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    Love this!

    Very easy to use and looks great! I ordered another color for another room. Bought a home that had some really ugly/dirty grout on floor tile and now it looks brand new!
    terriwil, NM

  • Why Does Grout Crack



    Unfortunately, grout can crack. Cracked grout is unsightly and can make your beautiful, finished bathroom or kitchen turn look old and unkempt. Why is this happening? If you want to truly find out why your grout is cracking, it’s best to get the area inspected; however, there are few common reasons as to why the grout is cracking in your home.

    One reason that cracked grout happens is because of a weak grout structure. When too much liquid/water is in the grout mix, it causes tiny pinholes in the grout; after the grout dries, the grout is more susceptible to cracking because of these little holes. Cement also has to be at the “perfect” hydration level for the grout to be strong; too much water can make the grout weaker.

    Another reason grout can crack is because of a thinset (glue) that’s applied over the mortar during installed. If not enough glue was applied, it will pull the tile away from the mortar and create air gaps under the tile. This will result in broken pieces of mortar, cracked grout, and broken tiles. If there isn’t enough glue beneath the tile, the tile will loosen over time, even by simply walking on it. When you walk on it, the tile will move up and down, which will also make the surrounding grout start to crack and crumble.

    The reasons above show how cracked grout can be the result of improper installation; however overall, the major reason grout can crack is because the tile is moving. There could be a deflection in the flooring for the type of tile you have, or there has been trauma to the area.

    If there is no expansion space around the perimeter of the tiled space, the walls will put pressure on the tile causing the tiles and grout to crack. You also need to make sure your tile has proper soft joints and expansion joints to prevent improper movement from happening that will result in grout cracking.

    To fix cracked grout or improperly installed tiles and grout, you need to remove and properly install new tile; then, you can re-grout the floor. If it’s only one small area, you might not have to do over the entire floor or wall, but it’s best to get the area assessed.

    Once the area has been repaired, make sure the grout is recessed (lying below the edge of the tiles). After the tile and grout are properly installed, It’s time to use a grout sealer to protect the grout from staining and absorbing dirt, water, and other liquids. If you just spent all this time fixing a tile area, you want it to look its best year round. Grout Shield sealers will keep your grout looking brand new. TO learn more about Grout Shield’s grout sealer, click here or call 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.

  • Customer review

    This grout restoration kit works great. I did a small bathroom in around 1.5 hours. It is time consuming but totally worth it! Mostly it took me a while to learn how to wipe it off and not wipe off the stain from the grout.

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