The White Tile Floor of This Home in Braintree, MA Is Now Protected Thanks to a Grout Sealing Service
November 17, 2017Whether in a home or a commercial property, hallway floors are one of the areas that suffer the most damage. Tiled floors in entrances or hallways get a lot of foot traffic and sometimes need to be cleaned more than once per day to keep them dirt-free—that is, however, a task that not everyone has the time to do. For such demanding floors, grout sealing services come in handy for simplifying cleaning routines and preventing floors from accumulating dirt.
This white tiled floor is from an entrance hallway in a Braintree, Massachusetts home. The family hired our grout sealing services in Braintree hoping to erase the darkened grout lines in their foyer that were impossible to clean. The homeowners had witnessed the grout's deterioration in their entrance hallway and noticed how the floor in this particular area looked grimier than the rest of the house. The mother was tired of thoughtfully cleaning the floor only to find that the grout's dark shade returned a couple of weeks later.
This household was really big—a married couple with four little kids and three other family members. The father and homeowner found Sir Grout of Greater Boston's services while looking online for hard surface restoration companies in the area. Our website appeared among the first search results, where the couple looked through our before and after pictures and discovered our hard surface restoration services. They were amazed by our grout recoloring procedures and how our team was able to turn grout into a uniform white, black, sand, or any other color our clients choose. Removing the dark shade of grout was just what they wanted, so they called us and scheduled an appointment for a free, in-home consultation.
A team from Sir Grout of Greater Boston visited the Braintree home on the day of the appointment to inspect the floor in question. We noticed that there were layers of grime embedded in the grout lines, which made them look really dark.
During the examination, the mother told us about the cleaning routine at her home. With four little kids scrambling around the house all day, cleaning wasn't an easy task for her. Even if she cleaned everything in the morning, by noon the hallway was already dirty again. She was well aware that juice spills or mud stains must be cleaned quickly to prevent the grout from getting dark. However, being a working mom, she didn't have time to scrub the floor very often.
Besides recoloring the grout to a uniform white, the Braintree homeowners wanted a solution that maintained their floor clean for longer. Luckily, we had just the answer: a grout recoloring service using Sir Grout's ColorSeal—a thick, water-based acrylic sealer that protects grout and changes its color. The product gets absorbed into the grout's pores to achieve a long-lasting uniform finish. The clients agreed to our proposal after we explained its benefits and agreed on a day to begin the process.
A technician from Sir Grout of Greater Boston returned to Braintree a few days later to get the job done. Since the hallway floor had a lot of embedded dirt, our technician started the process by deep cleaning every tile and grout line. To do so, he first applied Sir Grout's soapless tile cleaner, let it dwell for a few minutes, and then scrubbed the floor with a high-speed, commercial scrubber. This process removed the dirt that had accumulated after years of use and foot traffic.
Even if our cleaning process made most of the darkness in the grout lines disappear, the grout still didn't look uniformly white. That is why we used ColorSeal. On one hand, ColorSeal acts like a sealant that makes grout resistant to water, mold, mildew, and stains. In other words, it makes cleaning easier because it keeps dirt above the surface. On the other hand, ColorSeal comes in a variety of colors to match the tiles' shade. The clients wanted their grout to look as white as their tiles, so our expert recolored each grout line using our whitest ColorSeal.
The results were outstanding. It takes a lot of skill and a steady hand to seal such thin grout lines, but our technicians know all the ins and outs of the procedure! Our expert recolored each grout line carefully to ensure a wonderful outcome. The married couple was astonished. The recolored grout made the area look brighter and cleaner; they loved it. What's more, the mother was delighted when hearing about the benefits of ColorSeal and how it will facilitate cleaning. She was so happy with the cleaning and sealing that she left us a glowing review:
I am very happy with the tiles. I also want to let you know that Jimmy was the nicest guy!! He was so polite and kind. You don't see that a lot today (unfortunately).
A surface can be walked on 10–12 minutes after a color seal procedure. Nevertheless, it takes 48 hours to fully cure. We advised the family to keep the entrance hall dry for that span of time to ensure the best results. We recommended using soapless, pH-neutral cleaners on their tiles; these are safe for tiles and won't remove the sealant. Also, we advised them to vacuum the floor regularly to remove loose dirt and to always dry it with a towel or terry cloth so that no dirty water is left behind.
If you're looking for a professional team to help you bring back the beauty of your floor, Sir Grout of Greater Boston can help you! We're a hard a surface restoration company that can transform any tiled surface, from kitchen countertops to bathroom tiles. Call us at (781) 899-0388 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to schedule a date for a free, in-home evaluation right now. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive our latest news and promotions in your inbox.
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