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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.

  • Learn to Use Grout Shield Cleaners

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    Soap and water doesn’t always cut it. You could scrub and mop for hours, but if you aren’t using the proper cleaners for your tile and grout, your floors will never look clean. Besides, who wants to spend hours and hours and hours on cleaning? Why not make the process faster?

    Cleaning, sealing, and restoring your flooring and grout does not have to be a long, tiring process. With the right products and supplies, you can clean your grout faster and better. Grout Shield provides quality tile and grout cleaners and sealers that have been helping people finally get that grime, dirt, and germs off their grout!

    Below, we wanted to share with you two of our cleaner products, and how to use them.  The instructions will help you easily clean away the dirty grout that you haven’t been able to get rid of all these years.

    Before using any product: 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 become 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.

    The maintenance cleaner comes in different sizes, depending on the size of the room/surface you’re cleaning.

    Grout Shield Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner –  For a deep clean, Grout Shields offers the grout & tile cleaner. This product lifts dirt out from the pores 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 Cleaners

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

  • Grout Shield Keeps Floors Safe From Pets

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    Floors are the part of the home that can get the dirtiest the fastest. From dirt and leaves to spills and mold, flooring is susceptible to getting dirty fast. Now when you have a pet, your floors can get dirtier even faster. Dogs and cats can track in mud, water, leaves, grass, bugs.. you name it! Not to mention, their fur gets everywhere! Not only can pets make a floor dirty, but they can even damage the tiling or woodwork with their claws.

    Replacing a floor is an expensive project, so if you’re looking to restore your tiled flooring, the best thing you can do is buy quality tile and grout cleaning and sealing products to make your flooring look brand new again. With the right products, it won’t even look like you have pets roaming around!

    If you have mostly ceramic tile, porcelain, or stone tile work in your home, your tiles probably look fine, because these materials are harder for scratch marks (from a pet) to be left behind; however, your grout lines may look dark, dirty, and may even smell!

    Normal cleaning products cannot easily remove dirt that has seeped into the porous grout lines. However, Grout Shield offers many products that remove dirt and liquids that have deeply penetrated the grout lines, including pet urine. If pet urine isn’t cleaned up immediately, it can seep deep into the grout lines, which means your home may smell odd even after you clean the floor. By using Grout Shield’s products, your grout lines will go from darkened and grimy to bright and clean.

    Remember, dirty grout isn’t just ugly, it is also unsanitary. If dirt and urine stay in grout lines, bacteria will grow making it unhealthy for you and your loved ones to walk on.

    Ready to get started?  Grout Shield Grout and Tile Cleaner will remove all dirt and stains from the grout. Just use a mop to distribute the cleaner and allow the formula to saturate into the grout for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, scrub the area with a grout or bristle brush, followed by using a clean rag to wipe away any remaining cleaner.

    Dirt happens. Pet accidents happen. The best way to keep your floor and grout looking great is to seal your grout.

    Grout Shield’s Clear or Color Sealer protects the grout. The color sealer allows you to change the color of the grout to any color you want.

    If you are looking for an easy way to restore your grout and floors from your pet’s messes without spending a fortune, purchase Grout Shield grout cleaners and sealers. To learn more about or to purchase Grout Shield’s products, click here or call 1-800-631-0716.

     

  • 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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  • Magical - if used correctly - Tips for use

    If used properly the results are AMAZING! Read some of the one star reviews here and suggestions are: ( other than the ones on the instructions sheet) 1) The scrubbing after putting cleanser the grout will not turn super clean. And that's ok. Just no dust/ dirt on the floor. 2) put THIN line of product into the grout. The more you put in, more cleaning is required. Use the brush horizontally. 3) for the wipe off after you run the finger needs to be FLAT. ie grout lines are U shaped, tiles are flat around the grout. FOLD the cloth so it has a straight edge. The cloths folded side should be perpendicular to the grout line. DO NOT push the cloth into the grout, pressure on folded cloth for cleaning tile should be on the flat tile (two sides) not on the grout( center). The cloth needs to be cleaned ever so often so you are not spreading the previously cleaned grout on to the tile. I cleaned it for every two tiles and changed the folds for every tile. (Sorry this is hard to explain in words
    RKadam, TX

  • Read this Great Review

    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

  • 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.

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