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Tile Sealing Professionals in Nashville, TN Successfully Removed Stains from This Black Shower Floor

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December 15, 2019

Homeowners usually spend hours, days, and even weeks choosing the right tiles for their shower area. Not only do they take things like size and texture into consideration, they also choose tile colors that match the bathroom's overall decoration. There is, however, one aspect people tend to forget during the process of purchasing tiles that can drastically change the appearance of any surface; the grout lines. While it's true light-colored grout draws attention to the tiles, it isn't always the best option. This is especially true when you have dark tiles like our most recent customer.

Picture of a Black Shower Floor Before and After a Tile Sealing Service in Nashville, TN
A Nashville resident recently hired us to restore the beautiful black ceramic floor in her master shower. When she had the shower floor renovated a month prior, the homeowner asked the contractors to use black grout to match the color of the tiles she had purchased. At first, she enjoyed the brand-new uniform appearance of her shower floor. The contractors had achieved exactly what she wanted, and she was pleased with the results. Unfortunately, her happiness soon turned to frustration when she noticed clear signs of deterioration a few weeks after the renovation procedure. No matter how hard she tried to get rid of them, white stains overshadowed the tile's colors.

Since she had just renovated the shower floor, the homeowner wanted to find a cost-effective solution to her problem. After searching online for advice, she learned that the issues were likely the result of a poor sealing procedure. This prompted her to search for tile sealing experts in Nashville, TN. She found our website in the top search results. On our website, she thoroughly browsed the picture gallery and watched several video testimonials from satisfied customers. We were exactly what she looked for, a reputable company that openly showed the results they had achieved. Feeling confident in our ability to restore the floor, the homeowner called to schedule a free in-home assessment.

We visited the client's home on the scheduled day to inspect the surface. Much like the customer had described, a white haze covered most of the floor and made it appear stained. After performing a few tests on the grout, we understood why that was the case. Neither the grout lines nor the tiles had been sealed after the floor's installation. This meant water could easily permeate the grout lines and bring dirt residues to the surface.

Luckily, we had arrived just in time to help the client avoid costly repairs. Had the fixtures remained unsealed, it would have resulted in severe water damage. We assured the client we could fix the problem with a thorough tile and grout cleaning and sealing procedure. On top of achieving the pristine appearance the customer wanted, our proprietary sealants would keep the floor protected for a long period of time. The homeowner agreed to the service and scheduled an appointment for later in the week.

Before and After Picture of a Black Shower Floor Tile Sealing Service in Nashville, TN
We returned to the client's home a few days later to perform the job. We began by cleaning the shower floor using Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Not only is our proprietary pH-neutral cleaner safe for tile and grout, it also contains ingredients that can help provide protection against bacteria, fungi and other harmful microorganisms. When we finished removing the white haze, we dried the floor to apply our flagship sealant ColorSeal to the grout lines. ColorSeal is an acrylic-based sealant that shuts off the grout's pores, protecting it against water, stains, soap, mold, and mildew. It also comes in a variety of colors. The customer chose black to match the color of the tiles. To finish, we coated the tiles with MicroGuard. This is an impregnating sealant that protects tiles against wear and tear. It also enhances their appearance with a beautiful glossy finish.

When we finished, we showed the client the results. She was delighted. We had offered her a solution to a problem she thought she couldn't solve. She thanked us for a great job and said she would definitely recommend our services to her friends and family.

Prior to leaving, we gave the customer a few maintenance tips to help her keep the floor in good condition. We first suggested cleaning the shower once a week using a damp cloth and a pH-neutral cleaning solution like our proprietary cleaner. Most store-bought products contain acidic substances that do nothing but damage tile and grout. We also advised her to wipe the excess moisture away after every shower and cleaning session. This is a great practice to avoid bad smells and mold growth. The homeowner thanked us for the tips and promised to call back for maintenance.

Are your tiles and grout lines worn down and stained? Look no further, Sir Grout Nashville can fix them for you. We have the necessary tools and expertise to offer the best hard surface restoration services in the industry. Call us at (615) 649-6767 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free evaluation today. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.

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