See How Our Grout Sealing Service in Soho, NY, Brought This Bathroom's Glow Back From the 60s
September 05, 2018
A homeowner recently moved to a house she had inherited from her grandparents in Soho, NY. For the most part, the house was in a good state because it had been recently renovated. The guest bathroom, however, still had the same small-tiled floor as it had over fifty years ago, when her grandparents first bought the house. Even though they had done a good job of keeping the tiles properly maintained, time had taken its toll on the bathroom's grout lines.
Additionally, the grout on the shower's walls was in poor condition due to a bad grouting service performed by a handyman a few months prior. When the homeowner searched the web for solutions to her problem, most websites suggested that the poor condition of the grout lines on her bathroom's surfaces might have been the result of improper sealing. With this in mind, the homeowner decided it was time to get the bathroom's surfaces back in shape, so she did an online search for professional grout sealing services in Soho, NY
, and found our website in the top results. After seeing some of the video testimonials from pleased costumers, she called in to schedule a free in-home consultation.
Despite their vintage look, small hexagon tiles still remain as one of the most popular tile choices for bathroom floors. Not only will they make smaller spaces seem bigger, but they are also durable and hard to wear out. They do, however, require extreme care during their installation, especially during the grouting process, where sealing the grout is a must to ensure it will remain in good condition. Sealing grout on any surface will give it a protective layer that does not allow moisture or dirt to pass through. For this reason, it is best to leave the sealing process to experts to avoid unnecessary expenses.
A few days later, our experts arrived at the homeowner's place to inspect the bathroom. As soon as they started the inspection, they understood what the client meant when she briefly explained the situation over the phone. The grout on the shower's walls had cracked and the grout lines between the small hexagon tiles on the floors had a dirty look. Despite the fact that small tiles are considered to be one of the best alternatives for the bathroom, one of its biggest possible drawbacks is the grout lines between them can be difficult to keep clean.
After they finished the evaluation, our techs concluded that the grout lines on the bathroom's surfaces were in dire need of a restoration. Fortunately, it was nothing Sir Grout New York could not resolve. The experts proposed a grout cleaning and sealing procedure to prevent the grout from returning to poor condition. The homeowner immediately accepted their proposal and scheduled another appointment to get the job done.
Later that week, our team of professionals went back to the customer's house to begin with the restoration process. They started by applying a pH-neutral tile and grout cleaner with antimicrobial properties on the shower's surface. This cleaner can help inhibit the growth of microorganisms and keep the floors sanitized for up to one week after it has been applied. After letting the cleaner soak for a few minutes, they deep-cleaned the surface with a high-speed scrubber. As the last step of the process, our team carefully applied our proprietary epoxy ColorSeal on the grout lines. This is both a thick and a durable sealant that closes the pores on the grout to keep it protected from any kind of damage produced by moisture or acidic products. It also comes in many colors, which in this case was pure white as requested by the customer.
Once the job was done, the customer checked the results. She was thrilled with the job our experts had done, and also surprised by how clean her shower looked. She thanked us for a job well done and said she would recommend our services to anyone in need of a surface restoration. Sir Grout New York is happy to have helped the homeowner achieve the fantastic look she wanted for her bathroom.
Before they left, our team gave the client a few care tips to keep her bathroom's surfaces looking great. First, they recommended cleaning the surfaces once a week with a pH-neutral cleaner such as Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
to keep the grout fresh and free from dirt. Second, they suggested using a dry cloth to wipe away the excess moisture after cleaning the surfaces. Third, they reminded her the importance of keeping grout sealed. For this, she should contact experts yearly to have the grout re-sealed. Finally, they advised her to keep the shower well-ventilated to help prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms.
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