Tile and grout are often used as a flooring options in many rooms of a home. They are common in kitchens and bathrooms but can be easily used in countless rooms. When it comes to tile and grout, it can be a frustrating surface for homeowners to keep clean, bright, and looking amazing. Mildew and mold growth are especially frequently a challenging issue. In order to help you get the tile and grout clean, Silver State Floor Restoration would like to list a few suggestions to help.
Cleaning Tile with Vinegar & Baking Soda
A color safe option, the mixture is ideal for simpler stains. In a spray bottle, mix equal parts of vinegar and water and apply generously. Allow the mixture to soak in for 5 minutes or so. Mix the remaining liquid with baking soda until a paste is formed. Apply to the grout and leave until it has stopped bubbling. Scrub, rinse, and dry.
Hydrogen Peroxide with Baking Soda Tile Cleaner
Tougher stains can be helped with hydrogen peroxide. Combine equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and apply to grout. After scrubbing, rinse well with warm water. DO NOT MIX CHEMICALS if you prefer to work with commercial cleaners, do not combine these chemicals with baking soda.
Cleaning Tile & Grout with Bleach and Baking Soda
Keep in mind bleach can potentially lighten your colored grout. When handling bleach, be sure to practice safety precautions. Depending on the sensitivity, wear rubber gloves, safety goggles, and use proper ventilation. In a bucket, mix 3/4 cup baking soda, to 1/4 cup of bleach and mix until it is a thick paste. Administer it to the grout and allow 15 minutes to soak in. Use a scrub brush and toothbrush in the corners and with circular motions, scrub clean and rinse with warm water.
Tile Steam Cleaner
Using a steam cleaner is often the most effective method. Follow the manufacturer’s directions to ensure maximum results. Using the steam cleaner can make it worse if improperly used, and use caution against loose, cracked or broken tiles.
How to Clean Tile & Grout
Apply these four tips no matter which method you use:
1) Before using any cleaning formulas as this can remove the top layer of dirt, clean your tile and grout with warm water.
2) Remember to avoid bleach or bleach products on colored grout if you want to avoid lightening affects.
3) With ANY mixtures, perform a test patch whether it be home made, or store bought, to ensure it will not alter your shade of grout. Put the test area in a corner at the bottom where it won’t be noticeable should your grout be compromised.
4) Some chemicals do not get along and could be dangerous, remember to not mix cleaners.
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Ultimately, the best option is to ensure you are getting them cleaned 1-2 times a year with a professional. When it comes time to hire a professional, call Silver State Floor Restoration and let our experts get your tile and grout cleaned.