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Grout Shield - Grout Restoration System

  • Don’t Forget to Seal Your Grout!

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    You just had your bathroom floor retiled. It looks perfect! You definitely want it to look this way forever. As the contractor finishes, you ask him if it needs to be sealed. There is a chance he may say, “No,” and there are a few reasons for this. One, he may have used an epoxy-based grout, which is a water-resistant material that doesn’t require a sealer. He may have used a grout that has a sealer in it. He may just personally feel the grout doesn’t need to be sealed. He may not feel like coming back. Or, he may tell you it needs to be sealed, but not yet.

    You DO want to seal the grout. But after an installation, it is best to wait a bit to put a sealer on the area. You want to allow the new grout to cure 48 to 72 hours before sealing. Right before you seal, double check the entire area and make sure none of the grout lines aren’t cracked or compromised in any way.

    The short time it takes to apply a grout sealer is something worth investing in. It’s a simple job. If you don’t apply a sealer, you run the risk of mold living in the grout or discolored and stained grout lines. That new bathroom floor you just had done? It could easily look old in a matter of days if not properly sealed. One small spill can ruin the entire look of the room.

    The bathroom is home to so many different liquids and dirt that can compromise your grout, including: mud, water, mouthwash, toothpaste, makeup, perfume, and soap. By sealing your grout, you will preserve the color of the grout from these products. The grout sealer soaks into the grout creating a barrier against anything that comes in contact with the grout.

    Depending on how much foot traffic goes on in your bathroom, you’ll want to reseal the area every six to 12 months.

     

    Sealing grout is important. If you don’t, dirt and liquid stains may become permanent, and all that money and time that went into your bathroom floor was for, essentially nothing. Grout Shield sells grout sealers are penetrating sealers designed to revitalize and protect grout.  To learn more about these grout sealers, click here or call 1-800-631-0716 for pricing estimates and more information.

  • Clean Grout the Right Way

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    For whatever reason, the grout lines surrounding your tiles in your kitchen, bathroom, or pool area are dirty. Spills, dirt, water, mud – you name it – can cause your grout to look dirty and old over time. Even if you thoroughly wash and scrub your floor or shower, it still can look like you haven’t cleaned the area in years! Cleaning grout can be a pain. There is a lot of information out there about how to clean grout, and much of this information is misleading or just aren’t effective. Below, we will share with you some ineffective, but commonly suggested, grout cleaning tips, and what you should be doing instead. With the right products and methods, cleaning grout can be easier than ever.

     

    Use Bleach – Bleach is often suggested as a cleaning solution for discolored grout. Although bleach can lighten the grout, it usually is only a temporary fix, and usually only works with white or light colored grout lines. Especially in the bathroom, mold and mildew will easily return to the area, despite using bleach. Bleach can actually damage the grout.

     

    Use Vinegar –  Although using water and vinegar can work on cleaning the grout, it can take a long time to scrub the grout clean. Although the vinegar works, it can also damage the grout.

     

    Since you don’t want to damage your grout, what is best to use? Grout Shield offers grout cleaners safely removes excess dirt or grease from the grout surface, as well as any previously applied grout sealer. The cleaner bonds to the grout. Grout Shield cleaners are neutral pH-cleaners that are non-combustible and fast-acting. After brushing the Grout Shield cleaner into the grout and letting the mixture sit for a few minutes, you are then able to easily wipe it away with a sponge. The grout will be clean as new.

    To prevent this level of dirtiness from occurring again, it’s best to seal your grout after cleaning it. Grout Shield also offers clear and color grout sealers to protect your grout from future stains.

    To learn more about cleaning your grout or to purchase Grout Shield products, click here or call 1-800-631-0716.

     

  • How to Seal Stone and Slate Tile

    Stone or slate tiles do not come cheap. Many people opt for stone over ceramic tile because of their beautiful, natural look enhances a room in its own unique way. Since they are quite the investment to install in one’s home, it makes sense to properly care for them so they can last you several lifetimes!

