01:40AM | 04/03/04
Member Since: 04/02/04
1 lifetime posts
Our tile floor has been down 10 years and now suddenly the grout is becoming white looking and splotchy. The grout is a brown color so the white looks awful. Tried cleaning with grout cleaner, CLR---all kinds of things. Nothing helps. Got any ideas or suggestions? Would appreciate them. HATE to have to take up the tile, but unless we get a solution, that seems to be the way we're headed.


08:55PM | 04/08/04
Member Since: 03/15/04
28 lifetime posts
As long as the grout is in good condition (i.e. not powdery or flaking) there's no reason to remove any of the flooring. If you're only concern is the color of the grout, you can purchase grout colorants from any flooring store. You want to first clean the grout with sulfamic acid. Not as strong as muriatic and will not etch the tile or grout if used in the proper concentration. I know it can be purchased at Dep.ot. The sulfamic acid will dissolve everything on the surface of the grout and make sure the pores are open. Then, you can apply the colorant and darken the grout to it's original color.


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