This Simple Fix to Popping Tile Needs 2 Things…Utility Knife and Grout.
But first a little History Lesson on this Crazy Land-Locked, No Window Bathroom. The Bathroom has seen 60 Years of Home Remodels. All DIYs.
It’s a 1940’s house with the original Tub and Toilet. Before we took ownership, a Vanity Sink and Peach Tile were added. It’s a Lot of Peach.
The 1990’s brings Talavera Wall Tile. Our Spin. My feeble attempt to downplay all the Peach without actually removing the Peach.
2000 and River Rock Floor Tile. To bring the “Outside In”.
Today, a Simple Bring-Back-the-Classics Remodel in Black and White.
Bright White Ceramic Subway Walls. White/Black/Grey Patterned Floor.
Black/White Ceramic Tile (8×8)…On Amazon…HERE!
All the Peach is Gone. No More River Rock Floor. No Talavera Walls.
I thought I had the design all figured out and it was PERFECT.
BUT…Hmm…Wait a Minute. White Grout for the Floor????
My design choice for WHTE GROUT is it allows the FLOOR PATTERN to take center stage.
However, after just 1 week, even with daily Clorox Wipes cleaning, the White Grout was DINGY.
Clorox Wipes…My Go-To Cleaner. On Amazon…HERE!
UGH. I was sure we were stuck with my less than brilliant design choice of White Grout for a high traffic floor.
But then a Classic Aha Moments…
LET’S CHANGE THE WHITE GROUT TO PEWTER GREY!!!
Here’s the Simple DIY Fix. Cheap and No Tile Removal Needed!
Step One. With a Utility Knife carefully Scratch the Grout Lines. This gives the grout “teeth” to hold the new grout. But do be careful. It is sometimes easy to chip the tile…Go Slow.
Utility Knife…On Amazon…HERE!
Step Two: Mix the New (pewter) Grout and Wipe on the Floor.
Pewter Grout…On Amazon…HERE!
Step Three: Let the floor set for 1 day.
Don’t You Just Love a Good Before and After??!!
The BEFORE: White Grout.
The AFTER – Pewter Grout.
A Simple, Cheap Fix. Adds Lots of Wows! And Easy to Clean!
I’m On a Roll…Let’s Add Some Razzle Dazzle…BRASS HARDWARE!!!
Brass Hardware…On Amazon...HERE!
5 Minutes. Done and Done!!!
Amazing Transformation – I Love this Bathroom Even More!!!
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