3 Reasons to Seal Grout

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Tile floors are known for lasting a long time without blemish or damage. The tile floors that last the longest have grout sealant to ensure structural integrity and aesthetic pleasure over years of use. However, it is true that many homes lack proper grout sealing on tile flooring in some of the busiest rooms in the house, the kitchen and the bathroom. Castle Rock, CO residents in need of tile repair or replacement services should know that grout cleaning and sealing is a cost-effective way to ensure the longevity of your flooring, without needing to worry about costly re-tiling or remodeling projects.

Advancements in the quality and type of grout manufacturing available today have complicated the question of grout sealant. It remains an absolute must for almost all types of grout made from Portland cement. While newer types of epoxy or urethane grout do not require immediate sealant protection, if you are looking to shore up existing grout, then it’s almost certainly Portland cement and, as such, needs to be sealed. Here are three undeniably important reasons to seal grout in your tiles:

Reasons to Seal Grout

Makes it Look New

You don’t need to actually replace the grout to make it look, and work, as though it were brand new. A layer of sealant will make the grout – and the entire floor at that – shine like you have never seen it shine before.

Prevents Mold

Aside from cracking in the tile, the worst thing that can happen to your flooring is that mold and mildew start to build up in the grout. You probably know that mold grows on damp surfaces, which puts your bathroom and possibly your kitchen at risk. Only if you don’t seal your grout of course, because it’s through the grout that moisture collects and propagates into mold.

Affordable

As alluded to above, if you are dealing with a dirty tile floor, you don’t need to take out a second mortgage to re-tile the whole room. A dedicated cleaning and sealing of the tile will, in almost every case, return your floors to a brand new state and keep them that way for a long time.

Contact the Grout Specialists for all your tile repair or replacement needs in Castle Rock, CO.

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