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Thorough Grout Sealing Restores Porcelain Tile Bathroom in Quincy, Massachusetts

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January 26, 2017

Porcelain has exceptional properties. Its surface is less porous, which makes it ideal for bathrooms, where water is a concern. They are functional and beautiful and can give a refined and elegant look to any bathroom. Over time, if not cared for properly, porcelain tiles can go from beautiful and elegant to dingy and unattractive. That was the problem with this client's bathroom. His once-beautiful bathroom now looked dingy. The grout lines of the floor were discolored, and the threshold was falling apart due to moisture absorption and cracking grout. The homeowner was worried and knew he had to take action fast before the damage was unrepairable. He tried many DIY recipes he had found online to clean his grout, but the results were underwhelming. The problem was getting out of hand.

Before and After Picture of a Tile Shower Grout Sealing Service in Quincy, MA
Not knowing what else to do, he remembered that his best friend had a similar problem, so he asked him how he solved it. Fortunately, his best friend was a client of ours, and he recommended him to go to our website and to look for Quincy grout sealing companies online to compare the results. He followed his friend's recommendations and searched online. He found us among the top results and went directly to our website, read the testimonials, and scheduled a free evaluation.

Most homeowners don't know how to properly clean their tile and grout lines, so they search online for DIY recipes that involve the use of easy-to-find household products like vinegar, or they use cleaning products with aggressive chemicals, like muriatic acid. The problem with these products is that they are acidic substances, and instead of bringing back the fresh and clean look of the tile and grout, they deteriorate and dissolve the grout.

When our team arrived at the client's home in Quincy, they evaluated the bathroom to determine the best plan of action to restore the bathroom. Our team of experts agreed on a multi-step process. First, they performed a deep cleaning to eliminate all the dirt in the bathroom; they used only pH-neutral products and a high-speed machine scrubber to remove the dirt from the grout lines. Then, they used vapor steam cleaning to eliminate dirt and stains from hard-to-reach places.

Before and After Picture of a Porcelain Tile Bathroom Grout Sealing Service in Quincy, MA
Once the bathroom was clean, they applied ColorSeal to the grout lines of the shower walls and bathroom floor. ColorSeal is a non-toxic, water-based sealer that rejuvenates grout lines by giving them an even color. It also protects grout against water, stains, mold, and mildew, ensuring that homeowners do not spend too much time cleaning their floors.

For the shower floor, they applied Epoxy ColorSeal. Shower floor grout gets more abuse than anything else since it is porous and easily collects dirt and soap scum, creating the perfect environment for mold and mildew, so it needs stronger products. Epoxy ColorSeal creates a uniform color and seal that prevents the invasive buildup of dirt.

Finally, our team applied Stainmaster Epoxy Grout to the angle and threshold joints. Stainmaster Epoxy Grout is non-porous, doesn't crack or dry out, doesn't peel, and best of all, it resists mold. By applying this product to the joints, they prevented water from seeping into the corners, where it may pool. They also performed a glass treatment on the shower door to remove the stains and soap scum.

Once the job was finished, our team showed the results to the client. He couldn't believe how our team had managed to recover his porcelain bathroom. He was so pleased with the results that he thanked our team and left a testimonial on our website. This is what it said: "Great guys did a great job! The bath looks wonderful! Thanks."

To keep your grout lines at their best, Sir Grout of Greater Boston recommends to periodically deep clean using only pH-neutral and soap-less cleaners. Harsh products will deteriorate grout lines. When things get out of hand, it is always better to call reliable professionals who can solve the situation. In case you have any doubts, you can always check the care tips and products section on our website.

Does your grout look grimy and discolored like the one in the picture above? A grout sealing service can freshen up your surfaces. If you live in Quincy or surrounding areas, don't hesitate to give us a call at (781) 899-0388 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form to set up an appointment for a free evaluation. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter for more information about our services.

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