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  • Things to Know About Grout

    How much do you know about grout? You probably know that it holds tiles together. You may even know it’s porous. If you have grout in your home, you most definitely know it gets dirty, but how much do you actually know about grout? At Grout Shield, we know all about grout (since we create and sell grout cleaning and grout sealing products), so we wanted to share some grout info with you.

    • If you are using grout in a high-traffic area, use epoxy grout. Epoxy grout is durable and the most resistant to stains and water damage. Epoxy works great in kitchens and bathrooms.
    • If used outside, epoxy grout can easily fade.
    • If you want to use epoxy grout, hire a professional to grout and tile the floor or backsplash. Epoxy grout sets fast, so you have little room for error or time to adjust the time or grout.
    • Epoxy grout is the most expensive grout.
    • Epoxy grout doesn’t need a sealer, but sealing all grout is a good idea.
    • Sanded grout is a cement-based grout with sand in it.
    • Sanded grout is more resistant to cracking and shrinking
    • Sanded grout is good in wet areas, because it is not as slippery.
    • Sanded grout is good for grout lines wider than 1/8 of an inch.
    • Sanded grout sets slower than epoxy grout.
    • Non-sanded grout is good for grout lines smaller than 1/8 of an inch.
    • Non-sanded grout is sticky, which makes it good to use on walls.
    • You should seal your grout if it is cement-based.
    • Dark grout hides stains.
    • Dark grout fades easier.
    • Dark grout can stain light tiles.

    At Grout Shield, we offer any color you can think of to re-color and seal your grout. Click our grout color page to see all your grout color options.

    Since grout is porous, it is prone to getting dirty. You’ll want to seal it to protect it from absorbing dirty and liquids. At Grout Shield, we have our clear grout sealer and our color grout sealer that will help protect your grout year-round.

    Keep your grout from getting dirty with Grout Shield’s grout sealers and grout cleaners. For more information on Grout Shield products, click our grout products page, or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716.

     

  • Get Your Grout and Tile Ready For Fall

    September is here – that means fall is about to make its arrival. Across the country, fall is a beautiful season. Temperatures are cooler, humidity drops, and the trees and plants start changing beautiful colors. Although, the downside to fall Is there’s a lot of debris on the ground, and potential inclement weather coming with winter right around the corner. Leaves. Mud. Branches. Snow. Grass. All these things can easily can trekked into the house from our shoes and belongings.

    During the season, our tile and grout can take a beating. The dirt and wetness can easily seep into our grout and stain both the tile and grout. Your beautiful floors can begin to look old and dirty quick. That’s why it’s essential for you to take the time to prepare your tile and grout for the dirtier seasons. Cold, wetness, mud, snow, and more, can all be damaging to your grout and tile. You don’t want any of these things to ruin your floors, because it can be a financial burden to retile and grout a room.

    Before the cooler months hit, you should invest in a grout and tile cleaner and sealer that will protect your floors year-round. The cleaner will help rid the tile and grout of dirt/mold/mildew build up and the sealer will protect the tile and grout from absorbing the grim that darkens and wrecks the tile and grout over time.

    For quality grout and tile products, go with Grout Shield. Grout Shield’s product’s formulas are specifically made to clean and protect tile and grout. With Grout Shield, you won’t have to spend hours scrubbing and the products go for a great price!

    Here are some Grout Shield products you should invest in this fall:

    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. This can be used throughout the year to clean your tile and grout. To use: Dilute in water. Dilution rate is 2 oz. to 1 gallon of water. Then, apply to the surface with a damp mop or sponge. After application, the cleaner will start to dissolve grease, dirt, and oil. After you’re done, towel dry the area. The maintenance cleaner comes in different sizes for smaller or bigger rooms.

    Grout Shield Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner – If you really need a good cleaning, this is the best product to lift deep stains. This product lifts dirt out from the pores of the grout. To use, mix 1 oz of the deep cleaner with 8 oz of warm water. Brush product into the grout. Let the mixture sit on your grout for a few minutes. Then, wipe clean with a sponge.

    Grout Shield Color Sealer – This sealer allows you to match or change the color of the existing grout without having to remove any of the grout. With a new grout color, you can easily change the whole look of a room. It re-colors and seals your grout. It protects your grout from everything it encounters from water to mud.

    Grout Shield Clear Sealer – This clear-colored sealer protects tile and grout from becoming stained, dirty, and discolored. If you want to keep the grout color you have, choose the clear sealer.

