There are a large number of products on the market designed to sort out the issue of dirty or discoloured grout. Most can be purchased from DIY stores and they include grout paints, grout dyes and grout pens.
With most of these products it is very fiddly to get a good finish and many are very short lived, quickly washing off.
Grout Perfect was invented in America where it has been used for over 25 years. The reason that it is so effective is that it contains a concrete hardener and is specifically designed to bond to existing grout once it has been thoroughly cleaned.
For those technically minded; “Grout Perfect utilises a concrete hardener that activates only when it contacts the ingredients of grout such as calcium carbonate (limestone) and silica aggregate (ground granite). It contains a modified urethane sealing agent and the concrete hardeners to give it extra strength”.
Q. Can I change the colour of the existing grout?
Yes and it is extraordinary the effect that changing the colour of the grout can have on both the appearance and the feel of a room
Q. Can any tiled floor be colour sealed?
Only man made tiled floors can be colour sealed. Marble, travertine, limestone and sandstone absorb colour seal.
Q. Can any man made tiled floor be colour sealed?
Yes as long as there are no high grout lines.
Q. How long does the process take?
Depends on the areas and type of tiles but a team of two can clean and colour seal between 60 – 100 m a day
Q. How soon can a floor be back in action once colour sealed.
Once the floor has been buffed , a process that takes place prior to finishing the floor can be walked on.
Q. How much does colour sealing cost?
There are several factors which determine the price per m. Total Area to clean and colour seal – large areas are cheaper per meter than small.
The size of the tile and width of grout line have a bearing on price.
Q. How often do you need to clean the grout once it has been colour sealed?
Ideally you floor should be cleaned once a week with hot water mixed with our neutral cleaner Maintain.
Q. How often do you apply colour seal?
Colour sealing is a permanent treatment which if maintained lasts in excess of ten years.
Q. Can the grout in my shower be colour sealed?
Yes dirty discoloured grout can be restored to bright white –we would recommend that the shower is put out of action for 5 days to allow the product to cure. We would also recommend that the lower tiles where the water falls be “double” sealed.
Q. I have carpet a joining my tiled floor – will that be a problem during installation?
This won’t be a problem – the installer can tape over the carpet to protect it.
Q. How do a schedule a quote/demonstration for colour sealing?
Either phone us or use the email contact sheet and someone will phone you and arrange a demonstration within 24 hours.
Q. What does the floor look like once it is colour sealed?
Once colour sealed the grout will look all even – if you choose a colour similar to the tiles the grout lines can almost disappear.
Note: The application must have been give the following drying times:
- 12 hours on floors and dry walls
- 24 hours in showers & wet areas.
Any less time and the effectiveness of the product will be compromised. Grout Perfect must not be allowed to get wet until fully cured.
Colour Sealing removes the need to use harsh cleaning chemicals and abrasives. Grout lines should not be scrubbed and bleach should not be used.
Walls: A smooth cloth or sponge in conjunction with hot water and a mild or neutral cleaner (e.g Clean Tile & Grout Maintain cleaner) will be sufficient.
Floors: Clean with a mild or neutral cleaner. Ideally a soft brush should be used to remove dirt from within the grout lines. Rinse with clean, hot water to remove residue cleaning solution. Dry, using an old towel. This can either be wrapped around a brush for use or simply kicked over the floor. This will remove surface water that otherwise will sit in the grout lines and dry out leaving dirt behind.
A once a month clean with our Clean Tile & Grout Cleaning solution and grout brush should be used in high footfall / high dirt area’s on floors.
Grout Perfect Colour Seal is an impressive solution to the age old problem of grout discolouration and mould. Sadly, it does not magically repel dirt, soaps, body fats and dust which will still need to be cleaned off the grout lines.
We colour seal both commercial and private properties.
We can potentially Colour Seal both floor and wall tiles. Provided the tiles are man-made Colour Seal can be applied to both horizontal and vertical (showers etc.) grout lines.
We have deep cleaned and Colour Sealed bathrooms, showers, toilet floors, kitchen floors, foyers, hallways, lounges, bathrooms… any tiled area.
Clean Tile and Grout offer a free demonstration so that you can see exactly what the result of Colour Sealing will be.
Over the years we have deep cleaned and Colour Sealed grout lines for many commercial clients. This work includes;
- Hotel showers / wet area’s
- Commercial toilet floors
- Hotel foyers
- Large reception areas
We undertake work for
- Facility Management Companies
- Tiling Companies
One of the biggest challenges in hotel bathrooms is keeping the grout looking good. Because of the number of times the shower gets used there is a tendency for the tiles to become dull in appearance but more relevantly for the grout to become discoloured or mouldy very quickly. Poor ventilation doesn’t help. The dirty appearance of the grout in hotel showers tends to be one of the top three complaints from visitors.
Instead of replacing or re-grouting and provided there is some depth to the grout lines, deep cleaning and Colour Sealing may be a very cost effective way of solving this issue. We have worked with a large number of major UK hotel chains to this effect. It is also possible to completely change the colour scheme in a shower by using a completely different colour.
In America hotel bathrooms are Colour Sealed at installation, before a customer even sets foot in the hotel. By so doing they prevent the problem before it even arises!
Toilets & Washrooms
Commercial toilets and washroom facilities
In Hotels first impressions are really important which is why a lot of effort goes in to keeping washrooms clean. It can feel like an uphill struggle at times as the grout lines become dirty over time and they become very difficult to clean with the traditional mop and bucket cleaning regime. Not only does the appearance deteriorate but inevitably the issue of unpleasant odours becomes greater, especially if urine penetrates the grout.
Deep cleaning followed by Colour Sealing the grout lines will stop this frustrating cycle.
Tend to have similar issues as hotel toilets. The volume of traffic compounds these issues in areas where the client’s desire is just to have clean looking and smelling washrooms.
The key benefits of Colour Sealing in these environments are;
- Uniformity of grout colour (replacing the discoloured or faded appearance or “tired” grout).
- Elimination of unpleasant odours; urine will no longer penetrate the grout causing these offensive smells.
- Colour Sealed grout is easier to keep clean. Clean Tile and Grout will be very happy to provide guidance in this respect.
- There will be no mould or mildew within the grout lines once they have been treated.
- Toilets and washrooms will look lighter and brighter, and smell better once Colour Sealed.
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