Grout serves an important purpose bonding, filling voids and sealing joints of tile. No matter if you have tile floors, shower tiles, tile backsplashes in your kitchen or in any other space, it is important to keep this grout clean to ensure that your tiles look their very best for years to come.
When the grout for your tile is regularly cleaned it will help thwart water damage, protect tiles from chipping and more.
When you want the very best appearance for your home’s flooring, showers, and other areas, make sure to follow these three easy tips for beautiful, durable grout and tile.
Use a homemade cleaner
If you’re more of a do-it-yourselfer, there are a few homemade cleaners that can be used to clean dirty, stained grout.
It is suggested to fill a spray bottle with 50% vinegar and 50% warm water. Spray the solution on the affected area, scrub with a stiff brush and rinse. You can repeat this process until you see results.
Should the stained grout be a bit more stubborn, you can create a baking soda and water paste that can be applied directly to the grout. Once applied, spray the 50-50 mix again. This will cause the paste to foam and lift the dirt or stain.
It should be noted that this only applies to grout on porcelain or ceramic tile. Do not use vinegar or any acidic solution on natural stone.
Hire a professional floor restoration team
Whether you’ve tried the afore mentioned homemade solution and found little results, or you’re not much of a DIYer, you can call upon a professional floor restoration company.
Grout is a porous material, meaning nearly anything that comes in contact with it can get into its pores and stick there. This will not only be unsanitary, but it can leave you with dirty grout that can become extremely difficult to clean.
A professional floor restoration team will not only be able to remove dirt, grime, bacteria, allergens and other contaminants from your grout, but will have your tile looking impeccable as well.
Whether you have natural, ceramic or porcelain tiled floors, shower walls or other tiled areas, an expert team will be able to have it deep cleaned and sanitized.
Consider having it sealed
Once the professional team has cleaned all dirt and stains from the grout, you’ll want to make sure it continues to have this like-new appearance for years to come. One of the best ways to achieve this is with a sealer.
Grout sealing will protect your tile grout from contaminants that may come into contact with it in the future and will make it much easier to maintain.
When you’re in need of tile grout cleaning for your home, we ask that you reach out to our friendly and experienced team at Stone Makeover.
With years of experience in the industry, we can clean and restore all types of tile grout including porcelain, ceramic and more.
To have your tile and grout shining and looking like new in no time, call us today at 800-661-7866 to get started. Feel free to download our free Stone and Tile Care Guide as well for more information!