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From Faded to Modern: See How These Penny Tiles Look Renewed Thanks to a Grout Recoloring Service in Upper East Side, NY

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April 27, 2017

A homeowner from Upper East Side, New York had a lovely, small apartment that she bought a couple of months ago. As an interior designer, she took up the challenge of redecorating the property by herself with her own style – the kitchen, the bedrooms, the living room… she would remodel each corner of the apartment to her taste.

Before and After Picture of Tiles' Grout Recoloring Service in Upper East Side, New York
For her master bathroom, she chose a simple, modern design with white walls, white furniture, and black penny tiles combined with black grout for the floor. The designer loved how the bathroom looked after the remodeling, especially how the white and black colors contrasted each other; however, barely weeks after the installation, the dark grout lines around the penny tiles started to discolor to the point where they became blotchy and filled with white and gray spots. She tried to reach out to the company who provided the service, but they were impossible to contact. She couldn't stand the uneven color of her floor so she went online and searched for a Upper East Side grout recoloring company that could help her with her problem.

The homeowner found Sir Grout Manhattan's website among the first search results. She read all about our grout restoration services and found several online reviews that helped her trust us, so she called us to set up an appointment for a free, in-home evaluation of her bathroom floor, which we scheduled for that same week.

During the inspection, our team of hard surface restorers examined the bathroom and noticed the discolored spots and stains that covered the entire floor. When interviewing the client about it, they learned that the company in charge of installing the penny tile floor didn't seal the grout after the procedure. Without sealing, the grout becomes exposed to all kinds of environmental elements that can cause discoloration like water, spills, wrong cleaning products, etc.

Fortunately, our team had the perfect solution to fix the discolored floor: a grout recoloring process using Sir Grout Manhattan's proprietary ColorSeal, a thick, water-based, acrylic sealer that can make grout stain-, water-, mold-, and mildew-resistant while also changing the color of the grout to match the tile's shade. The client agreed to the service so the restoration began the following day.

Our team arrived to the property early in the morning and set to the task immediately. First, they deeply cleaned the bathroom floor to remove any dirt that might jeopardize the recoloring process. For that purpose, they used Sir Grout's proprietary tile and grout cleaner with a high-speed, gentle scrubber to remove any dirt or embedded grime. Once the floor was clean, the experts carefully applied ColorSeal to recolor the grout and protect it from future damage — they made sure to cover all the cracks and spaces surrounding the penny-round figures so the entire floor looked the same exact color.

The resident was stunned with the results – the new, darkened grout perfectly matched the color of the penny tiles. The refreshed floor, along with the furniture and the white walls, gave the room its modern and original style back. Before leaving, our experts gently walked the homeowner through some tips and recommendations to prevent future damage to the bathroom floor. They explained that periodic and proper cleaning of the floor is the best way to prevent grout discoloration, therefore, it is recommended to scrub the floor at least once a week. Also, they advised the homeowner to use a soapless, pH-neutral cleaner, which won't damage grout.

If you think that a grout recoloring job can bring the appeal back to your bathroom tiles, we are here for you! At Sir Grout Manhattan, we offer all kinds of tile and grout restoration services to refresh your tile floors or stone surfaces. Give us a call at (718) 557-9283 or fill in the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. If you want to follow our work and keep up to date with our promotions, subscribe to our newsletter.

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