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Help with grouting [duplicate]

I’m regrouping areas on kitchen floor. Grout was stored in basement. When I bring up bag, grout is sort of hard and needs to be scraped to repulverize. Then when I apply to floor, it doesn’t harden. ...
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Using grout that had hardened in the bag

I had stored a bag of grout in a musty basement. When I went to use it, it had sort of hardened into a big block. I could pulverize it but when I rehydrated it and applied it it just stayed as a ...
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BEst flooring interface

New build, kitchen floor is LVT, adjacent to prefinished hardwood hallway. What is the best way to interface the two materials, so that the surface is continuous, i.e., no thresholds, no ...
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Wall moisture damage by shower. Is water coming through the grout?

I recently patched this drywall and painted it because of previous water damage. I also redid the grout you see in the picture. In the picture, you can see how the grout (Ultracolor Plus FA) looks ...
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How to remove grout seal around a shower panel + difficulty replacing entire panel with another?

I currently have a shower panel installed in my bathroom (this one) that needs to be replaced as it's broken. I bought an almost identical model (this one which has the same hookups/plumbing according ...
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Shower Grout Repair in a Rental

I’m renting so I don’t want to do any major project - just looking for a quick fix that will last for at least a year or 2. The grout in my shower is not sealed & mold grows quickly. It has become ...
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is this hole in balcony useful?

Before I fill this hole with foam, is it actually here on purpose? There are three of them on my balcony at different points where the wall meets the floor, and I can't think of a reason they would be ...
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Where is the water coming from?

We had our shower fixed and it’s been a nightmare. Now after the job is finished water is leaking through the tile curb (see image). Is there any way it’s causing damage or is it a simple grout fix?
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Epoxy grout, micro cement or shower pan over failed grout?

New construction bathroom 2 years ago. Hired a tiler to install herringbone pattern tiles on the floor and large format tiles for the walls. I noticed while rinsing the shower after cleaning it that ...
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Should I use leveling clips for 3 x 18 tile?

I plan on tiling my bathroom walls with 3 x 18 (2.875" x 17.625") tile. I've heard you should use leveling clips for 12 x 12 or larger tile. I'm larger than this limit in one dimension, ...
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Grout still "wet" days after regrouting

Looking for a bit of a sanity check and make sure I'm not overthinking this. We had issues with a crack in our grout and mold. So we hired somebody to come and regrout the entire shower floor. But ...
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How can I improve my grouting process and color consistency?

I am doing a kitchen backsplash, and I just grouted the coffee bar area. I still have the 2 main kitchen walls to do and I have a few questions before I do the rest. The biggest thing is the grout ...
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How can I restore the grout joint at the bottom of my shower walls?

Grouted pebble shower floor, tile walls. The rough, cement-like grout where the floor and wall meet, which resembles the banked curve of a race track, is slowly disintegrating, and there are gaps in ...
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Professional grouted white on top of black grout and now you can the black

We had our home built in 2021, we were told to pick out the tile we wanted for the shower floor from Lowe’s/Home Depot, chose a white/grayish stone tile and wanted black grout as our whole bathroom ...
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Regrouting an indoor pool

We have an indoor pool in the basement in a 40 year old home (Finland), the grout in the pool tiles has pretty much disappeared. Can I regrout this as is, or do I need to follow any special directions?...
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Can I add grout to my bathroom floor to raise the level of the grout? [duplicate]

THis is my bathroom floor. The grout is so much lower than the tiles.It was sealed after the floor was installed. Dirt, dust, and everything else gets stuck along the tile when I sweep or clean. ...
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Gap between tub and tile. 100+ year old bathroom. Tile over plaster walls & heavy cast tub

I caulked this gap but the caulk cracked, water soaked in and became moldy. I've removed most of the caulk and thinking about shoving some grout into gap at bottom then finishing off with a grout/...
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How to repair grout detaching from bathroom floor/shower base junction

I recently bought a condo and noticed that the grout between the bathroom floor and the shower is detaching from the tiles and shower base (see photos). I'm wondering what is the best way to repair ...
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Sealing edge between tub and tile

I recently found a crack in the material that seals the tile to the tub edge, so I removed it in preparation to replace it. I originally thought that the edge was filled with grout, but in trying to ...
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Possible to regrout floor to change its color?

The grout is not the color I want. It turned midnight blue and I want charcoal grey or black. I was at work when the workers grouted the floor. Can we grout with darker color over this blue and it ...
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Found crack along where shower pan meets tile. Caulk it? Grout it?

Was taking a shower and noticed pieces of grout had fallen into the shower pan. But I couldn’t figure out where it had come from. Look along the bottom and found I had redone the grout a couple weeks ...
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Tile repair project: what am I working with here? What's the best way to get a flat surface for mounting?

I’m working on a few projects around the house right now and one of them is fixing tiles that have come loose in the entryway over the years. To get a better idea of what I’m working with, I wanted to ...
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Grout gap - best way to fix?

I just had a full bathroom reno done and Kerdi board was used on walls, floor, bench and shelves in fully tiled shower; however, I have a gap in the middle of the bottom of the bench where it meets ...
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Is this a bad tile/grout job?

https://imgur.com/a/JuHDN5y Hi! Looking for some help bc I'm not quite sure about the tile job that was just completed. Before getting started/buying everything, I had showed the tilers a picture of ...
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How do I go about sealing grout between porcelain floor tiles without affecting their appearance?

Having my bathroom remodeled and chose a Porcelain Mosaic Hex tiles in Matte Finish for the shower floor. The manufacturer of the tiles said the Porcelain tiles do not need to be sealed. But I am more ...
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What type of material should be used to fill a gap in between my fireplace tiles?

