Sometimes when grout is very dark, whether the actual color or discolored from age, all you notice are the dark gridlines throughout the floor and not the tile itself. When this is the case, you may want to update your floor but not really want to take on the financial cost of tearing it all out.
Consider the possibility of a color seal service performed by a grout and tile expert with this type of product and specialty service. This is not a D-I-Y job, so hiring a professional is the way to go for this project. As with any service project do your research and find a reputable company in your area.
At a fraction of the cost of removing and replacing the entire floor, color sealing the grout may be the perfect alternative. The grout is steam cleaned and color sealed in whatever color you select; a lighter color, a color matching the tile or even back to the original color if that color through aging is no longer evident.
The results are amazing as you can see by this floor that shows the color sealed grout in a lighter color vs the original dark grout.
For one particular client project, this solution was a resounding success. The homeowners who had always disliked the floor due to the dark grout lines, but didn’t want to take on the intrusive project of removing such a vast amount of tile had always just “lived with it”. I contacted Sir Grout of Chester County who I have worked with on multiple projects to do the work. After completion of another top-notch job, the homeowners couldn’t have been happier with the results!
Before, if you have needed to repair only a section of your floor, the repaired area wouldn’t match the original. With color sealing, you now can have the repaired area color sealed to match the original and all will blend together beautifully for a final finished product.
Consider color sealing the next time you need a grout intervention!