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Our Hard Surface Restoration Specialists Restored a Kitchen Floor with a Tile Sealing in Downingtown, PA

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July 20, 2020

People often choose ceramic tile floors for their kitchen areas because they are easier to clean. For one homeowner in Downingtown, PA, her kitchen was no exception. Beautiful ceramic tiles gave the kitchen in her home the hygienic appearance she always wanted. Over time, she noticed the color of the tiles and grout lines began to change. She cleaned the floor once a week, so she didn't understand why the floor looked the way it did. Frustrated, she tried different cleaning products and methods on the floor. Even though the surface initially looked cleaner, it would quickly return to poor condition.

Kitchen Before and After a Tile Sealing in Downingtown, PA
Seeing that none of her attempts yielded positive results, the homeowner decided to look up the problem online. Shortly after, she found that the most common cause of dirt accumulation is improper maintenance. In addition to cleaning regularly with tile and grout safe products, it is important to keep hard surfaces in high traffic areas sealed to avoid unnecessary expenses. Most websites he came across suggested contacting hard surface restoration specialists to prevent further damage. This prompted the homeowner to search for tile sealing experts in Downingtown, PA. She found our website in the top search results. After reading about our services and browsing the before and after gallery, she called to request a free in-home evaluation.

A few days later, our experts arrived at the client's residence to assess the floor and determine the source of the problem. They immediately noticed the floor was dirty. Some of the grout lines had discolored, which changed the overall appearance of the surface. After they tested the sealant by pouring some water onto the grout lines, our techs confirmed the sealant had completely worn out, leaving the grout exposed to spills and other external agents.

Our crew asked the client about her cleaning routine. The homeowner explained that she cleaned the floor once a week using a damp mop and store-bought products. When our techs inspected the products, they learned most of them contained acidic properties. These cleaners can harm tile and deteriorate the grout lines, so it's best to avoid them completely.

Before and After a Kitchen Tile Sealing in Downingtown, PA
Fortunately, the damage on the floor wasn't severe. Our team explained to the homeowner that even though ceramic tile floors are considered easier to clean, it's necessary to take extra measures to ensure they remain in good shape. With this in mind, our specialists offered the client a tile and grout cleaning and sealing service to restore the floor. To seal the grout lines they would use our proprietary sealant ColorSeal. Both procedures would help keep the floor protected from harm and ease its maintenance. Feeling reassured, the homeowner agreed to the service.

Later that week, our experts went back to the customer's home to perform the service. They first soaked the floor with our pH-neutral tile and grout cleaner. Not only is this cleaner completely safe for tile and grout, it also contains agents that keep surfaces free from mold and mildew. After letting it sit for a few minutes, our techs extracted the remaining dirt from the tiles and grout lines using a high-speed scrubber. They also used a steam cleaner near the kitchen counters to ensure the grime was completely removed.

Once they finished cleaning, our crew applied our flagship sealant ColorSeal to the grout lines. This is a high-quality sealant that is both waterproof and stainproof, protecting grout against spills, water, grime, mold, and mildew. It also comes in a variety of colors, the client chose beige to match the appearance of the tiles. To finish, our specialists coated the floor's ceramic tiles with Tile Armor. This impregnating sealant protects tile the way ColorSeal protects the grout.

Kitchen Floor Before and After a Tile Sealing in Downingtown, PA
The homeowner was thrilled when she saw the results. Not only had our techs managed to restore the kitchen floor, the grout lines now matched the color of the tiles and gave the surface a pristine appearance. The customer thanked our experts for the service and said she would recommend Sir Grout of Greater Chester County to anyone in need of hard surface restoration.

Before leaving, our professionals gave the homeowner some tips to keep the kitchen floor in good condition. First, they recommended using a pH-neutral cleaner that is safe for both tile and grout like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. They also suggested avoiding store-bought products because most of them contain acidic properties. These products will likely wear out tile and grout. Additionally, they advised her to wipe away any spills with a dry cloth as soon as they happened. Kitchens are constantly exposed to food spills and excessive moisture, so it's best to keep the floor as dry as possible.

When looking for tile and grout cleaning professionals in Downingtown or nearby areas, make sure to contact us. Here at Sir Grout of Greater Chester County, we have the necessary tools and expertise to live up to your expectations. Call us at (215) 609-4868 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to set up a free in-home evaluation today. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.

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