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  • Why is My Grout Cracking?

    All is takes is some cracked grout to make your bathroom go from beautiful to grimy. Cracked grout really can make a bathroom look old and dirty. Grout can crack. There are a few reasons why your grout may be cracking, so it’s best you get it inspected by a grout/tile professional to figure out why.  

    Sometimes, grout will crack when there’s too much water mixed into the grout, which create tiny pinholes. When the grout dries, these pinholes make it easier for cracks to form in the grout. Also, too much water in the grout can make the grout weaker. Grout can also crack due to thinset (glue) that is applied over the mortar during installation. If not enough glue was applied, the tile will pull away from the mortar and create air gaps under the tile. The mortar will break, the grout will crack, and tiles will break. If there wasn’t enough glue under the tiles, the tile will become loose. The loosened tile will compromise the grout, which will make it crack and crumble away.

    The cracking could be the result of improper installation or a defect in the floor.

    Also, you want to make sure your room has enough expansion space around the tile. If there isn’t enough space, the walls will put pressure on the tiles, causing both the tiles and grout to crack. Tile should also have proper soft joints and expansion joints to keep movement from happening that causes grout cracking.

    Some cracked grout can easily be replaced, while others may need new tile installation of the entire room re-grouted. Remember, if you don’t have expertise in tile or grout, call someone that does.

    If you have newly installed grout or grout that isn’t protected, 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.  If you never used a grout sealer before, you’ll also want to purchase Grout Shield’s  grout and tile cleaner and/or maintenance cleaner to pull out the grime from your grout. To learn more about Grout Shield’s grout sealer and grout cleaners, click our grout cleaner and grout sealer page  or call 1-800-631-0716.

     

  • Why You Should Seal Your Bathroom Grout  

    You just spent thousands renovating your bathroom. It’s beautiful. From the chandelier over the tub to the walk-in shower, the bathroom is inviting and glamorous; it’s clean and crisp. Now if you want to help it stay brilliant looking year-round, then you need to properly seal your grout that was just installed throughout the room. Whether it’s on the floor or in the shower, you need to seal that grout to help prevent it from becoming discolored.

    When you seal your grout, you don’t have to clean the grout as often, because the protective seal keeps dirt, mold, and mildew from seeping into the grout. Grout sealers are the best solution to keep your bathroom grout looking new year around. Mold and mildew are a problem in bathrooms, but with the proper sealer, they won’t stick around!

    Grout is porous, so it’s essential that you protect it. Grout can easily absorb liquids and other debris it comes in contact with. If you don’t have a sealer, you may have noticed your grout getting dirtier and dirtier, this is because you also need a proper grout cleaner. Grout Shield sells grout cleaners that truly clean your grout; you don’t have to spend hours scrubbing anymore. View Grout Shield’s grout cleaner.

    Grout Shield also offers grout sealers that make the grout become impenetrable; a shield is created on top of the grout, so liquids can no longer penetrate the grout’s pores.  Grout Shield offers sealers in clear and color options.

    Contractors and tile professionals do recommend that you do invest in sealing the grout. It’s cheaper to buy a bottle of sealer than to re-grout your floor! The sealer will save you a lot of cleaning and possible renovation time, since the grout will remain brand new looking for years. Grout Shield’s grout sealers help the grout stay clean, and also helps keep away mold and mildew from growing in the grout lines.

    Start Using a Grout Sealer  

    Don’t hesitate! Keep your bathroom grout looking good today! Grout Shield sealers are your best bet to experience clean grout for longer! To purchase a grout sealer or to learn more about the product, clickour grout sealer page  or call 1-800-631-0716.

  • You Don’t Need A New Bathroom, Just a New Grout Product!

    Renovating your kitchen and/or bathroom is a pretty penny. Renovation costs are thousands depending on how many changes you plan on making. Many times, renovations don’t even need to occur, rather you just need to revamp the room! For this article, we will focus on the tile and grout in your home.

    Tile and grout work is an expensive part of any room renovation. It’s a lot of labor for the workers who are installing it; installing tile is also an acquired skill, so it’s not a quick and easy job, which is why it tends to be expensive to redo the tile in any room of your home. Unless your tile and/or grout is broken or cracked, you may just need to deep clean and recolor your grout to help you transform the whole look of a room.

