Tile is a beautiful material you can use for your floors, shower, backsplash, or other surfaces, and it’s incredibly long lasting. However, cleaning your tile and grout can be a bit of a pain. As popular as tile is, you might think people would know more about maintaining it, but that’s not always the case. However, if you don’t know a lot about tile and grout cleaning, there’s no need to worry. Here are a few things we think you should know:
- Mopping isn’t enough for tile floors- While mopping your floors can go far in keeping your tile in good condition, it doesn’t do much for your grout. In fact, poor mopping technique can sometimes make your grout look worse since the water pushes dirt into it. To clean your tile floors thoroughly, you’ll need to target the grout lines by scrubbing them with a brush, warm water, and a mild cleaning solution that isn’t acidic.
- Avoid using bleach- You might assume that bleach can help clean your grout and remove any stains or discoloration, but we wouldn’t recommend using it. Bleach is too harsh. It can end up weakening or dissolving your grout instead.
- Professional grout cleaning is worthwhile- Considering how time consuming and labor-intensive grout cleaning is, hiring a professional to do it is a good idea. You can spend your time doing more pleasant things while resting with the knowledge that they are cleaning your grout correctly.
If you need professional grout cleaning, contact us at The Grout ‘n Tile Tech to learn more.