A Homeowner’s Guide to Tile and Grout Cleaning

February 18, 2016

Choosing tile floor is a wise move when you expect plenty of foot traffic in your home or business. In addition, some rooms simply do better with this flooring choice than with absorbing carpeting fibers. Examples include the kitchen,  bathrooms, or lobby areas. Yet when it comes to tile and grout cleaning, there is conflicting information about what works and what may harm your flooring surfaces.

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Stating the Obvious? Maybe.

Tiles fall into two categories: porous and impermeable. Porous tiles trap dirt and liquids. Even regular sweeping and mopping quickly becomes insufficient to keep them looking like new. That said, non-porous tiles, too, have challenges. Soap and cleaning products can create a filmy buildup. The grout between tiles is another porous substance that can trap dirt and discolor.

Cleaning Tiles and Grout Lines

Set up a regular schedule that allows you to devote some time to your tile floors. Resist the urge to use a regular soap cleaner. As discussed previously, this product usually leaves a sticky film on your tiles, which inevitably attracts more dirt. Soap also tends to dull the appearance of tiles, which diminishes their good looks. Distilled water and vinegar creates a suitable solution for cleaning most tile floors. If you need a bit more scrubbing power, consider the use of a commercially available eco-friendly cleaner. Our experts gladly offer you some suggestions.

Calling in the Experts

Our residential and commercial tile and grout cleaning service is a great way to restore the good look of your flooring and make your grout lines look like new. When you do not feel up to the task, or you simply do not have the time, we gladly take care of your tiles and grout. We pre-spray problem areas with chemicals specifically designed for that purpose and use specialized machinery to clean the flooring and extract dirt. Our speed dry process leaves your floor looking beautiful and clean. We also recommend opting for our optional grout sealing service that protects this part of your flooring from grime buildup and discoloration.

Contact us today to learn more about this as well as our other professional residential and commercial cleaning services.

 

 

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