Grout Sealing

Grout Sealing

Why protect with a Sealer?
Grouts are porous and, as a result, they easily absorb grease, dirt and lime scale. Spillages such as wine, lemonades or greasy substances will cause marks and patches in the joints in the floor. Grout between wall-tiles, particularly in damp areas like bathrooms, will become dirty and unattractive as a result of Mould, Mildew and Limescale.

Mould
Mould is one of the most unsightly problems, which usually starts off in the wettest area of the room, this could be the bottom of the shower or bath, then starts to spread and if left unchecked could cover a large area of the wall.

Discolouration
Discolouration of grout joints in bath or shower areas due to continued use of acid formulated shampoos and soaps. This causes yellow orange and pink stains to the grout over even a short period of time.


Tile Doctor Grout Seal & GoTile Doctor Wall Grout Sealer
Quick and efficient effective sealer, fully waterproof, easy to apply quick drying spray-on sealer for wall tile and grout. Provides long lasting protection against water, dirt, grease, mould and limescale. Reduces maintenance and is transparent so not to affect the colour of the grout..

Reduces maintenance and is transparent so does not affect the colour of the grout.

Uses
Recommended for use of cementitious, sanded and un-sanded grout joints in interior or exterior Ceramic and Porcelain tile installations. Highly recommended for use in bath or shower areas to prevent mould and grout staining from continued use of acid and alkaline formulated shampoos and soaps etc..

Highly recommended for bath or shower areas to prevent mould and grout staining from continued use of acid and alkaline formulated shampoos and soaps etc.

Source: Tile Doctor Wall Grout Sealer

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Porcelain Tiled Kitchen Floor Before Cleaning Ely Porcelain Tiled Kitchen Floor After Cleaning Ely
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Recent Posts

Removing Grout Smears from Textured Porcelain Kitchen Tiles in Newcastle

This request came from a client who lives in the Newcastle district of Jesmond who was unhappy with the appearance of their Textured Porcelain floor tiles. The problem was that the Porcelain Tiles were grouted in whilst the underfloor heating was switched on. This resulted in the grout drying out quicker than expected and the tiler struggled to get the excess grout off the tiles. To rectify the problem, the tiler tried to get the dried grout off with acid, but it didn’t work, and the floor was left looking dark and dull. Unable to rectify the problem the client was left with a disappointing pale floor and had searched around the internet for a solution.

Grout Stained Textured Porcelain Tiled Floor Before Cleaning Jesmond

Normally grout smears like these (aka Grout Haze) can be removed with an acidic product and Tile Doctor sell Grout Clean-up specially for this purpose. However, some grouts contain acid resistant polymers which need to broken down first. Fortunately, we have a solution for everything tile related and the system we use does not affect the main grout lines only the excess grout. I called in to do a site visit and having surveyed the problem I was confident it could resolved, I gave them a price for the work and agreed a date to return to do the job.

Grout Stained Textured Porcelain Tiled Floor Before Cleaning Jesmond

Cleaning a Textured Porcelain Tiled Kitchen Floor

My first task was to spray the tiles with Tile Doctor Remove and Go, this was left to soak into the tile for around ten minutes before being scrubbed in. Remove and Go is a coatings remover that is safe to use on tile and grout; normally we use it to remove old sealers but in this case I applied it to break down the polymers. To work the product into the tile I use a buffing machine fitted with a black scrubbing pad, the mechanical advantage this gives makes the job a lot quicker. Then the slurry generated is rinsed off with water and removed with a wet vacuum. The floor was then left to dry for 30 minutes.

We were then able to remove the excess grout which was done by applying Tile Doctor Grout Clean-Up which I mentioned earlier. The process was the same, i.e. using the buffing machine and a wet vacuum to scrub the floor and extract the soil. The floor was rinsed with water to remove any trace of the products used and dried as much as possible using the wet vacuum. The underfloor heating really helped at this point to dry out the floor.

Sealing a Textured Porcelain Tiled Kitchen Floor

Once the floor was fully dry including the grout lines a single thin coat of Tile Doctor Colour Grow sealer was applied. The tiles were textured porcelain, so the dirt gets trapped into the textured surface if it is not sealed. We usually find one coat of Tile Doctor Colour Grow is more than enough for this, anything that hadn’t soaked in after three to five minutes was then polished off with clean dry cloths.

Grout Stained Textured Porcelain Tiled Floor After Cleaning Jesmond

The client was very happy with the floor and pleased that the excess grout had been cleaned up and the floor looked as it should. Before leaving I recommended the use a pH Neutral tile cleaner for general cleaning such as Tile Doctor Neutral Tile Cleaner. There is no point sealing the tiles only to have it stripped off later with the use of a bleach based cleaner.

Grout Stained Textured Porcelain Tiled Floor After Cleaning Jesmond

 

Source: Porcelain Tile Cleaning and Renovation Service in Newcastle

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