A Proper Grout Installation Should Never Be Underestimated
There are many steps involved in grout installation, and they shouldn’t be overlooked! Grout seals the spaces between tiles, preventing moisture from reaching your subfloor and creating slippery floors that can cause injuries. But without a proper seal, you’ll have to replace your grout in a few years, costing you time and money down the road. To keep your grout intact over the long term, they should be properly installed.
Professional Grout Installation
Proper grout installation is crucial to protecting your tile floor. Without proper grouting, water will seep under the tiles, potentially causing damage to the subflooring. These mistakes are expensive and time-consuming to correct, so it’s worth investing in professional services for your grouting needs. A professional installer can quickly tell if your floors need new or renewed grout based on two simple questions:
- Does the grout color match?
- Are there any cracks? If you answer yes to either of these questions, then you’ll want to call in a pro for an estimate.
The Importance of Sealing Your Grout
Your grout can become discolored and unattractive after time, but you don’t have to live with that! First of all, let’s cover what exactly sealing does for your grout. Sealing is often used to keep out dirt and liquid stains, help maintain their color, prevent chipping or etching, protect against wear and tear from heavy foot traffic – these are just some of the many benefits! If you seal your grout properly, there will be fewer people who say, “my new tile looks dirty”. Yes, really. We’ve seen it happen. One day the tiles are clean as can be, and then the next day, they’re covered in dust. What could cause such an abrupt change? You guessed it: unsealed grout. If you neglect to seal grout, then they quickly attract dust and other unsightly messes, not to mention bacteria (gross). Once again, proper sealing will result in less work down the line because you won’t need to vacuum/sweep every day and scrub constantly if you don’t want those pesky footprints showing up everywhere! That being said, if any unsealed area becomes wet, then leave it alone until it dries completely because moisture in unsealed grout causes them to deteriorate much faster than sealed ones.