Tile is an incredible flooring choice for virtually to any room and easy to maintain and highly durable. However one of the worst elements of having a good-looking tile floor, are the dark nasty mildew stains often occur in grout lines in bath rooms and any other wet environments. Just like carpets tile floors get dirt from the daily wear and tear of life. It’s messy, uncomfortable and unfeasible to get the deep clean results. This is because of grout as it is porous, collects dirt, grime, spills and often discolors the surface.
But common household products can be used to tackle dirty grout. For cleaning tile grout, don’t rush to store for all those cleaning agents just look into your kitchen closets where you can have plenty options at your home for cleaning tile grout.
Here are the Simple tips you can go with to clean the dirty grout:
Lightly stained grout: To clean lightly stained grout, Mix ¾ cup of strong bleach powder to 1 gallon of water and scrub gently with a small brush, and shouldn’t scrub too hard that might damage the grout of your floor. For an efficient cleaning, try foaming grout cleaners that might need to soak for few minutes to be more effective.
Deeply stained grout: If the grout is deeply stained and discolored, replace the tile. To remove the grout from the tiles you can get rented tools from the tile stores. Run the tool along the grout, but make sure to not get damage of the surrounding tiles. Then, clean the space between the tiles with a strong bleach solution, then apply new grout and seal it. Remember to not to spill bleach on tile as the solution might cause pitting.
New Tile and Grout: For a recently installed new grout or renewed existing grout, use a grout sealer 10- 14 days post the grouting makes well. This is because the grout is excessively porous and prone to accumulate grime, so you can start grout cleaning schedule with prevention for a new grout or a renewed one.
Caution: Wear safety goggles to prevent the bleach from spattering in your eyes.
No matter what type of tile floor you have, there are two rules to live by to keep your floors looking great:
- Wipe up spills the moment you notice to avoid serious stains or damage.
- Routine cleaning prevents the need for strong chemicals and hard scrubbing.
Regular tips of cleaning tiles in your home:
- Always vacuum or sweep before mopping to get rid of dry soil.
- Always rinse your floor after you mop.
- Avoid using wax and harsh chemicals on your floors that could wear away the sealant and cause to break down prematurely.
- Avoid ammonia based cleaners that can discolor your grout.
- Clean your tiles quite often with a neutral cleaner and remove water with no delay.
Ultimately, it’s always best to work on stains while they are fresh, if at all possible. To ensure the long lasting beauty of your tile floor and to preserve the life of sealants, call Express Flooring’s Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning services.
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