for the luv a god, use some spacing (the "enter" key)....damn
Are there any tiles popping up or is it just a grout issue?I have a client who has had some questionable work done on the NEW home she had built. Just weird stuff... like sheetrock butt joints in a ceiling running perpendicular to a joist - NO tape - cracks appeared instantly.. etc... Anyway, now she is not happy with her tile floor. When it was originally installed the installer didn't put enough grout in the cracks. Now there are craters that catch every crumb, dog kibble, etc. she drops on the floor. So, she wants me to add more grout. My concern is that it won't adhere and then will fail prematurely. I've asked a bunch of people (like at Color Tile, Home Depot, Floor Stores, etc...) Most of them said "no problem just add more grout" some say, "sure, just rough up the existing grout with a dremel and then add more with plenty of admix", and a few said "no way, it will fail for sure". So... any more suggestions / recommendatioins? Incidentally, the tile floor was installed after the original morons installed a hardwood floor on a cement slab -- with NO vapor barrier. Strangely, the floor cupped in about a month!
Trying to type fast... too much coffee!! ;-)
:notworthySo the tile is installed over a slab?
Do you know what kind of grout was originally used?
You know you're going to own the entire floor if you touch it, right?
(JF, I used the return key!!!)
Get the waiver signed before you do anything.I don't know exactly WHAT is under the tile???
There are no loose tiles, just not enough grout.
The house is maybe 5-7 years old - not sure?
I ain't ownin' nothin' in this case! I thought about having her sign some kind of "irregular procedure waiver" !
Found the return key!
ewwwwwwwwwwwwwbesides, if you start the grout process over, you, too could use sparkly grout!
No such product, but I bet I could simulate it.Sparkly grout IS intriguing, but I wonder if there is a grout with dog kibbles in it? Then she'd have nothing to complain about!
Depending on the groutline spacing.Looks like a waiver, and then total grout removal and replacement might be the way to go. Just hope it doesn't take me 5 lifetimes to get the existing grout out -- any suggestions for that?
You know you like the sparkle grout! :laughing:ewwwwwwwwwwwww
Something like this will help if the joint is large enough:Looks like a waiver, and then total grout removal and replacement might be the way to go. Just hope it doesn't take me 5 lifetimes to get the existing grout out -- any suggestions for that?
I admit it, I once did a countertop with black marble, gold grout with sparklies. Damn-it!You know you like the sparkle grout! :laughing:
s-p-a-r-k-l-e grout..........I admit it, I once did a countertop with black marble, gold grout with sparklies. Damn-it!