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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