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Tile and Grout Sealing

West Coast Sealing Solutions comes to you, to professionally clean, seal, and restore your tile and grout leaving it like new. Proudly serving South Tampa and all of the surrounding cities and counties, we professionally deep STEAM, grout clean, tile clean, seal and restore your floors.

Over time because of its porous texture, grout will trap and accumulate dirt, grime, oils, and stains making your grout discolored and ruining the look of your tile floors. Using our commercial-grade cleaners and sealers our process will remove and clean all the dirt, grime and oils trapped in your grout and tile floors. Making it look new again and using our superior sealing products we will preserve the look of your grout for years to come, helping you protect your investment.

Why Sealing Grout is Important

One crucial overlooked very important detail, is grout sealing. We believe that it is one simple extra step, that can ensure that the beauty of your grout lines and the integrity of your tiling assembly as a whole, can last for years to come. In our experience, most people do not take the small amount of extra time to seal the gout lines after a tiling job.

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What to Expect:

Problem of Porosity
Especially in a shower enclosure or tub/shower surround, where the surrounding tile is exposed to continuous water exposure, the importance of grout sealing cannot by overemphasized. Many people do not recognize that the grout lines are not simply a decorative margin that helps define the tile borders, but also a structural assembly including the tile, mortar and grout. The grout secures the tile matrix together by providing a very hard and inflexible filler between the tile gaps due to it’s high cement concentration. This high cement content helps to stiffen this matrix, but also aids in the bonding between the grout and the tile edge. This strength and rigidity is considered necessary because it becomes part of the finished surface that will be exposed to water, abrasion, and dirt. Although grout is extremely strong and resistant to abrasion, expansion and contraction, it’s serious limitation is it’s porosity. And it is a problem that gets worse over time.
The Process
Some of the problems with grout lines absorbing water can be quite obvious and others, not so obvious. The first, and least obvious problem occurs when the appearance of the grout lines deteriorates and becomes pitted over time. The most obvious problem is when staining occurs from bacteria growing within the grout. In a typical shower, water enters and stays within the grout, never drying out completely because of the frequency of water exposure with daily use. In the initial stages, this is a relatively slight degree of absorption, but the continuous water exposure, low pH (soap/ shampoo), and warm temperatures, causes slow chemical changes in the structure of the grout. Slowly but surely, the minerals that compose the grout structure dissolve away, allowing the water to absorb ever deeper into its matrix. As the minerals dissolve, the natural alkalinity of the grout also reduces, to a point where bacteria can now survive and reproduce on it’s surface. As this chemical process of deterioration progresses, so does the bacteria growth, which helps to accelerate the loss of structural minerals within the grout. This deterioration eventually reaches a point where the grout effectively carries the water down to the mortar bed, at the base of the tile. Now bacteria can flourish throughout the entire grout matrix making grout cleaning efforts completely ineffective. Moisture can now penetrate behind the tile, which eventually compromises the mortar bed, and the substrate. This is a situation seen way to often; huge areas of black mold growing behind the tile and penetrating all throughout the drywall backer and the drywall crumbling because it’s saturated with water. This water will also expand and contract with changing temperature, causing more movement, which in turn causes further cracking of the grout, accelerating the structural decline of the entire assembly.
Floor Tile Grout
As well, you have all probably experienced your bathroom floor tile grout deteriorating because the grout sealing stage has been neglected. A tile floor is obviously a much less abusive environment than the shower wall, but it also stains and becomes impossible to clean, just for a different reason. The same process can occur as described above depending on the frequency of water exposure however, the primary problem with these grout lines are staining from exposure to dirt and grime. Initially, floor grout absorbs water just as well as the wall tile grout in the shower. The unique problem here is that whenever anyone attempts to clean the floor tile, the water they are wiping back and forth across the grout lines becomes dirty. This dirty water pools in the grout lines as they are cleaning, and absorbs into the porous grout matrix causing it to quickly stain. Because the dirty water is so deeply absorbed into the grout matrix, it becomes very difficult, if not impossible to clean without bleaching (which also deteriorates the cement bonds in the grout, by the way). The irony is, that the more fastidious one is about floor cleaning, the more discoloured and hideous the grout lines become. This downward cycle would be eliminated by grout sealing to begin with.

Cleaning Never Looked So Good

Types of tile we clean:

  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain
  • Slate
  • Travertine
  • Limestone
  • Flagstone
  • Marble
  • And more…

Common areas in your home that have tile:

  • Bathroom floors
  • Showers and tubs
  • Kitchen floors
  • Foyers
  • Entryways
  • Hallways
  • Sunrooms
  • Countertops
  • Backsplashes

Tile and Grout Cleaning Process

Grout is a material made up of cement and sand making it extremely porous.
Because grout is so porous dirt, liquids, and bacteria WILL, over the years penetrate deep into the grout lines causing stains, discoloration and odor. Even mopping your tile will over time discolor and give your grout a possibly permanent worn and old look, if not properly sealed.

Using our powerful, yet safe and gentle cleaning process, a specially developed tile and grout cleaner solution, a revolutionary 2,000 RPM rotary jet system wand, ultra-hot water, and our state-of-the-art “steam cleaning” we will remove all the deep dirt, oil, and harmful bacteria out, restoring the clean and gleam to all your grout, natural stones, and tile surfaces as the day it was installed! 

Once we clean the grout in your home and make it look like new, we recommend sealing the porous and absorbent grout lines with our invisible penetrating sealer. Sealing is an investment to your home, keeping your grout lines clean, consistent color, and protecting from discoloration and grout stains. Grout sealing is especially important to have done if you have a new home, with new and clean tile and grout!

West Coast Sealing Solutions uses the highest quality commercial grade grout sealer. The sealer does not change the look of your tile or grout, it will create an invisible barrier right beneath the surface of the grout to protect your homes from absorbing any spilled liquids and getting permanent stains! Ironically, even when you regularly mop your tile to clean it; mop water will eventually penetrate and discolor the grout and possibly give a permanent old and stained look, if not properly sealed.. If we seal the grout, we guarantee the tile and grout will look just as good and new as it once did.

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West Coast Sealing Solutions Proudly Offers Service in the Following Areas

  • Tampa
  • Lithia
  • Brandon
  • Gibsonton
  • St. Petersburg
  • Clearwater
  • Wesley Chapel
  • Riverview
  • Lakeland
  • Land O Lakes
  • Ruskin
  • Trinity
  • Lutz
  • Apollo Beach
  • Seffner
  • Parrish
  • Gibsonton
  • Sun city Center
  • Bradenton
  • Sarasota
  • Wimauma
  • Valrico
  • Hillsborough County
  • Pasco County
  • Polk county
  • Manatee County