Over time, most of us don’t even notice the slow, darkening progression our tile and grout takes. But other people can, argh!
Most of us hope that our tile floor will last for many years, and it can, but over time the tile and grout will begin to darken and stain.
Grout and tiles are naturally porous. Therefore, dirt and stains are easily trapped, which in turn makes the file floor look a bit dirty and unattractive.
This goes doubly for the bathroom’s shower and tub areas! Bacteria, mold, mildew, and soapy residue will certainly cause some unsightly stains and can even lead to health issues (particularly if the mold spreads to the backboard or drywall).
Unfortunately, traditional mopping and sweeping are simply not enough to appease this. So what can you do?
Well, tile and grout sealing will certainly help keep that porous tile and grout cleaner, longer. To do this, you’ll want to look into regular professional tile and grout cleaning and sealing.
You might be wondering what sealing does? How long does it last? How often it should be done?
We’re here to break it down for you, so let’s get started!
What Does Tile and Grout Sealing Do?
To choose to seal your tile and grout, you must first know what in the heck it is and what it does for your home!
Tile and grout sealer is a liquid coat you can apply to the porous surface of your tile or grout. In short, it protects the tile and grout from natural deterioration, day-to-day wear, and helps to keep your tile cleaner, longer.
Sealers typically protect unglazed tiles and grouts from absorbing stains, dirt, grime, mold, mildew, bacteria, etc..
Sealing tile and grout can either be done yourself or by professional tile cleaners (which is what we suggest).
Specifically, after a good Zerorezification® on your tile and grout, our technicians can apply a sealant to your grout and tile to help create a barrier between those porous surfaces and whatever ends up on them!
Therefore, you’ll want to look into having your tile and grout professionally sealed, instead of the DIY method, for a few reasons:
- Not all tiles and surfaces can be sealed. The pros will know which ones should or should not be sealed.
- Professional tile cleaners will have the knowledge and supplies they need to apply the sealant correctly and efficiently, as well as which sealants should be used on specific types of tile.
Who doesn’t need a little tile and grout sealing in their life?
How Do I Prepare For It?
To prepare for tile and grout sealing, you’ll want to have any furniture on the file floors moved, so that the entirety of your tile floors can be cleaned and sealed.
Secondly, you’ll want your tile spick and span! Often times, if you choose the professional tile cleaning route, you’ll have the tile and grout thoroughly cleaned, and the sealant applied directly afterward.
How Long Does Tile and Grout Sealant Last?
Perhaps the most important question of all! With proper (and professional) application, the tile and grout sealer should last about a year. 2 years on the areas your tile that don’t see as much traffic.
How Often Do You Need To Seal Tile and Grout?
This is the perfect timeline, you see– we suggest having a regular tile and grout cleaning regime that typically consists of a professional home tile cleaning once a year. The perfect time to reapply the tile and grout sealant to your floors!
Of course, if this is a commercial business office, you’ll want to have your tile cleaned and sealed more often. We suggest about every 6 months for commercial tile and grout.
Zerorez® Phoenix Tile and Grout Cleaning and Sealing
If you haven’t already, we suggest trying out the Zerorez® tile and grout cleaning and sealing process.
Our process begins with pressure washing your tile and grout with Zerorez®’s patented alkaline water, Powered Water®. This is followed by high-powered extraction– the only way to make doubly sure that dirt and residue are permanently removed from the pores of your home or office’s tile and grout.
And, as we mentioned above, different types of tile require different ways and products of cleaning or sealing. Luckily, you can never go wrong cleaning with Zerorez®’s Powered Water® cleaning process!
Zerorez® Phoenix can make your tile even cleaner and hygienic with our exceptional, nano-technology sealer, applied by our trained professionals. Our proprietary product actually fills the porous areas of your tile and grout surfaces to keep your tile cleaner, longer.
Tile sealant also kills and suffocates the trapped bacteria at the time the sealer is applied and prevents other bacteria from finding their way back in there.
So as you can see, professional tile and grout cleaning and sealing can and will keep your tile cleaner, longer, while keeping your home healthy and sparkling!
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