Grout is the power player that pulls your tile together, but it rarely gets the attention it deserves. After all, it’s the tile you see when you look at your floor or your countertops. You don’t really pay attention to the lines between the tile. But those little lines can have a big impact on how your floors, countertops, backsplash, and other tiled spaces look. Dirty, cracked, or crumbling grout is going to make your tile look terrible.
Tile grout sealing can help to protect your tile so that it does not get stained or damaged. If your tile is already a little worse for wear, grout color sealing can help to refresh the look of the tile and restore it. But you can’t just get anyone to perform your grout cleaning or sealing. You need to get a professional to do the work, or you need to do extensive research and have the right tools and materials if you are going to attempt it yourself.
Here are five helpful facts about grout color sealing for your Arizona home or business:
It Works Best in Certain Rooms
Grout color sealing can refresh the look of tile anywhere, but you are going to get the best results in specific rooms. Decorative spaces that have lower traffic are going to see the most dramatic improvements from the grout cleaning and sealing. For example, a kitchen backsplash will look the most improved from tile and grout cleaning and sealing compared to the kitchen floor. The grout in the tile floor may have deeper stains or damage that can’t be cleaned or covered. You may actually need to invest in re-grouting for that floor.
The Sealing Color Should be Similar to the Original Color
If your grout was originally a dark grey, it’s going to be difficult to turn it white with grout color sealing. You might be able to turn it a darker shade of grey or even a slightly lighter shade, but you can’t make a drastic change. You might think that you’ve been successful when applying the new color, but you will realize your mistake a few weeks later when the sunlight hits that grout and you see the other color peeking through. Just stick to the same color or a similar color to refresh your grout without the side effects.
Sanded Grout is Easier to Color
Do you have wood furniture? Think about how the wood feels when it is sanded. Nice and smooth. If you were to try to paint it, the paint would glide right on. Now think about any unsanded or raw wood you may have. If you were to try to paint it, you would have a difficult time. The brush would catch on the nooks and crannies, and you’d have to go over the area multiple times to get the color in all those tiny cracks. The same is true for grout color sealing. It’s much easier to do on sanded grout, rather than unsanded grout.
Sealing Uses Acid-Based Chemicals
Tile grout sealing requires the use of materials that contain acid, so you should handle them carefully. Better yet, you should hire a professional to do the work so that you don’t put yourself or your family at risk. Those chemicals can also create toxic fumes in a small space like a kitchen or a bathroom, so even if you are wearing gloves and a mask, you can still experience negative side effects. Hiring a professional will ensure that the job gets done right and without putting your health or the health of your family at risk.
It is Best to Hire Professionals to Perform the Sealing
Tile and grout cleaning and sealing requires more than getting the materials and tools you think you need. Professionals know how to select the right product based on the type of tile you have or other characteristics of your space. They know which tools to use to get the best results, and they know how to work quickly and safely. They can get results you can’t, they can do it faster than you can, and they can do it without jeopardizing your property or the people who live in it.
The pros at Arizona Stone Care perform grout color sealing, as well as tile and grout cleaning, to get your tiled spaces clean and looking as good as new again. We can remove years of staining, revive colors, and protect your tile. We also perform stone polishing to remove surface imperfections and give the tile a glossy, new finish. When we’re done cleaning the tile, we perform tile grout sealing to ensure that your grout holds up for years to come and protects your tile from water damage and staining. Call us in Arizona today to learn more about our services or to get an estimate for your tile and grout cleaning or tile grout sealing.
Arizona Stone Care
Mesa, Arizona 85203
Phone: (480) 232-6264