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How Failing Grout Affects Your Tile's Appearance

How Failing Grout Affects Your Tile's Appearance

Tiles are found all over the home. Your kitchen, bathroom, entryway, etc. can all be embellished with tile. Tile is often the chosen material used for hard surfaces because it is durable, waterproof, and easy to clean. They all come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Tiles can be arranged simply or with mosaic styles. Whatever your personality or preferences are, there are tiles for you! That being said, tile also requires maintenance in order for it to look its best.

What is Grout?

Grout is a concrete mixture used to embed your tile to necessary surfaces such as walls and floors, It also is used as a filler in between tiles. Once dry, grout is rock solid, strongly holding your tiles in place. Grout health is important for the functionality and beauty of your tiles.

What Causes Grout to Fail?

Whether your tiles are laminate, ceramic, or natural stone, they need to be taken care of. If neglected, your tile and grout can fail quickly. Your tile floors go through a lot. Because of scooting furniture, heavily dropped objects, foot traffic, or pet claws, your floors can get noticeably scratched up. Along with scratches and scuffs, your tile is likely to get pretty messy. Not only is accumulated dirt and grime considered gross, dirt, and bacteria can wear at your tile and grout over time. This kind of wear and tear can slowly eat away at your grout and tile.

Signs of Grout Failure

Failing grout is never a good thing. It takes away from the beauty of the tile, can be a breeding ground for bacteria, takes away the waterproof aspect of your tile, and can turn into a safety issue due to tripping areas. If you are wondering about the state of your grout, there are several things to keep your eye out for.

  • Small holes in your grout

  • Grout is powdery and deteriorating

  • Visibly cracked and coming out from between your tiles

  • Loose or broken tiles

  • Tiles are missing altogether

  • Mold and Mildew (especially in places like shower grout)

How Can I Prevent My Grout From Getting Destroyed?

Grout is extremely porous, making it susceptible to trapping moisture and dirt. Therefore, finding the best grout cleaner is extremely important! That being said, you want to be careful about what floor tile cleaner you use. There are many different types of tiles and a lot of them need to be treated in different ways. Some tile cleaners use harsh chemicals that can wear at and ruin your tile!

The best thing to do for your grout is to get it sealed! Even the cleanest tile and grout will suck up dirt without sealing! Zerorez® Carpet Cleaning Bay Area uses a POWERFUL Nano-Tech sealer to create an invisible barrier on your floors.

Zerorez® - The Best Tile and Grout Cleaner

You may be asking yourself, "What is the best way to clean grout and tile?" Zerorez® Carpet and Tile Cleaning in the Bay Area are the best of the best! They use a "green" cleaning process, making it safe for kids, pets, and the environment! That's right- the Zerorez® Cleaning Process cleans without any harsh chemicals. Your tiles will shine like never before, while also leaving behind Zero Residue®! Schedule your tile and grout cleaner service today with Zerorez® Bay Area!