Your average shower takes quite a beating. Almost every day it is exposed to wet conditions, humidity, dirt, dust and other debris. After dealing with these harsh conditions your tile grout will naturally degrade and need to be replaced. Fortunately, the process is quite simple, and you will be amazed how shower tile regrouting can transform your bathroom.
The Benefits of Tile Regrouting
Tile grout is a key component of your showers’ waterproofing system. It secures the gaps between the tiles to form a tight seal that prevents water from breaching the surface.
Despite its importance, tile grout is a porous material and one that easily absorbs moisture, dirt, grime and other debris. So after a few years the grout will start to deteriorate then crack, crumble and grow mould or mildew.
Worn down tile grout not only makes the surface look dull, but also increases the risk of water breach causing damage to the property. If you want to avoid the cost of retiling, replacing your existing grout is a fast, simple and cost-effective way to breathe new life into your shower.
Some of the best reasons to regrout your tiles are:
Save Money – Tile regrouting is far cheaper than going through the hassle of replacing your tiles. Professional tilers charge anywhere from $45 AUD to $150 AUD per hour and the job itself can take longer than a single appointment. On the other hand tile grouting can often be done in just one afternoon.
Enhanced Appearance – Do you have nice looking tiles, but the grout itself is filthy? You will be amazed at how shower tile regrouting can transform your bathroom. When colour matched with the right tile set, the clean and pure lines of fresh grout is truly a sight to behold.
Increased Lifespan – If left for too long, the presence of moisture, dirt and other debris can weaken the strength of your tile grout. By replacing the old grout, you will protect your home from water damage and be sure the shower will provide years of reliable service.
Reduced Downtime – Since the time spent on tile regrouting is far less than replacing the tiles (Shower Sealed can get it done in 4 hours or less), you won’t be left without a shower for several days on end!
Which Colour to Choose?
Choosing the right grout colour is essential to transforming the look of your shower or bathroom. Your personal taste and the existing design of your bathroom tiles will determine your choice of grout colour.
The two biggest deciding factors are: if you want to accentuate the current design or blend in with the tile. For example, a white grout colour against a dark tile will accentuate the design, but blend in seamlessly with a light tile colour.
Arrange an inspection with an expert who can show you colour samples in-person to help you make an informed choice. This way, you will know exactly how the shower tile regrouting can transform your bathroom – before you commit to the final design.