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Welcome to the Tile category for the Sir Grout Blog. Here you'll find blog posts related to tile 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 January 07, 2023

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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 December 16, 2022

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You Can Regrout to Change the Color of Your Grout Can You Regrout Over Existing Grout?

Cement-based grout, no matter how well it is sealed, can begin to fall apart over time because it is porous and easily absorbs liquids and other contaminants that can degrade its integrity. Unsealed cement-based grout won't last long at all and should be sealed immediately.

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Published December 03, 2022

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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 November 11, 2022

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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 October 17, 2022

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Grout Needs to Be Cleaned and Sealed to Prevent Grime and Mold Growth How To Keep Grout Clean

One of the biggest problems with grout is that much of it is cement-based, which means the product is porous. Cement-based grout needs to be sealed to keep it from absorbing moisture, dirt, and other external elements that can cause it to become discolored and very hard to clean.

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Published October 09, 2022

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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 September 07, 2022

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Before and After Picture of Severe Water Damage Repair on a Tile Shower Tips to Restore Your Bathroom's Hard Surfaces After Water Damage

Some people pay little to no attention to the state of their caulk and grout, however, when the fixtures surrounding tubs, showers, sinks, and backsplashes are moldy, peeled, or cracked, you should immediately take action to prevent further damage that can result in costly repairs.

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Published July 27, 2022

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Most Home Builders Don't Seal Grout, Tile, and Natural Stone Surfaces Is It Necessary To Seal My Stone, Tile, and Grout in Newly Built Homes?

Moving into a newly built home is a rewarding experience. The thing is, some homebuilders don't seal your tile, grout, or stone surfaces. Find out why and more here.

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Published July 08, 2022

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Hand Holding Towel Wiping Shower Tiles and Grout Using Chlorine Which Regular Use May Deteriorate Grout Can I Use Bleach To Clean My Grout?

Bleach is used everywhere, from whitening our clothes to cleaning our bathrooms. But using it as your everyday hard surface cleaner can gradually damage your grout. Learn why here.

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Published June 13, 2022

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How Important Is Grout Sealer How Important Is Grout Sealer?

Tile grout is an important component of tile installation. Not only does it serve the functional job of helping keep the tiles in place, but it also serves an aesthetic value.

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