When installing natural stone or other types of tile, it is highly recommended to seal the tile or even just the grout. Sealing the grout is very beneficial. Sealing the grout can prevent a number of grout problems including damages. Silver State Floor Restoration would like to go in great depths about the benefits of sealing grout and tile.
Unsealed Grout Leads to Discoloration, Uneven Color, Mold & More
When grout is not sealed it is very vulnerable. Grout that is left open can be prone to developing stains, mold, bacteria, and erosion. Most grout is a form of cement, which makes the grout very porous and can easily absorb liquid. Any liquid with some color will soak into the grout and stain the grout permanently. When it comes to floors, pet urine can soak into the grout and emit odors. Grout near sinks or in bathrooms are also prone to mold, mildew, and bacteria. Over time, grout absorbing moisture can weaken the grout where it will crack and chunks of grout can break out. Some problems can be treated, but it will take some work. Grout is also prone to developing grease, oil and dirt. For those who have ever cleaned their grout line themselves know it takes a lot of work.
Is it Really Necessary to Seal Grout?
When sealing the grout you can help extend the life of the grout and keep it clean. Mold, bacteria and fungi cannot form along the grout lines. Since moisture cannot absorb into the grout, it prevents the chance for organisms from developing. When sealing the grout line you will prevent stains, dirt and grease from accumulating along the grout lines. Sealing the grout prevents dirty grout lines and prevents the need to clean the grout line. If you have never taken the time to seal your grout, you are missing out.
How to Seal Grout
If grout has never been sealed before, you will need to thoroughly clean the grout lines first. You will want to make sure that the grout lines are properly cleaned and treated to ensure that no bacteria or fungi is living in the grout or it can continue to grow even with the sealer on. Additionally, you do not want to seal up any dirt or stains or they will be there forever. Once the grout has been cleaned it can be sealed. For those who may want to do their own sealing, you will find a number of different types of sealer and quality of sealers. Depending on the type of sealer you invest in, application will vary. Follow manufacture directions and possibly look up videos for more advice.
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It is recommended to seek out professional grout cleaning and sealing services. A professional can effectively clean the grout and in a timely manner. With their industrial cleaning materials and tools they can clean the grout fast and most importantly, they do it correctly. This ensures the grout is deeply cleaned. A professional also can seal the grout, removing the headache of doing it yourself. You can even schedule a professional service to come by and reseal the grout to ensure it is always protected. For quality grout and tile cleaning, sealing and more, contact Silver State Floor Restoration and schedule our services today.