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How To Clean Tile And Grout

Tile and grout in your home collects dirt fast because grout is porous and easily discolors. You may not even know the original color of your grout due to how quickly dirt can get into your grout. Tile and grout cleaning can be done with just some cleaning agents you have at home!

 

White, clean kitchen with white tile

 

The best way to clean tile floors is by using a neutral tile floor cleaner; however, if you have dish soap and water, you can make your own tile floor cleaner. Cleaning tile floors requires just six steps:

 

How To Clean Tile

  1. Sweep to remove all lose dirt.
  2. Use a manufactured cleaner of choice or create a natural tile cleaning solution by using hot, soapy water with dish soap.
  3. Use a sponge mop or towel to apply cleaning solution.
  4. Allow to set for 1-3 minutes.
  5. Remove dirt with a damp sponge mop or towel.
  6. Allow floor to dry.

An easy way to clean grout is by creating a mixture of cleaning agents that you probably already have in your home. We recommend avoiding bleach and other harsh chemical cleaners that might break down the grout and sealants. The best way to clean grout is to use a neutral tile cleaner, that’s what we use to professionally clean tile and grout floors. However, grout cleaning can be done with cleaning agents you have at home:

 

What to use to clean grout

  1. Baking soda
  2. Hydrogen peroxide
  3. Dish soap
  4. Spoon
  5. Scrubbing tool
  6. Towel
  7. Hot water

How To Clean Grout

  1. Remove surface dirt with hot water and a towel.
  2. Mix together ½ cup baking soda, ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide, 1 tsp dish soap.
  3. Spoon cleaning agents onto grout and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Scrub the grout lines with a brush. Grout cleaning tip: Make sure to scrub hard to agitate the grout and cleaning solution and break up any really stuck dirt.
  5. Wipe clean.

Cleaning tile and grout floors yourself is mandatory in order to maintain a clean home; however, Stanley Steemer can deep clean and remove so much more by using our state-of-the-art cleaning equipment. We use a three-step tile and grout cleaning process to examine, scrub and clean your floors, removing 96.5% of common household allergens.  

 

We start by examining your floor, making sure we use the appropriate cleaning method. It’s important to find any places where tile or grout is damaged. Then, we use a ph balanced cleaning solution to scrub grout lines and remove stubborn dirt or stains. Next, we use a state-of-the-art, hot-water extracting machine to clean your tile floors.

 

Stanley Steemer specializes in a restorative grout sealing and coloring process to revitalize the grout in your home. Our color seal cleaning solution protects and recolors your grout to make it like new. Color and clear sealing creates a protective barrier that helps keep stains out of porous grout.

Get a free tile and grout cleaning quote for your home.