Shower Tile Regrouting
Does your shower have mouldy, missing or cracked grout?
Depending on your needs, we remove all existing grout from either the entire shower recess or in some cases only the shower base or walls.
Once we have skilfully removed all of the existing grout, we then re-grout the shower recess using a sanitised grout which is a cementitious grout designed for use with most types of ceramic tiles and natural stone applications and is available in a wide range of colours. The grout also contains a biocide, which provides it with a resistance to a broad spectrum of moulds and bacteria.
To finish, we apply a penetrating sealer to the grout to seal the grout.
Shower Epoxy Service:
We remove all existing grout from either the entire shower recess walls and shower base, or in some cases only the shower base or walls. We also remove all silicone from the shower recess tile juncitons.
Once we have carefully removed all of the existing grout, we then re-grout the shower recess using a uniquely formulated epoxy-based sealant. This epoxy sealant is resistant to mould and grease, and is guaranteed not to peel – unlike regular silicone – making it safe to clean even with a scourer. It is also guaranteed not to crack or deteriorate, and is designed to withstand considerable amounts of structural movement. Depending on your needs, we can apply the epoxy to either your tile grout gaps once the existing grout has been removed, and in some cases we can apply this product to the perimeter juncitons of your shower base and vertical junciton of your shower recess walls. This product is only
suitable for certain types of shower applications. We will assess your shower during our free site visit and consultation to advise whether your shower is a good candidate for the epoxy.
Shower Grout Deterioration:
Some tiles and grouts are porous- therefore can absorb small amounts of water. Over time, drip by drip, water can be silently penetrating into timber studs and plaster wall lining behind the tiles.
If there are cracks in the grout or tiles, water is more easily able to penetrate through to the timber/sheeting/ materials behind the tiles- causing everything to begin to rot.
Another indication of a more serious and more advanced shower leak is if you notice the grout on your shower base or the grout on the lower section of wall tiles in the shower begin to appear mouldy, chalky/salty or start to fall out.
The salty or chalky grout appearance you may see is called efflorescence. This occurs when there is water accumulating beneath the shower base tiles or screed, and the water beneath the tiles causes crystallisation of minerals resulting in the white powdery or chalky residue on the surface of the grout.
It is important if you notice this happening on your grout that you act quickly, as this is evidence that you have water accumulating beneath your floor tiles. The water may be absorbing into the timber flooring and joists or concrete slab- depending on your home’s construction.
Outside The Shower
You may also notice this on the floor tile grout on the general area of the bathroom floor or outside the shower area- this is a sign that the water is travelling underneath the shower base tiles along the bathroom floor beneath the tiles. If left unrepaired it can cause serious damage to timber flooring beneath tiles, architrave, door jambs, vanities, wall framing, carpets, adjacent rooms and floating or timber floors- not to mention the structural damage going on behind the scenes.