A tile grout sealer is applied to grout lines to prevent dirt and other stains from seeping between the stone. But is a grout sealer really necessary? It’s a common misconception that some people think that grout lines are used solely to define the borders of the tiles and fill the gaps in between them. Grout has a high cement content that acts as a type of glue that helps strengthen the bonds between one tile and another. Because of this high cement content it’s also important to remember that grout is generally soft and porous and as a result it can absorb different kinds of dirt, grease and stains. Bacteria and mold have a tendency to settle within grout and can be very difficult to remove. Some types of mold such as black mold can cause serious health problems. Bacteria can destroy the integrity of the grout and cause it to weaken and start cracking and chipping. Eventually the tile itself will begin to move and break away from the wall or floor. When a grout sealer is applied to the grout lines it will ensure that mold, dirt and other types of debris cannot soak into the grout and leave stains. Sealants also make the process of cleaning and maintaining the tile and grout much easier.
Should you Seal the Grout in your Kitchens, Bathrooms and Living Areas?
At Carpet Care 2000, our expert technicians are trained and knowledgeable in the cleaning and maintenance of all types of tile and stone. As a family owned and operated company, we treat your home like it’s our own! Carpet Care 2000 has provided the following answers to the three most commonly asked questions about grout sealer to help you understand the importance of sealing the grout within your home.
1. Do I really need a grout sealer? Every type of grout requires a grout sealer because all grout is porous and will absorb anything that comes into contact with it. Without grout sealer your grout will be dirty and stained.
2. How often do I need to seal my grout? Typically, grout should be sealed every 4 to 6 months.
3. What are the benefits of sealing my grout? Sealing your grout will make the grout surface smooth and waterproof. A grout sealer repels dirt and it will take your grout surface longer to become stained. Using a grout sealer will also increase the lifespan and beauty of your tile and grout.
Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning & Sealing
Contact the professionals at Carpet Care 2000 and speak with a customer service representative to schedule an appointment for a professional tile and grout cleaning and sealing today. A professional tile and grout cleaning will improve the longevity and beauty of your tile. The highly trained and skilled technicians at Carpet Care 2000 use specialized equipment and cleaning solutions to blast the dirt and bacteria from your tile, grout and stone without all the mess associated with mops and buckets and scrubbing on hands and knees. Using our professional cleaning protocols, we treat your home like it’s our own.