Floor Tile and Grout Repair

It's true, cracked or damaged tile and grout isn’t visually appealing. But what’s more, it can become a hazard for anyone walking or moving around on the floor. The last thing you want is to worry about the safety of your child as they take their first steps, your dog injuring their paw, or even your spouse getting hurt after forgetting about that one broken tile near in the kitchen. Beyond that, broken tiles and cracked grout can allow water to penetrate your flooring, which can cause structural damage and create an environment for mold. Fortunately, any potential harm can be prevented, you just need to get your tile repaired by the professionals at The Groutsmith.

We don’t just clean your floor tile where dirt and mold will return in time. We clean, then restore and protect all of the grout with a penetrating color-infused grout sealer. We make it look new and with proper care it will continue to look new for years to come! If you’re curious about our floor tile and grout repair services, or if you’d like to get your project started, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We provide service throughout Northwest Florida — we serve folks in Bay, Walton, Okaloosa, Escambia, and Santa Rosa Counties. You can also continue reading to learn more about the importance and benefits of tile repair.

THE BENEFITS OF TILE AND GROUT REPAIR

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Keep Your Flooring Safe

Cracked tiles can be dangerous. Ceramic tiles are notoriously sharp when they’re broken, which can lead to injury for you, your family, guests, or your pets. Moreover, loose tiles can lead to a misstep, which may cause someone to lose their footing. If you have damaged tiles, you have a hazard on your hands. It’s best to replace them and repair your flooring right away!

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Color-Match Your Grout

Here at The Groutsmith, we aim to make your floor look as though the tiles were just layed. That means that we take great care in color-matching your grout, so that the entire floor looks continuous. Unlike other grout and tile specialists, we ensure that any new grout applied looks identical to the grout that’s already in place around your flooring. We even match specialty colors, like reds, greys, tans, rusts — you name it.

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Prevent Staining

Damaged grout and tiles can leave your grout more exposed to stains. If your grout has a sealed surface, it will lose its protection when cracks are present. As such, damaged surfaces can lead to stained grout, should you spill anything on the surface. When we perform repairs, we’ll ensure that your entire flooring surface is properly sealed, so you can trust that your flooring won’t get stained, leaving your grout discolored.

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Protect Your Subfloor

Often, subflooring in homes is made of plywood or OSB (oriented strand board) panels. Both of these materials shouldn’t be exposed to moisture, since they can swell, move, rot, and deteriorate. Be mindful of signs that your subfloor is damaged. You may notice that the flooring is no longer level (which can cause even more tile and grout damage). You may also notice that the flooring squeaks as you walk across the tile surface. If you have water-damaged subfloors, you may eventually smell a musty odor, or the floor may begin to sag. In more extreme cases, you may need to have your subfloor replaced, before your tile surface can be rebuilt. It’s best to avoid damage before it becomes a major problem. Fix cracked tile and grout to keep your subflooring from exposure to moisture.

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Boost Your Home Value

Planning on putting your home on the market sometime in the future? A clean, level, well-maintained tile floor will impress homebuyers, while a damaged floor will prove to be an eyesore. Maintain the tile surfaces of your home to make it look as though they were just installed. When you choose to sell your home, your tile and grout repairs may very well pay for themselves!

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Slow Future Wear and Tear

Tiles should be in a fixed position, and they should be well-adhered to the floor. If you have loose tiles, cracked tiles, or grout that isn’t up to snuff, then your tiles may begin to slip and move. Over time, your flooring will become more and more damaged, which will make repairs more extensive and expensive. Remember the old adage: A stitch in time saves nine? That saying holds true for your tile floors. Fix any cracks and loose tiles right away to keep the whole surface of your floor just that: whole! After a proper restoration, your flooring can last 15 to 20 years!

CALL THE GROUTSMITH TODAY

A cracked or damaged tile can be a pretty quick fix, and while some people might try to tackle this themselves, most know that relying on the experts is a way to ensure your tile lasts even longer. At The Groutsmith, we use exceptional, professional-grade products that, when paired with our craftsmanship and expertise, can make all the difference in your tile. Give us a call for a free estimate for your project, and get the best in tile repair, tile restoration, and so much more! Again, we proudly serve our neighbors in Bay, Walton, Okaloosa, Escambia, and Santa Rosa Counties here in Northwest Florida!

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WHAT IS IT?

Tiles expand and contract through the years, and eventually can press into one another, or even break. Your grout is liable to crack under that pressure, especially if you have older grout, or grout that is exposed to moisture or high traffic. You may also experience tile or grout damage if your home is still settling — which can cause the floor to warp as it settles. Tile and grout damage can also occur if the tiles were poorly installed in the first place, or if the grout used was an inferior product. Tile and grout repair ensures that your floor is looking its best, and it is a safe, protective surface.

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HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO IT?

When you have a cracked or damaged tile, or grout that’s losing its adhesive quality, you should have repairs performed as soon as possible. Not repairing tile can pose a risk for injury, which can be prevented when your tile and grout is fixed right away. Moreover damaged tiles can expedite the wear and tear of surrounding grout and other tiles, since they may shift and apply unnecessary pressure to the surrounding flooring. You should also be mindful that cracked tiles and unsealed grout can wreak havoc on your subflooring, since moisture can seep through the surface. Be especially wary of damaged tiles and grout in rooms where moisture is commonly present, like your bathrooms, mudroom, and kitchen.

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WHY DO IT?

One broken or damaged tile, or even a line of cracked grout, can interfere with the integrity of the surrounding tiles. By getting your tile and grout repaired sooner, rather than later, you could be saving yourself from added expenses down the line. Plus, as we mentioned, nobody will be in danger of snagging a toe on damaged tiles. And your flooring will remain waterproof, which will continue to protect your home. Beyond that, broken tiling and cracked grout simply look bad, which can prove to be an eyesore to you, your family, or guests visiting your home.

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A cracked or damaged tile can be a pretty quick fix, and while some people might try to tackle this themselves, most know that relying on the experts is a way to ensure your tile lasts even longer. At The Groutsmith, we use exceptional, professional-grade products that, when paired with our craftsmanship and expertise, can make all the difference in your tile. Give us a call for a free estimate, and get the best in tile repair, tile restoration, and so much more!

You need your tile and grout to last and look great, and The Groutsmith can help. Contact our tile repair and restoration company for grout and tile sealing!

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