
Pour grout down the center of the grout lines. Soak the grout with sealer and remove excess sealer from surrounding tile with a clean, dry cloth.
10. Apply a second coat of sealer if required and allow it to dry.
11. Make sure you allow the sealer to dry completely before using the shower.
Bathroom Tile Repairing Contractor
If you have any tile repair work or need to repair tile grout, then call Perma Ceram. We are a reliable and trustworthy tile repair contracting service. We believe that excellent customer service starts with attending to the client’s needs on time and that is why we do our best to be on schedule and not keep you waiting. Call (914) 930-4964 / (888) 797-8108. We serve in New York, Westchester County, Cortland Manor, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Fairfield, New Haven, Connecticut, Stamford and Greenwich.
Over time, your bathtub may lose its shine because of harsh and abrasive cleaners. Chips and cracks in bathtub fixtures can be repaired without replacing them. This slide describes the advantages of fiberglassbathtub repair and refinishing. To know more, contact professional at Perma Ceram at (914) 930-4964.
If you have no experience with bathtub refinishing, then doing it on your own might produce undesirable results. This video shows some disadvantages of doing bathtub refinishing projects on your own without professional help. For more details, call(914) 930-4964 or (888) 797-8108. You can also send mails at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cleaning grout lines is tedious, but some tips can help you clean your grout lines with less hassle. For mildly dirty grout lines, spray warm water on the grout lines and allow it to dry. Perma Ceram, a tile re-grouting contractor in Westchester, NY has been providing re-grouting services from many years. Call (888) 797 -8108 for more information or email to email@example.com.
Bathroom remodeling can make your bathroom look beautiful and adds value to your property. Remodeling tasks need to be done carefully with proper planning. It is important to seek the services of a professional home remodeling company.
Bathroom Renovation Ideas
Try using modern 8 x 13 inch glazed ceramic as they are attractive and can prevent mold and mildew.
If you want to create a modern bathroom, use light colored tiles.
When remodeling your bathroom, replace the vanity with a new floating type that does not touch the floor.
Relocating a toilet can update an old bathroom.
The simplest method of remodeling your bathroom is to change the color. 60% of your bathroom should be a dominant color, 30% a secondary color, and 10% an accent color.
If space is available, add a separate shower to your bath area.
Bathroom Refinishing in Westchester, NY
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Fiberglass bathtub repair and refinishing can be done without replacing the fixtures. This process not only saves time, but can also save up to 75% over the cost of removal and replacement. This slide discusses fiberglass bathtub repair service in Westchester, NY. For more details, call (914) 930-4964 or (888) 797-8108. You can also send mails at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A dirty or stained bathtub makes the whole bathroom look disgusting. It is important to clean your bathtub regularly. Cleaning should be done carefully so that it does not cause damage to your bathtub.
Tips for Cleaning a Bathtub
After bathing, rinse the bathtub with warm water and clear the moisture with a clean cloth or soft sponge.
To remove mild stains, sprinkle baking soda on the tub’s surface and spray vinegar-water solution.
To remove hard water stains, dip paper towels in white vinegar and put them on the stains. After one to two hours, scrub with the baking soda and vinegar paste before cleaning.
Make a paste of one part hydrogen peroxide to two parts baking soda and rub the paste on tougher stains. Let it stand for 30 minutes and then wipe and rinse.
To remove rust stains, apply a paste of borax powder and lemon juice. Let it stand for 15 to 30 minutes, then wipe and rinse.
Wash away the products well to ensure they do not leave residue.
If stains on your bathtub are tough to clean, then refinishing is the best option. Refinishing can give a new look to your bathtub and does not need much time. Professional bathtub refinishing contractors can do the job perfectly.
Bathtub Refinishing Contractor in Westchester, NY
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