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  • Why Should You Clean Your Grout?

    Why should you clean your grout? It’s simple: dirty grout is unsanitary. Of course, dirty grout lines are also unsightly, but they’re also loaded with germs. Grout is a porous substance, which  easily absorbs liquids, dirt, crumbs, debris, and more. The grout can be loaded with bacteria.

    Your floor grout lines come in contact with so many things including your bare feet, shoes, socks, paw prints, chemicals, food, makeup, and more. If you don’t have a grout sealant and a proper grout cleaner, these grout lines will become stained, and even smell bad! Bacteria and other germs can be living deep in the grout because it hasn’t properly been cleaned.

    To truly clean your grout, you need a proper grout cleaner and sealer. These products will make your grout clean and fresh while restoring it to its original color. You don’t want to have yourself or a loved one come in contact with an unsanitary floor or space. Even the bathroom grout lines can easily absorb and harbor germs, mold, and bacteria. Don’t risk your health! Clean your grout right!

    Dirty grout can be very difficult to clean and keep clean. Every substance is deeply absorbed.  With the right grout cleaner and sealer, this process becomes a lot easier. You can spend less time and money cleaning the grout, and more time enjoying your beautiful home and loved ones.

    So, how should you clean your grout lines? First, sweep the floor to remove any loose dirt or debris on the surface of the tiles and grout. Next, apply Grout Shield’s Grout and Tile Cleaner. Use a mop to distribute the cleaner over the entire floor. Allow the grout cleaner to saturate into the grout for 10 to 15 minutes, then scrub the area with a grout or bristle brush. After you scrub the dirt away, use a clean rag to wipe away any remaining grout cleaner.

    After you clean the grout with the cleaner, it’s time to use Grout Shield’s sealers to protect the grout from getting dirty, stained and germ-filled again.

    Keep Your Grout Clean

    Cleaning keeps germs away, so you shouldn’t overlook cleaning your grout. After you use Grout Shield’s grout cleaner, ongoing maintenance and restoration is key to keeping these germs at bay. Grout Shield’s grout sealers, as well as our grout Maintenance Cleaner, will keep the floor clean and renewed. To learn more about Grout Shield’s products or to purchase them, click here or call 1-800-631-0716.

  • Get Your Stone and Slate Clean for Summer

     

    Summer is the time for outdoor get togethers, BBQs, pool parties, bonfires, and more! You will be spending a lot of time outside your home, particularly in the backyard, so not only is it important for your landscaping to be looking its best, but your tile work should too! You don’t want your guests stepping on or looking at dirty and dull stone or slate tiles.  You want to properly clean it, so your backyard can look stunning!

    Stone or slate tile work gives your yard a natural, beautiful look. These tiles don’t come cheap, so it makes sense that you care from them properly, so they don’t need to be replaced quickly. Just like regular ceramic tile, stone tile and the grout around it can absorb dirt and liquids, which stain and dull both the tile and grout. Even if its outside in the elements, dirty tiles don’t look good! You should protect your tiles with a proper grout and tile cleaner and grout sealer to keep them looking great throughout the year.

    With stone tile, it’s important to invest in a proper tile cleaner. Many cleaners out there contain ammonia and bleach, which will damage stone. After cleaning away the dirt with a proper grout and tile cleaner, like Grout Shield’s grout and tile cleaner,  you can use a Grout Shield sealer to protect the tile and grout from future dirt and stains. Grout Shield products, like the Enhancer Seal, are safe to use on stone and slate. The Enhancer Seal can make ceramic, slate, terracotta, stone, marble or Mexican tile look vibrant and new. The sealer is extremely easy to use. Grout Shield Color Sealer can enhance the natural beauty of stone tile, as well. This grout color sealer helps bring out the tones within the stone, while protecting the stone at the same time.

    Check out this video below to watch how to use the grout sealer. Notice how well it brightens and restores the surface to its original condition!

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    Restore Your Stone or Slate Tile

    Is your stone or slate tile in need of a pick me up? Do you want your stone tile to look new again? You can get that same look back. Grout Shield tile and grout cleaners and sealers can clean and protect your grout from becoming stained, dirty, and discolored.

    If you’re not sure what grout product to use, our grout and tile professionals at Grout Shield can help you choose a product that will best work for what you need based on your space and type of tile. To learn more about sealing your stone tiles or for any questions you may still have, click grout restoration contact page or call us at 1-800-631-0716.

  • Don’t Remodel, Get the Right Grout Products

    You’ve cleaned and cleaned and cleaned your bathroom and kitchen, but they never look clean! How is that possible? The grout! Dirty grout can make any room look older, dirtier, and duller. If you currently hate your kitchen or bathroom, you don’t necessarily need to renovate to get the room looking great again. All you need is a bottle of Grout Shield’s grout cleaner and grout sealer.

    When you use Grout Shield’s grout products, you can get your rooms looking like “brand new” again while saving a lot of time and money. Grout Shield’s grout cleaners and grout sealers lift tough stains and dirt from the porous grout, and can recolor the grout for that clean and new look you’ve been missing.

    Grout Shield offers clear or color sealers so you’re able to transform the look of a room very easily.

    With Grout Shield products, there is less “work” and “maintenance” required to make your tile look great again, because the grout sealer protects the grout from absorbing liquids and dirt. If you don’t properly take care of your tile or grout lines, your grout will change color (darken). Normal household cleaners just can’t do the trick.

    Even if your grout is a bit damaged from improper cleaning, you can still get them looking great again. Grout Shield offers grout cleaners that safely remove excess dirt or grease from the grout surface, as well as any previously applied grout sealer. The cleaner bonds to the grout. These cleaners are neutral pH-cleaners that are non-combustible and fast-acting.

    After using one of Grout Shield’s cleaners, it’s in your best bet to use a Grout Shield sealer, so you are protecting your grout from getting THIS dirty ever again. The grout sealer keeps dirt and liquids from seeping into the grout’s pores.

    Grout Shield offers sealers in clear and colors. With a Grout Shield grout color sealer, you’re able to change the color of the grout if you want and recreate the whole look of a room, which is ideal for those of you thinking of a room renovation.

    Looking to rejuvenate your kitchen or bathroom without the cost? It’s time for you to use some of Grout Shield’s products.  To view all the Grout Shield grout cleaning and grout sealing restoration products, click the grout products page. For more information, click grout cleaner  contact page or call us at 1-800-631-0716.

  • Switch Out Your Cleaning Product for Grout Shield

     Common household products are great for cleaning so many things in your home from the countertops to the hardwood floors. You’re probably used to using certain, reliable brands that help make your home fresh, clean, and shiny. Unfortunately, most, if not all of these cleaners are not able to truly or thoroughly clean grout. 

    Grout gets dirty just like everything else in your home. In fact, grout probably even gets dirtier. Grout is porous so it easily absorbs anything it comes in contact with. If you clean the grout with regular household cleaners, your grout may never look cleaner. Also, many household cleaners are harsh on the grout.

    When it comes to cleaning grout, the chemicals in a product matter. Different surfaces require different cleaning methods and products. The right maintenance for your grout 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. Grout Shield 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 clean anything. Bleach does not contain a cleaning agent. Many bleaches contain sodium hypochlorite, which can disintegrate concrete (main component of most grout).  Your surface may smell clean, but the dirt and germs are still there.

    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 Grout Shield 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 money or time cleaning with products that are ultimately destroying grout, and not even cleaning it. 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 our grout cleaner page or call 239-768-6809 or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716 with any questions.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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.

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