Granite countertops. The name alone sounds expensive. But for as pricey as they can be, they’re a worthy investment that, in some ways, can practically pay for themselves. Find out why granite is a great option for your home, and choose The Groutsmith for natural stone and granite sealing, tile restoration, and so much more.
THEY LAST FOREVER
Well, nothing lasts forever, but granite is pretty close. As we mentioned in a previous blog, granite is so tough and so durable that it usually outlives the home or business in which it resides. Since it’s a natural stone, it can last for at least a hundred years — truly, we don’t really know how long it can last since it usually outlives...more
Rocks are strong and dense. They’re shaped by water over a long period of time, but your rock countertops should be fine, right?
The truth comes as a surprise to many. As How Stuff Works explains, “By its nature, granite is moisture-resistant — however, it’s also porous.” And granite is just one example — there are countless surfaces in your home that are all porous. This means that liquids can seep into them and cause discoloration, or even damage in some instances.
The Groutsmith is happy to provide granite sealing for homes and businesses in Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay counties. Take a look at what materials in your home are porous, and contact us with any questions you have about protecting them!
We’ll dive into porous...more
People gravitate towards laminate and hardwood flooring, but at The Groutsmith, we know that tile is often underlooked as a flooring choice. Tile has countless benefits and especially in Florida, makes for an exceptional flooring material to work with. Whether remodeling your current home or building a new one, see why tile is a great choice, and work with The Groutsmith for tile cleaning, restoration, repair, rebonding, and more!more
Maybe you’re building a home or maybe you’re renovating, but no matter what, at some point or another you’re probably considering using tile. Tile is both elegant and durable, making it an exceptional material to work with. Flooring, showers, backsplash — the options for tile are practically endless! Once you have an idea of implementing tile into your living spaces, the next step is to consider which type of tile is the best one for you.
The Groutsmith works with all types of tile for grout cleaning and tile repair, so you can rely on us for knowledge on which tile will best meet your design needs. Learn about the different types of tile, and contact our specialists for tile and grout sealing, rebonding, shower repair, and so much...more
UNSUSPECTING SURFACES IN NEED OF GROUT CLEANING
When it comes to tile repair and grout cleaning, we tend to think of the basics — the floor is usually our go-to. Yet there are countless areas in our home that require proper upkeep and maintenance. We tend to overlook some of these surfaces, and this neglect can lead to them wearing down faster than normal.
At The Groutsmith, we want you to have tile and grout that lasts for years and years — not something that needs to be replaced and cost you a fortune. You can rely on our tile repair and grout cleaning to keep your home’s surfaces looking better and lasting longer. Find out which surfaces could use a visit from The Groutsmith, and contact us to get started.
Showers (hopefully) get a lot of foot traffic, which means they can wear down faster than other areas of the home. Minerals from your home’s treated water supply get left behind and build up on the tile and grout,...more
Hurricane Michael brought forth unspeakable damage to Bay County. The quaint seaside town of Mexico Beach was decimated, the aftermath making headlines across the country.
We at The Groutsmith are sending forth our strongest condolences during this time. Even when everyone is safe, even when lives are protected, it doesn’t shake the fact that this is such a time of loss. Places will always stand as symbols for something more.
We know that it may be awhile before homes are in need of tile repair or tile cleaning, but know that whenever you, our neighbors in Bay County, need home assistance, we are more than happy to help. Call us for estimates, get tile advice from our experts — we’ll do whatever we can to help your life return to normal. Watching the community of Mexico Beach rally during this time speaks volumes about the incredible strength and love that exists. It’s...more
The tile flooring in your home looks great, it gleams in the Northern Florida sunlight and makes your kitchen look beautiful. Your kids are laughing in the living room, you’re sipping on some coffee, and it’s a perfect Saturday morning. Suddenly that living room laughter turns into a game of tag, and before you can call out a “no running!” reminder, they’ve burst into the kitchen, and SMACK — your youngest is suddenly on the floor.
This is not a scenario that any parent likes to envision, but it’s an important one to keep in mind for anyone who has tile flooring. As is true for any slick surface, there are a number of hazards that come with the territory. In today’s blog, the tile repair and restoration experts from The Groutsmith are going to give you some tips to keep your family safe, and hopefully free from any potential urgent care visits. Get the information you need, and call our Groutsmiths for tile cleaning, grout cleaning, and so much more!
If you’re a resident of Florida, you likely have ceramic or stone tile. While there are so many benefits to tile, including its ability to withstand the heat and humidity the Sunshine State is known for, tile ages and requires some TLC from time-to-time.
Is your tile flooring in need of some extra attention? At Groutsmith, we offer professional grout cleaning and tile restoration to keep your flooring in tip-top shape. For tips on how to make your tile last longer, join us in today’s post!
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TILE
Tile flooring has longevity, but it needs a tile cleaning now and then!
Your flooring stretches and covers one of the largest areas of your home, making a statement about the condition and health of this area — your flooring tells people more about your home than you think! If you want a space that is clean and aesthetically pleasing, read more below.
Preventative maintenance – When you take measures to prevent wear and tear,...more
WHICH IS THE BEST FLOORING TO INSTALL IN FLORIDA?
Living in Florida brings its own unique climate to the US — the seasons slightly change, but extreme weather is seen mostly in the summer with sizzling, triple-digit temperatures and humid air that makes you feel like you’re breathing in silk with each breath, not to mention the hurricanes that bring heavy and unrelenting rains. Have you ever stopped and thought about how this impacts the materials used on both the exterior and interior of your home?
Florida forgoes basements because of the humidity and some homes only have carports because, for a majority of the year, the weather is pretty temperate. At Groutsmith, we are Northwest Florida’s grout and tile experts honing our craft on tile repair and restoration. We want your Florida home to withstand all of the weather that comes with the climate, and that means choosing the most advantageous materials for your area. Follow along in today’s post as we compare different...more