I recently repainted the tiles and grout of my fireplace, using the appropriate sander, primer and paint recommended by Benjamin Moore. I then inserted a new set of fireplace doors. I was hoping the ...
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Shower leaking after renovation - grout/caulk question

The place I rent recently had a bathroom renovation done due to long term shower body leaks (as well as some other leaking). Long story short, they put up Durock and re-tiled everything. My question ...
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Is my contractor right about my noisy bathroom tiles? [duplicate]

I posted about this yesterday too under a different username but can’t figure out how to just update it and so I’m doing a new post after gathering some more info. Apologies if that’s annoying. I ...
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Are tile popping sounds & grout cracks signs of subfloor problems?

I had a new en-suite bathroom installed in my oversized bedroom a little less than a year ago. Today I noticed when walking on a certain tile i hear a little sort of pop sound. On closer inspection it ...
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Grout between bathroom wall tiles cracked due to shifting walls; can polyurethane sealant be used to fill gap?

There is a gap/crack in the grout between two columns of wall tiles in the corner of my bathroom. I think it's because of the walls shifting in an earthquake in 1999 (I live in Athens, Greece). The ...
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How can I repair cracking grout at an entry door threshold?

I am a first time home owner, so please educate me. This is at the entrance of main door. I see this join between tile and the metal near door frame is broken. Is this grout that need to be ...
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When should you remove water base grout sealer residue?

Tried sealing some of my grout today using 511 impregnator water base but there was some that got on the tiles and left a residue after wiping that I didn’t see till I was far away. I know the back of ...
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How do I fill only the top two courses of an existing CMU wall with grout?

I have an existing CMU wall that is open on the top so you can see down through the holes to the bottom. I'm going to put a beam on top of it, and the structural engineer said I need to fill the top ...
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Easier fix for water leaking under frameless shower door?

I have recently moved into a new place and one of the bathrooms has a frameless shower door with a sweep already installed under it. When the shower is used, water slowly seeps under I think via a ...
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Can I change grout color shortly after applying?

I started grouting my backsplash, and an hour or so in, I realize I don't like the white grout. Can I use something and scrape out as much grout as possible, at least, and start over with a darker ...
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Is this a huge problem in my shower?

Floor grout crack^^ Wall cracks New construction (built in 2022) - 1.5 years old. Noticed cracks in my grout in the shower and then noticed a crack in the grout on the floor. I showered once in the ...
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How can I remove grout from closely-spaced tiles?

Standard tiled shower walls, probably 1/16" or less between tiles. Needs to be re-grouted. I've seen the standard "grout saw" like this: And this triangle type: I can't imagine that ...
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Shower leaking onto carpet in adjacent bedroom

Carpet in the bedroom that backs up to the 2nd floor shower gets wet. There is no water leaking below the shower or in any other direction. I removed the drywall and there is a liner which was filled ...
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Help on old bathroom tiles falling and crumbling

I recently had to make some small renovations in my very old bathroom, which made me realize the tiles on the walls are in a very bad shape. I think they are original from the 1940 house build, and ...
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How to seal edges (cracks) in shower?

Seeing some hairline crack at the edge of the shower. What's the best way to add some waterproofing here? Silicon Caulk? Grout? Something else? Specific product suggestions appreciated.
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Why is shower wall cracking (tile and grout)?

Shower was redone about a year ago. At some point a crack slowly developed, through grout and a tile. The area is in the middle section, so tiles above and below and to the sides are fine. What could ...
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Question about DIY repair of bathtub and tile caulking/grout/silicone in gap with no backing (plus curiosity question)

I am a a first time DIYer working on an old bathroom. The tub seems like porcelain-enameled steel. I have removed moldy caulk and cracked grout from around the tub. The most puzzling issue is ...
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Is this cracked tile bathroom floor repairable?

BACKGROUND: 1942 brick home with crawlspace. Bathroom was added sometime between 1950-1970. The crack has been there for at least 20 years (likely more), and I'm guessing it was caused by insufficient ...
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Can I use clear epoxy resin to seal the grout lines?

Can I coat my grout lines in the shower wall with clear epoxy resin to permanently seal them and forget about cleaning yellow stains from mold every now and then? I am not talking about using epoxy ...
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How to fix this shower drain cover?

I'm about to regrout my shower floor but I'm not sure if I need something else other than grout cement in order to fix the drain cover in place. Any suggestion? EDITED: what seems to be only a drain ...
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How to fill hole near shower drain

Our shower is leaking slowly from somewhere, causing the ceiling of the room below to stain. We had the silicone sealant around the edge of the shower professionally replaced and it looks like a good ...
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Best way to fix grout issues (Mould?) in shower?

What is the best ** and easiest** way to fix these issues? I assume I need to scrape away the bad grout with a grout saw, and then re-grout. Is there an easy to use product I can use instead of actual ...
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How to diagnose the source of bathroom leakage with minimum damage

Today we notices some discoloration/stains under our stairway, next to our upstairs bathroom: I removed the wooden cover of the piping system, which was mostly soaked/rotten ...
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How can I add a grout joint where I forgot to include one?

I was going to grout this shower tomorrow, but I made a mistake. The shower has 3 glass corner shelves, with the tile above the shelf notched to fit over it, with 1/8" space around each shelf for ...
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Tight angle join between external walls possibly letting in water

Have a house ~1870, which is having some leaking/damp issues. One place I'm looking is where the neighbours boundary wall meets the corner of our house. Our house is on the left. It's difficult to see ...
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