Maintaining grout is hard. Without sealing grout properly, it is susceptible to staining, washout, mold, and mildew. Grout is designed to secure tiles in place and prevent water intrusion. It bonds tiles together, increasing the strength of the floor, wall or countertop and imparts a finished look. To protect your grout and inhibit mold growth, water leaks from the shower into the walls, and loosened tiles from grout displacement, follow a thorough cleaning with a professional grade grout sealing service. We offer free estimates and all service comes with a 5 year written guarantee. Before sealing your grout, our team can professionally clean it. You don’t have to lift a finger, except to call or email us.
Types of Grout
Cement Based Grout – The most commonly used type of grout is cement based and is available in two types: sanded and unsanded. Unsanded grout is typically used for joints 1/8 inch or less, while sanded grout is used for joints larger than 1/8 inch. The sand increases the volume of the grout and inhibits shrinkage. We carry a variety of TSS PRO sealants that work well to seal cement grout and our grout cleaners use the best cleaning equipment and tools to gently remove debris and stains.
Epoxy Grout – Epoxy grout is another alternative that offers greater resistance to staining and harsh chemicals. It, too, is available in sanded and unsanded varieties, but can cost as much as eight times more than cement based grout. Cement based grout offers greater flexibility, whereas it can be stained or painted to change the appearance. A grout cleaning service can prepare cement based grout before it is recolored. However, epoxy grout must be removed and new grout applied if a color change is desired. Grout requires regular cleaning and maintenance to ensure sanitary conditions and retain the visual aesthetics of the tile. Seal epoxy grout only after a professional cleaning for best results.
Maintaining Grout in Tile Flooring
Sweeping and mopping tiled floors will remove surface debris from grout; however, over time a deep tile grout cleaning is required to remove embedded dirt. Grout is porous and absorbs debris that may cause discoloration or staining. A professional cleaning can remove soil that has become entrenched and restore your grout to its original color.
Once it has been cleaned, a thorough tile grout sealing will protect it and make it easier to maintain. In addition, the grout sealant will prevent absorption of moisture and prolong the life of your tile. Tile grout cleaning is easier once a professional grade sealant like TSS PRO 500 is applied.
Kitchen Countertop Grout Maintenance
Kitchen countertop grout is extremely difficult to keep clean. Grout on kitchen countertops tends to collect food particles and oils. It may become stained from spills, and bacterial growth can lead to unhealthy conditions. Cleaning countertop grout may become difficult, and harsh cleansing agents may degrade or damage the grout.
Specialized cleaning may be required to remove set in stains and grease. Sealing the grout on your countertop can make it easier to clean and prevent staining. Our experts can rid your grout of the most stubborn stains and restore your kitchen countertop to its original beauty. Let our team of professional grout sealers get your tile countertops looking their best.
Grout In a Tiled Bar
The grout on a tiled bar is exposed to a significant amount of moisture. Beverage containers placed on it perspire and dampen the surface. Spills permeate the grout, leaving behind a sticky residue, and wine can leave a permanent stain. We can remove grout stains from your bar without damaging the tiles and leave your bar looking new again. Our sealants can prevent moisture from penetrating the grout and protect your tiles.
Maintaining Grout on Backsplash
Grout used to secure the tile of a backsplash is continuously exposed to water and cleansing agents. Water can seep into the grout and create an environment conducive to the growth of mold and mildew. This may increase the probability of respiratory illness for anyone in the household. Our professionals can provide a thorough cleaning of your backsplash grout to help you maintain a healthy environment.
A grout sealant application will inhibit the absorption of water and prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Sealing your grout backsplash will protect it for years and make cleanup a cinch.
Cleaning & Sealing Shower Grout
The tile and grout in your shower is constantly subjected to pressurized water and harsh chemicals. Over time, the grout will deteriorate, and water will seep beneath the tiles, causing them to become loose. If left unattended, the water can penetrate to the underlying wall. Grout that has become cracked or damaged can often be restored. A professional can clean and re-grout the tile to return your shower to its original condition. Our shower grout sealing and cleaning services can enhance the beauty of your tile and protect against water damage.
Bathroom Grout Sealing & Cleaning
Other areas of your bathroom with grout like tile walls, tile flooring, and tub surrounds need to be sealed properly as well. Bathroom grout sealing is a must because it is subject to high levels of moisture and wear and tear on a daily basis. Our team of professionals can give you free estimate and all of our sealing services come with a five year written guarantee.
Sealing & Cleaning Laundry Room Grout
Most people don’t think of the laundry room as a high traffic wet area like the bathroom or kitchen. However, the grout in your laundry room can be exposed to leaks from washer connections or drips from wet clothing. If you have a sink and hand wash there frequently, this could lead to mold and mildew growth. Moisture can seep into the pores of the grout and foster the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. In addition to the health risks presented, mold can leave dark stains on the grout. Our highly qualified experts at Texas Stone Sealers can remove grout stains caused by mold and mildew and seal your grout to protect against moisture absorption.
Clean and Protect Your Grout Today!
Cleaning and sealing grout protects it against staining and prevents the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. A professional sealant application from our grout sealing company will simplify cleaning and enhance the appearance of your tile. Texas Stone Sealers will keep your floors beautiful for years to come. Call today for a free estiamte with no obligation. We can be reached at (888) 726-4655.