Frequently Asked Questions About Grout Restoration from Carolina Grout Seal
How long does it take to restore my tile and grout?
Depending on the size of the job, we can complete the work in less than a day. Most bathrooms and showers take a half day.
Can you match the existing color of my grout?
Yes. Our proprietary sealer has numerous color sealers for all sanded and unsanded types of grout. You can chose any color you wish. Even under the best conditions, new grout has different shades. We simply match the color you desire to ensure a consistent shade of grout color. Our color sealer absorbs into the pores of your grout for a long lasting/uniform finish.
What is the dry time?
After the process is complete, you can walk on it in 20 minutes. It takes 20 minutes for the grout to dry (you can walk on it) and 36 hours for the grout to cure (you can get it wet).
How do I clean the grout once restored?
You can use traditional shower cleaners like Dow’s Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner to clean your shower, and a steam mop for floors. When cleaning the floor it’s important to change your mop water when it appears dirty. Always use a mop to agitate cleaning agent on grout surface. Dry grout with towel or terry cloth. Should any area have dried up surface stains, simply spot clean with full strength Grout Shield Maintenance Cleaner.
WHAT NOT TO CLEAN YOUR GROUT WITH: We do NOT recommend using cleaners with vinegar (acid will eventually discolor grout). We also do not recommend anything with bleach ro ammonia for this reason. The grout sealant contains a mildewcide so these types of cleaners are not necessary. We also recommend to not use any cleaners or cleaning tools that are abrasive.
How often do you have to reseal the grout after first application?
Depending on conditions, with proper maintenance, a floor can last indefinitely.
How much does it cost to have my grout cleaned and color sealed?
Pricing is based on the scope of the work. We provide free estimates.
I'm curious, why did my kitchen grout become so soiled in the first place...it's only a few years old? Why?
Grout is a type of cement that is very porous. Dirt/grease gets into the grout, aggravated by dirty mop water when it’s time to clean.