To fill the space between ceramic, stone, and glass tiles a substance known as a grout, which a cement-based mixture is used. There are a few formulas and a plethora of colors to chose from. Tile and grout is commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms but can be found in any room in a home or business. As the better surface choice that is constantly around moisture, tile and grout is used for the floor in kitchens and bathrooms, along with countertops and around shower/tubs as well as backsplashes. Being a durable and stylish option, it is used in many applications. However, many homeowner and property owners can be faced with a challenge to keep the grout cleaned and we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to elaborate why.
Why Does Grout Stain so Easily?
Grout is very porous in nature and as a result dirt, soap scum, moisture, bacteria and other forms of debris. As it gathers these contaminates, it offers the perfect conditions for mildew and mold to grow. Mopping is the typical method used to wash the tile and grout floors or mopping the countertop and shower tile and grout down with the cleaning sponge/rag. But despite your efforts, the grout only seems to get dingier over time. A major contributor to the issue is people using the same bucket of water throughout the process. As you dip the mop or sponge in the prepared water solution, the dirt and debris dilute the water and the filthier it gets the worse off the latter cleaning of the tile and grout as you are adding more dirt to the grout. Tile and grout are rarely rinsed after a washing, leaving a buildup of detergents to layer up; and the residue only attracts more soil.
How to Keep White Grout Clean in Bathrooms & Other Areas
To prevent the buildup, every second or third washing of your floors should be done with nothing more than pure, warm water. Water treatment will rinse away residues in addition to clearing any smudges. Never use vinegar concoctions as it will only expedite the deterioration of your sealants. Grout lines are hard to wash thoroughly during a typical mopping because it dips lower than tile, making little to contact as you scrub. Theoretically, people should approach the grout with a brush to effectively clean it, especially when the buildup is severe. This method is not only time consuming, but the labor can be hard on people as they scrub the individual lines on their hands and knees. For the most efficient clean, using a tile and grout machine cleaner is optimal. If you use the traditional mopping method, change the water often and use a scrubbing brush for the grout lines.
Is it Really Necessary to Seal Grout?
Investing periodically in professional sealant services can better protect your grout from absorbing the soil, moisture, and other manner of debris in addition to reducing the chance of staining. Though a sealant should be applied after installation, few professionals do it. Additionally, sealants only last up to year, depending on foot traffic, how frequently they are cleaned, and what they are cleaned with. In addition to recontamination floors with filthy mop water, lack of sealants will hinder your efforts in keeping your grout cleaned.
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Investing in a professional tile and grout clean annually, at a minimum, as well as including a sealant service can help keep your grout and tile spotless, vibrant, and glistening. At Silver State Floor Restoration, our specialist can not only give your tile and grout a deep professional clean, but they can ensure your grout is sealed. Call us today to get started!