Throughout the home, tile and grout is a common choice of flooring. Though used in many rooms, it is most common in kitchens and bathrooms. To keep clean, bright, and looking amazing, it can be a frustrating thing for homeowners when it comes to tile and grout. Mildew and mold growth are especially a problem. A list of a few suggestions to help, in order to help you get the tile and grout clean, is what we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to share today.
What is the Best Way to Clean Tile & Grout?
Baking Soda / Bleach. The color of the grout can lighten with bleach. Use safety precautions when handling bleach. Make sure to wear safety goggles, rubber gloves, and use proper ventilation, depending on the sensitivity. Until it is a thick paste combine 3/4 cup baking soda, to 1/4 cup of bleach. Allow 15 minutes to soak in after it is applied. With circular motions, use a scrub brush and toothbrush in the corners to clean, then rinse with warm water.
Baking Soda / Hydrogen Peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is good for tougher stains. Apply equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda on the grout. Use a scrub brush in circular motions and rinse well with warm water. Do not combine these chemicals with baking soda and never mix chemicals if you prefer to work with commercial cleaners.
Baking Soda / Vinegar. This is safe and ideal for simple stains. Combine equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle and apply generously. For 5 minutes or so, allow to mixture to soak. Until you made paste, mix the remaining liquid with baking soda. Until it has stopped bubbling, apply to the grout and leave it. Scrub, rinse, and dry.
Steam Cleaner. Frequently the most effective method, use a steam cleaner. To ensure maximum results, follow the manufacturer’s directions. If improperly used, loose, cracked or broken tiles can occur, so use steam cleaners with caution.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Tips
No matter which method you use, apply these four tips below.
1) If you want to avoid lightening affects, remember to avoid bleach or bleach products on colored grout.
2) To make sure it will not alter your shade of grout, perform a test patch whether it be home made, or store bought with any mixtures. Should your grout be compromised, put the test area in a corner at the bottom where it won’t be noticeable.
3) Remember to not mix cleaners since some chemicals do not get along and could be dangerous.
4) Clean your tile and grout with warm water before using any cleaning formulas as this can remove the top layer of dirt.
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To ensure you are getting them cleaned, the best option is to have a professional clean 1-2 times a year. Contact Silver State Floor Restoration and let our experts get your tile and grout cleaned when it comes time to hire a , as well as polishing and sealing services.