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Missing Grout! Don’t Pout!

Missing grout can be a real concern. Grout serves an important role in protecting and sealing the gaps between tiles, preventing water damage, and maintaining the overall look & feel of your tiled surfaces. When grout starts to go missing or deteriorate, it is essential to address the problem promptly to avoid further damage and maintain the integrity of your tiled areas. So let’s talk about the problems that cause missing grout.

1. Wear and Tear!

Over time, grout can wear down and break down due to regular foot traffic,
cleaning, and natural aging. This wear and tear can cause gaps to form or even
lead to complete grout loss in some areas.

2. Water Damage and Harmful Cleaners!

Moisture is one of the significant culprits behind missing grout. When water
seeps into the grout lines, it can cause the grout to crack, deteriorate, or fall out
completely. This is especially common in areas exposed to high humidity or
frequent water splashes, like showers, bathrooms, and kitchen backsplashes. Abrasive cleaners such as vinegar and bleach can also break down the integrity of the grout, causing it to deteriorate over time.

3. Incorrect Installation!

Improper grout installation, like insufficient grout application or improper
mixing can result in weak or brittle grout that is prone to cracking or falling out.

4. Settling or Movement!

If the substrate beneath the tiles shifts or settles over time, it can put stress on the
grout, leading to cracks and gaps. This is more likely to occur in older homes or
areas with unstable foundations.

What Are The Steps to Fix Missing Grout:
● Clean the area and remove any cracked grout (with specialized tools)
● Prepare the Grout (color match to existing grout)
● Apply the Grout
● Allow to Cure

When it comes to missing grout it is always best to consult a professional. At Grout Solutions International we offer free site visits. Our team will assess the situation and provide guidance on the best course of action. We have been servicing the Hamilton area and the surrounding Golden Horseshoe for over 20 years and we know GROUT!

Missing grout can be a common issue in tiled areas but with proper attention and
timely repairs, it becomes easy to restore the integrity and appearance of your tiled
surfaces. By addressing missing grout promptly, we will provide services to prevent
further damage and ensure the longevity of your tiled areas, keeping them beautiful
and functional for years to come Visit:-

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