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How to Increase the Life of Your Tile

Many homeowners have dealt with grout at some point. You can find grout throughout the home as part of the kitchen backsplash, bathroom countertops, and tile flooring. When it’s new, it creates a stunning visual in any room. But as it ages, it becomes an unsightly resting place for dirt and germs.

Proper care and maintenance can make your grout and tile look shiny and new without needing a tile replacement. Here’s what you need to know: 

Regular Cleaning Works

Any flooring can collect dirt and succumb to scratching over time. Regularly refresh the surface with weekly deep cleaning and hard surface vacuum cleaning to protect your tile flooring. You can run a dust mop across the surface to remove stray particles of debris that may escape the bottom of a broom.  

Reseal Regularly 

Grout sealant is crucial to the longevity of your flooring investment. It helps protect against natural deterioration and daily wear — and keeps floors looking vibrant. A sealer may also prevent your tiles from absorbing stains, mildew, bacteria, and other unwanted odors through undetected cracks or leaks. 

The original glaze applied by the tile manufacturer eventually wears off. Annually resealing or recoating tiles will continue to protect the surface. Contact a professional grout repair company to learn more about this valuable service.  

Invest in Replacement Tiles 

No two batches of tile flooring are the same, even if supplied by the same manufacturer. They will vary in color and texture and not match your flooring, even if you choose the same style. When you invest in your new floor, it’s best to purchase replacement tiles simultaneously to ensure a seamless look when you need a tile repair in the future.    

Repaint as Needed 

You may need the occasional paint touch-up when your grout begins looking dingy. After completing a thorough grout cleaning to prep the surface, apply a fresh coat of grout paint as needed.    

Get the Most Out of Your Tile Flooring 

The Grout Medic wants to help keep your tile flooring and grout looking new. We offer a wide range of grout and tile services to help prolong the life of your floor. Call The Grout Medic at 1-866-994-7688 for a free estimate and learn how we can help you!