Grout Coloring and Sealing. Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

The short answer is, it depends.

When performed by a quality contractor using a quality product there is much value and in many circumstances the absolute best option without question.  A professionally cleaned and applied grout colorant/sealant should be GUARANTEED FOR LIFE!

The problem in SW Florida is some businesses are touting this service yet doing nothing more than ‘painting grout’ with what amounts to house paint or another type of acrylic.  For this reason, these colorants will not last, and that is the reason their durability is not guaranteed to outlive the client.

Quality color sealers repel oil and water-based liquids, which will prevent food and beverage stains. Also, the specially formulated colorants and sealers used at Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care contain mildewcides and other agents that inhibit the growth of bacteria and mildew. These mildewcides not only offer health benefits by making your floors more sanitary but can reduce or eliminate the unusual smells you often find with older floors that have absorbed a variety of offensive liquids such as pet urine.

There are aesthetic reasons for choosing color sealing as well. When you have areas where only some of the grout needs replacing, it is virtually impossible to match the color of the new grout to the old grout. Even if you use the identical product and color, aging and wear have already altered the look of your previously installed grout, and the difference is usually noticeable.

Color sealing will provide a consistent look across the board, making all of your grout look new again.

And not just new —color sealing can completely change your grout to virtually any color you choose.  Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care can match any of over 100,000 colors.

Are you considering new decor, an updated, fresher look or more contemporary colors? Your existing grout does not need to hold you back or limit your choices. Color sealing is a way to harmonize with and complement remodeling without the expense of regrouting. With color sealing, you can even change from a dark shade to a lighter one or simply match the original color of your original grout.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, it is, but there are a couple of cautions that you need to be aware of.

First of all, grout coloring is not a do-it-yourself project! A proper application that ensures complete protection over the entire surface of your floor is an art that requires training, professional equipment and practice to master.

Secondly, professionals not only have the training, experience, and tools to do the job, but they also have access to a wide variety of professional sealers and are better equipped to select the right color and application that is right for your circumstances.

Finally, not all grout color sealing services are the same. The quality of the product coupled with an application applied by an experienced professional is critical!

Some companies —even some that may surprise you —are using products that are tantamount to house paint. It may look great right after they finish, but within a short time, the paint peels. Not only that, but this type of product does not have the properties of a lifetime color sealer, such as the constant acting mildewcides or true stain prevention assets.

Be sure to do your due diligence, and don’t hesitate to thoroughly question your prospective provider and ask if they are willing to stand behind their services with a lifetime guarantee.  If not, why not?

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition, we are A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and a five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

All tile and grout cleaning and sealing companies are NOT the same.

At Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care, we guarantee our grout coloring services for infinity or as long as you own your home, whichever comes first.

Our colorant sealer is explicitly blended for our company and will not chip or fade.  We have been applying grout colorants and sealers in SW Florida for over 11 years and have never had a reported issue with chipping, cracking or fading.

For a FREE no-obligation quote, please do not hesitate to give us a call anytime.

For more information about our tile and grout cleaning, sealing or grout coloring services, please do not hesitate to give us a call anytime at 239-541-4888 – Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.

For all of your tile and grout cleaning, sealing or grout coloring needs – Think Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care.


Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care offers thoroughly exhaustive tile and grout cleaning, grout coloring, and grout sealing services

Our grout coloring services are offered throughout the cities of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Alva, Buckingham, Saint James City, Matlacha, Bokeelia, North Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach Florida

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