Why Grout Gets Dirty/Discolored

Bathroom Floor - Before and After Regrout
Grout Lines – Before and After Regrout

Understanding Grout

Grout is a material that is applied between tiles in order to fill the spaces and hold the tiles together. It is a rough and porous material, which allows dirt and grime to adhere to it very easily. Think of it like a sponge with many tiny holes that can fill up.  Liquid substances will penetrate deep within the grout causing it to look discolored. This is evident with tile flooring.

One of the most common causes for dirty, discolored grout lines is due to cleaning the tile regularly.  When you start mopping the floor, the dirty water from mop water is immediately soaked up by the porous grout.  The more you mop your floor, the dirtier and darker your grout lines will become.  The dirty water from your mop bucket is darkening your grout with every stroke of the mop.

This can be very frustrating because your floors will look dirty, despite your many efforts to keep them clean. In addition, dirty grout is a source of bacteria, mold, and mildew.

Making Your Grout Look Like New Again

Once the grout is stained, it is very hard to remove the stains and restore the grout to its original color. It is important to use the proper cleaning methods when trying to clean your grout. Call Grout Guys, LLC in order to effectively extract all of the dirt and stains from your grout. We can also apply a clear/color seal to your grout to help reduce the amount of dirt that penetrates into the grout. This will help to retain the original look and color of the grout.

Tile floors withstand an enormous amount of traffic within a home. Every time someone walks on a tile floor with shoes on, they are transferring dirt and germs to the tile and grout. Therefore, it can be quite a daunting task to keep your floors looking clean. Nonetheless, your floor is one of the first things a visitor will notice when they enter your home. With our help, you can achieve the look of sparkling clean floors and feel confident that your home will be healthy and radiant.