    Just like regular tile, stone tile and the grout around it can collect and absorb dirt and liquids which stain and dull them. What’s the point in spending so much money on a great stone-tiled floor or backsplash if it always looks dirty? To prevent this from happening, it’s in a homeowner’s best interest to invest in a sealer that will brighten up the tile and prevent it from looking less-than-perfect in the future.

     

    With stone, it’s important to invest in a proper cleaner. Many cleaners contain ammonia and bleach, which will damage stone. After cleaning away the dirt with a proper cleaner, you can use a Grout Shield sealer to protect the tile and grout from future dirt and stains. Grout Shield products, like the Enhancer Seal, are safe to use on stone and slate. The Enhancer Seal can make ceramic, slate, terracotta, stone, marble or Mexican tile look vibrant and new. The sealer is extremely easy to use. Grout Shield Color Sealer can enhance the natural beauty of stone tile, as well. It helps bring out the tones within the stone, while protecting the stone at the same time. Check out this video below to watch how to use the sealer, and how well it brightens and restores the surface to its original condition:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Restore Your Stone Tile

    Is your stone or slate tile in need of restoration? Do you miss the way the stone used to look like when it was new? You can get that same look back. Grout Shield Sealers can protect your grout from becoming stained, dirty, and discolored. Not sure which product to purchase? The professionals at Grout Shield can help you choose a product that will best work for what you need based on your space and type of tile. To learn more about sealing your stone tiles or for any questions you may still have, click here or call us at 1-800-631-0716.

     

     

  • Choosing A Grout Color

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    Designing your “dream” home or adding a few updates to certain rooms can be a very exciting process. The colors, appliances, tiles, furniture can really transform a space into something special.  One aspect of the décor, that is often overlooked, is the color of the grout that will be on the floor or back splash in between the tiles in your kitchen, bathroom, or out by the pool.

     

    Grout has many functions; it locks titles together, it fills in spaces between stone and tiles, it prevents edges of tiles from chipping and cracking. However, it also is key to the design of a room. The color of a grout can change the whole look and feel of the room.

     

    The grout color (on the floor, walls, backsplashes) should be selected with a purpose in mind; it should not be an afterthought. People have many options with the grout color – they can match the grout color to the tile, they can contrast it with the tile, or go with a neutral color. Each one of these choices can create a different look for a room. For example: by matching the colors, the grout line doesn’t show much giving the walls or floor a more seamless, fluid look; the room will look very sleek. If you want your tile to stand out, contrasting the grout color with the tile is the best option. With this option, the grout frames and highlights the tile. Many people choose a neutral color (gray, beige, tan); this is considered a “safe” choice; it isn’t too bold and the color matches different styles and colors of tile and everything else in the room.

     

    At Grout Shield, we can match any color in the world to current grout in your home, or help you find a brand new color to update any room in your home. Some colors include: seaside sand, dove gray, fern, chocolate, Italian straw, bay leaf, lipstick, and many more! Check out more of our colors here. We can match paint brands like Sherwin Williams, Behr, Martha Stewart, Glidden, Benjamin More, leading grout brands, and more!

     

    Choosing the Grout Color

    Grout Shield’s color sealers not only change, brighten, and restore the color of your grout, but they also seal the grout giving it protection against future grime and dirt – so the color will last! A new color can give your room a fresh look! It can be used inside and outside. You are also able to go from dark to light and light to dark with our products! To purchase Grout Shields Color Sealer, click here. To learn more about Grout Shield products, click here or call 239-768-6809 or 1-800-631-0716. You’re just one step away from transforming your home!

     

     

  • Why It's Important to Clean Grout

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    Dirty grout doesn’t just look bad; it also isn’t very sanitary. Grout easily collects moisture, dirt, crumbs, bacteria, and basically absorbs anything it comes in contact with. Think of all the things that could possibly touch your grout: shoes, pets, food, water, poisonous chemicals, makeup, and more.

