A Grout Sealing Service in Punta Gorda, Florida, Refreshed This Modern Kitchen's Tile Floor
January 30, 2017It's amazing how houses can deteriorate when they have been unoccupied for long periods of time. Dust starts to accumulate, mold grows due to poor ventilation, or hard surfaces like tile floors start to become dull and dirty because of the lack of regular maintenance. This family went through all those troubles when they returned to their property in Punta Gorda, Florida, after living in Scottsdale, Arizona, for five years.
When they started fixing everything, they noticed the dark and unattractive color of their kitchen floor's grout. The homeowners knew about Sir Grout's hard surface restoration services since they had already hired us before in Arizona, so they went online straightaway and searched for Sir Grout's Punta Gorda grout sealing services. The homeowners found our website and our contact information to schedule a free, in-home inspection.
On the day of the consultation, the Punta Gorda residents met our team and showed them the kitchen floor. Just as our specialists had suspected from the information the homeowner's wife gave them over the phone, the ceramic tiles looked dingy mainly because of the darkened, stained grout around them. Our technicians learned during the inspection that the house had been sitting empty for five years without any kind of maintenance; that was probably one of the reasons why the grout looked so dark – when a floor is not periodically cleaned, dirt starts to build up and adhere to the grout lines, creating a dark film of grime which is neither attractive nor pleasant.
The homeowners wanted to clean and seal the grout to protect it from future stains, mold, and mildew, so our technicians offered them a grout sealing service with ColorSeal, a sealing treatment that would efficiently protect and preserve their grout and recolor it. They agreed right away, so the process began the following day.
Before the grout sealing service, our team needed to clean every inch of the kitchen floor, so they started the process by applying our special Sir Grout Tile and Grout Cleaner with a high-speed, gentle scrubber, removing the dirt and loosening the embedded grime. Once the surface was properly cleaned, the team performed all the necessary grout repairs to get the floor ready for the ColorSeal process. Sir Grout's ColorSeal product is a thick, water-based, acrylic sealer for grout that comes in a variety of colors that can match any tile – in this case, they used the color Oak. The process not only recolored the grout, but also made it stain-, water-, mold-, and mildew-resistant.
A full day of work paid off incredibly – the freshly recolored grout changed the entire appearance of the kitchen floor, which now looked clean and tidy. The couple was delighted!
Even though our ColorSeal process makes grout more resistant, it still needs some basic maintenance. Our team walked the family through a care and maintenance routine for their renewed surface: first, they told them that floors should be cleaned at least once a week with a soapless, pH-neutral cleaner since these are safe for grout. When cleaning, they recommended them to soak the floor and let the cleaner dwell for 3 to 5 minutes so that it can break down the dirt. Finally, the hard surface restorers advised the Punta Gorda residents to dry the floor with a clean towel or terry cloth to properly remove all the cleaner and remaining dirt.
Does your kitchen floor need a touch-up too? A grout cleaning and sealing service might be just what you need! Call us at (239) 322-3984 or fill in the "Request a Quote" form on this page for more information about these and other hard surface restoration services from Sir Grout SW Florida.
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