Straight Talk About Tile and Grout Seals
Like carpet, grout is a porous material that absorbs soil and spills. At Stanley Steemer, we’ve been removing even the toughest dirt and debris from carpet for years. We can apply that same expertise to your tile floors. After the floor is clean, we recommend applying a tile and grout sealant. It creates a protective barrier, providing you with more time to clean up both dry soils and liquids before it soaks into the grout.
Once your tile is clean, a finishing coat of Stanley Steemer’s clear tile sealer or color sealer is necessary to protect your grout and create a stain-resistant surface. Our clear tile sealer and grout sealer penetrates the grout surface to form a protective barrier against spills and permanent stains. As a tile seal, it also ensures that future cleanings yield the best possible results.
For premier grout restoration service, you can rely on Stanley Steemer’s color sealer. When grout is permanently stained, even the best tile cleaning methods can’t reverse the discoloration. Our exclusive color sealer system, available in a wide range of grout seal colors, provides uniform color and a waterproof tile seal that makes your tile and grout look brand new.
After the tile and grout sealer has been applied, it’s best to wait 30 minutes before walking on the floor. It takes 24 hours for the sealant to cure completely, so we suggest that you make sure no liquid comes in contact with the sealant during that time.
You can also extend the life of your freshly-cleaned tile floors with Stanley Steemer’s Professional Neutral Tile & Grout Cleaner for periodic cleaning or spot removal. It’s important to rinse well after you mop the tile floors, and never use bleach or harsh chemical cleaners. They wear down the sealant, causing it to break down prematurely.
When the dirt is gone, seal in the clean with a Stanley Steemer grout and tile sealer.