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    Bathroom grout discolouration

    Bathroom Specialists

    After fitting new bathroom tiles they were grouted the next day and within no more than a week the grout has started to turn orange? Does anyone know why this could be?

    Asked by Mo on 31st Mar 2020
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    Jay Property Services

    "Poor ventilation in the bathroom can cause this. Make sure the extractor fan is on if fitted and tiles are cleaned to remove soap suds"

    Answered on 8th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2016 - report
    Jb plastering and Renovation

    "Grout can turn orange due to shower gel or shampoo or depending on the type of grout you've used."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    gpg home improvements

    "Hi, it sounds like mould, most common in bathrooms, just wondering do you use a orange shower gel or shampoo coz that can do it. Try bi carb mixed into a paste and put on with a old tooth brush or silit bang, hope it helps, Gavin gpg home improvements"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Alex Handyman NI

    "Hard to say without all the details, grout type / brand, tiles, is it uniform across all the bathroom or spots / areas? Orange grout is sometimes the beginning of mould growth. Try cleaning with an anti-mould product to rule that out."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    TJG Tiling And Bathrooms

    "What colour grout is it originally? Did you use antibacterial grout which is recommended for bathrooms? It's either mould or there's a lot of iron in your water causing it to turn orange."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    RE Solutions Kent Ltd.

    "Hi. I can guess that the wall was bonded or plastered before tilling.
    It that's correct. Then that means tiles was fitted on wet or not fully dryer plaster/(bonding).
    Thank you."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report

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