    When grout is dirty, it can make a room look old, run down and dull. With the right grout product, you will be able to lift up any dirt, mold, mildew, and liquids that have discolored your grout for many years.

    Grout Shield’s grout cleaners and grout sealers lift tough stains and dirt from porous grout, and can recolor the grout for that new look you’ve been wanting. With Grout Shield products, there is less work and money required to make your tile and grout look great again. Grout Shield cleaners have a neutral-pH level that is safe on grout and tile. Grout Shield’s cleaners help grout lines look renewed and clean. Grout Shield sells a Maintenance Cleaner and a Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner, which are both great at lifting stains and dirt from the pores in the grout and tile.  After you clean, definitely put down a sealer, so your tile and grout won’t go back to look dirty and old. Grout Shield has a Grout Shield Color Sealer, Grout Shield Clear Sealer, and Grout Shield Enhancer Seal, which can seal and protect your grout lines and tile.

    Grout Shield Color Sealer can change the whole look of your room. Going from a dark to light grout color or light to dark and totally transform the look of your room. The color can make your room more elegant, modern, rustic, or vintage depending on what color scheme you choose!

    Don’t waste money and time on a renovation if you don’t need to! You may just need a deep clean and change of the color of your grout! To learn more about Grout Shield grout products, or for any other questions, click here or call us at 1-800-631-0716.

  • Always Think About Grout with a New Tile Installation

    Grout should never be an afterthought. Sure, it may be more fun to choose what tiles you want on your bathroom wall or kitchen floor, but the grout brings it all together. Also, without the grout, your tile won’t stay in place. Lastly, thinking about grout is important, because its appearance and color can totally change the look of your tile and room.

    If you’ve just had new tile installed in your home, it is necessary to seal your tile surfaces. You will have to wait until the grout has time to cure, but once the grout is completely dried, use a grout sealer to protect it.  If you happen to not like the grout color you chose, you can easily change it with a grout color sealer, as well. When you seal your tile installation right away, your grout will be protected from absorbing dirt and grease right off the bat!

    Grout Shield has two different sealers you can use on your newly installed tile including:

    Grout Shield Clear Sealer – This clear-colored sealer protects newly laid tile and grout from becoming stained, dirty, and discolored. This is good to use if you currently like the color of your grout.

    Grout Shield Color Sealer – This penetrating sealer revitalizes and restores color to the grout. This sealer colors and seals in one product. This is good to use if you want to change the color of your grout.

    Why wouldn’t you seal your grout right away? If you just spent all that time and money on new tile work, you might as well protect it! When grout isn’t sealed, it absorbs everything that comes in contact with it. Over time, the grout will look aged and dirty. You don’t want grout that looks dirty, or grout that is full of mold and mildew. If your grout absorbs water, it can cause the tile and grout to crack and break.  When you use a sealer, you’re keeping your tile and grout safe and extending their life and vibrancy.

    Cement-based grout needs to be sealed because it’s porous, but epoxy grout doesn’t need a seal, because it has no pores.  Certain tiles are porous, as well, and it’s in your best interest to protect them as soon as you get them installedStone, slate, granite and marble needs to be sealed. Grout Shield has the following seal for tiles:

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

    Looking to seal and protect your new tile and grout? Act now before your grout and tile becomes dirty and/or damaged! Grout Shield sealers can protect your grout and tile from becoming dirty, discolored, and broken. Let our Grout Shield team help you choose a product that will best work for your space and tile type. To learn more about sealing your tiles or grout, or for any other questions, click here or call us at 1-800-631-0716.

  • Transform A Room with Grout Color

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    Grout isn’t just a filler on the floor, walls, or counters keeping the tiles together; it’s also more than a just a medium that keeps tile from cracking. It can also be a huge design element that pulls together the look of a room. It isn’t just important to choose the tile color, but the grout color is just as important. You want your grout color to properly complement your tile color in a way that reflects your personal tastes and desires for the look of the room. When choosing a grout color, there’s some techniques you can follow to help you make a decision.

    Matching color – If you’re looking for your floors to be the center of attention in a room, it’s a good idea to blend or match the grout color with the tile color. Why? Any pattern or details in the stone or tile will stand out more.
    Neutral color – This is a safe choice; these colors generally match most tiles and make a floor look uniform. It’s not too flashy. Colors include: gray, beige, brown.

    Contrasting color – Contrasting colors help the tiles stand out and the grout lines stand out and pop. Black tile with white grout creates a very dramatic effect.

