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Welcome to the Surface category for the Sir Grout Blog. Here you'll find blog posts related to stone, tile, and wood surfaces that we've restored. See the amazing transformations with the included before and after pictures. Feel free to share and leave your comments.

Published July 07, 2021

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Grout in Damp Areas Is Susceptible to the Formation of Mold Can Grout Get Moldy?

Mold grows in warm, damp areas where there is little to no circulation in the air. Tiles and grout are especially susceptible to the formation of mold, especially in bathrooms, kitchens, and anywhere that supports the conditions we mentioned. Proper grout sealing and maintenance are the best way to prevent issues with mold.

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Published May 07, 2021

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Sometimes Grout Require Extensive Repair or Even Replacement How Often Should Grout Be Replaced?

Cement-based grout is more prone to the absorption of dirt and liquids and can make it difficult to remove mold and other contaminants. This can require extensive grout repair or even grout replacement. How often should grout be replaced? That depends on a couple of factors.

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Published January 06, 2021

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Cracked, Stained or Moldy Grout Are Top Reasons for Replacing Grout Can Grout Be Replaced?

Grout is the material that fills in tile joints and works to keep the tiles in place and to keep moisture out. Many times you will find that grout is cement-based, which can lead to many problems. The good news is that grout can be replaced or recolored.

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Published September 10, 2020

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There Are Many Reasons Why You Might Want to Avoid Using Bleach Is Bleach Bad for Grout?

For many people, bleach is a go-to product for all types of cleaning. There's a pretty good reason for this. Bleach has been around and used as a cleaner for many decades, and the truth is, bleach can be an effective way to clean and disinfect but can also damage grout.

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Published July 02, 2020

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Clean Your Tile and Grout Like You Mean It: The Truth about Regular Cleaning Products

Most cleaning products are simply not designed for tile and grout. Having the wrong cleaning routine can ruin your floor. This can be caused by using floor cleaners that are not designed for tiles, such as bleach, ammonia, and acid-based cleaners.

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Published April 20, 2020

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Is Grout Sealing Necessary after Installing New Tile? Is Grout Sealing Necessary After Installing New Tile?

After installing new tiles, most installers will not seal the tile surfaces right away to ensure that the grout has enough time to cure completely. However, once the grout is completely dry, using a sealer to protect it would be a smart decision.

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Published February 11, 2020

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These Types of Stains Can Also Come from Water Seeping through Tiles How to Fix a Leaking Shower Without Removing Tiles

Many people notice stains on the ceiling below their bathroom or find excessive water buildup around the tub or shower area and automatically assume there is a leaking pipe or drain. That isn't necessarily the case and you don't want to rush to that conclusion and call someone to fix a problem that doesn't exist.

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Published August 19, 2019

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Cracked, Missing or Discolored Grout Are Common Reasons for Regrouting Tile Why Hire a Professional to Regrout Your Tile?

While using a high-quality grout for your tile projects can certainly help extend the life of your grout, chances are good that the grout in your home will eventually be in need of repair. Some of these repairs are called tile re-grouting, which simply means putting new grout in your tile.

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Published July 11, 2019

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Picture of Grout Scraper on Tile Floor How to Remove Old Grout

Grout is an essential element of tile installations. Maybe the grout is old and starting to deteriorate or you just want to change its color. Learn some of the reasons why you may want to remove old grout and regrout tile with new grout and how to do it.

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Published May 03, 2019

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Grout Color Can Be Changed for New Lease on Life Can Grout Color Be Changed?

Grout has become a trend in recent years. Gone are the days when grout was nothing more than a utilitarian element in tile and mosaic installations. In fact, the color of the grout can make a drastic difference in the way a tile installation looks and we are teliing you how it can be changed.

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