For those that do not know, grout is a mixture of sand, water, and cement and it is most commonly used in tiles. It is much like the glue holds your tiles together. However, it is susceptible to water damage, mold growth, staining, and discoloration since grout is porous by nature. Because of its vulnerabilities, it is in your best interest to ensure grout is properly sealed. The grout acts as a barrier and protects the grout from threats. Additionally, the sealant for your grout ensures that your tile walls, floors and counters remain waterproof as well. Due to its place in tile and grout maintenance, many homeowners and businesses want to know how long they should expect their sealers to last on the grout. Unfortunately, it can vary depending on the type of damage it took, in short. Generally, grout sealing can last for 2 to 3 years, however, to ensure your tiles and grout can stay in the best of shapes, experts recommend getting the tile and grout resealed once a year. Today, we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to further discuss grout sealing.
How Do You Maintain Sealed Grout?
Many people are concerned about how to protect them since grout seals can be easily damaged. To ensure that your grout seal lasts long and does not get damaged frequently, we recommend adopting two cleaning habits.
Using soft sponges or cloth use: You should use soft sponges or a cloth to regularly clean your tiles and grout, rather than going for hard-bristled brushes. Your grout sealing will last longer with this way.
The use of harsh chemicals needs to be avoided: Grout seals can be damaged easily with harsh
chemicals. Your grout seal can be damaged with normal household cleaning agents are usually full of chemicals. Try pH-balanced chemicals as they will not be as harsh if in the event you want to use chemicals to clean your tiles. For cleaning your tiles and grout, you can always try investing in a steam cleaner. It is an eco-friendly option with better results.
Will Sealing Grout Prevent Stains
Being stain-resistant is different from being stain-proof, however grout seals are stain-resistant. Your grout seal will get stained eventually. It will become hard to get rid of those stains, the stains on your grout sealing can give your home an untidy look. It is important to get them resealed so that the visual appearance of your home is not affected, though it is not like your grout seal will stain right away.
Testing Grout Sealer
You can test the integrity of the grout by placing a few drops on the surface. If the water beads on top the sealant is intact. If the water becomes water spot, you need a fresh coat of sealer.
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When you are due for sealing applications, make sure your tile and grout is deep cleaned first. For deep cleaning and sealer applications in your Las Vegas, NV Valley home or business, call Silver State Floor Restoration and let us serve you.