     

    Grout is porous, which is how it is able to absorb things it comes in contact with. Since it’s collecting all of this dirt, liquids, and water, it becomes a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Even though you mop and scrub your floors and walls meticulously, bacteria can still thrive in the grout, because it’s been so deeply absorbed.

     

    A grout cleaner and sealer are the best solutions to getting rid of unsanitary and unsightly grout. You definitely don’t want to be walking on all those germs, or having your little child touching tiles and putting that bacteria into their mouth. All of the dirt within the grout can be very difficult to clean and keep clean. But with the ride grout cleaner and sealer, this process becomes a lot easier. You can spend less time cleaning the grout to restore it to a “like new” appearance.

     

    Since there are so many ways bacteria can land onto kitchen floor grout, we will explain the best way to de-germ this room’s grout. First, sweep the floor to remove any loose dirt or crumbs on the surface of the tiles and grout. Next, apply Grout Shield’s Grout and Tile Cleaner. Use a mop to distribute the cleaner over the entire floor. Allow the grout cleaner to saturate into the grout for 10 to 15 minutes, ten scrub the area with a grout or bristle brush. After you scrub the dirt away with a few brushstrokes, use a clean rag to wipe away any remaining grout cleaner.

     

    After you clean the grout with the cleaner, it’s a smart idea to utilize Grout Shield’s sealers to protect the grout from getting dirty, stained and germ-filled again.

     

    Keep that Grout Clean

    Keeping your grout clean is a great way to keep germs and sickness out of your home. Every time someone touches dirty grout, germs are spreading. After you use Grout Shield’s cleaner, ongoing maintenance and restoration is key to keeping these germs at bay. Grout Shield’s sealers, as well as our Maintenance Cleaner, will keep the floor clean and renewed. To learn more about Grout Shield’s products or to purchase them, click here or call 239-768-6809 or 1-800-631-0716.

     

  • Clean Mold in the Bathroom the Easy Way

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    People spend a lot of time in the bathroom, so good hygiene in this area is important. The bathroom is a high moisture area, so germs and bacteria thrive in there. To keep a bathroom clean, people need to regularly clean the toilet, sink, floor, shower, and tub. However, many cleaners still leave the bathroom not looking shiny and new. Many cleaners wipe away germs on the surface, but the area looks like it hasn’t been cleaned at all. Why? Because the grout is stained!


    Layers of dirt, mold, mildew, and soap have built up over time and seeped deep into the pours of the grout. So no matter how much scrubbing or soap you use, your bathroom will never fully look clean!


    With Grout Shield products, people don’t have to deal with the sight of discolored and stained grout in their bathroom any longer. A clean bathroom can actually LOOK clean. Besides dirt and stains, mold is a big problem and culprit of discolored grout in bathrooms. Mold is unhealthy and should be removed immediately; however, it can be hard to remove from the grout. With Grout Shield Grout and Tile Cleaner, people are able to remove dirt and mold easily from any area in the bathroom. This cleaner also will remove any previous applied grout sealer allowing this product to bond to the grout and actually clean the area.


    After scrubbing away all the mold, mildew, and other dirt out of the grout, the next step is to apply a sealer so it’ll be harder for these things to build up in the grout again. Grout Shield sealers are able to resist mold and mildew. While sealing, a person also has the option to change the color of the grout at this time. Grout Shield’s sealers come in both clear and color options.


    Purchasing Grout Cleaner and Sealer

    Tired of spending time cleaning your bathroom when it still doesn’t look clean? It may be time for you to switch cleaners or cleaning methods, and restore the grout around your tiles. Grout Shield cleaners and sealers will remove dirt, germs, mold, and leave you with a sparkly-clean bathroom. To learn more about Grout Shield products, click here or call us at 1-800-631-0716.

     

  • How to Use Our Grout Sealer

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    Restoring grout isn’t just about cleaning it to get that “like new” look, it’s about preventative care, as well. If you know certain areas of grout in the home are in highly trafficked areas or are easily exposed to spills, muck, and other filth, it’s best not only to clean these areas, but seal them as well. Sealing the grout will keep it protected. With a sealer, future maintenance of the grout will be cut down significantly.

