When and Where is the Best Time to Have Grout Sealer Applied?
Upon completion of a Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Service
Floors get filthy fast! A professional tile and grout cleaning and tile and grout sealing is just about required in every residential setting, and even more in a commercial setting. Annual service is recommended. Tile and grout cleaning and grout sealing is not a one and done service.
Porcelain and Ceramic tiles are the most common. Sanded grout joints are typical.
Wood Plank Look a Like Tile and Grout is Las Vegas’ Most Popular Tile and Grout 2020 (Textured or Un-textured)
Natural Stone Un-Sanded Grout like Travertine, Marble, and Granite are even more open to permanent grout discoloration if not sealed.
Natural Stone Surfaces often have thinner grout joints, and stone that acts like a sponge. Un-sanded grout joints found in shower stalls and countertops require shower grout sealer service as well.
Purchase of a New Home (Untraveled Surfaces)
In Las Vegas, NV, homes are popping up everywhere, and along with the spread comes tile. Tile is the most common material due to its durability, especially in heavily traveled areas like kitchens and baths.
Light Grout vs. Dark Grout
Choosing light grout is usually chosen moreover than darker grout. Light grout gets black faster, however, darker grout typically hazes or “powders” more from efflorescence. Want expert recommendations, call me 702-595-8178, and let’s see how I help you. Especially if you haven’t laid your new floors yet!
Thin Grout Joints vs. Thick Grout Joints
A lot of folks really believe thin is better than thicker normal grout joints. The reality is typical 3/8″ grout joints are best for 2 main reasons. 1. Less grout breakup 2. Sanded Grout. If you have grout joints less than 3/8″ than unsanded grout is utilized. Grout that is unsanded does not recover once dirty so easily. The difference may be compared to “creamy versus chunky”.
Purchase of a Resale Home
When buying a resale home you may discover the tile and grout you see on the floor has a dirty appearance and an unpleasant odor. As an incoming home buyer, this is the best time to have the floors cleaned and sealed back to like new! In almost all cases, the tile and grout will effectively recover back to “like new” when professional tile and grout cleaning service is completed first.
Remodel or Renovation
Some folks are remodeling and renovating homes, investments, and more trying to upgrade or even downgrade. People are living or conducting business in their homes while having to live with an ongoing project until finished. When tile butts up against the old tile, the old tile needs to be cleaned first. Sealing all tile and grout at once.
Grout Haze and Powdering of Grout
If tile and grout are totally located in areas on their own, then tile and grout sealing may be applied only. Preexisting grout haze, powdering, grout, or any construction debris cannot exist before service. Check with your tile installer/contractor and make sure the mess is picked up prior to my service.
Where I can Help You
DuPont Water Based Sealers are Utilized when Applied in Your Home or Business.
Floors, Counters, and Showers!
Ceramic, Porcelain, and Travertine are Most Popular Tile Surfaces in Las Vegas
Light Foot Traffic can Begin 10-15 Minutes after Application. (Socks or Shoe Covers)
Furniture can be put back on within 1.5 hours.
Area Rugs 6-8 Hours Later.
All Tile and Grout Sealing Products are Safe and Environmentally Friendly with No Odors.
All Surfaces MUST Be Fresh, untraveled, and/or, LIKE NEW to Seal First.
Schedule your Sealer Service Today! 702-595-8178
I service Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, and all surrounding areas.
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