One of the most damaged
areas inside and outside the house is floor tile
and grout. When 300 lb. Uncle Bob comes over with
his dirty boots or Rover digs his claws into the
grout joints bad things happen to your floor tile!
The pictures show a before and after of some
floor grout that was damaged and later scraped
out with a Grout Getter and repaired. The area
where the tile meets the cabinet is a transition
area from tile to wood and is well suited for using
a similar colored caulking. Grout can be used in
this area but with any movement of the floor or
expansion and contraction of the differing materials,
the grout is prone to cracking. Wherever a bed
of tile butts into or meets different material,
a decision should be made whether to use caulking
or grout. Caulking is flexible and can be purchased
in all the major grout colors but still needs to
be maintained periodically.
It cannot be stressed enough to protect your
floor grout with a quality sealer.
All the hard work of installing a beautiful floor
deserves the most protection we can give it and
a once a year sealer can actually save you time
and money in the tile grout repair you won’t
have to do later!
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