Tile is a fantastic material for a number of surfaces, including floors, backsplashes, and showers, because it’s very durable and fairly low-maintenance. However, cleaning your tile and grout can be a challenge at times, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. To help you keep your tile surfaces in the best possible condition, we have provided a list of things you should know about tile and grout cleaning.
- You need to clean tile and grout regularly. It’s important to clean your tile and grout frequently, especially in areas that receive a lot of foot traffic, such as your entryway and kitchen. Scrubbing thoroughly to remove dirt will be much more effective if you don’t wait months in between cleanings because there will be less dirt and stains to tackle each time. You should do tile and grout cleaning at least monthly.
- Not all DIY methods are safe for your tile and grout- If you’re getting ready to do tile and grout cleaning, you may have read articles on the internet that advise you to use vinegar, baking soda, or hydrogen peroxide. This isn’t a good idea because these substances are much too acidic, especially if your grout hasn’t been sealed or needs to be resealed. If you want to avoid damaging your tile and grout, use gentler cleaning products—ideally ones that have been made specially for tile and grout cleaning.
- You shouldn’t forget professional tile and grout cleaning- Although you may be on top of cleaning your tile and grout regularly, you should have our professionals at Steam Giant come clean them at least once a year. We will be able to achieve a deeper clean because we have better tools and will take the time to do a thorough, detailed job.