What exactly is Regrorting? Well, Regrorting is the process of replacing discolored, stained or yellowed tile in a home with new, fresh looking tile. It’s not as hard as it sounds, but requires some time and effort on your part because it is more than likely that a home will need at least two or more tiles replaced in order for the entire house to be restored to its former color and appearance.
The primary goal of regrouting is to get rid of all traces of the old, dirty, discolored or yellowed tile, including broken or chipped pieces. To accomplish this, several different methods are used depending on how extensive the cleaning and resealing are needed. If you simply want to remove grout lines, then a scrubbing pad, scouring pad, or a low-pressure washer may be used. For deep stains and heavily soiled areas, a power washer is usually used. Lastly, if you just want to restore a tile’s color and look, then using a low-pressure washer is the preferred method.
Some methods are more effective than others, but either way you go, always remember to thoroughly rinse and dry the area to prevent contaminates from setting in after you’re done cleaning and resealing your home. In addition, never use a harsh abrasive material when scrubbing tile because this can permanently dull and damage your tile. If you don’t have a lot of time to perform this procedure yourself, then you might consider hiring a professional to do it for you. You can purchase a package of high-quality grout, tiles, sealers and other products from most home improvement stores and online retailers.