Is grout sealer worth the additional expense?
I am often asked if grout sealer actually works. It’s one of those things that people are leery of trading their hard earned money for because it is invisible and it’s benefits won’t pay off immediately. I can assure you, though, that grout sealer does work and is well worth the expense. Don’t take my word for it, just check out the video below.
What does grout sealer do?
I could go into depth about what grout sealer does at the microscopic level but all we really need to know is that grout sealer makes the grout easier to clean. Grout that is easier to clean is less expensive to clean; will come more thoroughly clean which means a healthier home; and requires fewer professional cleanings. As I mentioned before the benefits of grout sealer won’t pay off immediately. That is because you won’t see the results until you clean the floor. You will notice during your routine cleaning that the grout will be easier to clean. This means that you won’t have to have the floor professionally cleaned as often which will save you money. When you do have the grout professionally cleaned they will be able to use safe neutral cleaners instead of the more harsh cleaners typically needed in a restorative cleaning.
The biggest benefit of grout sealer, however, comes years down the road. Sealed grout is easier to clean and cleaning is more effective. It resists staining and maintains appearance much longer. Therefore, the floor won’t need to be replaced prematurely which has all kinds of benefits in itself. Remember that changing floor coverings comes with all the hassles of moving day without the change of scenery. Plus you keep your old flooring out of the landfill which benefits everyone. But the one benefit that hits closest to home for most people is that grout sealer is ALWAYS cheaper than replacing your floor!
In short, grout sealer helps the environment, helps the economy and puts money in your pocket. But like I said before don’t take my word for it watch this video and see for yourself what grout sealer can do. Somebody sealed the grout in this video at some point in time. I don’t know how long ago but I’m sure it hadn’t been cleaned since it was last sealed. You can see in the video how the sealed grout comes thoroughly and effortlessly clean.