How to Make Etched and Scratched Marble Look Like New Again

Few stones evoke the same feelings of elegance and luxury as marble. Marble is extremely versatile, and when properly cared for, it can last for generations. Whether used in showers, on flooring or on walls, marble adds a high-end touch to any space. Unfortunately, marble is a porous material, and it can be easily stained […]

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Protecting Your Hardwood Floors from Water Damage

Water is one of the leading enemies of hardwood floors. When you’ve experienced significant flooding or water damage in your home, your best bet when it comes to saving your floors is contacting a professional water damage cleanup or hardwood floor restoration company. Unfortunately, serious floods aren’t the only potential danger facing your hardwood floors. […]

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Causes of Water Damage and How to Avoid Them

Leaky roofs and overflowing bathtubs aren’t the only possible causes of water damage. In fact, there are countless things inside and outside your home that could cause devastating flooding and significant water damage. Here are just a few of the most common causes of water damage in residential homes and what you can do to […]

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How to Maintain Your Tile Floors

Tile floors offer unbeatable durability and incredibly beauty. They’re also made from materials that are extremely resilient and easy to take care of. After a glaze has been applied, they are protected against dirt, stains and moisture. Ceramic tiles add beauty to bathrooms, kitchens and entryways in homes , and keeping them looking their best […]

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4 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value with Tile

There’s no denying it: Investing in home improvement increases the value of your property. When it comes to upgrades, tile is a no-brainer. It’s extremely versatile, and even a small project can have a huge impact. Whether you’re upgrading your kitchen, bathroom or even an outdoor space, tile is the way to go. Here are […]

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Does Grout Need to Be Sealed?

Grout is designed to fill the gaps between tiles on counters, backsplashes, floors and in showers and tub surrounds. When properly installed and working like it should, it keeps tile in place and protects surfaces from water damage. Because most grout contains sand, it will readily absorb water unless properly sealed. As a result, it’s […]

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5 Easy Ways to Prevent Water Damage

It doesn’t take a lot of water to cause significant damage. Whether you’ve experienced a plumbing disaster or water has entered your home via your roof or basement, excess moisture causes water damage and facilitates mold and mildew growth. Unfortunately, you can’t prevent water damage by simply drying the mess. Without the right equipment and […]

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How to Choose the Right Grout

Whether you’re installing new tile or regrouting existing tile in your home, it’s easy to overlook the importance of choosing the right grout for your project. In addition to enhancing the overall appearance of the tile in your home, the right grout makes maintenance easier and extends your tile’s lifespan. At The Grout Medic, we’re […]

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6 Ways to Keep Shower Grout Sanitized and Looking Great

A clean, hygienic shower and tub area enhances the beauty and comfort of your home while adding value. Here at The Grout Medic or Northern Virginia, we’re often asked how to keep shower grout clean and sanitary. The good news is that doing so is actually pretty simple, as long as you keep up with […]

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How to Extend the Life of Your Hardwood Floors

When it comes to extending the life of hardwood floors, a little prevention goes a long way. There are several steps you can take to preserve your floors and keep them looking great for years to come. Here are a few tips to keep your floors looking like new. How to Maintain Hardwood Floors Prevent […]

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