Your home should be a place where you can relax and be yourself. The more you take care of your home, the healthier it will be, and the happier you and your family will be. It is very common that some of the most used rooms in the home have stone or tile flooring (e.g. the kitchen, entryway, bathrooms). One of the most important things that you can do to care for your tile and stone floors is having them sealed on a regular basis. Here’s why:
Why a Sealant is Worth the Work
Before we dive into the details, let’s make sure we know what a grout sealant is. Grout is made of sand, and is a cheap and effective way to fill up holes. In order for grout to properly do its job, it must be correctly sealed. Grout is porous, allowing bacteria, mold, fungus, and dirt to collect and grow quickly. The sealant acts as protection that is crucial to keeping your floors healthy and clean.
Give ‘Hotspot’ Rooms in Your Home Extra Protection
It’s hard to find a more relaxing or peaceful haven in a home than the shower/bathtub. In order to preserve your shower and bathtub as long as possible, it is important that you keep the tile protected. It is even easier for mold and mildew to grow in the bathroom due to all the moisture. We refer to rooms like this as ‘hotspots’, and these hotspots deserve extra attention and care.
Sealing should always be accompanied by cleaning. When you seal dirty grout, stains develop that become nearly impossible to remove. By maintaining the quality and appearance of these ‘hotspots’ you are making a big impact on the overall quality and appearance of your home.
It is generally recommended that you reseal the grout in high-traffic areas on a yearly basis. Low-traffic rooms that feature tile and grout are usually safe to be sealed every 4-5 years. Anytime you deep clean tile floors, reseal them immediately after.
Tile is An Investment
Although you may be hesitant to spend money for grout sealing, it will save you money in the long run. Tile or stone flooring isn’t cheap – it’s an investment that you want to make last as long as possible. Take care of your investment with regular maintenance, and when needed, regular, professional, deep cleanings. Relying on the professionals allow you to worry less and enjoy life more.
Chem-Dry of Greensboro is the local home cleaning company here in the greater Greensboro area. We use state of the art cleaning solutions, along with revolutionary equipment that allows us to get your tile shining like it did on day one. Learn more about our cleaning process and give us a call today to schedule an appointment!