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May 17, 2019

Most commercial kitchens use highly-resistant tiled floors. They're hardy against spills and constant traffic, and arguably much easier to clean. However, just because the floor has a clean appearance, it doesn't mean it's clean. More often than not, the grout lines between the tiles on a kitchen floor are left unattended. Grout is a porous substance, which means it's constantly exposed to food spills and other substances. Not only can this exposure discolor, stain, and wear out the grout lines, it also creates a breeding ground for copious amounts of bacteria that cause several types of foodborne illnesses.

Before and After Picture of a Commercial Kitchen Floor Grout Recoloring Service in Franklin, TN
Concerned about potential health hazards, a business owner in Franklin, TN decided to do something about his deteriorated kitchen floor. His bakery located in Cool Springs Galleria had been serving people top-of-the-line food for years. He knew that in order to preserve the quality of the food his customers have come to expect, he needed to give the kitchen floor proper maintenance. For the most part, the tiles were in good shape, but the grout lines were in awful condition. To solve the problem, he went online and searched for grout recoloring services in Franklin, TN. Shortly after, he found our site, where he learned about the commercial services we provide and read several testimonials and reviews from satisfied customers, he called to schedule a free consultation.

When it comes to kitchen floors, traditional mopping does nothing but spread dirt and bacteria around the surface. Additionally, most store products leave most of the soil and bacteria behind. To ensure the grout in your kitchen floor is clean and sanitary use pH-neutral, soap free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. This cleaner is safe for both tile and grout. It also contains antimicrobial agents that help eradicate harmful bacteria and inhibit their growth.

During the consultation, we noticed how years of improper cleaning methods and daily wear and tear had caused the grout lines on the floor to darken. It's well known kitchens get a lot of foot traffic, not to mention the number of spills that fall on the floor and stain the grout. When we asked the customer about their team's cleaning methods, he replied that they often used harsh cleaning chemicals. These chemicals contributed to the deterioration of the grout lines.

Despite the several layers of dirt, food, and grime stuck in the grout lines, it was nothing a professional grout cleaning and recoloring service couldn't solve. To recolor the grout lines, we would re-grout the floor with our proprietary two-part epoxy grout. These procedures would ensure the grout remained clean and in good shape as long as it's properly maintained. The client trusted our expertise, so he agreed after we explained the procedures. He scheduled an appointment for later that week to get the floor restored as soon as possible.

Before and After Picture of a Commercial Kitchen Grout Recoloring Process in Franklin, TN
On the day of the job, we began the service by coating the kitchen floor with our proprietary tile and grout cleaner. After we let it soak for a couple of minutes, we used a high-speed scrubber and a steam cleaner to remove the dirt and grime from the tiles and grout lines. During the cleaning process, we noticed how the use of chemicals had severely damaged the grout, causing it to crack and break down on several spots. Once we made sure the kitchen floor was clean and dry, we performed the necessary repairs and scraped out the grout that couldn't be repaired. To finish, we re-grouted the grout lines with our proprietary product. This is an epoxy-based grout mix that's non-porous. It's also resistant to stains, chemicals, water, mold, spills, mildew, and many other external agents.

Our epoxy grout gave the grout lines on the kitchen floor a consistent color throughout the entire surface. In this case, we used a color that stood out from the tiles, just the way the customer desired.

The results were fantastic, the change in the kitchen floor was hard to believe. The owner was relieved because he no longer felt like the grout lines on the floor could cause problems. He was very pleased with the outcome and thanked us for a job well done. He also assured us he would definitely call back for maintenance.

Maintaining the surfaces in a commercial kitchen, as well as other commercial properties that get a lot of foot traffic, can be challenging for most business owners. For this reason, we gave the owner some maintenance tips to ensure the floor remained in top condition. First, when cleaning the floor, we recommended using a pH-neutral cleaner like our proprietary cleaner. It can easily remove dirt, grime, spills, and other types of residue. Because of its sanitizing properties, it excels at keeping dangerous bacteria at bay, making it a fantastic choice for the client's kitchen floor. We also advised him to wipe away any spills as soon as they happened to prolong the lifespan of the grout.

At Sir Grout Nashville, we understand having pristine surfaces is an absolute must for commercial properties. For this reason, we strive to offer the best commercial services in the field of hard surface restoration. To schedule a free assessment, fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page or call (615) 649-6767. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.

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