See How Our Grout Sealing Service Gave This Ceramic Tile Floor in Huntingdon Valley, PA a New Look
October 25, 2018Dingy grout can completely ruin the appearance of a ceramic-tile floor. A homeowner from Huntingdon Valley, PA recently called us to have the grout on his kitchen floor sealed. Even though he managed to keep the tiles in good condition, he noticed the grout lines on the floor had become darker over time. He tried cleaning them with homemade recipes he found online, but the grout only got worse. He decided to look up the problem online and found that stained grout is often the result of grime accumulation and improper maintenance. Most websites suggested sealing the grout lines to avoid these issues. This prompted the homeowner to search for Huntingdon Valley Grout Sealing professionals. He quickly found our website in the top search results and after reading about our services and watching some of our client's video testimonials, he decided to request a free in-home consultation.
On the day of the evaluation, our techs went to the client's home to inspect the floor. Upon checking the kitchen floor, our experts understood why the homeowner was concerned. The grout lines on the floor were dirty and stained, giving the entire surface an unclean appearance. After testing the state of the grout's sealant, our tech assured the customer it had completely worn off. The damage on the grout lines was not severe, so the grout lines did not need to be replaced. For this reason, our team offered the homeowner a thorough grout cleaning accompanied by a grout sealing service to get the floor back in shape. He agreed to the service and set up another date for the job.
Cracking, uneven color, and staining are reasons to keep your grout sealed. Due to its porous nature, grout can easily accumulate grime and becomes ugly. For most people, grout is notoriously difficult to clean, meaning that simply passing a mop over the floor will not be enough. Sealing grout not only keeps it clean, it makes it easier to maintain.
Our experts returned to the customer's house a few days later to begin the grout sealing process. The first step was applying a pH-neutral cleaner, letting it soak for a couple of minutes. Not only is this cleaner safe for grout, but it also can help protect the surfaces from harmful microorganisms for an extended period of time. Next, they used a high-speed scrubber to remove the grime from the tiles and grout lines. Once the kitchen floor was clean and our techs made sure the grout lines were in good shape, they finished the process by coating the floor with Tile Armor, our proprietary sealant. This is an impregnating sealant that keeps tile and grout protected from moisture, dirt, and other external agents.
The client was thrilled by the results. Our team had dramatically changed the appearance of his kitchen floor. The homeowner thanked our team for the service and said he would recommend Sir Grout Bucks PA and West NJ to anyone in need of a grout sealing service. He even left us a review:
Before leaving, our tech gave the customer some care tips to keep the grout lines on the kitchen floor in good condition:
- Use pH-neutral, grout-safe cleaners such as Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. This cleaner does not damage grout and greatly reduces the number of bacteria on any surface after it has been applied.
- Avoid using homemade recipes on tile and grout. Most of these recipes make use of acidic products such as vinegar. These substances can damage the surface and wear out the sealant.
- Always keep an eye on your sealant to make sure it is working. To do this, place a few drops of water on the grout. If the water seeps in, the grout must be re-sealed.
- Use a dry cloth to wipe away any spills or excess moisture from the kitchen floor.
Are the grout lines on your surfaces dirty? Then Sir Grout Bucks PA and West NJ is the best option for you. We are the leading experts in the field of hard surface restorations. Call us at (215) 450-5763 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form at the bottom of this page to schedule a free in-home evaluation today. Do not forget to subscribe to our newsletter if you want to receive our latest news and promotions.
If you found this article helpful then let us know in the comments section below. Likewise, feel free to share it using the share options below. Want us to cover another topic of your interest pertaining to Hard Surface Restoration? If so, then like us and follow us on social media, and post to any of our social media profiles the topic you'd like us to discuss: Facebook Sir Grout Bucks County, Instagram @sirgroutbuckspa, and Twitter @SirGrout.