    If you’re looking to hide dirt and stains, dark grout color is a better choice; although, dark grout colors can fade over time due to the light.

    At Grout Shield, we can match any color in the world when it comes to grout color! You can choose a paint chip from your local store or a color from a major manufacturer or any of Grout Shield’s color codes. Options are endless! Some colors Grout Shield have include: dark ash, summer wheat, light pewter, bone, pueblo, avocado, twilight, dusty rose, and hemp.

    Grout Shield’s color sealers change, brighten, and restore the color of your grout; they also seal the grout for protection against future grime and dirt. This way, your color will last and look clean 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.

  • Bring Your Shower Back to Life with Grout Shield

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    A bathroom can be a person’s own personal oasis. It’s a place to relax and get refreshed and renewed. For a luxurious look, many bathrooms are designed with stone tile. Unfortunately, stone tiles and the grout surrounding it can start to look aged and discolored due to years of moisture, soap scum, and ineffective cleaning. Your beautiful stoned looks ruined. It may even look like your shower is dirty even when it’s not. Regular cleaning products cannot undo the damage that’s been done. In fact, they might make the dirty tiles and grout even worse off! That’s why you need proper grout and tile cleaner to get the job done.


    Many cleaners out there contain ammonia and bleach, which will damage stone over time. Both grout and stone tiles are very porous, so they act like sponges absorbing all dirt and germs they come in contact with. Unfortunately, in a shower, wiping away moisture, mold, and mildew as soon as it begins to settle is nearly impossible, since the shower is always exposed to these elements. Grout Shield’s cleaners and sealers make it possible to maintain clean and beautiful bathroom grout and tile all year long.


    With Grout Shield’s Grout and Tile Cleaner, you are able to safely lift strains and clean areas without compromising the stone or grout. To use: Use a mop to distribute the cleaner over the entire floor. Allow the grout cleaner to saturate into the grout for about 10 to 15 minutes, then scrub the area with a grout or bristle brush. After scrubbing the dirt away with a few brushstrokes, use a clean rag to wipe away any remaining grout cleaner. Then, use Grout Shield’s Enhancer Seal to protect the grout and tile from future dirt and stains. The sealer will make the tiles look vibrant and new; it’s also extremely easy to use. The sealer brightens and restores surfaces back to its original condition.

    Ph-balanced chemicals in Grout Shield products truly get your tiles and grout clean in a safe way. Does your bathroom shower need cleaning and sealing? If you’re having trouble cleaning it or hate how it looks, try Grout Shield products today. Click here to view the products or call 1-800-631-0716.

  • Common Myths About Cleaning Grout

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    Cleaning grout and tile is a tough job. Unfortunately, using a mop, sponge or brush with soap and water (and many other cleaners) isn’t enough to keep your kitchen or bathroom floors looking brands new. Dirt, liquids, and other debris that land on the tile and grout build up slowly over the years, despite your cleaning efforts? Why? Grout is porous and easily absorbs whatever it comes in contact with. Properly cleaning tile and grout can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be with the right grout restoration products from Grout Shield.

    When it comes to cleaning grout and tile, there are a lot of common myths and misconceptions. We wanted to clarify these for you so you can better understand how to clean your grout from now on with Grout Shield cleaners and sealers so you won’t waste any more time with ways that simply don’t work.

    Myth: Using just a mop keeps grout clean.
    Truth: A mop is great for cleaning tile, but it is unable to remove dirt, debris, and stains from grout, which is a harder place to reach since stains settle deep into grout.

    Myth: Soap and water clean grout.
    Truth: Using soap and water may make the tile look a bit cleaner, but it cannot work as affectively as a true grout cleaner. Grout Shield cleaners can color seal grout that creates a beautiful color grout that resists stains in the future. Over time, regular soap and water will create a film on the grout, which will also make the grout appear not clean. Grout Shield cleaners safely removes dirt and stains from your grout’s surface and the cleaner bonds to the grout.

     

    Myth: Bleach cleans grout.
    Truth: Although beach can clean stains, it is not smart to use this product on grout. Bleach causes grout to break and deteriorate over time.

     

    Myth: Using a wire brush will get all stains out of grout.
    Truth: Wire brushes certainly are strong enough to scrub away dirt and stains on grout, but this scrubbing can cause damage to your grout. It’s best to use a Grout Shield cleaner and take a sponge or chamois to lightly scrub or wipe away debris and dirt that built up over time.

