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Reasons You Should Switch to Epoxy Grout

Reasons You Should Switch to Epoxy Grout

Grout offers an important but supporting role to tile installations. It is crucial to protecting your tile, subfloor, backer board, and for giving the installation a finished look. When it starts to crumble and fail, you start to notice it more. In fact, you may find it hard to notice anything else! When it is time for you to replace your old grout, you have two options; traditional cement-based grout and epoxy grout. Today we want to talk about why you may consider opting for the latter.

It Makes Cleaning Easy

Arguably what makes epoxy grout most popular is that it is incredibly easy to clean. Epoxy grout cures into a smooth, poreless material. This means that dirt, grime, and spills will not seep into grout lines causing them to stain and discolor. Instead, messes can be sprayed with a gentle cleanser and simply wiped clean. For this reason, epoxy grout is an especially wise choice for bathrooms, backsplashes, and high traffic areas.

It Is Water Resistant

In a similar vein as the previous point, epoxy grout also shines because it is water resistant quality. Again, since it is smooth and nonporous, it creates a watertight seal where liquids merely sit on top of the surface instead of sinking into it. Not only does this help with making it easier to clean, but it also assists it in lasting longer. Cement based grout can become compromised and begin to crumble when exposed to water and moisture for extended periods of time. Whereas with epoxy grout, you do not have to worry about that happening.

It Is Durable

Usually what holds people back from switching to epoxy grout is the initial price tag. And while it is true that this type of grout will cost more in the beginning, it can save you money in the long run. As we have discussed, epoxy grout will not chip and crumble away easily and it is stain resistant. Meaning that it will not fail or become dingy and therefore will not need to be replaced as soon as a cement grout would. Your home will also experience natural settling. When this occurs, epoxy grout has the flexibility to withstand this process without cracking. These points combined make epoxy grout a great investment.

If you are ready to make the switch to epoxy grout, contact us at the Grout Medic today! Even if you have decided that a cement-based grout is right for you, we would be happy to help.

By Grout Medic 2-2-2022

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