Sealing and Stain Resistance
When our clients are having new grout and tiles installed we always recommend to be proactive with protecting the surface and have a ‘penetrating’ grout clear seal applied as soon as the new grout and tiles are laid. This gives the grouts and tiles a head start when it comes to protection and stain resistance.
As with all our products and formulas, Grout King only uses the highest quality solutions in our treatments which are applied by our experienced and qualified team. Our sealer increases the longevity of the surface in addition to protecting it from stains for up to 5 years.
If you would like more information on our sealing and stain resistance services, contact our friendly team and arrange a free consultation today.
How to choose the right sealer?
Sealing grout is an essential part of the process when it comes to protecting your grout, tiles and surfaces. Understanding how they work can be confusing when there are so many available on the market.
Choosing the right grout sealer is essential to ensure the longevity and durability of your tiles. When selecting a grout sealer, there are a few factors to consider, including the type of tiles, the location of the tiles, and the level of foot traffic. For best results, choose a high-quality grout sealer that matches your tile’s porosity, and apply it following the manufacturer’s instructions. At Groutking, we offer professional tile and grout cleaning services and can help you choose the right tile grout sealer to protect your investment.
However, there are ways to test and ensure that you are choosing the correct sealer for your home:
Testing your surface: You firstly need to understand the surface that you are actually sealing. Test how porous (absorbent) the surface is by dripping some water onto a spot and observing the stain left behind. Different materials absorb differently such as terracotta will absorb differently to porcelain.
What is your surface being used for: When you are sealing a surface, the best product can sometimes depend on where exactly the surface is and what it is being used for. For example, a tiled wall in the bathroom is going to be ‘used’ differently to a tiled kitchen floor. This will determine how much protection is required when it comes to stains.
A sealer is ultimately a liquid coat that contains resin which seals once dried and absorbed into the tiles creating a layer that makes the tiles themselves, less absorbent and susceptible to stains and damage. Sealing tiles is the most effective to increase the lifespan of your surface and the quality of appearance.