Why is Damaged Grout Bad?

Grout is the cement-like material that fills the gaps between tiles, and it is an essential component of any tiled surface. Sand-based grout is the most used grout in homes, this type of grout however is very porous and becomes stained easily. Over time, this type of grout can also become damaged or missing, which can lead to a variety of problems for homeowners.

Grout can become damaged or missing due to a variety of reasons, such as age, wear and tear, and exposure to moisture. Improper installation, cleaning, or maintenance can also contribute to grout problems. It’s essential to address any grout issues as soon as possible to prevent further damage and ensure the longevity of your tiled surfaces.

Addressing your damaged or missing grout isn’t usually on the top of people’s lists, however the longer you leave it, the worse it may get. Gaps in your grout can allow moisture to seep through to the subfloor, which can cause water damage and mould growth. Damaged or missing grout can make tiles unstable and may lead to cracking and shifting. Other than the unpleasant sight, unstable tiles can be dangerous, especially in high-traffic areas.

If you need a bit more than just patching up some damaged grout, you may decide to re-grout your home. In this case we recommend installing epoxy grout. Epoxy grout is a popular choice especially amongst our customers because of its durability, stain-resistance, and how easy it is to clean. It’s also waterproof, which makes it an excellent choice for areas exposed to moisture such as showers, bathrooms and laundries.

GroutPro is a professional grout restoration company that can help you with all your grout-related needs. We specialise in re-grouting by removing damaged grout and installing new grout. We work closely with our customers to choose the perfect grout colour for your home, ensuring a seamless and beautiful finish.

Contact GroutPro today to schedule a consultation and give your tiled surfaces a new lease on life.