The Most Common Mistakes That Happen by Not Hiring a Tile Regrouting Service

The Most Common Mistakes That Happen by Not Hiring a Tile Regrouting Service

At LF Waterproofing, we’re regularly hired for the first-class tile regrouting service we provide to Melbourne homeowners. In addition to removing old grout lines and cleaning tiles and joints, we can install fresh grout that improves both the look and quality of the tiles. We’ve repaired tiles in a range of different conditions, and we can often tell what tiles need by just looking at them. This includes repairing the mistakes that have been made when homeowners have tried to repair the grout themselves. Below, we explore some of the most common mistakes that can occur when you don’t hire a professional tile regrouting service.

Thinking Only Bathroom Tiles Require Regrouting

If you’re thinking about only regrouting bathroom tiles, think again. A common mistake homeowners make when wanting to do some regrouting work in their home is thinking that only bathroom tiles need to be regrouted. However, many other areas around the house will also need regrouting, such as:

  • Floors
  • Kitchen splashback tiles
  • Balconies
  • Garages
  • Pavers
  • Patios
  • Pool tiles
  • Interior and exterior walls

Thinking Grout Damage Doesn’t Have to be Treated Straight Away

It’s easy to dismiss any tiles that have cracks or splits in them and tell yourself you’ll get around to fixing them someday. But over time, the problems can worsen, making it important to hire a professional tile regrouting service to get such tiles inspected as soon as any damage becomes apparent.

Damaged grouting can cause many issues, including:

  • Leaking showers and balconies
  • Drummy tiles
  • Efflorescence deposits
  • Waterproofing membrane damage
  • Loose tiles
  • Lifted tiles
  • Dirt deposits in missing joints

Thinking All Grouts Are the Same

Many people assume that all grouts are exactly the same, so they use any type of grout to repair grout damage. Some people may even install new grouting directly onto the old grout. However, such methods only fix the issue for a brief period of time, and the new grout can start cracking after several weeks. There are many different types of grouts available, including:

  • Basic grouts (e.g. sand and cement)
  • Flexible grouts
  • Wide joint grouts
  • Specialty grouts that have efflorescence blockers
  • Epoxy grouts

Thinking Old Grout Can be Removed Manually

Many people think that removing old grout manually will do the trick. At LF Waterproofing, we don’t recommend homeowners use any manual removal tools for this task, as these tools aren’t able to remove enough grout in order to put in new grout. To properly remove old grout, our team uses diamond blades and specialised grout removing machines to get rid of grout located in hard to reach places.

Thinking That Regrouting is a DIY Job

Many people think that regrouting bathroom tiles, kitchen tiles, shower tiles or any other type of tile is a DIY job that won’t take too long to do. The reality is that it’s a time-consuming task that requires expertise, accuracy and the correct equipment. Any old and damaged grout around your house has to be removed to a specific depth, and the joints need to be thoroughly cleaned before any new grout is installed. Additionally, as there are many different types of grout and joint widths, you have to know what type of grout you will need.

Book Our Tile Regrouting Service Today

If you’re thinking about regrouting bathroom tiles, kitchen tiles or shower tiles around the house, get in touch with LF Waterproofing today. Call us on 0406 268 119 to speak with our expert contractors and book our tile regrouting service in Melbourne.

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