Tile is a very popular flooring option in bathrooms. It offers an inimitable style and the ability to customize your room. It is also a very practical material for the moist environment of a bathroom. However, if you do want to install tile floors in your bathroom, you will need to learn how to seal the grout. In some bathrooms, you will need to seal the grout every 3 or 4 years. You should be aware of this process before you invest in a tile floor. This article explains the simple process of resealing grout in tile floors.

Clean the Floor

Before you can reseal your grout, you will need to clean it very well. First, you need to remove any soap scum in the lines. If you put the sealant on directly over the soap scum, it will actually seal the scum, making it hard to get rid of.  Use whatever household cleaner works best (you might need to try a couple). Finally, thoroughly vacuum the floor to get all the dust and dirt out of your grout lines.

Apply the Sealant

The best way to apply the sealant is to just get down on your hands and knees with a handful of rags. Use a set of wet rags to apply the sealant onto the floor. In fact, you can pour the sealant directly onto the floor and then spread it around with the rags. Use a handful of drier rags to soak up the sealant. You can basically wipe away the excess as soon as it comes in contact with the grout. It does not need to soak in. The sealant will also help to seal the tile. However, this is not an issue if you have ceramic tile that is glazed and sealed already.

You should let the sealant dry for 45 minutes, and then apply a second or third coat. Multiple coats will add extra layers of protection and durability to the seal. You should definitely apply 3 coats to tile inside a shower or bathtub basin. You should also try to stay out of the bathroom for a full 24 hours before using it.

This simple process will protect your tile floor. If the grout is strong, the entire tile floor will be stronger and last much longer. Failing to seal your grout could lead to mold and deterioration of the mortar underneath the tile. If you need more information, visit Gravelle Woodworking Limited Bathroom Renovations.

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