Can this grout be restored?
It was suggested in my original post (link below) to create a new thread about the grout in my bathroom. I would like to keep the tile in my 1950's bathroom. The combo tub/shower leaks at the back wall and is currently not being used for showers. The grout and caulking around the bottom have cracked and separated. Also, when I tap on these lower tiles, it doesn't sound solid as the tiles higher up. Maybe they are coming loose?
The mosaic tile floor is in sound condition however the grout lines are dirty in many spots.
My question is - do you think these two problems can be solved by a tile cleaning/grout restore company? Has anyone had success with these companies? I'm in the Chicago area and there are independents and franchises (Grout Doctor, Sir Grout, etc.). Also, if there is a way to fix these problems, any suggested materials/methods I should look for when I call companies in for estimates?
I'll post pictures below.
Here is a link that might be useful: 1950's bathroom restore
This post was edited by DreamingoftheUP on Sun, Mar 2, 14 at 21:50