Do Tile Floors Need To Be Sealed?

Your home is much more than a building. It is a huge part of your life. We should all desire the best for our homes in order to make them healthy and desirable places to live – especially in the rooms that get used the most. Do you have tile or stone floors in your home? You may not have known it, but sealing your tile and stone floors is an important part of keeping your home healthy for the long run.

Is a Sealant Really That Important?

To answer that, we should probably first cover some basics. Grout is the mixture that fills the gaps between the tiles on your floor. It is made of sand and is an effective and affordable way to fill the holes. Because grout is porous, it is a prime place for bacteria, mold, fungus and dirt to thrive. Sealing the grout is an important step to protect your floors and make them last longer.

Give Extra Care to the Rooms That Matter Most

Some rooms get used more than others. For example, you probably want the tile in your kitchen and bathrooms to last as long as possible, especially with how often they are used. Of all the tile and stone in your house, maintaining these ‘hotspot’ surfaces should be among your top priorities. Especially when rooms like bathrooms have so much moisture in them, it can be even easier for mold and mildew to grow in the grout.

It’s important that before you have your tile floors sealed, you clean them first. Sealing dirty grout can make stains develop that are virtually impossible to remove. Typically you should reseal the grout in high traffic areas once a year, and every 4-5 years in low traffic areas.

Tile is An Investment

Like anything in your home, your tile floors are an investment. You want them to last as long as possible, allowing you to enjoy them for years and get the most out of your money. DIY maintenance isn’t always enough to maximize the tile’s lifetime. Every now and then, your tile or stone needs a professional, deep clean to reach areas where you simply can’t on your own. This will ensure that your floors are healthy and safe for you and your family.

Contact Omega Chem-Dry and leave the tough work of making your tile look pristine to us. Using specialized cleaning solutions and powerful suction equipment, we will blast the dirt and bacteria from your tile, grout and stone, and restore your tile to a brand new look and feel.