Think about the rooms in your home that are used most often. Maybe bathrooms and the kitchen are at the top of the list. Why not make sure that those rooms are designed with the highest quality in mind? Rooms designed with beautiful tile and stone should be cared for. Sealing your tile and stone on a regular basis could be one of the most important ways to keep your family and your home healthy for the long run. Why, you ask?
Why a Sealant is Worth the Work
First, it’s important to understand what a grout sealant is. Grout is made of sand and fills up holes effectively and cheaply. While it does the job, it must be sealed correctly to last. Grout is very porous and can easily be a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, fungus and dirt. Applying protection to it is mandatory—and a grout sealant accomplishes exactly that.
Give ‘Hotspot’ Rooms in Your Home Extra Protection
If you have those areas in your home that are extra beautiful like the tile in the shower or the heavenly bathtub in the master bathroom, then keeping your tile protected should be a priority. As you probably already know, moisture in your bathroom acts as a breeding ground for mold and mildew. You should give these types of ‘hotspot’ rooms extra care and attention. Maintain the quality and overall appearance of tile and stone in these ‘hotspots’ with a sealant so that your home can be the happiest and healthiest living environment possible. Why be so adamant on sealing? When you seal dirty grout, stains that are near to impossible to remove develop.
This may sound crazy, but you really want to reseal your grout once a year for high traffic homes. Also, anytime tile and stone are deep cleaned, you should reseal it immediately. For low traffic rooms in your home, reseal every 4-5 years.
Tile is An Investment
Tile isn’t cheap. So get the most out of it you can! Make it last. Maybe regularly scheduled DIY maintenance still hasn’t kept your tile clean. Maybe grime and stains have snuck up on you. If that is the case, the tile and/or stone deserve a professional, deep clean. Carine Chem-Dry is especially good at helping improve tile’s lifespan and giving you peace of mind with a clean, safe house for you and your family.
Let the experienced technicians at Carine Chem-Dry in the Manorville, and Long Island, New York area take care of the back-breaking work of making your tile look pristine. We’ll use specialized cleaning solutions and powerful suction equipment to blast the dirt and bacteria from your tile, grout and stone, and restore your tile to a brand new look and feel.