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Grout Sealing in Westwood, NJ: A Simple Way to Change a Tile Bathroom's Appearance

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May 10, 2018

When faced with the decision of buying a new home, almost everyone prefers a move-in ready house. Nobody likes to spend the time or money a fixer-upper demands, not to mention the unexpected surprises found when tearing walls down as part of the renovation process.

Before and After Picture of a Tile Shower Grout Sealing in Westwood, New Jersey
However, not everything is peachy with move-in ready homes. There's always that little detail, whether it's that outdated bathroom countertop or a kitchen you simply dislike, move-in ready properties simply don't allow you to tailor every single detail to your needs and taste. Thankfully, this home buyer could easily change the style of his only bathroom to his liking, thanks to our grout sealing service in Westwood, New Jersey.

It all started a couple of months ago, when a young man had to move to Westwood due to a job relocation. All pointed to the fact that it was going to be a permanent move, so he decided to start house hunting. Like most, he looked for a move-in ready house because he needed to settle in as soon as possible and didn't want to be stuck paying a hotel room while the renovation took place.

It didn't take long before he found a comfortable two-bedroom house within walking distance of where he was going to work. There were just a couple of details that needed a bit of fixing and tweaking to fit his taste. The most notable was the floor of his bathroom. It looked a bit dirty and the tiles had a glossy finish that simply wasn't to his liking, especially after he painted the walls and added some new fixtures.

At first, he thought about replacing all the tiles in the bathroom floor. Even though he could afford it, that would mean having to go through a renovation or moving temporarily to a hotel, which he was trying so desperately to avoid. Luckily, while searching online for a solution, he happened to stumble upon our website. There, he read how we've completely transformed bathrooms with quick renovations through our hard surface restoration services, so he decided to contact us for more information and ended up booking a free in-home evaluation.

The day finally came for the evaluation. Our experts thoroughly inspected the home buyer's bathroom floor. At first glance, it was more than clear that the grout lines needed to be worked on because they looked dirty due to improper cleaning and normal traffic.

Our experts recommended doing a grout cleaning process, followed by re-grouting, re-caulking, and then sealing with a special grout sealant. Furthermore, they offered to strip the floor of its shiny coating to get rid of that glossy finish the home buyer disliked so much. Finally, pleased with the crew's assessment, the young man booked the next available date for the renovation to take place.

As scheduled, our crew arrived and quickly prepped everything to get the work started. First, they began by carefully stripping the floor of its shiny coating, then they applied our proprietary tile and grout cleaner and a high-speed scrubber to remove all the grime and dirt on the surface and in between the tiles. Once the cleaning process was done, our crew proceeded to re-grout, add new caulk around the floor edges, and apply our grout sealant —ColorSeal. This whole process not only left the bathroom floor spotless, but the sealing added an extra protective layer to the grout lines, which would make the floor a lot easier to clean in the future.

When our crew was done with the multi-stage process, the bathroom floor looked fantastic. The tiles and grout lines were squeaky clean, and the combination of the color sealing and re-caulking around the floor edges made the bathroom floor look practically new.

Just before leaving, our experts explained how the whole process was not just about how the bathroom floor looked, but also about leaving the surface clean and protected in the future. They also gave the young man a few handy care and maintenance tips so that protection would last for as long as possible.
  • Don't scrub excessively while cleaning ColorSeal treated floors because it is unnecessary and will only damage the grout.
  • Use pH neutral cleaners on tiles and grout unless its completely necessary to use stronger chemicals. Alkaline, acid, and petroleum-based cleaners can break the grout down and could be hazardous to the tiles or to your health.
  • Avoid using soap-based cleaners on tile surfaces because they leave a sticky residue in between the tiles, leading to soap scum and grime build-up on the grout lines.

The home buyer couldn't be happier with the outcome. He managed to change the style of his bathroom floor to his taste without the hassle of a full-on renovation.

As you can see, bringing your hard surfaces back to life doesn't have to be an ordeal. Simply give us a call at (201) 571-2424 to hire our services. You can also fill out the "Request a Quote" form found on this page. There you will be able to easily set a date for a free evaluation. Finally, take advantage of our latest offers and promotions by subscribing to our newsletter.

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