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Answering Your Questions About Tile and Grout

Answering Your Questions About Tile and Grout

Our Grout Medic team travels all around the Colorado Springs area helping our neighbors restore and maintain their tile and grout surfaces. In our work, we often get asked questions by homeowners and business owners regarding tile and grout care. Maybe you have asked some of the same questions. So, allow us to answer some of those popular questions for you here today.

Can I Install New Tile Over Existing Tile?

An interesting and understandable question we get asked is whether you can install new tiles over existing tiles. And the answer is that it is possible to install new tile over existing tile in certain situations. However, it's essential to evaluate the condition of the existing tile, ensure it is well-bonded to the substrate, and make sure the additional height won't cause issues with doors, trim, or fixtures. It's often recommended to consult a professional to determine the feasibility and best approach for your specific situation. If you are asking this question because you have a project in mind for the future, just take these precautions before you get started.

How Do I Repair Cracked Tiles?

Cracked tiles can put a real damper on tile installations. Naturally when one occurs, our clients want to know how they can repair them.

Small hairline cracks in tiles can be repaired using epoxy or tile crack repair kits available at hardware stores. Clean the crack, apply the epoxy or repair compound, and follow the manufacturer's instructions. For larger or more severe cracks, it's generally best to replace the damaged tile entirely. That’s something our team can help with.

How Do I Prevent Mold and Mildew on Grout?

Mold and mildew growth are common issues that afflict grout. So many people want to know how to prevent it from developing. Adequate ventilation is crucial to prevent mold and mildew growth. Ensure that bathrooms and other moisture-prone areas have proper ventilation systems, such as exhaust fans. Regularly clean and dry the grout to prevent moisture buildup. Use mold and mildew-resistant cleaners or solutions and consider applying a grout sealer to add an extra layer of protection. If mold and mildew persist despite your best efforts, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team has the professional techniques and equipment needed to bust up unwanted mold and mildew from your grout.

And there you have it! A few answers to some popularly asked questions regarding grout and tile. If you have a question that was not answered here, see if it is covered in one of our other blogs or give us a call directly. We would love to help you in any way we can.

By Grout Medic 7-6-2023

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