Grout
Caring of Showers Made of Natural Stone
Posted by The Lennys | April 13, 2020

OK, so you have a tiled shower. Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Well, the bad news for your grout is that mold and mildew thrive best in moist and warm places with minimal air circulation. The good news is that this is easily prevented by getting into a smart…

Safe Way to Clean Grout on Natural-Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | March 27, 2020

Keeping your tile looking its best doesn’t just mean cleaning and caring for the tile itself, the grout in between needs some love too – and not just for aesthetic reasons. Sure, you want to prevent stains and discoloration, but there are some practical concerns that affect the longevity of your tile as well. Mildew…

Safe Way to Clean Grout on Natural-Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | March 12, 2020

If you look at architectural trends over time, it’s hard to find anything more consistent and timeless than stone tiling. Whether that be for flooring, showers or a stone tile wall, it has been a staple design choice through the ages. However, for all the glory that beautiful stone gets, the grout holding everything together…

Removing Dry Grout Between Stone Floor Tiles San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | March 5, 2020

Stone tiles are an attractive option for floors, showers, countertops, and more. They come in different colors, shades, patterns, and sizes and have added to the aesthetic appeal of many homes. However, while cleaning stone tiles, some people forget to clean the grout between them. Those who do remember to clean the grout may also…

Can You Safely Use Bleach on Grout Around Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | January 10, 2020

As a pervasive natural organism, mold often manages to form colonies within grouting, thus turning the area dark green before becoming completely black and hard to remove. Mold on grout lines is a biological stain that requires killing the organism. Homeowners who use organic soap to remove mold may actually be feeding the spores instead…

Removing Dry Grout Between Stone Floor Tiles San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | October 4, 2019

Grouting is part of natural-stone tile installations. The only way to avoid it is by opting for joined panels instead of tiles, and this isn’t recommended for flooring applications. Contractors generally expect that some grouting material, whether it’s mortar or silicone-based, will get on the tiles, which is why many of them carefully work in…

Safe Way to Clean Grout on Natural-Stone Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | September 25, 2019

Grout lines are an important aspect of just about all tile installations, whether they’re used for flooring, decorative backsplash details, shower walls, or surrounds. Even though grouting work doesn’t really help much in terms of tile stability, there’s a very good reason for making sure at least some space is left between tiles: protecting the…

Tips for Sealing Grout Between Tiles San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | January 9, 2019

Nearly all homeowners know natural-stone tiles and slabs need to be cleaned and sealed with certain frequency, but not many are aware of the need to care for the grout work separating surface sections. Any natural-stone flooring section featuring grout will start showing dirt and grime not long after cleaning, particularly if the grout lines…

Reasons to Seal Grout
Posted by The Lennys | August 23, 2017

While carefully sealed natural stone is resistant to stains and damage, the appearance of your beautiful floor, countertop, or shower can still be ruined if you neglect the grout. Nothing detracts from gorgeous stone tile quite like stained grout that makes your floor seem dirty no matter how often you clean it. Though it’s important…

Ways to Get Rid of Grout Haze on Your Stone Tiles
Posted by The Lennys | July 19, 2017

Installing tile can be a messy job, and the grout has a way of getting everywhere. Grouting natural stone always leaves some residue behind, even when the work is performed by an experienced installer. This problem is called a grout stain or grout film, and it may appear as a slight film or haze or…

How to Clean the Grout Between Natural Stone Tiles
Posted by The Lennys | June 16, 2017

Even the most beautiful granite or marble can look lackluster and unattractive next to dirty or poorly maintained grout. The grout lines in your shower or floor could quickly pick up grime and turn from white to black in a matter of weeks without regular cleaning. The grout between your stone tiles should be cleaned…

Grout-Cleaner
Posted by The Lennys | April 19, 2017

Stone tiles are understandably one of the most popular choices among homeowners. Tiles are extremely versatile because they provide an attractive option for floors, showers, countertops, and more. Stone tiles comes in a wide variety of colors, shades, patterns, and sizes, so they can make a beautiful addition to almost any type of interior design,…

Ask The Experts
Posted by The Lennys | March 13, 2015

Just seven days to go, and it’s officially spring. OK, we know many of you are still waiting for all the snow to melt, but with March 20 just around the corner, we can all be hopeful for more sunshine and the sights, sounds and smells of spring’s fresh air. In putting together our tips…

Clean Ceramic Tiles
Posted by The Lennys | July 1, 2013

It just might be the most frustrating task of all there is related to granite cleaning and other natural stone care.  You clean your grout and usually with satisfaction, and there it is again – dirt, grime, stains. There are typically two reasons why grout cleaning is so frustrating.  First, most grout is located in…

Ask The Experts
Posted by The Lennys | June 25, 2013

When we encourage consumers to Ask the Experts, we’re not kidding.  We actively seek to help consumers properly care for their granite and other natural stone surfaces, whether they’re questions about granite cleaners, general cleaning or using Granite Gold products in creative ways.  Here’s the latest in an occasional series when we share the questions…

Ask The Experts
Posted by The Lennys | December 7, 2012

Homeowners spend thousands of dollars, and then some, installing granite countertops and other natural stone surfaces from kitchen counters to bathroom vanities, tub surrounds and shower walls, to floors and fireplace facings.  Some will even install ornate natural stone staircases or lay stone on outdoor walkways, decks, pool and spa surrounds, and patios.  The opportunities…

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