Grout has a vital function in helping to protect your tile, flooring, backer board and giving the installation a finished look. When grout starts crumbling or failing, you will notice it more. Epoxy is one option that can be used when replacing old grouts since traditional cement-based grouts are not as durable since they tend to crack and crumble over time too. Today we want to talk about why Epoxy may be your best bet for looking after all these things, including making sure cracks never appear again. What's so great about choosing this type of material?
Epoxy is an excellent choice for grout, flooring, and backer board because it is not messy at all. Epoxy will also help you keep floors and walls free from dirt and dust that can make a mess over time. It makes it easy to clean floors since epoxy creates a smooth, waterproof finish. To clean all you need to do is spray on a gentle cleanser and wipe away with a clean cloth.
One of the biggest problems with cement-based grouts is that they crack over time. They tend to dry out and crack because they are not flexible like epoxy. Homes and buildings naturally settle and shift over time. When this shifting occurs, it can cause cement-based grout to become compromised. On the other hand, epoxy grout is flexible. Which ultimately means that it can withstand natural shifts without compromising.
One of the main problems with cement-based grouts is that they are not water-resistant. To combat this, you need to have cement grouts sealed every so often. Epoxy grout, on the other hand, is inherently waterproof. This makes it a great choice for damp areas since you do not have to worry about epoxy grout becoming damaged from water exposure.
Epoxy grouts will not crack or chip. This means that they will last for a very long time, and you won't have to worry about their look or function declining. Cement-based grouts will chip, crack and break as the years go by, leading to more frequent repairs and replacements.
If you are ready to switch from cement-based grout, contact Stone Restoration Works today. If you have decided that epoxy grout is suitable for your project, we would be happy to help.
By Stone Restoration Works 3-4-2022