     

    At Grout Shield, our quality sealers can be used to seal new tile and grout installations, as well as natural stones and outside concrete. Grout Shield sealers make the grout become impenetrable, which means liquids and stains won’t be able to seep into the grout. The sealers help maintain the grout’s original color, so light and age will have little effect on the grout’s appearance. The sealer also allows for you to easily wipe off dirt, liquids, and other debris that lands on the grout.

     

    Here are the types of sealer we offer, and how to use them:

     

    Grout Shield Clear Sealer – This clear-colored sealer protects newly laid tile and grout from becoming stained, dirty, and discolored.

     

    Grout Shield Color Sealer – This penetrating sealer revitalizes and restores color to the grout. This sealer is a colorant and sealer in one product.

     

    Grout Shield Enhancer Seal –  Our enhancer seal is used on existing ceramic, slate, or Mexican tile floor to make the tiles look vibrant and new again.

     

    To use: Grout Shield sealers are very easy to apply and use with not special techniques required. Apply an even coat of the sealer across the grout lines (or tiles for the enhancer sealer); then, wipe off any excess or pooling; let the area dry thoroughly.

     

    Purchasing a Sealer
    Sealers truly “seal the deal” with grout restoration. With just one coat, a person can save so much money and time down the road with maintaining a great looking tiled surface. The end result of applying a sealer is a well-protected, better-looking floor, wall, pool area, etc.  To purchase or learn more about the different types of sealers, click here or call 1-800-631-0716.

  • How to Use Grout Shield Cleaners

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    Cleaning your grout doesn’t have to be a pain. Does sitting on your hands and knees scrubbing the floor for hours on end sound fun to you? We don’t think this sounds fun for anyone. Cleaning, restoring, and protecting your grout doesn’t have to be hard at all. With the right products and tools, cleaning your grout clean be quicker, easier, and require less elbow grease than what you’re used to. At Grout Shield, we provide quality cleaners and sealers that have been helping people finally get that grime off their grout!

     

    Here is a detailed list of our cleanser products, and how to use each one. These instructions will help you easily clean away the dirty grout that you’ve been tirelessly trying to clean with other products and other ways for years.

     

    Before use: Sweep the area to make sure any loose debris is gone. A mop is recommended for cleaning.

     

    Grout Shield Maintenance Cleaner – This is a neutral pH-cleaner that helps the grout lines look and be renewed and clean. It is a non-combustible, fast-acting concentrate.

     

    To use: 1. Dilute in water. Dilution rate is 2 oz. to 1 gallon of water. 2. Apply to the surface with a damp mop or sponge. After application, the cleaner will start to dissolve grease, dirt, and oil. 3. Towel dry the area. Our maintenance cleaner comes in different sizes, depending on the size of the surface you’re cleaning.

     

    Grout Shield Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner –  For a deep clean, we offer the grout & tile cleaner. This product lifts dirt out from the pore of the grout.

     

    To use: 1. Mix 1 oz of the deep cleaner with 8 oz of warm water. 2. Brush into the grout. 3. Let the mixture sit on your grout for a few minutes. 4. Wipe clean with a sponge.

     

    Purchasing Grout Shield Cleaner

    Whether there’s minor dirt or years of grime layered on your grout lines, one of our cleaners can lift up any oil, dirt, or grease that’s sitting on and below the surface. Our cleaners come in a variety of supply sizes that work well for both homes or cleaning companies.  As you can see by the instructions, our products are easy to use, and don’t require tireless scrubbing. To learn more about our cleaners, click here or call 239-768-6809 or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716 with any questions.

     

     

     

  • All About Grout

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    You have grout in your kitchen. You have grout in the shower. You have grout out at the pool. But, what exactly is grout? And what’s its purpose? Grout is a porous, cement or epoxy-based material that locks tiles together to keep out water; it fills in spaces between stone and tiles, which also gives the surface a better finished look. Grout makes floors, walls, counter tops, etc., stronger by bonding the tiles together. Grout also helps prevent the edges of tiles from chipping.

