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Old 04-21-2008, 02:15 PM   #11
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And sealing is not just a one-time job. It has to be re-done - especially in high traffic areas. I will NEVER have a light-colored grout again!!!!!!!
You got that right!

Folks, grout sealer comes in a plastic bottle with a spout like an eyedropper. Just squeeze it on the grout line, let dry and you're done. It couldn't be easier, espescially on new grout. Get a pair of those knee pads, you'll need 'em.
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:23 PM   #12
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The deal here is/ was if I got the garage (got it) Wife gets a deck.

I didn't like the way the joists were in a section of the house, about the only way to replace these joist was removal of the mud plate where the deck was going, so the joists needed done first.

Since about all the bathroom plumbing had to come out to replace the joists the bathroom got moved around quite a bit, and since that plumbing was out I never really did like the kitchen .....

I was raised to not have others do for me what I can do for myself. Sooooo ....

If you ever need to know about the masochism of the serious DIYer I'm your reference.
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:27 PM   #13
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You got that right!

Folks, grout sealer comes in a plastic bottle with a spout like an eyedropper. Just squeeze it on the grout line, let dry and you're done. It couldn't be easier, espescially on new grout. Get a pair of those knee pads, you'll need 'em.

But that's the thing, this is not new grout.

There may be additional steps involved to result in a job that does not need repeated quite as often.
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:29 PM   #14
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We were fortunate to use GRAY grout when we did our Tile Floors. I can pass on an excellent cleaner for Tile Floors: 2 tablespoons amonia 1 tablespoon 20 Mule Team Borax and 1 gallon of water. Aria
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:43 PM   #15
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Getting back to the OP's question, which is:

How do I clean grout in an existing tile floor.
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:47 PM   #16
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Getting back to the OP's question, which is:

How do I clean grout in an existing tile floor.
I replied with the way that works for me. A quick trip to the local home center and you'll have your choice on cleaners, brushes and sealers.

When your floors are installed and if you opt to seal the grout yourself, ask the contractor what is recommended for the grout he/she used.
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Getting back to the original question, I clean mine with a toothbrush and TSP.
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:22 PM   #18
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Getting back to the original question, I clean mine with a toothbrush and TSP.

I quit using toothbrushes to clean stuff when my sister went away to college.

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