    Grout Shield’s grout and tile cleaners and sealers are easy to use and affordable. You can have your home looking fresh, clean, and practically new in no time! Your home will be in tip-top shape for the upcoming holiday  and winter season after using Grout Shield’s products. For more information on Grout Shield grout and tile products, click our grout products page, or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716.

  • 9 Reasons to Clean Your Grout

    It’s time to clean your kitchen and bathroom. When you need to clean, what comes to mind? Mopping? Wiping down counter tops? Scrubbing the shower? How about cleaning your grout? Grout shouldn’t be on the back burner when it comes to items to clean in your home. If grout isn’t clean, it can make your entire room look dirty, even if it isn’t.

    Don’t waste your time cleaning your rooms from top to bottom if you’re going to ignore your grout lines. Your grout should be maintained throughout the year. At Grout Shield, we make grout cleaners, grout sealers, and grout restoration products to help keep our grout looking renewed and clean. For this article, we wanted to share with you some reasons on why you should clean your grout and maintain it regularly.

    • Grout is porous, and it absorbs everything it encounters like a sponge. Because of this, a lot of bacteria and germs can linger in the grout lines, so it is essential to clean it.
    • Grout can turn black or brown if not cleaned properly or regularly.
    • Grout can start to smell if not properly cleaned.
    • Your floors/countertops/backsplashes will last longer. If Grout isn’t cared for, it can be compromised and break, which can lead to the tiles moving and breaking around it, as well.
    • Your floors/backsplashes/countertops will look newer.
    • Dirty grout can be bad with people who have allergies, asthma, or respiratory problems since grout can collect dirt, dust, and allergens.
    • Grout-specific cleaners and sealers, like from Grout Shield, won’t damage your grout like regular household cleaners.
    • It preserves your home’s value.
    • Grout can hold mold and mildew, which not only looks gross, it can make you and your family sick.

    Preventative care with grout will help your grout stay looking good year-round and keep you from having a dirty looking room that need fixing. The Grout Shield Maintenance Cleaner cleans stains in the grout, and it is perfect to use regularly Grout Shield Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner is great at lifting deep stains.

    As you can see, there are many reasons to clean your grout regularly! Grout Shield grout cleaners are easy to use, and can get your grout clean with less effort. You will save time and money with Grout Shield’s grout products. For more information on Grout Shield products, click our grout products page, or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716.

  • Caring for Your Shower Grout

    Your shower gets used and abused! Think about it. Your shower gets used daily, and if you have a family you could have anywhere from 3 to 12 showers a day! That’s well over 1,000 times a year. That’s a lot of usage!

    Over time, the tile and grout lines get dirty. A combination of soap, dirty, mold, and mildew will accumulate on both the tile and the grout. The grout, being porous, will absorb all these elements and become discolored.

    If you are unsure of how to clean your grout, don’t rely on the search engines online to give you proper cleaning methods. Regular soaps and water will “clean” your tile, but they won’t make your grout look cleaner. Vinegar and ammonia will potentially ruin your tile. With these products, you’ll spend hours scrubbing with little success.

    If you routinely clean your shower with a proper tile and grout cleaner, you’ll get to avoid costly repairs or renovations. Most products out there contain harsh chemicals that may look like they’re cleaning your tile and grout but they’re actually wearing down your tile’s shine and your grout’s repellency. Once a grout’s seal is gone, it will absorb anything it comes in contact with. It will be full of water, soap, debris, dirt, mold, mildew, and more! So not only is it dirty, it’s full of germs, as well! It can even start to smell!

    If your grout is “permanently” stained, you don’t have to retile and re-grout your bathroom, but rather, use Grout Shield grout products, which are specifically formulated to clean grout.

    Here are some Grout Shield’s products that will help clean your grout and tile:

    Herea aj Grout Shield Color Sealer – This sealer allows you to match or change the color of the existing grout without having to remove any of the grout. It re-colors and seals your grout, so it’s protected from the elements.

    Grout Shield Maintenance Cleaner – If your bathroom needs a good clean, get the maintenance cleaner. To use, dilute the cleaner in water, damp your mop and towel dry.

    Grout Shield Restoration Kit – If you need to clean and seal, get this kit. It will help you fully restore your bathroom.

    The kits come in different sizes and include: cleaner, sealant, colors, chamois, brushes, and instructions.

     Grout Shield Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner –  This is great at lifting deep stains.

    Grout Shield grout cleaners and sealers are easy to use, and actually get your bathroom tile and grout clean with less effort. You will save time and money with Grout Shield’s grout products. For more information on Grout Shield products, click our grout products page, or call toll free 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.

     

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.


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