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Grout is one of those things that often gets overlooked. At Floor Coverings International in Pembroke, our flooring experts want to help you remember to take care of it! One of the most important maintenance tasks is resealing your grout. This can be an especially easy one to forget because you don’t have to do it that often. Most people recommend resealing grout every one to three years. This is kind of a big range. So, how do you know it’s time to get out your resealing materials? Here are three things to look for.


  1. Serious Staining

If you have to scrub your grout for hours and use multiple types of cleaners before it starts to look clean again, it’s probably a sign your sealant isn’t doing its job anymore. Grout is a very porous material that easily absorbs dirt and grime from the air around it. Sealants help to protect your grout be adding an extra layer between the grout and the air. If your grout is absorbing a lot of dirt, it probably means that your sealant isn’t doing its job.


  1. The Bathroom Sees A Lot of Traffic

Does your home only have one shower that your family uses? Or, one that everyone prefers to use? If this is the case and you have not resealed your tile in over a year, it may be time to do so. A bathroom that gets more use will inevitably see more wear and tear, and this affects your sealant like it does anything else.


  1. When Was That Last Resealing Project Again…?

If you can’t remember the last time you had your grout resealed, now is the time! Our experts at Floor Coverings International of Pembroke see this happen sometimes. Your life is busy, and it’s hard to keep track of when you do certain tasks. But, if you can’t remember the last time you took the time to reseal your grout, it probably didn’t happen in the last couple of years. It’s better to be safe and protect your grout now so that it will last for years to come!

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