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Does This Look Familiar?
Do you have a bunch of kids, dogs and husbands running in and out of the house all day tracking in mud, dirt and who knows what else all over your tile floors?
With kids out of school and the calendar quickly filling up with play dates, BBQ’s, special events, and visitors coming into town, now is the time to think about getting your floors and tiles in tip top shape.
When you look at your tiled floors, counter tops, and showers, what do you see? Is the grout moldy and dark? Is there uneven coloring in blotches? Have you noticed extra grime or even bad smells?
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Since grout is a cement based product, it can be effected by efflorescence. Efflorescence is a whitish film that forms when the salts and minerals from water rise to the surface and dry on top creating an ugly looking appearance on your grout and tile. For the most part, it looks way worse than it actually is.
What causes efflorescence?
While there are many causes of efflorescence in a shower pan, here are the most common:
1. Shower drain was not installed properly and/or weep holes are covered not allowing water under mud base to drain properly.
2. Too much water was used when grout was mixed.
3. Grouting was performed too soon after tile was installed.
4. Water used in mixing or cleaning the grout was high in
chlorine or had a high mineral content.
5. Temperatures were too cold while grout was curing.
6. Sponge was too wet when used to clean the grout from
the surface of the tile.
7. Grout joints were wiped excessively during initial cleanup.
8. Standing water was left in empty grout joints prior to
9. Grout was prematurely exposed to heavy amounts of water.
Can efflorescence be fixed?
Efflorescence can be removed but it is recommended to call a professional, such as Grout Kleen. Removal can be as easy as scraping off the deposits on the surface or as difficult as removing the effected grout and installing new grout. Once repaired, a good heavy duty grout sealer is applied. Our services are what you need to remedy this problem and help prevent it from returning.
After the efflorescence has been removed and/or new grout installed, a heavy duty grout sealer is applied. This layer will prevent water and dissolved lime compounds from reaching the surface where efflorescence could occur.
If you are planning to replace your tile, you might want to consider re-grouting first. Many times, old, dirty or damaged grout detracts from the appearance of tile. Your tile may not need to be replaced at all.
Often, the grout, the cement between the tiles, starts to get dirty or deteriorate and steals from the beauty of the tile. The solution: Remove the old grout and replace it with new in a project known as regrouting. You can usually bring life back into the tiles by regrouting. Tiles are often a lifetime product, while grout usually only lasts a few years.
Of course, if some of the tiles are cracked, worn or just out-of-date, regrouting won’t help. But for those tiles with years left to them, regrouting is much less expensive alternative to tile replacement.
Regrouting can be a tedious process and their is always the risk of chipping or damaging some tiles. And if you have old tiles, you may not have replacements. It is probably a better idea to leave regrouting to the pro’s. Give Grout Kleen a call at 908-864-2122 or click here for an estimate and let us regrout your shower and make it look new again.
Grout can turn a good-looking tile job into a bad one if the grout is not installed properly. Curing conditions is one of the most important factors in grout color, yet is the most overlooked. Inconsistent, uneven and splotchy colored grout is often due to poor curing conditions. Changes in temperature during the first 72 hours after the grout is installed, will cause some degree of discoloration. Issues will also arise if the grout is mixed too wet when applied or wiped too quickly before it is set up. In these cases it will leave the grout uneven in color due to over-washing the grout.
You could remove all the grout and start over but that would take time, patience, a lot of dusk masks and tons of messy clean up afterwards. Or, the easy way, by calling Grout Kleen and having us apply our special Color Restoration Sealer. That’s right, it’s a colorant and sealer in 1. It will make even the dirtiest, most discolored, uneven, splotchy grout look brand new. Our special sealer will make your grout completely water-proof and stain-proof. The sealer fills in the microscopic pores of the grout leaving a water-tight, stain resistant durable layer of protection.
Call us today at 908-864-2122 for a free estimate or click here to fill out our online form and have a representative call you back within 24 hours. We can fix your discolored dirty grout!
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