Grout Recoloring Creates a Whole New Look in This Beautiful Fairfax Kitchen
July 15, 2015Elena Garcia owns a beautiful home in Fairfax, VA. For many months, she searched for an affordable way to restyle her home. After years of dirt, foot traffic, and moisture, her floor was dingy. The light colored grout lines turned dirty, dull, and even darker in color than her medium-toned wood kitchen cabinets. The weathered grout lines made her kitchen floors look less appealing and aged. To address the problem, Elena hoped she could find a way to replace the grout affordably. She asked her HOA and one of them had a good experience with a local Fairfax grout recoloring service: Sir Grout of Washington DC. Elena signed up for a free consultation and she was hopeful that Sir Grout would have a high quality option for refreshing her floors.
Even under the best conditions, tile floors and grout lines can become stained and soiled. This is because grout is a porous material that can easily absorb substances from spills or can become discolored or stained when dirt seeps into its pores. When using traditional cleaning methods such as sponge mops and cleaners, sometimes the grout can look even worse because you end up pushing dirty mop water over the floor. When the dirty solution drags across the surface of your tiles, it can seep into the grout.
Upon arriving at Elena Garcia's home, the tile and grout professionals examined the state of her grout. They determined that a thorough cleaning would be the best place to start. A professional cleaning starts with removing grime and dirt in grout lines that cannot be achieved from regular cleaning methods. This is accomplished by the use of a pH-neutral cleaner that would not harm her tile and grout.
Then, the professionals deep cleaned and removed dirt from Elena's grout with a gentle high-speed scrubber. After a thorough cleaning, the team made the choice to apply their most comprehensive and popular ColorSeal service. ColorSeal is a layer of sealer that also adds color to the grout. The ColorSeal treatment filled the pores and made grout as new as the day the tiles were first installed. After that, a layer of Tile Armor protective solution was applied to her tile surfaces. Tile Armor is both water-based and non-toxic. ColorSeal is also non-toxic and virtually an odorless solution so it's safe for families and pets. Take a look at the amazing results below!
Sir Grout's ColorSeal process will not only make your grout mildew and mold resistant, but it will also help make it resistant to stains and water while restoring and enhancing the color or your grout back to new condition. When properly maintained, Sir Grout's ColorSeal is designed to last for years and can even last as long as the grout itself.
Elena Garcia was impressed with the ColorSeal. When the job was done, Elena couldn't believe her eyes. "This floor has never looked like this, not even when they were first installed," said Elena. She couldn't believe they were able to clean years of dirt and restore the color of the grout back to its original glory.
To care for your tile and grout, Sir Grout has a number of useful tips that you can follow:
- Vacuum or dry mop your floors frequently to remove loose dirt and dust.
- Since soap-based cleaners can leave a film or cause the surface or your tile to look dull, consider using a pH-neutral soap-less floor cleaner.
- Avoid using acid or ammonia-based cleaners because it can cause etching, dullness, and affect the color of the grout.
- For tough stains, avoid using abrasive materials such as steel wool because it can scratch and dull the surface or your tile.
- Dry up your floors after mopping by using a towel or cloth to remove dirty water and residue from cleaners to prevent liquid from settling and absorbing into the grout.
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