Tile or natural stone flooring is one of the most durable flooring options you can choose for your home. While it may be durable, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t problems that can arise. One problem that some people experience with their tile or natural stone flooring is grout discoloration. Because grout is such a porous material, it leaves it most susceptible to damage. Protecting your grout from discoloration will start with making sure it doesn’t get discolored in the first place. Silver State Floor Restoration is here to talk about what causes grout discoloration so that you can avoid it.
What Causes Discoloration in Grout?
There are a few different factors that can end up causing grout discoloration. One of the best was to avoid it is to know the cause.
– Improper Grout Installation: When the grout isn’t installed properly on your tile flooring, it can cause a host of problems and one of them is discoloration. There could be pigment issues, poor quality materials that were used to mix it, or even a bad mixture of the materials that make the grout in the first place. This is the worst situation because it is difficult to fix and usually requires the grout to be removed completely and reinstalled.
– Sunlight: Not only are the powerful UV rays from the sun damaging to your skin, but they can also cause damage to your grout. The sun can fade the grout in your flooring when there is too much exposure. It causes the grout to lose pigment over time.
– Grout Cleaning Methods: You need to make sure you’re using the right cleaners on your tile flooring to avoid causing damage to the grout lines. Avoid using strong cleaners like bleach and acids to avoid causing discoloration issues. You need to find neutral cleaners to get your tile floor clean and avoid damage to your grout.
– Mold & Staining on Grout: Mold can cause problems for your grout as well. It will actually turn your grout lines unsightly colors like black and green. Make sure there isn’t excess water on your grout to avoid this problem. Because of the porous nature of your grout lines, they are also going to be highly susceptible to staining. If you have a spill, it needs to be cleaned up right away to keep the staining to a minimum.
How Do You Keep White Grout from Discoloring?
One of the best ways to ensure your grout doesn’t get discolored is to have it professionally cleaned and then sealed. When it is sealed, the surface isn’t porous and doesn’t have the ability to soak up any spills and stains.
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You can count on Silver State Floor Restoration to help you keep your tile and grout clean and free from damage. We will seal your grout so that you don’t have to worry about grout discoloration problems in the future. Call us today!