Earlier this year, we had a new tile floor laid in our kitchen. The
contractor was recommended by friends. They tore out the vinyl floor
and old subfloor, put down new subfloor and laid the tile. It looked
wonderful! Well, for about a month.
We then noticed that grout was crumbling in a few areas. The rest was
fine, but these stops the grout just fell apart and came out. The
company returned and did the grout over in those spots (taking out the
old) and it looked great for a couple more months.. when the grout
started coming out of the same spots!
The company who did the work has since split up as it was very small so
we have no one to call to have them come back again.
Someone told us the problem would be the subfloor is moving slightly
under the tiles in those areas (we have an older home) and it is
causing the grout to crack and break away. Unfortunately, we can't
exactly tear up the floor again.
The areas are small, but unsightly and we have guests coming around the
holidays. I am embarassed to show off this new floor and grout missing
This may sound nuts, but is there anything like "flexible grout" that
would have some of the qualitites of caulk? I am thinking if they made
grout that was not so bittle and would flex a bit, it wouldn't crack
apart in these areas.
Just an idea.