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How Failing Grout Affects Your Tile's Appearance

How Failing Grout Affects Your Tile's Appearance

Tiles are used all over the home! Your kitchen, bathrooms, entryways, etc. are often adorned in tile. Tile is the perfect surface for many places in your home because it is durable, waterproof, and easy to clean. Along with being super practical, tile can also be very beautiful. It can tie in your home interior as well as showcase your personality. Whether it's ceramic, laminate, or natural stone, tile needs to be maintained for it to look its best. Neglecting your tile could ruin it altogether.


What Causes Grout to Fail?

Your tile floors have seen a lot. Because of scooting furniture, foot traffic, heavy dropped objects, or pet claws, your floors can get scratched up. Along with scratches and scuffs, your tile is likely to get pretty messy. Not only is accumulated dirt and grime considered gross, dirt, and bacteria can wear at your tile over time. Wear and tear can break up your grout and cause it to fall apart. In extreme cases, failing grout can turn into a safety issue due to tripping areas and even mold.

Many factors cause grout failure. To begin with, poor initial installation with low-quality grout can cause your grout to fail. Temperature changes can affect the grout as well because it causes the ground to shift and expand from time to time. Harsh tile and grout cleaner can also break down your grout. When harmful chemicals penetrate the surface of your tile or grout, it can eat away at it. Shower grout and other tiles in areas with a lot of water can also be at risk. Because grout is porous and absorbs moisture easily, moisture can seep into tiny crevices and destroy the grout. This can soften the ground and even bring in mold. Mold is always bad news.


How Can I Prevent My Grout from Getting Destroyed?

Grout is extremely porous, therefore making cleaning a little tricky. You want to be careful about what floor tile cleaner you put on your floors because you could ruin it or make things worse. Each tile is made differently, so looking into what works best for your tile is essential. The best grout cleaner for your grout and tile may not work for someone else's.

The best thing to do for your grout is to get it sealed! Even the cleanest tile and grout will suck up dirt without sealing! Zerorez® Carpet Cleaning Louisville uses a POWERFUL Nano-Tech sealer to create an invisible barrier on your floors.


Zerorez® Tile & Grout Cleaning Services

If you do not know the best way to clean grout, your safest bet would be to call a professional! Zerorez® uses a unique green cleaner called Powered Water®. Powered Water® does not contain harsh chemicals, soaps, or detergents, so it is the perfect tile grout cleaner! Our cleaning system is safe and extracts dirt from grout, leaving your tile clean and Residue Free®! Zerorez® wants to help you maintain your grout and tile, so they stay clean and look beautiful for years to come. Book an appointment with us today to Experience Clean® in a way you've never seen before.