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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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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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How can I tidy up grout lines 24 hours later?

My first ever grouting work yesterday went okay, but I rushed through in a bit of a panic as I am new to this. In the light of the next day I'm not entirely happy with the cleanliness of the grout ...
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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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What to use between tiles and door?

I'm seeing this sort of interface where grout has been placed between the wall tiles and the door jamb. Is that the best material to use? Why not silicone? And how about aluminium angle trim? Or is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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removing grout from very narrow gaps between tiles?

Wanting to re-grout wall tiles in the bathroom, I realize that the gaps between tiles are very uneven from area to area, and are sometimes too narrow for either the oscillating tool's 1/8 inch blade ...
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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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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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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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Tips on Using Epoxy Grout in Shower

I am working on a shower and would like to use epoxy grout on the floor. I have been researching online about epoxy grout and tips to install it. I am looking for someone who has installed epoxy ...
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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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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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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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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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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 soon after sealing grout can you use a shower?

I used Mapei Grout Maximizer to seal the grout. How long does it need to dry before we can use the shower?
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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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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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Can you make your own epoxy grout?

I've been using it but it's very expensive. The grout powder appears to be normal grout... could I just combine it with some sort of epoxy mix?
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Grout cures too fast in the bucket

I just finished grouting the wall tile in my new-construction bathroom. I made a point of using a high-quality grout product, and went with Laticrete Permacolor Select (with bright white color packets)...
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How can I prevent water from seeping through grout joints of porcelain tiles on exterior deck?

A deck above living space was repaired last summer after discovering water damage below. After installing a waterproof pvc membrane manufactured by Duradeck, porcelain tiles were set. I recently ...
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Grout has gone hard and I have not finished can I add something to it to soften grout to finish the job

As title says need to soften up the grout to finish job
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What is this rubber seal under the grout in my shower?

I have a shower which has a join between glass and marble which has recently started leaking. As a first step, I've removed the grout for replacement, but it looks like there's some sort of rubber ...
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Grout near shower drain falling out

I built my house three years ago. The shower has tiled base. Recently the grout surrounding my shower drain has fallen out and it has opened a small crack between shower drain and the tile (images ...
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Removing grout from perimeter of counter and backsplash?

The previous homeowners of my house remodeled the kitchen and without looking too close, everything might look professionally done, but unfortunately we're left trying to correct a lot of these bad ...
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Bathroom Grout Cracking

The bathroom was renovated by the previous owner last year and has been seldom used. However, there are cracks found at the joints, e.g. along the red lines. What might be the cause? Was it wrong to ...
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Suggestions for re-grouting/caulking shower

We bought our house anew and didn't notice the uneven grouting job until the grout started to fall off after the first few years. My questions are I suppose I have to remove the existing grout off ...
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Removing grout haze from quarry tile

After grouting about 75 sqft of a 225 sqft quarry tile room we noticed some pretty bad grout haze. I've since learned that with quarry tile it's recommended to seal the tile prior to grouting to help ...

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