Tiles look great in any room – a kitchen, bathroom, wet room, or even hallway. The type and colour of tile used can help create the mood of the room. Homeowners won’t want to lose that aesthetic feel because of discoloured and stained grout that can become apparent over time.
Cleaning, maintaining, and restoring grout not only enhances the look of the room and the tiling, but it also ensures a cleaner and healthier living environment.
What is grout? Simply, grout is a porous material that is used to seal joints between tiles. Over time, the grout can become discoloured and stained.
What to use to clean discoloured and stained grout? Cleaning makes a significant difference to the appearance of the surface and it improves hygiene levels. To effectively clean grout, Tile Fix Direct recommends using Lithofin KF Grout Cleaner or HG Grout Cleaner.
What if stains are left behind after cleaning? If yellow or brown stains are still visible after cleaning, then the stains will need to be removed with HG Professional Limescale Remover (Hagesan Blue). If mould or black deposits appear, remove them with HG Mould Spray.
What about restoring the tile grout? If the desire is to make the tile grout look as if it is brand new, then a colour grout kit is the perfect solution. The colour grout kit will restore the aesthetics of the tile grout to its original state. It will also strive to eliminate variations in the existing grout colour.
Note: The tiles and grout must be cleaned prior to using a colour grout kit. The kit is meant to be used in addition to cleaning, not as an alternative.
I’ve cleaned and restored the grout, what next? If left untreated, grout will continue to accumulate soil and bacteria leaving it stained and discoloured. Therefore, it is imperative to continue to maintain and protect the appearance of the grout after cleaning and restoring it. To best protect the grout, it’s recommended to apply a grout sealer and protector. This will provide a stain resistant, water tight, durable surface. A great grout protector is HG Super Wall and Floor Grout Protector.