Wolcott Grout Sealing Techs Put a Shield On This Homeowner's Ceramic Floor
July 12, 2023Sir Grout Hartford sent a team of hard surface restorers to our client's home in Wolcott, CT, to seal the property's ceramic tile flooring. The owner sought our assistance because she was dissatisfied with the appearance of the floors. After so many years of wear and tear, the surfaces had deteriorated to the point that they seemed dirty no matter what cleaning measures were implemented.
Our client had been doing her best effort by stripping the floors, but the surfaces continued to have an opaque look. Despite the stripping, the floors remained dirty and the grout cracked. After seeing that the dirty grout and stains didn't go away, she looked for a Wolcott Grout Sealing company that specialized in grout sealing and cleaning. She needed a solution that would make cleaning and maintenance easier while also increasing the floors' resilience to daily wear and tear.
She went online, browsed through our before and after picture gallery and scrolled through our website for a few minutes to learn more about our services. The grout repair work we've done before on ceramic-tiled surfaces blew her away and it was just what she was looking for. She contacted us to schedule a free on-site evaluation because she was confident in our ability to restore the grout at her home.
Our crew arrived at her doorstep to assess the issue. They discovered that the grout was cracked and discolored as a result of significant foot traffic and poor maintenance after a thorough inspection. If grout is to survive and maintain a constant color, it must be cared for. Grout stains can be caused by a variety of factors, including improper sealing, constant wear and tear, poor cleaning procedures, and the use of toxic compounds.
The homeowner wanted to know what could be done about the current state of her floor. To solve the problem, our professionals would clean the grout and seal it with ColorSeal, our unique sealant. This would not only restore the color of the grout lines, but also make them impervious to harmful external substances. The proposed solution was approved by the owner, and a date for the procedure was set.
Ceramic floors can be a good choice for homes but many daily activities around the household can result in a lot of foot traffic and unpurposely staining the surfaces. Regular sealing is required because if not properly sealed, all forms of filthy liquids or spills will be absorbed by the grout resulting in a dark and dreary appearance. Cleaning becomes a major undertaking as the filth becomes ingrained and practically impossible to remove using standard means.
Our hard surface experts returned to the customer's home later in the week to properly seal the ceramic tile grout. Our crew started by soaking the ceramic tile surfaces in a pH-neutral cleaner that is tile and grout friendly and helps prevent the growth of germs, mold, and mildew. Our techs then scrubbed the cleaner out of the tiles and grout lines using a high-speed scrubber. For ColorSeal to adhere to the grout properly, the surface must always be as clean as possible.
After they finished cleaning, our team started the sealing process. ColorSeal, a Sir Grout Hartford proprietary acrylic-based sealer, was employed to achieve this. Water, filth, stains, mold, and mildew are all rejected by our sealant, which binds the pores in the grout. ColorSeal also comes in a variety of colors to complement the color of any tile.
Without a hitch, the process was completed. The owner was pleased with the end result. Before we left, our staff gave the owner some pointers on how to keep the floor in good condition. While ColorSeal makes grout lines easier to maintain, frequent cleaning is still essential to ensure that the grout lines last as long as possible. Our technicians suggested cleaning the floors once a week with a pH-neutral cleaner, like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner.
Unlike most cleaning products, ours is free of acidic ingredients, which can damage tile and eat away at grout. Our team also suggested wiping away any excess moisture with a dry cloth. Allowing any kind of liquid to sit on a tile surface for an extended period of time might destroy it. As long as the owner follows these instructions, the flooring will remain in good condition. Our customer thanked our experts for their recommendations and mentioned that she would recommend our services to her friends and family.
If you believe your tiled surfaces could use some care, Sir Grout Hartford is here to help! With our grout sealing and cleaning services, we can make the hard surfaces of any home stand out. Natural stone surfaces such as granite or marble flooring can also be cleaned, honed, and polished by us. Call us at (860) 781-6480 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free consultation today. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.
If you found this article helpful then let us know in the comments section below. Likewise, feel free to share it using the share options below. Want us to cover another topic of your interest pertaining to Hard Surface Restoration? If so, then like us and follow us on social media, and post to any of our social media profiles the topic you'd like us to discuss: Facebook Sir Grout Hartford, Instagram @sirgrout, and Twitter @SirGrout.