Keeping your grout whiter than white

Traditional white bathroom tiles

Due to our maritime climate, Cornish properties, despite careful maintenance, can suffer from dampness, but this can largely be overcome by ventilation and heating.

One common problem that does occur in bathrooms is the discolouration of sealant & grouting and is largely down to guests not opening windows and/or not using the extractor fan. 

By Phil Gold - CC BY-SA 2.0

This could be a thing of the past! Photo By Phil! GoldCC BY-SA 2.0

However, there is a relatively low cost exercise that can be done to largely alleviate this problem and that is a grout sealer to help prevent staining and protect against water damage.

Let’s face it, sealing the tile grout is no fun, but this thankless task pays you back over the long-term by keeping stains, mould, and mildew at bay for longer.

Grout isn’t as resilient as the tiles it surrounds, so protecting it with sealer is a smart decision. To keep it looking its best, you might also want to add a waterproof seal along the bottom of a splash back.

There are a wide range of products on the market.