How to Bring Back the Appeal of a Bathroom Floor with a Grout Sealing in Charlotte, NC
May 18, 2018Tile floors really excel when it comes to durability. Ceramic tile floors can last up to 100 years, while those made of natural stone can even exceed that mark. In general, they are very easy to care for and almost maintenance free. However, "almost" does not mean they don't need occasional maintenance. Both tile surfaces and the grout located between them need at least some adequate maintenance to preserve their appearance, and a young couple learned their lesson the hard way. Fortunately, our grout sealing service in Charlotte came to the rescue.
They liked to keep their house nice and clean, so every weekend they would spend a fair amount of time tidying up the place and cleaning every surface. Everything worked out for a while, but as time went by, they noticed something was off with their bathroom floor.
The tiles looked clean, but the grout lines gave the impression the whole floor was dull and dirty. No matter how hard they scrubbed or whatever DIY method they tried, nothing seemed to work, and a couple of harsh cleaners even managed to make things worse. At this point, they knew they needed professional help, so they asked their family and friends in hopes of finding a solution. Luckily, a relative recommended our services.
After looking us up on Google, the couple found our website at the top of the list. They visited our website and were able to read how giving proper care to grout is just as important as tile maintenance. So, they decided to contact us for a free appointment and an in-home evaluation.
On the agreed-upon date, our experts headed to the couple's home to take a closer look at the situation. There, they found an apparently clean tile floor that could use some professional help. The tiles looked in good shape, but a deep cleaning was necessary to make them the best they could be. The real problem, however, was with the grout lines. They looked dull due to dirt that had been accumulating over the years, combined with the use of soap-based cleaners that left a sticky residue.
To solve this problem, our experts recommended deep cleaning on both tiles and grout lines to get rid of all traces of dirt, grime, and soap scum. Then, to avoid the grout from ever getting so dirty again, they would apply our very own ColorSeal to add an extra layer designed to protect the grout from moisture, staining, and discoloration.
Happy with what they heard from our experts and eager to get the job done, the couple booked the next available date for the restoration to take place. They couldn't wait to see the final outcome.
The Cleaning and Sealing Process
After setting all things aside and protecting the adjacent surfaces, our team of technicians quickly began to work on the couple's bathroom floor. They started the cleaning process by using Sir Grout's tile and grout cleaner and a high-speed scrubber to get rid of all the grime and stains on both the tiles and grout lines.
Once the bathroom floor was clean and dry, they applied ColorSeal all throughout the grout lines. This special sealant not only serves as a protective agent, but also gives the grout a consistent color throughout, all while making it a lot easier to clean.
From the second our crew was finished with the bathroom floor, the couple stepped in to see the results. They were absolutely delighted with the sight they encountered. The grout lines looked as clean and neat as ever, and the professional cleaning process performed on the tiles made the floor look practically brand-new.
Before leaving, our technicians reminded the couple how their newly renovated bathroom floor would be a lot easier to maintain thanks to the ColorSeal sealant. We gave them a handful of handy care and maintenance tips, so the floor would remain in good shape for as long as possible.
- Avoid using acid, alkaline, or petroleum-based cleaners because they can break down the grout's surface.
- Use pH neutral cleaners when possible because they are safe to use on virtually any surface.
- Avoid using soap-based cleaners on tile surfaces because they leave a sticky residue that attracts dirt and makes matters even worse.
- Check at least three times a month that the sealant is working properly by dropping drops of water on the grout surface. If the sealant is working, the water should bead.
- When cleaning the floor, don't overdo the scrubbing. ColorSealed floors make it completely unnecessary, and the extra friction will only damage the grout.
A Grout Sealing Service near You!
You too don't have to settle with dull or dirty floors. Simply grab the phone and give us a call at (704) 626-6866 to hire our professional grout and tile cleaning and sealing services. We will be more than happy to help. You can also fill out the "Request a Quote" form found here, on this very page. There you will be able to easily set a date for a free evaluation. Finally, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to take advantage of our latest offers and promotions.
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