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Blog Posts About Tile

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 February 23, 2022

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Water Damaged Drywall Backing in Shower on Left and on Right It's Repaired With Tiles and Grout Water Damage Behind Shower Tiles

Moisture that gets behind tiles can destroy the drywall backing, cause rot, and cause the tiles to begin to fall off. Water damage can also lead to mold problems, which can be a serious health risk to your family. In this blog post, you will learn how to identify and prevent water damage.

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Published January 25, 2022

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Use Clean Tools and Change Mop Water Often 5 Tips for Keeping Grout Clean

At a glance, grout complements the way tiles look. But when they're dirty, it can easily ruin the overall appearance of your home. Keeping your grout maintained and cleaned is vital for its health and yours to some degree.

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Published December 17, 2021

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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 20, 2021

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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 September 13, 2021

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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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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 March 12, 2021

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Improper Cleaning and Dirty Grout Can Make Tiles Look Unappealing How to Clean Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tiles are really a beautiful addition to any area of the house. They work fine indoors and outdoors. Because they look great and are so easy to maintain, ceramic tiles are a popular choice for many homeowners. Read this article and learn the do's and don'ts of ceramic tile cleaning.

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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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