Tile and grout are probably the hardest surface areas to clean and maintain. Grout is notoriously porous and therefore is extremely difficult to perform a deep cleaning. Folks tend to ask family for advice on the best and simplest ways to clean grout. Some answers are myths, other factual. So no matter if you just bought a new home and have a major cleaning task ahead of you, or if currently remodeled and what to ensure your tile and grout stays clean, Silver State Floor Restoration would like to offer you the actual facts regarding the myths floating around.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Myth: Regular mopping of floors, or wiping down tiled surfaces is sufficient for clean tiles and grout.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Fact: Regular mopping is a great practice for keeping the surface area clean. However, that’s all that it does. A surface cleaning does not eliminate the dirt, and bacteria that has settled into the grout. Mopping with dirty water will only push the filth further down.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Myth: Dishwasher soap among other household cleaners are just as good, if not better than specific tile and grout cleaners.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Fact: Dishwashing soap is one of the harder detergent to rinse completely. Over time, the dishwashing soap residue builds up on your tile and in the deep pours of the grout. General household cleaners are not capable of a deep, penetrating cleaning. The cleanser engineered specifically for grout and tile are exceptional for the task.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Myth: Bleach is the only solution for deep, stubborn dirt.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Fact: Bleach is a good tool for whitening and general surface cleaning, but not ideal for tile and grout. Grout deteriorates with bleach, making it brittle and susceptible to damage. It also depletes the floor of shine.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Myth: Tile and grout can be cleaned with acid based cleansers.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Fact: There is a false presumption that acid is the best cleaning solution and is safely used to clean tile and grout of stubborn dirt and mildew. Acid is actually too abrasive for tile and grout. Grout will wear down quickly, change color and will erode.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Myth: Wire brushes are better used for scrubbing the grout joints.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Fact: Where there is an understanding as to why people scrubbing with vigor while using a wire brush will do the trick, the truth is so much more simpler. With a soft bristle brush and a dissolving, grout cleaner, better results can be achieved without inflicting any damaging consequences.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Myth: Leave soapy mixtures on grout and tile to contribute to dirt removal.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Fact: The idea is useful with appropriate cleaners. However, anytime you live a soapy mixture and allow to set, it actually draws dust and dirt, causing it to stick to the surface, making an actual bigger mess to clean.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Myth: Tile has no maintenance involved.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Fact: In comparison to most surfaces, tile requires the least maintenance. But tile does require routine home care, as well as a professional deep cleaning from time to time.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Myth: Tile doesn’t hold on to containments.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Fact: Any surface area, even tile, will collect containments. Tiled surfaces can be properly sealed and cleaned, but after time, the sealing eventually erodes down, even with are and maintenance. Taking steps extends the life of a sealant, but eventually, it will need a resealing. Areas that receive high foot traffic, or endure a lot of use, will wear down quicker.
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If you believe your tile and grout surfaces are in need of attention, let our professionals at Silver State Floor Restoration come and consult with you on what natural stone and tile cleaning services are needed to bring your tile and grout to their original glory. Contact us today!