Tub & Shower Stall Re-Grout/Re-Caulk


Tile regrouting is the process of removing the existing grout from your tile and replacing it with new grout to improve and enhance the look of your tile. There are many reasons why you may want to regrout your tile. The most significant is the fact that it is just horrible looking, it will not clean up anymore or maybe you are just trying to put your property on the market and want a cost effective alternative to remodeling. Whatever the reason, we are here to help.

Our technique of regrouting tile is the most effective, professional and BEST way to regrout. Our system will not only improve the appearance of your kitchen counter, vanity, tub surround, or shower stall but it will ensure a lasting finish for years to come.

The Regrouting Process

First, we assess whether you have sanded or non-sanded grout. If it is sanded grout there are other methods to clean, color and seal these grout joints such as grout coloring . (Rule of thumb- sanded grout can be cleaned, colored and sealed. Non-sanded grout can only be cleaned the best possible and sealed or regrouted and sealed)

We then completely remove the existing grout with a rotary tool, remove any existing caulking, acid wash all tile and grout joints to clean and prep for new grout, we then establish the color of new grout to be installed. Once the new grout is installed we let it dry and then seal with a sub surface penetrating sealer such as Miracle Sealants 511 Impregnating Sealer.

Then, we re-caulk any necessary areas such as the sink and base of counter top. When we are finished you are presented with an invoice and if you are happy you pay. That simple! Usually, most jobs are finished in one day. The process can create a little dust so, we take every precautionary measure to ensure as little invasiveness as possible.

Recaulking should be performed right away when old caulk is peeling or missing. Recaulking is recommended when the old caulk has become discolored or has mold and mildew that can not be cleaned. Recaulking areas that should be of most concern include: bathtubs, stall shower bases, shower doors, shower handles and faucets, around sinks and toilets. Other areas of concern also include: door and window frames, tile joints (wall, floor and corner).

Recaulking Benefits

Protection from Mold and Water Damage, water can enter into the walls from joints around the bathtub, sink, faucets, shower handles and windows. Once water starts to penetrate, it will eventually cause a great deal of damage to the areas that are not visible until it is too late. Some of these areas include wall studs, floor joists, sheet rock and insulation with in walls and below floors. Appearance, clean and neat caulking gives the bathroom a polished appearance.

Money Savings, in addition to saving money on costly water damage repairs, having a professional recaulk your bathroom will save you time and the cost of materials. Many times when caulking is not done correctly it will appear uneven, lumpy and just plain messy. You will then need to remove it, as well as purchase more caulk and try again.