How to Repair Shower Floor Grout

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You should always take great care and repair shower floor grout to avoid things like leaks later on. Find out how to repair shower floor grout with help from an experienced construction professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Nicholas Larocci, the home source guy, president and owner of Source Development Inc., a residential and commercial construction company in Garnerville, New York, and this is how to repair grout in a shower. So we're gonna use one of any numerous methods, we could use manual grout saws to remove it, there's V groove saws to remove grout, but one of my favorites is this oscillating tool. The greatest. Easy to remove, easy to handle for a home owner, and just a great tool. It's a diamond-coated bit, very thin to get into tight joints, which is what we need in our particular application. So we're gonna cut the joint, remove the grout in the affected area. Depending in the joint size, you would either use an unsanded, which is up to eighth-inch joints, or a sanded grouted, which is over eighth-inch wide joints. We're gonna mix a grout with the type that we need, and the consistency that we want, as you would in any size tile. We're gonna force it into the groove with a grout float, we're gonna use a damp sponge to remove the excess grout. One piece of advice I could give you home owners is, try not to use too much water, and try not to remove the grout that you just installed in the joint. So keep your sponge level and on a diagonal as you're wiping it off. Try to do it in single passes, and allow some dry time in between. If you're doing wider joints, it will take as much as three passes to get it completely clean, and it's very important that you clean off the tile once you've applied the grout. You don't want it to get stuck on there, and then have to scrub it off later on. And this has been how to repair shower floor grout. This is Nicholas Larocci, the home source guy, president and owner of Source Development Inc., a residential and commercial construction company in Garnerville, New York, helping you build a better life. We'll see you next time.

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