Can You Put Grout on Top of Old Grout?

August 01, 2019
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Grout is one of the unsung heroes when it comes to design. The grout used in a tile project can be as important as the tiles themselves. Today's grout can be found in many colors and textures, allowing for a wide range of artistic possibilities when it comes to making your tile installations really pop. With so many options on the market, you might look at your old tile installation and decide it needs a facelift. If your old grout is cement based, re-grouting might be necessary, especially if the grout was not sealed properly at the time of installation. Cement grout is porous and prone to absorbing moisture and dirt that can cause it to break down and deteriorate faster than other types of grout. Re-grouting your cement grout may be more a necessity than a preference.

Regrouting

How to Put New Grout on Top of Old Grout?

The good news is, re-grouting is not as difficult as you might think it is. In fact, if you see your grout lines are deteriorating, or even if you just want to update the look of your tiles, you can make a weekend project of it and have new grout in no time. Not only does it save you time when you apply new grout over existing grout, it saves you money.

epoxy grout is a great choice when you are ready to re-grout a tile project. Because epoxy grout is so much stronger than other types of grout (particularly cement grout), you won't even need to remove all of your old grout. You can apply new grout right over the top of the old grout. To do this, all you need is a grout removal tool. Use the tool to strike out the old grout, making sure the depth is at least 2mm, which is about the thickness of two dimes stacked one on top of the other. Once you've removed the old grout, make sure to clean the area so there is no grout dust or debris that will get in the way of the new grout.

Regrout White Grout to Blue Grout
With the old grout out of the way, you're ready to begin, and there is no better choice for re-grouting than Starlike epoxy grout. Starlike grout has no pigment to fade or shade, and every grain of quartz aggregate has been colored to ensure you get a consistent, long lasting color that is bold and will not fade. On top of this, Starlike comes in the widest selection of colors, giving you artistic choices beyond any other grout. Starlike's four distinct collections feature over 159 colors and finishes, including classic colors, highly chromatic and pastel Glamour colors, metallic finishes, glitter additives, glass grout, colored glass grout, and even grout that has the brilliance of the jewels.

Starlike epoxy grout is a product from Litokol, the world leaders in grout innovation. The Tile Doctor is proud to be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Litokol products because Starlike epoxy grout has the lowest toxicity classification of virtually any grout in the world, making it safe for consumers and for installers, as well as for the environment. Industry professionals over the world turn to Starlike epoxy grout for these reasons.

Regrout Black Grout to Orange Grout
Starlike epoxy grout is not only the best grout for durability and color consistency, it is the best choice for artistic expression. It's also safe and toxic free, making it the best all-around choice. Whether you are replacing old cement grout that has become weathered and worn or you want to update to a safer grout, Starlike epoxy grout is perfect for the job. It doesn't require sealing and it can withstand even the harshest weather conditions, making it ideal for both inside and outside applications.

When you're ready to re-grout your tile installation, give the Tile Doctor a call at 1-877-TileDoc (845-3362). You can also contact us by filling out the form here on our web site. We are always happy to answer any questions you have about our products or to assist you in finding the perfect color choices for your project. The Tile Doctor and Starlike epoxy grout—there's no better combination when you're ready to update the look of your grout.

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