Natural stone flooring is a beautiful addition to any home and will increase property value immediately. It has become a popular option for home owners with the different natural shades available to choose from that will add depth and beauty to a room. When installing stone floors, home owners often contemplate whether or not to seal their stone and grout. Regardless of what type of tile you put in your home; natural stone, porcelain or even travertine, these will all benefit greatly from being sealed. When you seal your floor, you are sealing out chemicals, water and other contaminants.
Remove Stains from Granite & Stone Floors Right Away
Unfortunately, no floor is immune to experiencing a spill. Wine, juice and other food can leave a permanent stain on your floor, even if quickly cleaned up after the spill has occurred. There are many different elements that can hold and penetrate to the surface of stone flooring and grout. Dyes, polyester resins, epoxy resins, water and even oil from dirt tracked in from the outdoors can cause a permanent mark on your flooring.
Keeping grout clean is a pain for many home owners. Grout is a magnet that attracts dirt, grime and other unsightly filth to your floor. Dirty grout makes a floor extremely unattractive and can even change the look of the room in a negative way. Sealing grout helps to eliminate the look of filthiness, and when you do clean your floor, it will be much easier to keep your grout clean if it has been properly sealed. An important step to consider when sealing your floor is to do it before you install the grout. Many grouts contain dyes that will seep into the stone tiles, which are very porous and will absorb the dye which will result in discoloration to your stone tiles.
Sealing Natural Stone and Man Made Tile
When choosing a sealer, make sure that it is compatible with the type of stone you have installed, ensuring that it will not damage the surface or color of your stone floor. Sealing and grouting your stone floor is a big job that will take a significant amount of time and energy. Choosing a professional will end up saving you time and money in the long run as a professional knows all the proper steps to take and that will avoid any mishaps during the process that you might have experienced doing it on your own. They also have all of the tools and equipment needed to do the best job possible. If you are ready to clean and seal your hard floors and grout, contact Silver State Flooring Restoration for a professional and quality service that will leave your home looking beautiful.