If you reading, you are probably already wondering if sealing floor grout is necessary in your home. In general, grout sealing is not necessary when the floor was grouted with epoxy grout and when grout admix was used when grouting the floor. That is because both epoxy grout and grout admix create a nonporous surface when they are applied. The purpose of sealing the grout is to eliminate pores, so therefore grout sealing is not necessary in these cases.
Now that we have explained the exceptions to when sealing floor grout is necessary, you might still wonder whether or not it is needed in your home. If you are unaware of the type of grout that was used, you can determine whether or not it is necessary for you to seal the grout by placing a few drops of water on the grout. If the water soaks into the grout, this indicates your grout is porous and is in need of a sealant application.
Sealing your grout
Sealing floor grout offers several fantastic benefits to the homeowner:
A cleaner home
A home where the grout has been sealed is inherently cleaner than a home where the grout has not been sealed. Exposed pores in your grout can make it more susceptible to the development of mold and mildew. Sealing floor grout covers the pores, making the grout impermeable.
Spending less time cleaning grout
Tile floor where the grout has been sealed are easier to clean than floors where the grout has not been sealed because the sealant prevents spills from seeping into the grout.
Simplifying the process of cleaning grout
Sealing floor grout also makes it much easier to clean the grout. Cleaning is simplified because there is no need to spend a great deal of time scrubbing each individual grout line when cleaning the floor because the grout is less susceptible to stains.