Tile and Grout Care Tips
- Vacuum your floor frequently to remove loose dirt and dust.
- Apply Sir Grout Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner liberally to your tile and grout and let soak for 5 minutes... then mop as usual.
- Where soil is more concentrated or has accumulated, use cleaner undiluted. IMPORTANT: always dry with a towel or terry cloth to remove dirty water/cleaner residue that settles down into the concave grout lines. Otherwise, once the liquid residue evaporates, dirt will be left behind.
- Shower stalls and tub enclosures should be well-ventilated. Stagnant water breeds stain-causing mildew as well as other fungi. All vertical and horizontal joints/corners should be caulked with mildew-resistant caulk.
- We do not recommend using soap-based cleaners on tiles. They leave a sticky film, dull the surface, and promote dirt buildup.
- You should not use acid or ammonia-based cleaners because it could affect the color of the grout.
- Acid-based cleaners can cause etching and dull polished marble tiles. Do not use a vinegar and water mixture because vinegar is an acid.
- Do not use steel wool or other abrasives on tile or stone. These can scratch and dull the surface.
Nora B - Austin, TXMay 21, 2022
We had a terrific experience with Sir Grout. Teresa was friendly, easy to work with, and gave me good advice (and options) about the cleaning and resealing of our master bathroom shower and floor. Markus, the technician, communicated really well, came and left on time, and did an amazing job getting everything restored and sealed. I'd definitely recommend them and use them again.
Brenda H - Round Rock, TXApril 08, 2022
We are very pleased with Sir Grout. We had the option of someone coming to the house or a virtual option was offered, and we chose a virtual appointment. Our representative, Teresa, was thorough and explained everything that needed to be done and would be done. They required 1/3 of the payment once the estimate was accepted. Our technician, Markus, was punctual, polite, and extremely professional. If you are not ready to do a complete bathroom renovation, I would encourage you to go this route I can't believe it's the same bathtub and tile once he was finished. Thank you, Sir Grout Austin.
Narciso R - Austin, TXMarch 04, 2022
Exceptional service and quality workmen ship. The final results exceeded all expectations. Kudos to all involved. Would definitely recommend!
James A. B - Georgetown, TXFebruary 26, 2022
Professional work by Marcus. Great job with the cleaning details. The job made our shower look like brand new.
Brandy - Lakeway, TXFebruary 21, 2022
Justin and Teresa were both prompt and professional. And when they had to reschedule because of weather, the owner called to explain. It was refreshing to work with a company that is accountable and does a great job.
Austin - Austin, TXFebruary 09, 2022
Sir Grout transformed our 2 50yr old baths from ok, to Wow, these look great! Great outfit to do business with from the initial contact, to the estimator, to the tech transforming the tile. High quality from their up to date proprietary products, to the quality of workmanship. From someone who rarely subs out tasks like this for fear of being disappointed, no regrets and full satisfaction here.
Gay Ann E - Austin, TXFebruary 07, 2022
Teresa did a fantastic job explaining the process and helping to select the appropriate colors. Justin and Markus were superb in sealing the kitchen backsplash and all the tile and floors in the 3 bathrooms. We can't wait for them to come back this week to do seal the floors in the remainder of the house. We are extremely satisfied to date.
L Walker - Austin, TXJanuary 24, 2022
Fantastic results - stellar service
Ian - Austin, TXJanuary 17, 2022
The job was done quick and well. Would use them again.
Maureen N - Austin, TXJanuary 05, 2022
Sir Grout came out and did my assessment, gave me a few options, then made a new option to fit my budget! I was able to get in their schedule that same week and have to project completed before the holidays. Excellent company and customer service!
Keep a Watchful Eye
Settling and other everyday stresses in the building frame of your home may eventually cause tiles and grout joints to crack, split, or even become crushed. Cracks in wet areas (kitchen backsplashes, tub and shower joints) eventually lead to water damage. Water seeps under the tile and begins to rot the supporting wall or sub-floor. In extreme cases, a total tear-out and replacement is necessary. We often find that we need to re-caulk these areas to help keep your grout and tile properly sealed. Don't wait until it's too late and avoid expensive remodeling. Inspect your joints regularly and be on the lookout for mold and mildew.
What You Should Know About Restoring Ceramic Tile Grout
Sanded grout is a porous material and even under the best conditions will become soiled and stained. Sir Grout technicians eliminate this problem by "Color Sealing" your grout. Our sealer not only guarantees that you will have beautifully consistent colored grout but it will also help resist stains from food, drinks, and dirt.
Our cleaning and "ColorSealing" process restores your soiled grout lines to a beautiful "like new" appearance. It can protect new and old installations alike. In the long run, this process saves you time, money, and the effort of scrubbing your tile grout on your hands and knees.
Avoid expensive re-grouting . Let SIR GROUT restore your grout lines to "like new" condition.
- Is Color Seal hard to apply?
We always recommend our trained technicians for this type of work. It takes knowledge of what types of grout are sealable and, of course, takes plenty of patience and a steady hand.
- Can you match the existing color of my grout?
Yes. SIR GROUT has numerous Color Sealers for sanded type grout. You can have any color you wish. Even under the best conditions, grout (even new grout) has different shades. We simply match the color you desire to insure a consistent shade of grout color. Our Color Seal absorbs into the pores of your grout for a long lasting/uniform finish.
- What is the dry time?
You can walk on it in 10 to 12 minutes, however it takes 48 hours to fully cure. Keep sealed areas dry for 48 hours to ensure best results.
- How often do you have to clean the grout once restored?
Experts agree, you should clean your floor once a week using a pH-neutral/soap-less cleaner like Sir Grout Austin Maintenance Cleaner. When cleaning the floor, it's important to change your mop water when it appears dirty. Always use a mop to agitate the cleaning agent on the grout surface. Dry grout with towel or terry cloth. Should any area have dried up surface stains, simply spot clean with straight Sir Grout Maintenance Cleaner.
- How often do you have to reseal the grout after the first application?
Depending on conditions, with proper maintenance, a floor can last for years.
- How much does it cost to have my grout cleaned and ColorSealed?
Pricing is a function of total square feet, size, and type of tile. We'll come to visit and give you a free written estimate.
- Why did my kitchen grout become so soiled in the first place... it's only a few years old?
Rarely do tile installers seal grout. New grout needs to cure for several days before it can be sealed. Meantime, dirty mop water finds its way into the grout pores.
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