Are You Frustrated With Your Tile & Grout?
Are you wondering why the grout is so dirty at your home or commercial building no matter how hard you scrub it? Are you on your hands and knees scrubbing with a toothbrush and it still is not coming clean? Well, that is because your grout is not sealed or it is time to reseal your grout. Natural stone can also become stained and dirty if not sealed.
When should I seal my grout and tile? Most tile installers do not seal the grout, because they would have to come back days later after the grout has cured. If you have a new installation it most likely is not sealed, but it needs to be right away. If you are not sure you can sometimes tell by placing water on the grout. If the grout does not change color or get darker then your grout is most likely sealed. If it does change color or get darker then it is time to seal your grout.
Why does my Grout look so dirty even after I scrub it? Grout is very porous making it absorb everything that is spilled on it. No matter how hard you scrub it eventually the grout will become stained. This makes the grout and tile look dirty and not uniform. Some commercial buildings will FAIL INSPECTION because the grout looks dirty.
What should I do to make my grout look uniform and keep it that way? Your grout must be sealed in order to keep it looking uniform. If your grout is already stained then it is time to Color-Seal your grout! If a clear sealer is used then you will still see the stains that do not come out after the cleaning. So, a color sealer will cover any stains you have in your grout. This will make your grout look uniform and easier to maintain.
Where does the tile and grout need to be sealed? All grout needs to be sealed no matter where it is in your home or building. Showers, floors, backsplashes, countertops, walls, etc. Only tile that is a Stone needs to be sealed. Ceramic and Porcelain tile does not need to be sealed! Stone tile such as: Saltillo, Marble, Granite, Travertine, Slate, etc. needs to be sealed because they are natural stones and porous.
Who can change the color of their grout? If you do not like the color of your grout after it is installed you can actually Change the Color of Your Grout! There is no need to regrout your floor and start over with a huge mess. The grout can actually be re-colored with the color-sealer. For example, if you have a light color grout you can make it darker with any color you would like. If you have dark grout and would like to make it lighter YOU CAN! So, not only will your grout's color be changed but your grout will be sealed at the same time!
For further information on Tile, Stone, and Grout cleaning you can contact:
Zilliant Innovations, Inc.