This Kitchen Floor in Hawthorne, NY Said Goodbye to Dingy Grout Lines Thanks to a Grout Sealing Service
December 31, 2018
Grout is a porous mixture. As a result, if not properly sealed, it acts like a sponge and absorbs water and other liquids, causing it to stain. Sealing grout is the best way to keep it in good condition and protected from external agents. Unfortunately, regular maintenance is an often-skipped step by most homeowners. A married couple had been living in their lovely home in Hawthorne for a year when they began to see problems in the grout lines on their kitchen floor.
The grout lines on the floor were darker than they used to be. They tried cleaning them with methods and products that had been recommended to them, but none of them worked. Tired of scrubbing and scrapping, the homeowners went online to search for advice or possible solutions. They found these problems are common with unsealed grout or on grout when the sealant has worn out. After some consideration, they decided the best course of action was leaving the floor in professional hands. They searched locally for Hawthorne grout sealing
experts and found our website in the top results. After browsing the before and after gallery and reading the testimonials from satisfied customers, they filled in the form at the bottom of this page to request a free in-home consultation and a quote.
As scheduled Sir Grout Westchester owner Tim O'Leary, arrived at the client's home to assess their kitchen floor. After conducting a test by cleaning a grout line he determined that there was no sealant protecting the grout lines throughout the floor. Our expert explained that this was common in most homes since the majority of tile installers fail to seal the grout once it has cured. Most of the time, the homeowner is never even informed that they should have the grout sealed to protect it. When asked about their cleaning habits, the homeowners said that in their attempts to restore the grout's former color, they used several store-bought products, tried homemade recipes and scrubbed the grout vigorously – all to no avail. We explained to the couple that these products had contributed to the deterioration of the grout lines because most of them were soap-based or far too aggresive.
Fortunately, even though the grout was in bad shape, the damage wasn't severe. Our specialists assured the customers they would be able to restore the grout lines with a cleaning and sealing procedure. To seal the grout, they would use our proprietary sealant, ColorSeal. The homeowners agreed to the service and an appointment was booked.
When Sir Grout's technician arrived on the scheduled day he began by soaking the kitchen floor with an aggressive commercial cleaner to help cut through the embedded dirt. Next, the grout lines were individually stick-brushed to agitate the heavy dirt and then a high-speed scrubbing machine was used to deep-scrub both the grout and the pitted porcelain tile. Because this customer's tile was pitted and pockmarked – a characteristic of the tile that gives it a distinctive look – dirty water naturally settles into these when mopped and the result is these darken over time with the dirt. Sir Grout's scrubber removes this difficult dirt.
After our tech made sure the grout lines were free from dirt, cracks, and stains, he continued with the final step — the application of ColorSeal, our flagship sealant. This high-quality sealant makes the grout look fresh, uniform in color and makes the porous grout non-porous and thus impervious to stains and protected from unwanted moisture. Because Sir Grout's colorsealant is manufactured only for us it comes in an unlimited number of colors, including any grout manufacturer's color. Only Sir Grout can make that boast. This customer chose Sand Beige to coordinate with the tones in the tiles that softened the look of the floor.
As shown by the pictures, the clean-looking grout changed the appearance of the kitchen floor and the homeowners were thrilled with the outcome. The couple thanked our crew for a job well done and said they would recommend our services to anyone in need of a hard surface restoration. Sir Grout Westchester's experts were glad to exceed the customer's expectations.
Before leaving, our technician discussed a few care tips to keep the kitchen floor looking great.
When looking for a professional grout sealing service in Hawthorne, NY — or anywhere in Westchester County — contacting Sir Grout Westchester's specialists will always be your best bet. We have the necessary tools and expertise to surpass your expectations. Call us at (914) 592-5902
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