Grouting

Grout can be messy, so learn everything you can here before tackling your next tiling job.

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    Get an Airtight Caulk Tube Seal

    Done with the caulking job but the tube’s only one-third empty? Dip the nozzle into a can of Plasti Dip rubber coating ($6 at a home center). You’ll create an airtight seal that’s easy to peel off when the next job calls. Thanks to Kevin Lind for this tight tip.

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    Stop Hiring Out These 10 Home Repairs

    Every homeowner should know a trustworthy electrician, plumber and carpenter. But having them do small jobs can get expensive. Consider...


    Four Reader Questions Answered By Our Experts

    From old grout removal to deck fastener selection, we tackle a range of problems faced by our readers.


    Toolipedia: Grout Float

    Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about grout floats


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    This Magic Pen Will Clean Your Grout For Good

    Never worry about dirty grout ever again with this easy to use cleaning pen!

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    How to Clean Grout in Your Kitchen with a Surprising (and Cheap) Ingredient

    From your floor to your backsplash, removing gunky buildup between tiles is easier than you think with this trick.


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    How to Clean Grout With Household Cleaning Products

    You don't have to buy anything fancy or expensive to get your grout clean.

    10 Tips for Dealing With Water Damage, Mold and Mildew

    We'll walk you through how to prevent mold after water damage.


    Choose the Best Grout

    It's the make-or-break decision for your tile project


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    How to Grout Tile: Grouting Tips and Techniques

    Finish your new tile project with a professional quality grout job.


    Stuff We Love: Cool Technology

    Get on the cutting edge of the construction industry with this cool technology.

    How to Consistently Earn Positive Online Reviews

    In the digital age, online reviews can make or break a local business. Learn how to earn positive reviews and...


    Five Things You Should Know Before Hiring A Roofing Contractor

    A roofing pro explains the ten things you should look for when hiring someone to roof a house


    Selecting a Backer Tile Board

    How to choose the backing that best fits your tiling needs


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    Tips for Removing Grout

    Simplify this tedious chore with a reciprocating saw or an oscillating tool


    Matching Grout Colors and Caulk Colors

    You'll need sanded caulk and a makeshift applicator

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    How to Regrout Bathroom Tile: Fixing Bathroom Walls

    Simplify this tough job with a grout removal tool and learn how to regrout bathroom tile.


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    How to Remove Grout

    This oscillating tool makes removing grout easier


    Electric Grout Cleaning

    Give new life to an electric toothbrush.


    How to Spiff-Up Thin Tile Grout

    Some gentle scraping with a folded fine-grit piece of sandpaper will rub out dirt and stains on tile grout.


    12 Easy Things Everyone Should Know How to Fix

    Whether you're a new homeowner or an expert DIYer, knowing how to fix these common household problems can save you...


    Buff Away Grout Haze with Carpet

    When I tile a backsplash or floor, I like to use a scrap piece of carpet to clean off the...


    A Complete Guide to Bathtub Repair

    Solve any problems with a bathtub with our guide to bathtub repair. From grout to leaks, we've got the solution...


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    How to Grout Tile

    Many amateurs think of grouting as the easy part of a tile job. But grouting can make or break a...

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    How to Repair Grout That’s Cracking

    Don't tear out the tile, just tear out the cracked grout.


    How to Remove Grout Haze From Stone Tile

    Use a special grout release before grouting porous stone tile


    Grouting Tile Floors: Porous and Uneven Tiles

    Avoid grouting nightmares with natural stone tiles


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    Our Best Grouting Tips

    Finish your tile job right.


    How to Install Tile Backer Board on a Wood Subfloor

    Fight seasonal wood movement with a beefy base


    How to Whiten Grimy Grout

    Freshen up your tile without regrouting