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Old 10-16-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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Is it too late to seal my grout?


It looks like the grout on my kitchen floor was never sealed. It just gets dirty and it's turning a generic dust color. Is there any way to thoroughly clean it and seal it now or is it too late?

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Old 10-16-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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clean and seal, I think of it as a maintenance chore that should be done every few years. How often? Am not sure, but with your description, sounds like it is time.
Wet areas like showers probably more often.
Just try to clean it best you can, so you do not seal dirt or stains into it.

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It looks like the grout on my kitchen floor was never sealed. It just gets dirty and it's turning a generic dust color. Is there any way to thoroughly clean it and seal it now or is it too late?
You will need to find out if you have sanded or unsanded grout as I believe there sealers for each type of grout. FYI sealing grout does not make grout waterproof.
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It is important to use correct grout, non sanded is for joints 1/8" or less. Larger joints and will use sanded grout.
I use same brand sealer for either one, I am assuming this is standard tile.
If saltilo, it has it's own sealer, natural stone is different sealer.
I use this brand from home depot, not because I think it is the best, because I have a company commercial credit card at home depot and is best I can get from there.
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Clean tiles and grout using a cleaner made for that purpose. Most are acidic cleaners. Rinse and let dry. Apply at least one coat of penetrating grout sealer. There is no difference which sealer is required for sanded and unsanded grout.

Sealing the grout does not keep the grout cleaner. Just easier to clean. Heavy duty cleaning at least once a year as necessary. High quality sealers claim to protect for many years. Most people should re seal every few years.

What are you using to clean weekly? On knees or standing? Rinse or not? Heavy traffic, pets? Paved road driveway?

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p.s. 511 Impregnator is a very good product.
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What are you using to clean weekly? On knees or standing? Rinse or not? Heavy traffic, pets? Paved road driveway?
I think my wife has been using wet swiffer mops, no rinsing. Definitely standing. We have a dog and pretty much all the traffic walks through the kitchen. Driveway is paved now but wasn't when the floor was done.

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