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Read How a Grout Cleaning and Recoloring Renewed the Kitchen and Living Room Floor of This Home in Katy, Texas


January 05, 2017

Home floors get dirty, we all know it. Without periodic maintenance and proper cleaning methods and products, both tiles and grout can deteriorate until they look completely different from the day they were installed. This homeowner in Katy, Texas, noticed that his home's floors were looking grimy; they didn't seem like the same ones he had installed several years before. He wanted to change the tiles, but the project wasn't in his budget.

Before and After Picture of a Grout Cleaning in Katy, TX

When discussing the situation with a friend, he was told that a grout cleaning service could improve the floor and for just a fraction of the price of tile re-installment. The homeowner found this hard to believe, but his friend encouraged him to go online and look for a grout cleaning company in Katy, Texas that could offer a quality service. The homeowner found Sir Grout Houston's website among the first search results. While navigating the site, he learned more about what a grout cleaning process is and was surprised by the before and after pictures of our previous work. He decided to give our services a chance, so he called us to schedule a free, in-home consultation that we set up for the same week.

The day of the inspection arrived, so our expert restorers finally had the chance to meet the Katy resident and to examine the rooms in question: the kitchen and the living room. Both spaces had a similar decoration and the same sandy brown tiles. The floor, the furniture, and the decoration of both rooms went together very well; however, the dirty, unattractive grout lines spoiled the whole design.

As our team told the homeowner, the filth in the grout was probably caused by years of foot-traffic, improper cleaning methods, and the use of cleaning products like soap-based cleaners. However, the team guaranteed him that with a grout cleaning and recoloring service, his floors would recover their former attractive appearance. The homeowner decided to go through with the service after the experts walked him through the entire procedure.

Before and After Picture of Grout Cleaning Job in Katy, TX

Our hard surface restorers arrived early in the morning on the day set for the cleaning and recoloring process. First, they applied Sir Grout Houston's special tile and grout cleaner to loosen the embedded dirt, and a high-speed buffer was later used to deeply clean the grout. Once the kitchen and living room floors were cleaned, the team proceeded with the recoloring process; they applied Sir Grout Houston's proprietary ColorSeal in the color the customer chose: Malibu Sand. This color matched the tiles and the room's decoration in general.

The Katy resident was really impressed by the cleaning and recoloring results; the tiles looked brighter, and the grout was no longer black and moldy. Before leaving, the team gave the homeowner some care and maintenance instructions to preserve the renewed look of the floor: they advised him to stop using a soap-based cleaner for the floor since it leaves a sticky residue behind that traps dirt. Alternatively, he could look for a non-toxic, pH-neutral, soapless cleaner. Also, they warned him that letting the floor air-dry would allow the dirty cleaner residue to settle on the tiles and grout, so they recommended that he use a terry cloth to dry it instead.

Do you live in Katy or surrounding areas and want to make some improvements to your home? Then, a grout and tile cleaning service may be just what you're looking for. Call us at (713) 856-9586 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free, in-home evaluation today. If you want to follow our work and keep up to date with our promotions, find us on Facebook as Sir Grout Houston, follow us on Twitter @SGHoustonTX and Instagram @SirGrout. Also, remember to subscribe to our periodic newsletter for hard surface care recommendations and tips!

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