Why It’s Important to Seal Tile and Stone

November 21, 2014

Your home is a place where you can retreat, unwind and enjoy your down time in peace (and if you’re lucky) quiet! So, why not make the most used rooms in your home—that are designed with beautiful tile and stone—the highest quality it can possibly be? If you want to improve the health of your home, look no further than right here to see how to get it done, and why sealing your tile and stone on a regular basis should be one of the most important ways to keep your family and your home healthy for the long run.

Why a Sealant is Worth the Work

It’s important to understand what a grout sealant is. Grout is made of sand and fills up holes effectively and cheaply. It does the job, but must be sealed correctly to last. Since grout is porous and a breeding ground for mold, fungus and dirt, applying protection to it is mandatory—and a grout sealant accomplishes exactly that.

Give ‘Hotspot’ Rooms in Your Home Extra Protection

Do you have beautiful tile in your shower that you want to preserve for as long as possible? Is your bathtub your haven? If so, keeping your tile protected should be a priority. Because the moisture in your bathroom acts as a breeding ground for mold and mildew, give these types of ‘hotspot’ rooms extra care and attention.

Maintain the quality and overall appearance of tile and stone in these ‘hotspots’ with a sealant so that your home can be the happiest and healthiest living environment possible. Why be so adamant on sealing?  When you seal dirty grout (grout that contains mold) stains develop that become near to impossible to remove.

As a rule of thumb, reseal your grout once a year for high traffic homes, and anytime it’s been deep cleaned, reseal it immediately. Do you have out-of-the-way, low traffic rooms in your home (a guest bathroom that never gets used, etc.)? Make sure not to neglect these areas by resealing it every 4-5 years.

Tile is an investment. Don’t you deserve to get as much out of it as you can—for as long as you can? Sometimes, regularly scheduled DIY maintenance isn’t enough. Sometimes, tile and/or stone deserve a professional, deep clean to improve its life span and allow you the peace of mind of a clean, safe house for you and your family.

Contact Chem-Dry and leave the back-breaking work of making your tile look pristine to us. Using specialized cleaning solutions and powerful suction equipment, Chem-Dry can blast the dirt and grime from your tile, grout and stone, and restore your tile to a brand new look and feel.

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