Everything needs maintenance. As a homeowner, you know that. This includes your grouted surfaces. Beyond repairs and replacements, your grout greatly benefits from regular resealings. Why exactly is sealing your grout important and what happens if you neglect to do this? Let’s discuss that.
Where there is tile, there is grout. And some of the most popular places for tile installations are areas of the home that experience a lot of traffic, a lot of moisture, and a lot of exposure to grime. Think bathroom, laundry room, entryway, and backsplash. Things like water, foot traffic, and kitchen grease all threaten the integrity of your grout. Prolonged exposure to these elements can eventually lead to discoloration, staining, and ultimately, crumbling and chipped grout. What sealants do is add a layer of protection between your grout and these harmful elements. Properly sealed grout will have a much longer lifespan than that of unsealed grout, and it will look better too since it will be better equipped to stand up to staining.
Overtime, that protective sealant will become worn and deteriorate. Having your sealer deteriorate is much better than the same happening to your grout! But since nothing lasts forever, it is important to have your grout regularly resealed. Resealing your grout is far cheaper than replacing your grout.
In conclusion, having your grout sealed is very important. Afterall, your home and the things in it are all an investment. Protecting that investment in any way that you can is well worth it.
If you cannot remember the last time that you had your grout resealed, then it is time to schedule that in! At Stone Restoration Works, we would be happy to perform this service for you. Let us help you keep your home looking pristine and protect your investment.
By Stone Restoration Works 10-25-2022