Tile & Grout
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Cleaning tile floors by hand is hard work. It’s messy, uncomfortable—and impossible to get the deep-clean results that come with professional tile and grout cleaning. That’s because grout, which is a porous material, collects dirt, grime and spills, often discoloring the surface. Regular mopping and spot cleaning don’t reach the hidden dirt that lies deep within the pores of your grout lines. Our professional tile and grout cleaning service restores the luster to your floors, making them look like new.
At Stanley Steemer, our floor tile cleaners achieve far better results than any hand cleaning could ever do. Our trained technicians begin by inspecting your floor to determine the best treatment process and the proper cleaning agent. Next, our state-of-the-art tile steam cleaners yield a high-pressure water and vacuum combination that extracts dirt from deep within the tile and the pores of your grout. Although it’s safe and gentle on your floors, our unique tile and grout cleaning wand is highly effective.
Seal the Deal
Once the tile is clean, you have the option to add a finishing coat of our clear seal or color seal, which protects your grout and keeps it looking great. Stanley Steemer’s clear sealant penetrates the grout surface to create a protective barrier against spills and permanent stains. It also ensures that future tile and grout cleanings yield the best possible results.
The color grout sealant is our premier grout restoration service. When grout is permanently stained and even the best cleaning methods can’t reverse the discoloration, our exclusive system restores uniform color and provides a waterproof seal.
Like always, Stanley Steemer makes tile and grout cleaning easy and hassle-free. An average-size room (up to 300 square feet) takes only 30 to 60 minutes to clean. Times vary based on tile size, amount of soil in the grout lines, and room configuration. If you choose to include sealant, it typically takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete. We recommend waiting 30 minutes before walking on the floor so the sealant can dry properly. Because it takes 24 hours to cure completely, avoid any liquid from coming in contact with the sealant during that time.
Tips for Tile and Grout Cleaning:
- To ensure the lasting beauty of your tile floor and to preserve the life of sealants, use Stanley Steemer Professional Neutral Tile & Grout Cleaner.
- Always vacuum/sweep before mopping to eliminate as much dry soil as possible.
- Always rinse after you mop.
- Avoid bleach and other harsh chemical cleaners that might break down sealants.
Why should I have my tile & grout cleaned?
Just like carpet, dirt builds up over time dulling your tile’s appearance and discoloring your grout. A thorough, professional tile & grout cleaning is the only way to remove the deep-down dirt.
How do you clean my tile & grout?
We use a high pressure rotary tool with dual rotating jets. This is combined with the same truck-mounted steam/pressure cleaning we use to deep clean your carpet. We use tile and grout specific cleaners that strip away any waxy build-up and remove the dirt embedded in the grout lines.
How often should I have my floor cleaned?
As with carpet, many factors must be considered when determining the frequency of cleaning. Foot traffic, children, pets, and routine floor maintenance will affect how often you need to have your tile & grout cleaned.
How long will it take to have my tile floor cleaned?
For an average size room (up to 300 square feet), it typically takes 30–60 minutes to clean the tile & grout. This can vary based on a number of factors including the size of the tile, amount of soil in the grout lines, and room configuration. If you choose to have sealant added, it typically takes 2–3 hours to complete the entire process.
Why should I have my grout lines sealed?
Grout is a porous material that absorbs soil and spills, just like carpet. Having a sealant applied will help create a protective barrier, giving you more time to clean up dirt and liquid spills before they soak into the grout. The type of sealant you choose will determine the degree of stain resistance.
How long do I have to stay off the floor after sealant has been applied?
We recommend that you wait 30 minutes before walking on the floor to allow the sealant to dry. It will take 24 hours for the sealant to cure completely, so we suggest that you avoid any liquid coming in contact with the sealant during that time.
Do I have to use a special floor cleaner if I have the sealant applied?
To preserve the life of the sealant, we recommend that you use a neutral cleaner on your floor. Rinsing after mopping will also help keep your floors looking their best. You will want to avoid bleach and other harsh chemical cleaners as these can wear away at the sealant and cause it to break down prematurely.
What is clear seal?
Clear seal is an invisible layer of protection that penetrates into the pores of the grout. This gives you more time to clean up dirt and liquid spills before they soak into the grout, however, it is not waterproof.
What is color seal?
Restore your grout to its original appearance with our premium Color Seal restoration service. Our Color Seal service will transform your discolored grout back to its original splendor by providing a layer of uniform color to your grout lines, giving your floor a clean and refreshed look. Along with improving the cosmetic appearance of your floor, Color Seal provides a protective waterproof barrier that guards your grout from spills, dirt & debris.