In many parts of the United States, January and February are full of snow, sleet, ice, and frigid temperatures. Our properties, inside and out, are affected by these environmental changes just like we are. If we want our homes or businesses to stay looking good during this harsh winter season, we must take care of our property.
During the winter, we can easily bring a lot of unwanted things into our home like salt, mud, water, and snow. These things can easily seep into our grout lines and under our tiles, which can compromise or break the tile and grout. The excess moisture can cause tile, both inside and out, and grout to move, crack, or become dirty.
You want to protect your grout and tile (inside and out) so you don’t have to spend a lot of money to replace a floor, path, pool, or patio once the winter is over. The best way you can protect your grout lines and tile is to take care of them throughout the year. With the proper grout cleaner and grout sealer, your grout and tile will be clean and have protected shield on them. A sealer will protect tile and grout from excess moisture that can cause cracks and movement.
Here are other ways you can protect your grout and tile:
- Wipe off/kick of snow and mud from your shoes on a mat before entering a home or building. Ask guests to do this, as well.
- Keep shoes, boots, socks, and outwear in one room only, so you’re only getting a smaller area wet.
- Sweep, vacuum, and mop your floors regularly during the winter to pick up dirt, sand, and salt that gets dragged around the house.
- Dry off your pet as soon as they get in the door.
To protect your tile and grout, you need a proper grout sealer. Grout Shield offers a variety of grout sealers that can help keep water from seeping into the tile and grout lines.
Clear Grout Sealer – This clear sealer protects tile and grout from stains and discolorations.
Grout Color Sealer – This sealer restores color to the grout. This sealer colors and seals in one product. We can make and match any color you want. The color of your grout can change the entire look of a room or space.
Grout Enhancer Seal – The enhancer seal is used for ceramic, slate, or Mexican tile floor to make the tiles look vibrant and new again.
Before you seal your grout, you want to clean it thoroughly with a grout cleaner. You want to get all the mud and salt and snow stains out of that grout for good. Grout Shield Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner and Grout Shield Maintenance Cleaner will help you get deep stains out. These grout cleaners are also great after the winter to keep germs and dirt from spreading.
Looking to protect your tile and grout this winter? It’s never too late to start taking care of your grout! For more information on Grout Shield products, click our grout sealer page, or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716.