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  • Protect Your Grout and Tile This Winter

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    It’s winter time – the season of harsh weather (for many regions of the United States).  Snow, salt, mud… you name it, and it will be on your tile floors. These dirty and harsh substances can make your tile and grout go through quite the beating. The wetness and dirt can discolor your grout/tile and potentially even loosen your tiles, and the salt can eat away at your tiles and grout. Not to mention, the outside temperature itself can cause your grout and/or tile to potentially crack, break, or move. During the winter, natural stone tile can easily crack or chip when water from snow, ice, or rain gets trapped in the grout or cracks.

     

    So, what can you do to save and protect your beautiful tile work (especially outside tile work) during the harsh winter season? Preventative grout and tile care! When you use the proper grout and tile sealer, your tile (whether it’s porcelain or stone) and grout lines will have a shield to protect them against wetness, extreme temperatures, dirt, snow, ice, and plenty of foot traffic. If you have a lot of stone tile work outside, stone tile is pretty porous, so they have a higher risk of being damage from ice and snow.

     

    Grout Shield offers different sealers that can help keep water from seeping into the tile and grout lines. Grout Shield offers the following sealers:

     

    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 colors and seals in one product.

     

    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 protect your tile this winter? Act now! Keep your stones and grout looking great! Grout Shield sealers can protect your grout 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 stone tiles or for any other questions, click here or call us at 1-800-631-0716.
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  • Get Help Passing a Restaurant Inspection with Grout Shield Cleaners, Sealers

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    Keeping your home clean is a no-brainer, but keeping a restaurant clean is ESSENTIAL. Whenever you’re preparing and serving food to the public, everything and anything needs to be clean. From top to bottom, equipment, rooms, appliances, utensils, etc., must be clean and sterile…even humans need to wash up before encountering food and dishware. If things are not clean, germs can spread, and guests can get sick. Unlike your home, restaurant owners and managers must be very concerned of the cleanliness of their restaurants, because they get inspected. Failing a health inspection can do a lot of harm for a business.

     

    Of course, customers care about quality service and food, but they do pay attention to the cleanliness of an establishment. Would you want to eat somewhere that had dirty floors? Crumbs everywhere? Stains? Spills? Rats? Probably not.

     

    For this article, we wanted to discuss tile floors in restaurants, whether its in the dining area or in the kitchen. Both areas receive a lot of foot traffic; the kitchen floor also runs the risk of getting stained and dirty due to spills and splatters. Despite scrubbing and moping away, the tile can become dull and the grout will become darker over time. Why? Well, grout acts like a sponge and it absorbs any liquid/dirt it comes in contact. Your beautiful white grout could now look very brown. Despite how much you clean it, it may not be enough, and it could look dirty. The solution? A proper tile and grout cleaner and sealer can help your restaurant’s tiles and grout look pristine year-round.

     

    Restaurant floors can be difficult to maintain considering guests and staff drag in a lot of outside dirt, water, debris; the kitchen has its own messes that can dirty grout and tile like grease. Over time, the grease and dirt build up can make a restaurant look old, dirty, and grimy. No one would want food served from a place like that!

     

    With Grout Shield grout cleaners and grout sealers, you can finally remove all the dirt and stains from the tile and seal them, so it will be harder for them to become dirtier. This means, you will have an easier time maintaining them throughout the year. No more scrubbing for hours! Your employees can spend more time doing other things besides scrubbing or mopping the floor.

     

    By using Grout Shield’s products, your restaurant will be able to pass the sanitary standards, so you won’t risk paying a fine, losing customers, or even shutting down. Dirty floors can attract bugs and rodents (which is definitely a sanitary no-no) so cleaning them regularly with quality products is critical.

     

    Here is an example of some of Grout Shield’s products that can turn your restaurant’s kitchen from drab to fab.

     

    Grout Shield Color Sealer – This product allows restaurant owners/staff to match or change the color of the existing grout without having to remove any of the grout. With this product, any color is possible. It also protects the grout from absorbing dirt or liquid, since it is sealed. You can even change the whole look of a room with a grout color change!

     

    Grout Shield Maintenance Cleaner – If your restaurant floor grout is dirty and you’re happy with the same color, this cleaner is what you need for the job. Dilute the cleaner in water, damp your mop and towel dry.