     

    The tiles are usually the star of the show, but grout often becomes noticed when it becomes dirty. All types of grout require maintenance from time to time.  Fortunately, Grout Shield cleaners can clean all types. Here are some details about different types of grout:

     

    Sanded grout – This grout contains fine sand; it is most often used for seams 1/8” and wilder.
    Unsanded grout – This grout is usually used for seams less than 1/8” wide. This is a smooth blend of cement and powdered pigments mixed with water.

     

    Epoxy grout – This type of grout can be both sanded in unsanded; it is resistant to most stains and chemicals, because it includes a hardener and an epoxy resin. It is usually used for tiles ½” or less. This grout is best used for heavily trafficked or exposed areas.

     

    Grout also comes in an endless number of colors. Homeowners can choose whether they want their grout to contrast with the tile, be the same color as the tile, or just be a neutral color. The choice of the color is completely dependent on the tastes of the homeowner.

     

    Cleaning and Restoring Grout
    Despite years of grim build up, it is likely most tile can be restored, and doesn’t have to be replaced. With the proper cleaners and sealers, grout can look new and future stains can be prevented or at least not affect the grout as badly as before. Grout Shield’s products can easily restore soiled grout lines to a “like new” appearance. To learn more about Grout Shield’s products, click here or call 239-768-6809 or 1-800-631-0716 to learn what to purchase.



  • Save Money on Remodeling by Cleaning Kitchen Grout

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    Many homeowners have a “dream kitchen” in mind. Fancy moldings, stainless steel appliances, a big island with granite counter tops – the list goes on. However, sometimes the cost of such a state-of-the-art, beautiful kitchen is extremely costly, keeping many people from taking the steps necessary to achieve an updated kitchen. Whether you just purchased the home or its been in the family for generations, there are ways to save on a remodeling job. One way: don’t replace the floor. The solution? Make the floor look brand new by simply restoring your kitchen grout.

     

    Unless floor tiles are badly damaged or broken, there’s no need for you to spend an exuberant amount of money to make your kitchen floor look great. Mostly likely, the grout is dirty. Does the image of bright white tiles framed by black lines sound familiar to you? Not a pretty sight, right? This can be fixed. To save time and money even more, you don’t even have to replace all of the kitchen grout; you can utilize a Grout Shield restoration product instead.

     

    Restoring a tile is possible and easy these days. To save even more, you don’t have to hire a company to do the job, you can easily do it yourself. With grout, you can either choose to restore/clean up the color or change the color for an entirely different look. Here are three options in our product line at Grout Shield that can help you make your kitchen look brand new:

     

    Grout Shield Color Sealer – This product allows homeowners to match or change the color of the existing kitchen grout without having to remove any of the grout. This will change the color of the grout and seal it. With this product, any color is possible. We are able to match any color you need to get the job done.

     

    Grout Shield Maintenance Cleaner – If your kitchen grout is dirty and you’re happy sticking with the same color, the cleaner is what you need for the job. Dilute the cleaner in water, damp your mop and towel dry. It’s easy!

     

    Grout Shield Restoration Kit – A kit is the best way to fully restore the kitchen floor. Grout Shield offers seven different package kits to help restore the look of grout. Each kit’s contents vary depending of the size of the job that needs to be done. The kits offer everything you need for a full restoration: cleaner, sealant, colors, chamois, brushes, and instructions.

     

    Time to Clean that Grout
    A clean floor can make all the difference in a kitchen. A new grout color might even be enough to make your entire kitchen appear brand new! Instead of tearing up the floor, a full restoration is possible with Grout Shield products. The team at Grout Shield can help you determine what products are best for your needs, preferences, and the current condition of your kitchen grout. If you’re unsure of how to apply the products, team members can answer any questions you have regarding usage.

     

    For more information on Grout Shield products in your kitchen, click here, or call 239-768-6809 or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716.

     

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