Truthfully, not all grout needs to be sealed. Epoxy grout is a good exception to the rule. But most households have a more traditional cement-based grout. If your tile has just gotten new grout, it may sit to set up for a few days. But after that, you want to have a sealant applied over the surface and here’s why.
One of the reasons why it is advised to seal grout is to protect it from spills. The sealant will prevent liquids from getting absorbed into the surface and damaging it. Therefore, sealing grout will help ensure that a tile floor or other surface doesn’t get ruined from water damage.
Another reason to seal grout is that it will help prevent stains. The grout sealant will prevent stains from accumulating over time. Preventing stains allows you to make sure that the tile surface doesn’t get ruined with blemishes. As a result, you will not have to worry about any unsightly marks or words from getting onto the surface and permanently altering its appearance.
Since mold and mildew can easily grow on tile surfaces, it is very important to seal grout on a regular basis. When sealing grout, you will be able to ensure that there aren’t any pores where mold and mildew can settle into and begin growing. This will help keep your tile surfaces sanitary as well as help preserve its condition.
Getting grout sealed on a regular basis slows down wear and tear. It helps the surface stay in good condition as well as preventing debris and other particles from accumulating over time. As a result, the surfaces are much more likely to stay intact and look new for a longer period of time.
If your grout is in need of a fresh seal, don’t hesitate to reach out to The Grout Medic for help! Or if you are ready to ditch cement grout and upgrade to a more maintenance free option, we can help you make the switch to epoxy grout. Give us a call to get started!