Do tile and grout benefit from a sealer? This is a common question asked by many homeowners. Tile and grout is found in almost every home in America. Tile is a very durable flooring that is excellent for bathrooms, kitchens, and more. Where tile is used throughout the home, the next question is how will sealing the tile and grout change the tiles overall care and needs? Orange County Steam Masters will share how tile and grout can benefit from a sealer.
Should You Seal Grout?
Tile and grout do not require a need to be sealed. However, they do benefit from a sealer. There are a lot of benefits to sealing tile and grout. Tile, by its very nature, has a lot of pores which liquid can seep into. Mold, mildew, or bacteria can grow inside the tile and more particularly, the grout. Grout has much bigger pores than tile and it has a rough, grainy surface. Dirt, soup scum, or grease easily gets trapped inside the grout lines. Keeping bacteria, mold, and mildew from growing on your tile and grout can be a nightmare. Keeping tile and grout clean can also become a major task. Especially when grout lines become full of grease, soap, oils, and more, cleaning the grout often requires a lot of work.
Sealer Keeps Grout White & Clean
One of the many benefits of sealing tile and grout is that it helps keep the surface clean. A sealer helps to keep moisture and dirt out of the pores in the tile and grout. Mold, mildew, and bacteria can’t get inside the tile and grout either. Not only is the tile cleaner, the home is healthier by keeping out harmful elements such as mold and bacteria. Cleaning tile and grout with a sealer is also much easier. As the surface is protected, stains and dirt cannot affect either the tile or grout. With a sealer you no longer have to worry about scrubbing the grout line or spraying bleach on the tile.
Best Time to Apply Tile & Grout Sealer
It is often best to seal tile and grout when it is new and before moisture and dirt can ruin the tile. However, you can also seal tile and grout after it has been thoroughly cleaned. A professional tile and grout cleaning service can deep clean the tile and the grout lines. Afterward, they can also apply a sealer which will help to keep the tile and grout cleaner longer and with less effort. Tile and grout will require resealing as time goes by. Depending on the type and quality of the sealer, how often you will need to seal the tile will vary. Most tile and grout sealers will last on average six to twelve months. The high the quality of sealers you use, the longer the sealer will last. Most sealers are easily applied once that first coat is on.
Tile & Grout Cleaning, Sealing & More in Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim & Huntington Beach California
For those who seal their tile and grout, they discover they love the look and find it well worth the time and investment to keep their tile cleaner longer. If you need help deep cleaning and sealing your home’s tile and grout, contact Orange County Steam Masters today.