There are several types of flooring you can have in your house. There might be carpets that add some comfort and softness to the house. You also could have hardwood that adds an overall beauty and long lasting look. Lastly and most commonly you could have tile in your house. There are lots of types of tile from natural stone such as granite and travertine to manmade tile. The tile you have in your house no matter the type has one thing in common and that is grout. The grout is part of the flooring that is needed to secure the tile in place and protect the gaps in between each piece. The grout can be beautiful but it can also be difficult to keep clean. Silver State Floor Restoration offers tips for how to deal with dirty grout.
Why is My Grout Getting Dirty?
If you have tile and it is freshly installed you likely loved what it looked like. The grout color that you chose was probably a great match and looked perfect with your tile. The problem is that over time and use of the space the grout and tile will get dirty. The dirt can then cause the grout to become stained and looking grimy. The dirt gets trapped in the grout lines when you sweep the floor, mop and hand wash areas. The grout is often a divot in the floor and that low point is where lots of the mess will land. If you do not specifically clean the grout out it will stain and lead to dirty grout lines. The other problem is that when there is a spill on the tile the grout will often get the brunt of the mess and this can end up staining the grout in that area. The grout can become dirty from many different aspects of life and you need to have a plan to keep them clean.
Tile & Grout Cleaning
If you have grout that has become dirty you want to make sure that it is cleaned. The best thing you can do is to have them cleaned professionally. They have the tools and the equipment that is needed to ensure that the stains and overall dirt is taken out of the space. If you try and clean them on your own you will be on your hands and knees with a tiny brush for an extended amount of time. The time that it takes to clean your own grout is not worth the effort. You will need to work in small areas to make sure that you have each line cleaned. It is best to leave this work to the professionals.
If you want to keep your grout from becoming so dirty and you want to make sure that it is easier to clean it is best to have them sealed. The grout can be sealed by a professional so that it is protected from becoming stained and also from being chipped or eaten away from acidic spills that might occur.