Why should I have my tile & grout sealed?
Grout is a porous material that absorbs soil and spills. Having sealant applied will help create a protective barrier, giving you more time to clean up dirt and liquid spills before they soak into the grout. After cleaning we recommend that you have the grout sealed.
If you choose this option, your Cleanestouch technician will apply a coat of impregnating sealant to your grout. We can apply the sealant on the same day that we clean and you can walk on the surfaces approximately 4 hours after the application. We recommend not using a shower for 24 hours after sealant is applied.
When our trained staff applies the sealant, a barrier is created, minimizing the amount of soil that is able to seep into the grout pores. This helps the grout stay cleaner for longer and maintenance is simple because soil doesn’t penetrate deep into the pores; instead it remains on the surface only. The impregnating sealant does not change the appearance of the tile or grout. Newer installations may have a latex or urethane grout which does not require sealing.