Shower Tile Repairs Before You Sell

By
Home Builder with Zilliant Innovations - Tile*Stone*Grout:Clean, Seal, Repair

The one place where you go to get CLEANED is the SHOWER. If you feel like you need to slide on those flip-flops before you get into the shower ... IT'S TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!  You want to feel clean when you get out of the shower!

COST: You do not have to spend thousands of dollars to re-tile the shower.  The shower most likely just needs to be cleaned and sealed.  (if the shower is leaking then that may require more work)

SERVICE:  Most showers have caulking that needs to be replaced where the tile walls meet and where the walls meet the floor.  Then the tile itself needs to be cleaned and the grout.  After this takes place any areas where grout is missing needs to be filled in and the grout needs to be sealed.

This can make your shower look brand new again!  This will SAVE YOU... TIME, $$$, and help SELL THAT HOME!

 Let me know if you have any questions:

Jason
Zilliant Innovations, Inc.

www.ZilliantInnovations.com

Tile Shower Repair Before

Shower Tile After Repair

shower cleaning before

shower cleaning after

Comments (8)

Tom Larsen
The Larsen Protection Team - Williamsville, NY
We Shop, You Save!

Mine looks like the "before" pictures. Do I have to using a grouting tool to remove the old grout and then re-grout? I can't believe any grout cleaner would get the black mold off.

 

Any direction and help you could give would be appreciated. I want mine to look like the after picture too! Thanks.

 

Tom Larsen

Feb 24, 2009 04:54 AM
Jason Darko- Tile and Grout
Zilliant Innovations - Tile*Stone*Grout:Clean, Seal, Repair - Alpharetta, GA
Tile and Grout Cleaning and Sealing- Georgia

Hey Tom,

Now the mold and mildew that you are probably thinking of is on the caulking (the areas where the tile walls meet and where the walls meet the floor.)  The grout is inbetween the tiles and that can usually be scrubbed and sealed. The Caulk DOES need to be removed and replaced with new caulk.  In the cases above we used white silicone caulk.

Now we do run into a couple areas where me might remove a small spot (one grout line) and replace it with new grout, but the majority of the tile and grout come clean.  The color sealer that is applied on the grout will make the grout uniform in color.  So any STAINS that may not come out will be covered with the color sealer making the grout all uniform and looking brand new.  

You can also try and find any professionals in your area to come out and give you an estimate too.  There should be a Professional Tile and Grout Company in your area. 

Let me know if you need any help finding a professional or if you have any more questions if you try and do it yourself.

Jason

Feb 24, 2009 05:15 AM
Kevin Cavanaugh
Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty - Tappan, NY
Lic. Associate Broker, ABR, GREEN

Jason, very impressive.  What would be the typical cost for the work performed on that particular shower?  Have a great day.  kevincavanaughonline.com

Feb 24, 2009 05:33 AM
Jason Darko- Tile and Grout
Zilliant Innovations - Tile*Stone*Grout:Clean, Seal, Repair - Alpharetta, GA
Tile and Grout Cleaning and Sealing- Georgia

Hi Kevin,

It really depends on what the going rate is in your area but typically showers can run from $250 to $750. What is usually included is the entire shower: walls, floor, caulking around the shower frame removed and replaced and each grout line color -sealed and any grout repairs needed.  If you were to Re-Tile a shower it would cost about $1,500 and up. (depending on size, design, etc.) So you do save a lot by going the cleaning & sealing route. Plus it saves time as well - you can have an open house the very next day or even later that afternoon!  

Each shower is different and the amount of work varies for each shower. So, there is no standard shower when it comes to this type of work.   If there is less work then the price goes down, but if there is a lot of work then the price can go up higher. Plus we have to factor in if the shower tile is a stone or ceramic/porcelain.  So, there is a lot that we have to factor in.  

Our company goes out and gives free estimates since we cannot determine the price over the phone. I'm sure companies in your area will do the same thing.  But if you do have questions after you do receive an estimate please do not hesitate to contact me.

Hope this helps!

Jason

Feb 24, 2009 06:31 AM
Tom Larsen
The Larsen Protection Team - Williamsville, NY
We Shop, You Save!

Thanks so much, Jason! Mine does look exactly like your before photo but I think the wall line and floor line juncture is grout not caulk. So in your after picture, that was just cleaned and resealed, not regrouted?

What product did you use? I am quite amazed.

Thank you!

 

Tom Larsen

Mar 04, 2009 08:10 AM
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Mar 10, 2009 01:45 PM
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Jason Darko- Tile and Grout
Zilliant Innovations - Tile*Stone*Grout:Clean, Seal, Repair - Alpharetta, GA
Tile and Grout Cleaning and Sealing- Georgia

Hey Tom,

We use caulk where the tile walls and the floor meet. It gives it more flexibility than grout. The rest of the grout we clean and color seal.  There should be professionals in your area that can come out and do it for you.  It is really worth it and makes your shower look like brand new without spending thousands (thats usually what it costs to retile a shower). Good luck!

Jason

Mar 11, 2009 12:18 PM
Jason Darko- Tile and Grout
Zilliant Innovations - Tile*Stone*Grout:Clean, Seal, Repair - Alpharetta, GA
Tile and Grout Cleaning and Sealing- Georgia

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Jason

Mar 11, 2009 12:20 PM