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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.

  • Another Great Customer Review! - Refreshed and Like New

    My pleasure to review this product because it's very good and easy to use unless your not too coordinated and not patient this might not be for you. I really enjoyed this product I used a little of my own methods here and there but overall just has to follow the directions and be sure to prepare the area your going to do. I've done my small kitchen three good size bathrooms and still have quite a bit left of cleaner and color with seal. Now I 'm looking forward to how well it will last! I'll will be buying more and surely will recommend this as a great and rewarding project.

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