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Help, Broken Tile & Stained Grout!

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Dan123, 19 Oct 2008.

  1. Dan123

    Dan123

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    Hi,

    It appears that something heavy has been dropped on my kitchen floor, although must have been a ghost as the wife and kids deny all knowledge of anything happening!

    Anyway there is now a hole of about a 10mm in diameter in the middle of one of the tiles, and when I tap it, it sounds hollow. I assume this will need removing (rather than simply filing the hole). Does anybody know how can I cut this tile out without damaging others?

    Another issue I have is that the light grey grout I have used is now very stained after only 6 months or so , is there a simple way of cleaning it or do I need to rake it out and re grout? Once I've cleaned it or regrouted is there a sealer I can use to stop this happening again?

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
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  3. lancenotalot

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    You will need to rake out the grout round the tile then hit it with a hammer to break it,you should then be able to lever the pieces out.

    To clean your grout use a bit of bleach and an old toothbrush.
    You can get grout sealers but don't know if they make much difference.
     
  4. Dan123

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    Thanks for the response Lancenotalot.

    I'll have a go at it at the weekend, bleach sounds alot easier than raking out the grout & regrouting!!

    Dan
     
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