Tile Care & Maintenance Tips: Grout Care

Your tile is likely a significant investment in your home. You want to care for it properly and make it last as long as possible. You can increase the lifespan of your tile with regular tile care & maintenance. Below are some tips to assist you in this process.

CUTLGTC1-2Grout Maintenance

Grout is the material used to fill the spaces in between individual tiles. It is available in a variety of colors. It should be cleaned on a regular basis to remove dirt and surface build-up. There are many products available for routine cleaning. When a deep cleaning is required, it is best to use a professional strength grout cleaner. These heavy-duty cleaners are capable of removing grease, soap scum, oil, stains, algae, and wax. It is important that the professional strength cleaner you select contains low VOC levels. All of these products can be purchased at D&B Tile. When the grout becomes too dirty for cleaning, you can restore the color or change the color by using grout stain. It is specifically designed to penetrate the grout and seal the surface with a permanent color.

AM010507-4Grout Sealer

Most installation specialists will use a grout sealer after installation. This prevents the color from staining. It prevents the penetration of moisture and helps prevent discoloration. You may need to reapply sealer annually, depending on the quality of the product. Grout sealer is intended only for grout. It does not need to be applied to the tiles. Epoxy grouts are chemically cured and do not require sealer. Grout is an integral part of your tile. Regular maintenance and care is important to help extend the life of your tile. You can save a significant amount of time and money by performing regular maintenance.

Not sure what tile care and maintenance products are best for you or how to clean your tile? Stop by any D&B Tile location to view our selection of Aquamix products that’s designed to cover any tile care and maintenance needs. Contact us for more information and assistance. Our professionals are experts in this area and are happy to help.