- November 26, 2018
- Posted by: Julio Urrutia
- Categories: Atlanta, Blog
When you’re running a business or organization, flooring is likely the last thing on your mind. But when tile begins to crack, grout becomes dirty or begins to crumble, or you start seeing bare spots on your tiled floor, something needs to be done to prevent the situation from becoming an eyesore or safety hazard. When you’re dealing with these issues, you often have three choices: regrout, retile, or clean. At Classic Commercial Services of Atlanta, our goal is to help you make the right decision about how to move forward. Let’s take a deeper look at each option to help you determine which is best for your situation.
Tile Regrouting: When You Should Do It
Grout is used as a filler between tiles. Its purpose is to hold the tiles in place as well as prevent water from seeping through the sides and into the floor. If your grout has begun cracking or crumbling, this can become a true eyesore and can cause issues related to holding the tiles securely in place. In addition, cracking or crumbling grout can allow water to seep underneath the tiles and lead to damaged tiles and/or molding. For these reasons, it’s highly recommended that you invest in tile regrouting when grout begins to crack or crumble.
Retiling: When You Should Do It
Tile damage can range from small hairline cracks to major water damage. In instances of small hairline cracks, chips, or bare spots, it likely won’t be necessary to retile the entire floor as tile repair should do the trick. When you’re dealing with significant water damage or several cracked tiles, however, it may be necessary to move forward with retiling. At Classic Commercial Services of Atlanta, we can help you determine whether repair or retiling will be necessary and offer free estimates for commercial properties.
Grout Cleaning: When You Should Do It
Over time, the grout between your tiles will eventually become dirty and discolored. Grout that hasn’t been sealed is especially susceptible to this issue. In these instances, grout cleaning is recommended to remove any dirt, grime, or limescale and restore the grout to like-new condition. At Classic Commercial Services of Atlanta, we also apply sealant over the grout after it has been cleaned and dried to extend the timeline before you’ll need to have it cleaned again.
Making a Decision: Should I Regrout, Retile, or Clean?
In the end, it’s difficult to make a decision about how to move forward unless you have a thorough understanding of the consequences of the choice you make. At Classic Commercial Services of Atlanta, we’ve worked with hundreds of organizations throughout Alpharetta, Roswell, Dunwoody, Cumming, and the surrounding areas and can help you make the right decision about how to move forward. We even offer a free on-site estimate where we’ll come to your property, evaluate your situation, and recommend an action plan to ensure you’re making the best decision possible. To request your free estimate, simply fill out this contact form and our friendly staff will be in touch ASAP. We look forward to hearing from you!