Due to the durability, unique texture, color, and composition of it, tile and grout are commonly used in many applications in the home. When it comes the care and maintenance of your tile and grout, there is more to mopping the surface and sweeping the loose dirt. You need to make sure you invest in proper maintenance if you want to preserve the condition, longevity, and beauty of the tile and grout. With the overwhelming option for cleaning, sealing and polishing, homeowners can be a little lost when it comes to cleaning your tile and grout. Depending on the type of stone used to manufacture the tile will indicate which products you need. Unfortunately, many products have minimal effectiveness. You should schedule professional cleaning, sealing, and polishing services every 6-12 month to ensure that your tile and grout is optimally cleaned and treated. For your tile and grout, we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to further expand on sealing, polishing, and cleaning. Most need proper sealing, and some need to be polished to preserve the shiny look and all types of grout and tile needs a deep cleaning. A professional can assist you with treatment needs if you are unsure.
Deep Tile & Grout Cleaning
Even if the tile and grout appear clean at face value, a professional cleaning should still be scheduled at least annually. If you are diligently cleaning the surface yourself, the tile, and especially the grout, absorb some of the dirt, debris, and moisture over time. Without you initially realizing it, the layers of grit and grime can be easily built up. Steaming is often the preferred method, through there are several methods used by a professional. The compacted soil is loosened and with powerful suctioning equipment, the gunk rises out of the porous cavities. The tough cleaners can cut through the compacted later to restore the grout tile to its original, clean state, if necessary.
The sealant is applied as a protective barrier which helps the tile and grout resist substance and moisture, reduce the risk of staining as well as decreasing the chances of mildew and mold growth from developing. Natural stones tend to require proper sealing to resist etching, stains, and buildup on granite countertops, for instance. Depending, on the surrounding circumstances, it will need to be done annually, or more often as sealants eventually wear away and need to be reapplied. To know if your sealants are worn away, perform a simple test. In several places, simply drop approximately 3” diameter of water. If you notice a dark circle or a water ring, it means the water penetrated below the surface, and you know sealants are necessary.
Not all types of tile requires polishing, though natural stone is typically polished. Primarily in two ways the polishing is beneficial. After a deep clean, getting the stone polished will enhance the elegance of the stone. In addition to preventing moisture and soap scum buildup in the shower/tub area, the other benefit is that it helps resists from fingerprint smudges and water spots more readily.
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Call in the experts of Silver State Floor Restoration when it comes time for your professional cleaning, sealing, and polishing services in the Greater Las Vegas, NV Valley.