If a homeowner is contemplating of renovating or remodeling his or her kitchen or bath, some of the details to be considered should be about tiles. If one does not have any tile in the bathroom, the homeowner may want to install it in the bathtub wall, the floor, the shower, and on the walls. If the owner already has a tiled bathroom or kitchen, all he or she needs is to make the tile look new. To truly make the tile sparkle and to make the tile beyond clean, the homeowner may want to consider hiring the services of a competent tile and grout cleaning company.
Cleaning the grout and tile is always only a part of the battle. It is only usual that the grout and tile – over time – will begin to get filthy from both the building of various cleaning solutions and from grime. A good cleaning from a professional cleaning company or a DIY project can return the tile and grout to its former glory.
If the homeowner installs tile for the first time, it is wise to invest in the effort, money, and time into sealing the grout and tile. Before this can be done, the homeowner may want to investigate further so that he or she can ensure that the job is properly handled. The homeowner does not only want to ensure that the professional is using the correct sealant, but the homeowner should ensure that the professional is doing the job right based on the tile material being used.
One thing up for consideration is the tile type being installed. When porcelain or ceramic tiles have been used, it is important for one to be aware of the material’s characteristics. Ceramic and porcelain are dense and do not need sealing. However, the grout that is used to fill in between the tiles does need to have sealant applied.
Conventional grout is very porous and lets dirt and grime to be absorbed easily into it if the proper sealing procedures are not applied. One has to be sure that the grout has been sealed and cleaned properly by the tile and grout cleaning company. Without the sealer, mold and bacteria can easily grow there; thus, causing great harm to the homeowner’s family.
One can use two types of grout sealers and each sealant type has its advantages. One type is a solvent-based sealer, which type has been proven to be applied easily. The solvent sealer also works deep to protect and clean the grout. The other type – a water-based sealer – also gives sufficient treatment. The water-based typed has almost no odor compared with a solvent sealer. As long as it is properly applied, the water-based sealer gives the same protection as the solvent sealer.
If one is not sure on how to go about this process, the homeowner may need to seek the services of a tile and grout cleaning company. There are many companies that can be hired and they can easily be accessed online or through their physical stores.