     

    If you’ve been misinformed about how to clean your grout, now is the time to make to make the change to a true grout cleaner! Grout Shield’s grout cleaners are neutral pH-cleaners that are non-combustible and fast acting. After just a few minutes soaking in the grout, you are able to easily wipe away dirt and the grout will be clean as new. To learn more about cleaning grout or to purchase Grout Shield products, call 1-800-631-0716 or click here.

  • Dirty Grout Can Make Your Home Smell

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    Have you noticed a funky smell in your home lately? Most likely, you’ve mopped the floors, gotten the carpets cleaned, lit candles, washed appliances, furniture, the bathroom, and clothing, yet the smell won’t go away. You know you’re a clean person, so why does your home have a smell that won’t go away? Believe it or not, the culprit could be your grout lines in your kitchen or bathroom. Just like a carpet, grout absorbs anything it comes in contact with. This means it’s holding on to all sorts of bacteria that can emit smells into the air. In fact, a study showed that at least nine different species of bacteria have been found in tile floors, most of which came off people’s shoes!


     

    Grout is porous, which is why it absorbs dirt, debris, and liquids so easily. Because it’s porous, it also is more prone to staining. If your grout looks dirty, then there is definitely a chance the smell in your home can be coming from the tile floor. The smell could be from pet urine, dirt, spilled coffee, or a number of other things that could have gotten on the floor. Unlike a carpet or hard wood floor, ridding grout lines of stains and smells by scrubbing and mopping isn’t as easy. Most cleaners don’t truly clean the grout or get rid of stains.


     

    Instead of spending hours scrubbing your grout lines or spending endless money on trying to clean your home, the best thing you can do is invest in a product that is dedicated to specifically cleaning and sealing grout lines. Grout Shield has grout cleaners and sealers that absorb into the grout and easily remove away stains, dirt, and anything else that’s been clinging onto your grout lines. Grout Shield offers a Grout & Tile Cleaner, a Maintenance Cleaner, a Clear Seal, a Color Seal, and an Enhancer Seal. Grout Shield’s cleaners and sealers come in different size bottles, so you are able to clean rooms that are 250 square feet up to 6,000 square feet.


     

    Grout Shield’s cleaners and sealers are easy to use, and will protect your grout line from smelling again in the future. If you’re tired of coming home to a funky smelling house, it’s time to clean that grout! To purchase Grout Shield grout restoration products, click here or call 1-800-631-0716.


  • DIY Grout Restoration

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    Believe it or not, grout lines can make or break the look of a room in your house. Dirty or cracked grout can make people think your bathroom isn’t clean, or that your kitchen hasn’t been kept up in decades. Instead of massively renovating over tile floors, tubs, walls, counters, or pool areas in your home, you can do a quick cleaning, sealing, and repair job on the grout lines – this will not only save you thousands of dollars, but it’ll save you from quite the headache as well! By knowing how to fix your grout yourself and what cleaning products to use, you can have a practically brand-new looking home!

     

    To repair grout on your own, here are a few simple steps to take to fix it without hiring a professional:

     

    • --Buy a grout that matches your current grout (or as close as possible)
    • --Remove any loose or broken grout by using a grout saw.
    • --Clean the grout lines where you removed the damaged grout with some cold water and towel dry.
    • --Follow the grout instructions to prepare the mixture
    • --Fill the lines with the grout and make sure the grout is level and straight. To do this, you use a grout float.
    • --Clean the tiles with a sponge from any of the grout that may have gotten on them by accident.

     

     

    To clean the current grout, one it is all dried and in place, use Grout Shield’s Grout & Tile Cleaner. This cleaner will remove any excess dirt or grease from the old or new grout you just placed down. This cleaner will also clean and remove any previous sealer that was on the grout. After the area is done being cleaned and has had time to dry, apply Grout Shield’s Clear Seal. This clear seal can be applied to seal new or older tile and grout installations. By properly sealing your grout, it will prevent it from getting stained or discolored.

     

    If you’re thinking about fixing up and cleaning the tile in your home, purchasing Grout Shield products will make your grout look brand new again. Grout Shield even offers color options for its grout sealers if you decide you want to give a room an entirely different look. To purchase Grout Shield cleaners or sealers or learn more, click here or call 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.

     

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