Startling discoveries

Damien's brother and his family are arriving tonight for a 2 week stay at our house. This is their first visit to Maine and I've been busy scrubbing and polishing our home to (let's be honest) make a good impression. Our house doesn't get scrubbed very much, tidied & vacuumed yes, but deep down cleaned very rarely.

This morning when scrubbing the bathroom floor I made a startling discovery. Our tile doesn't have a natural grayish finish and our grout is actually white, not gray. I'm somewhat embarrassed to say that I have never, in the 2 years we've lived here, scrubbed the bathroom floor. Only mop washed it once every month or so (this is no lie - I really don't wash floors very much).

I'm not sure how I feel about this discovery... There is a certain ick factor thinking of the years of grime that have been building up on the floor. But more importantly I'm afraid that now I know it's actually not gray I'll feel obliged to keep it that way!

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  • barbara

    barbara on July 10, 2007, 5:58 a.m.

    Consider buying a good 'grout sealant' and add a coat of new sealant to the grout in the bathroom floor after the next good scrubbing. The dirt is less likely to grip the textured grout as easily and discolor it.


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