Re-grouting shower


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Old 05-26-07, 10:27 AM
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Re-grouting shower

Hi. I am attempting to re-grout our shower. It is a 3 X 3 shower with spec house type white tile and white grout which started cracking and leaving holes. Also the silicone that attaches the shower door was especially globbed on. So I cleaned it well and we stopped using it 6 months ago!!!! Yes....my dh is quite irritated at me. So my big question is how much of the grout needs to come out? I have a grout saw but it is really hard work! I read on this site somewhere that I have to get all of the loose grout out. So as long as it isn't loose, I can leave it there and just regrout over it?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-26-07, 11:03 AM
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You could probably get away with getting at least 1/2-3/4 of it out. The more that comes out, the better the new grout will bond.

You should not just regrout over it without taking it down. It will not bond correctly.
 
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Old 05-26-07, 08:48 PM
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Grout in a properly built shower should not do that. There's a very real possibility the grout problem is an indicator of deeper problems. Is the house still under warranty.
 
 

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