Tile Shower in Sharon, MA Gets a Fresh, New Look After a Grout Recoloring Job
October 18, 2016Designing a home can frequently include using tile due to its durability and variety. Whether you have tile flooring or walls, you are probably familiar with the process of deterioration that grout lines experience. Since grout is a very porous material, water and humidity can seep into tiles and grout, causing mold, mildew, stains, discoloration, and crumbling. This homeowner's shower was not exempt from this aging process. Of course, she felt frustrated after trying to remove all the dirt, soap-scum, and stains with traditional cleaning products, with no results.
As time went by, she noticed how the grout lines in her shower continued to consistently discolor, causing stains and uneven spots. One morning, her neighbor suggested to look for a professional service to clean the shower and recolor the grout lines with the correct products. The homeowner then decided to go online to look for Sharon grout recoloring services and found Sir Grout of Greater Boston among the top results. Our homeowner filled out the form on our website and scheduled a free in-home quote.
The experts inspected the shower and told the homeowner that a multi-step procedure had to be applied to recover the appeal of the tile surface. They explained that years of moisture and incorrect maintenance methods had bred mold on the grout lines and helped soap-scum to build up. They also said that repairing the grout and caulk was crucial, as well as sealing grout after to prevent this from happening again.
As mentioned above, grout can absorb grime and moisture, resulting in cracked grout and mold. Grout lines and shower enclosures are very important for preserving tile surfaces and keeping them attractive. When grout is unsealed and caulk is damaged, water leaks under the tiles. Therefore, the surface is more vulnerable to deterioration. Constantly checking the state of the grout sealant and caulk might save you from costly and stressful replacements. In addition to the visual signs of deterioration – such as stains and cracks – experts recommend to put some drops of liquid directly on the grout lines. If the grout absorbs the liquid, it needs to be sealed.
The day of the job arrived, and the experts started their multi-step plan to renew the look of this customer's shower. First, they deeply cleaned the surface with pH-neutral, soap-free cleaning products, a vertical high speed scrubber, and vapor steam cleaning. This eliminated mold and mildew and removed soap-scum from the tiles and grout lines. The professionals continued by scratching down the grout joints and scraping the mineral deposits off of the tiles and joints. They also removed the caulk from the angle joints. The team of experts finally re-grouted the entire shower floor by using a dark shade of Stainmaster Epoxy Grout to revive its charm.
Stainmaster Epoxy Grout is a modern product, specially designed for grouting tile surfaces. It is extra tough and stain-resistant. One of its main benefits is that it doesn't need a sealant, since it already contains one. When applied correctly, it can last for a very long time. It comes in different colors and shades, so you can personalize any room with the most suitable color to match your tiles.
After color sealing a few other floors throughout her house and finishing the shower, the stains had disappeared from the grout lines, and the color perfectly matched the tiles and shower joints. The homeowner was incredibly happy. She said that it looked like a different and better version of her old shower. She thanked the team with a handshake and said that she would recommend our services to everyone.
If the grout lines of your tile surface look dingy, stained, and cracked, they might need to be sealed. Sir Grout of Greater Boston offers the best hard surface restoration services at a fair price. For further information about our services, fill out the application form below or call us at (781) 899-0388. Our specialists will happily assist you.
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