Vulnerability of Unsealed Grout & Why You Should Seal It
Common tile grout is a cement-based product that’s mixed into a spreadable paste with plain water. The cement content makes grout porous, which means liquids seep in if they’re not cleaned up right away. Liquids with color, such as fruit juice, tea and coffee, leave their color embedded in the grout once the liquid evaporates, resulting in deep-set stains. Grout sealers protect against stains by either coating or penetrating, and some guard against water infiltration. Although bleach can lighten some stains, it’s not a fail-safe method for keeping grout looking new. Oils also seep in, and removing those stains may require chipping out the old grout and replacing it.
To prevent grout discoloration and avoid the consistent need for professional cleaning, have your grout sealed. Grout sealant is transparent, meaning not only will it protect your grout lines, but it won’t affect the coloring, so your grout will continue to look great while being protected. Once grout sealant is applied, you’ll have a better time maintaining your grout lines in between cleanings. So get your tile and grout cleaning in Bakersfield or any of the surrounding cities in Kern County. Call today 661-396-1866