Sealing Tile and Grout FAQs

Why must you be sealing tile and grout?

Here is a list of sealing tile and grout frequently asked questions regarding your floors, counters, shower stalls, and more. The sealing of your floors protects your investment. The idea of protecting tile and grout is to make products repel and bead to the top of the surface, and not permanently discolor or change the composition.

Sealing Tile and Grout FAQs

  1. After a professional tile and grout cleaning service is performed, is tile and grout cleaning necessary? The choice will be yours. However, if you pay to have your tile and grout cleaned, adding a sealer to protect your investment is a smart move.
  2. Will sealing tile and grout keep my floors cleaner? No. Sealing tile and grout helps protect against spills and accidents. A maintenance program for you as the homeowner and me as a scheduled periodic service is the way to handle tile and grout to remain in its natural appearance and cleanliness.
  3. After my floors are sealed, how long before I can walk on them? After your floor is sealed, the material will appear dry within 10-15 minutes. Socks should be worn for at least several hours to permanently after completion. Any shoes or bare feet will make tile and grout dirtier faster.
  4. What sealer do you use for application? A water-Based Sealer is used for the application, and in most cases, tile and grout will be covered on both tile and grout. Floors will look natural with no haze or smear.
  5. Will sealing grout prevent discoloring? In most cases, grout sealing will prevent discoloring, but never a guarantee.
  6. How often should I seal? After every tile and grout cleaning service, the sealer should be reapplied. Sealing is not a one-and-done service. Sealers have warranties from 1 year to 100 years. Tile and grout will get dirty faster with more traffic (IE: large verse small families). Expensive sealers are a waste of money. Better to spend on annual professional tile and grout cleaning plus sealing service.
  7. Can my tile and grout be sealed without professionally cleaning? NO. Tile and grout must be cleaned prior to any sealing service. An exception to the rule is new homes with untraveled flooring or unused shower stalls, and unused remodels.
  8. I have shower stalls and countertops that are tiled, will they benefit from tile and grout sealing? Yes. Sealers are designed for all surfaces, as most materials like porcelain, ceramic, granite, marble, travertine, Mexican, Saltillo, and more will benefit.
  9. Is sealing environmentally friendly? Does it smell when you apply? Yes, it is environmentally friendly. There is no smell or odor. Safe for indoor use.
  10. How do I maintain my tile and grout after the tile and grout sealing service is completed? Please click this link! No other methods, chemicals, or apparatuses.

What are Sealing Products made from?

Sealers come in many different makeups like water-based, solvent-based, high gloss, seal enhancers, and many more.  Sealers are made from a product called fluorochemicals. DuPont is the largest producer of this chemical. Chemicals are specifically designed for the textile industry.

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