Repairing Common Issues With Your Dairy Brick Flooring

Dairy brick is a flooring option that is durable while also providing you with an aesthetically pleasing floor. As with other types of flooring, it will be subjected to intense wear that may result in it sustaining damage that needs to be repaired.

Replacing The Grout Between The Bricks

The grout that holds the bricks together is one of the components of this flooring that will suffer some of the most rapid wear and tear. As a result, you will eventually need to have the grout replaced. Otherwise, the grouting will become brittle enough to start flaking away. This can quickly lead to the bricks becoming unstable and loose. Replacing the grouting is a common type of necessary work in these situations, but homeowners may delay having it done due to the disruptions that this can cause. Replacing the grout in your dairy brick flooring will involve removing the previous grout, which can be a lengthy process. However, this is one of the most important steps that you need to have done in order to keep your dairy brick flooring in good condition.

Repairing Cracks In The Bricks

Dairy brick flooring is an extremely durable option, but it can still develop cracks and other physical damage that may result in the bricks needing to be replaced. For example, dropping extremely heavy items on the flooring can damage the bricks and cause them to develop large cracks. Depending on the size and depth of the cracks that form, it may be necessary to replace the brick that has suffered this type of damage. However, minor cracks may be repaired with a patch that can be applied that will blend with the color of the brick. Protecting the dairy brick against moisture exposure can help to reduce the risk of the dairy brick cracking, as prolonged moisture exposure can cause the brick to substantially weaken.

Stain Removal From The Surface Of The Bricks

Dairy brick has the disadvantage of being porous enough to be able to easily trap pigments and other substances that can leave behind stains. A professional dairy brick repair contractor will have the tools needed to perform a deep cleaning of the dairy brick flooring. This allows these pigments to be removed from the floor. Pressure washing is one option, but contractors may also have cleaning agents that can safely penetrate the dairy brick to remove stains.

Contact a company like Archway Brick and Tile to learn more.