     

    Grout Shield Restoration Kit – For restaurants owners, this may be your best bet. This kit is the best way to fully restore a floor. Grout Shield offers seven different package kits to help restore the look of grout. Each kit’s contents vary depending of the size floor you intend to clean. The kits include: cleaner, sealant, colors, chamois, brushes, and instructions.

     

    Although you need more than a clean floor to pass a restaurant health inspection, Grout Shield products can definitely clean and restore your floors and have them shining again. For more information on Grout Shield products, click here, or call 239-768-6809 or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716. 

  • Read this Great Review

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    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

  • 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.

  • Put Down That Cleaning Product

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    Your cabinets are most likely stocked with an assortment of common household cleaning products. Whether you saw them on a TV commercial or your mother used them growing up, you’ve chosen particular types and brands to clean all areas of your home. However, most of these cleaners cannot properly clean and/or seal grout and tile. Over time, your tile and grout will just get dirtier and the floors, counters, and backsplashes will look far more aged than they should. There’s a chance all your cleaning with these products can even be making your grout and tile have more stains and dirt on them.

    When it comes to cleaning grout and tile, the chemicals in a product matter. Different surfaces require different cleaning methods and products. The right maintenance for your grout and tile can be achieved by using grout cleaner and grout sealer by a company like Grout Shield. Grout Shield cleaners have a neutral-pH level that is safe on grout and tile. Cleaners help grout lines look renewed and clean. The formula is a non-combustible, fast-aching concentrate.

    Below are some ingredients that are found in most common cleaners that can hurt your grout and tile.

    Bleach – Bleach doesn’t actually clean anything you put it on. Bleach does not contain a cleaning agent. Many bleaches contain sodium hypochlorite, which can disintegrate concrete (main component of most grout).

    Ammonia – Ammonia can damage the finish off grout and tile.

    Vinegar and Acidic Cleaners – The acid in vinegar will get rid of the finish and shine on your grout and tile; it can discolor them, as well.

    Grout Shield has a Maintenance Cleaner and a Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner both are great at lifting stains and dirt from the pores in the grout.

    Use Grout Shield Cleaner
    Don’t waste any more money or time cleaning with products that are ultimately destroying your tile and grout. Grout Shield sells cleaners in a variety of sizes to accommodate different sizes of rooms. Grout Shield’s cleaners are easy to use.

    To learn more about grout cleaner, click here or call 239-768-6809 or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716 with any questions.

  • 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.

  • Why It’s Important to Seal Your Grout

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    It isn’t enough to just clean your grout, sealing it is just as important. With the right grout sealer, you won’t even have to worry about cleaning your grout as often, if at all!

     

    Whether it’s a newly cleaned or newly tiled kitchen floor or tiled bathroom shower, you want these places looking their best. Since you spent a lot of money on a new tile job or so much time cleaning the grout, it should look great, right? Grout sealers are the best solution to keep grout looking new year around. Grout isn’t as resilient to stains, dirt, and other grime, as tile is, so it’s in your best interest to seal it for an added boost of protection.

     

    Grout is porous, which means it easily absorbs liquids and other debris it comes in contact with. Ever spill wine on your tiled kitchen counter? You clean up the spill, and the tile looks sparkly clean but the grout is now a darker wine-stained color. If there had been a sealant on this grout, you could easily wipe away the wine spill and your grout would look like nothing ever touched it.

     

    Grout Shield offers grout sealers that make the grout become impenetrable; a shield is created so liquids can no longer penetrate the porous grout.  Grout Shield offers sealers in clear and color options. If you want to change the entire look of a room after cleaning the grout, a color sealer is a great way to make a frugal, smart way to update to the room without having to replace the tile or grout itself.

     

    Of course, no one is forcing you to seal your grout after you clean it or install new tile work; however, home experts recommend that you do invest in sealing the grout. The sealer will save you a lot of upkeep time, since the grout will remain brand new looking for years. Not only does the grout stay looking clean, but the sealer helps keep away mold and mildew from growing in the grout lines.

     

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    Looking to have a low maintenance kitchen, bathroom, or pool area? 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, click here or call 1-800-631-0716.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.



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