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Tile flooring is a beautiful addition to any kitchen or bathroom in Vadnais Heights. Once you have it installed, it’s time to take care of it. One of the most important things that must be maintained is your tile’s grout. While staying on top of scrubbing and moping is a big help, eventually it will be time to reseal your grout. This process doesn’t take much time, and at Floor Coverings International of White Bear Lake we recommend doing it every few years. Sound like too much work for you? Here are a few benefits of resealing your tile to help convince you that this task shouldn’t be overlooked.

Protect Your Grout, so it Can Protect You

Grout holds your tiles together, but it also stops moisture from sinking down below the tiles and damaging the material that’s holding down each tile. The important thing to note about this is that grout is naturally porous, and will absorb some moisture. The sealant offers an extra barrier that stops moisture from sinking below your grout. When your sealant gets old or cracked, it’s more likely moisture will get below the tiles of your floor.

More Sealant Means Less Scrubbing

The porous construction of grout also allows dirt and grime to be absorbed. This can cause tough stains to appear that require a lot of scrubbing. A sealant helps to stop the absorption of dirt so you don’t have to scrub for hours on end.

A Long, Happy Life

Having to scrub your grout with harsh cleaners over and over to remove stains can slowly erode grout, shortening its life and potentially damaging your tile. The experts at Floor Coverings International of White Bear Lake know that when you take the time to reseal your grout and spend less time scrubbing it with harsh cleaners, the grout will last much longer.

Photo Credit: Iriana Shiyan