Why You Should Seal Your Tile & Stone

Your home is a place where you can retreat, unwind and enjoy your down time in peace & quiet! So, why not make the most used rooms in your home—that are designed with beautiful tile and stone—the highest quality it can possibly be? Find out why sealing your tile and stone on a regular basis should be one of the most important ways to keep your family and your home healthy for the long run.

 

The Importance of Sealants

First, it’s vital to understand grout sealant. Grout is created from sand and fills holes effectively while also being cost-efficient. It does the job well, but only if sealed correctly. A proper seal will also help it last longer. Because of grouts porous nature, it can often become a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, fungus, and dirt. Protecting grout is mandatory and grout sealant is a great way to do that.

clean tile with a baby crawling on it

 

Extra Protection for ‘Hotspot’ Rooms

Do you have gorgeous tile in your bathroom? If you do, keeping that tile protected should be high on the priority list. Because your bathroom harbors extra moisture, it can be a prime breeding ground for mold and mildew. The key is to give these hotspot rooms extra attention.

Using a sealant for hotspots can maintain the quality and appearance of your tile and stone. Besides looking good, sealants will also keep these areas healthier. Remember that sealing dirty grout can make developed stains nearly impossible to fix.

The general rule of thumb is to reseal your grout at least once a year in homes with high traffic. For areas with low traffic, remember to reseal them every 4-5 years.

 

Tile is A Valuable Investment

Be aware that regularly scheduled DIY maintenance is often not enough. A lot of the time professional tile cleaning is required to increase its lifespan.

Contact Temecula Valley Chem-Dry and let us take care of the difficult part of creating pristine-looking tile!