While on quotes people are amazed by how we can quickly provide them with a sample of what the grout will look like after a cleaning. With a small spray of an alkaline cleaning agent and a quick brush followed by a wipe with a towel we are able show are customers there original grout color. We constantly get asked "How did you do that so easily?" "I have tried everything and nothing works for me." So we have decided to start this forum for you.
How many of us look at our tile floors in our homes and can't believe how dirty the grout lines look? Unfortunately cleaning dirty tiles, whether they are in the hallway, bathroom or kitchen areas, is something we don't like to do. To make the job easier here are a couple of options that you can try to restore your grout to a cleaner appearance.
These are Do It Yourself suggestions that can help brighten up your tile and grout. Purchase some tile and grout cleaner from your local home improvement store.
There are a few different brands so make sure you read the labels to know what one is best for your application because some may not be suitable for certain types of tile. Always try a small test patch in an area that won't be noticeable. Some of the cleaners are acidic and may “etch” your natural stone tiles. Using vinegar to clean your tiles may also “etch” your natural stone tile surface. Etching appears as a dull spot or water mark on your tile that will need to be removed professionally. Use the appropriate cleaner with a stiff nylon brush and some muscle (not a tooth brush) which will help work out the dirt. As you are cleaning keep wiping up the cleaning solution and soils to prevent it from drying back on your surface. Once you clean your grout allow it to dry and then seal the grout lines so dirt build up can be prevented.
Overall, your easiest solution to removing stubborn dirt from your tile and grout is to call a professional. They have the proper equipment and cleaning solutions to remove years of dirt from your tile and grout in a quick and easy way. Remember cleaning grout can change your feelings about renovating and removing tile unnecessarily. A good soil extraction from a professional cleaner can save you from expensive renovations.
I have tried a bunch of different grout cleaners I have purchased.
We recommend that you stay off the floor for at least 30 minutes.
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