How to Protect Grout Lines from Staining and Damagesby Lisa C. Marketing Writer
Grout is the paste, cement, or mortar that is filled in the space between tiles. Without that, your tiled layout will not be stable. The tiles will not have any grip and they will move when walked upon. Additionally, it will be very easy for your tiles to catch stains and get damaged. Dust and dirt will easily reach the subfloor, a condition that puts the quality of installation at risk.
There is no way, you can and should avoid using grout if you are planning to have a tiled layout. You must use a suitable quality grout in sync with the tile material. And in this blog, we will talk about the ways to protect grout lines on your tiled layout from stains and damages. Check out the following –
Seal The Grout –
A large number of people do not seal grout lines – giving reason that they have used polished tile or stone. This is when they make a mistake.
Once you have finished tile installation and the grout has dried, this is tile to seal the tiled layout. No matter if you have used a stone or tile that has polished finish, sealing it will offer added benefits such as -
- Protection from stains
- Help avoid chipping (specifically on natural stone tiles)
- Repel water and give your tiled surface properties like water resistance and moisture resistance
- Increased shine
If you think that sealing the tile once – after the installation – is sufficient to protect your tiles, you might want to know the fact. With use and abuse, the sealant goes off from the tiles. You have to clean the tiles and reseal them as per routine or as and when needed.
This is the way you can prolong the quality and restore the shine and strength of your stone and tile floors/walls.
Before buy just any grout, check with your tile supplier regarding the suitable grout type for your tile material.
Created on Jun 27th 2020 11:55. Viewed 202 times.