Darkened floor tile joints

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    tm243

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    Hey DIYers,
    We moved out of our rented house and the joints between the floortiles in the kitchen are now darker, landlord complained. We tried scrubbing and a special cleaning product, as well as a special eraser for those purposes but no luck. The joints where light gray when new. Any idea what could be done?
    Thank you!
     
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    Tell your landlord it's not your responsibility to seal the grout between the tile. Whoever installed the tile and grouted should have used a product to keep anything from absorbing into the grout to change the color, then after so much time it's supposed to be re-sealed anyways. That's not your responsibility! Your landlord should be mad at himself. It's a small problem and a pretty easy fix, the surface of the grout has to be carefully carved out, and fresh on top.
     
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