Although routine sweeping and mopping are helpful, they do not provide the deep cleaning that your tile flooring requires. Dirt can accumulate on your tile flooring over time. Grout is a necessary material, but it is porous and usually light in color. It is permeable and absorbs dirt easily.

Routine tile and grout cleaning will help maintain the look of these surfaces.

Use soap and water to clean the tiles.

It is easy to clean your tiles and grout with just soap and warm water. Use a dish soap with warm water to clean the surface. Even vinegar and harsh cleaners can damage different types of tile and weaken the grout. Spray the dish soap solution with water and wipe it off using a soft cloth.

Focus on the grout

A dirty grout can make the entire floor appear dull and dingy. Grout is porous and becomes messy very quickly. It’s easy to use commercial grout cleaners, but make sure you choose one that has a neutral pH. For best results, use a small brush or toothbrush. Then, wipe down the tiles with a clean cloth. Tile Council of America warns against using vinegar and baking soda to remove stubborn stains. Grout, which is alkaline, will react with any acidic cleaner such as vinegar. This can result in some grout dissolving. While it may appear clean, the damage is not worth it.

Get your tiles and grout cleaned by a professional.

Anyone who has tried to clean tile floors using a toothbrush will tell you that it is a tedious job. Professional cleaning is the most efficient and effective way to spring clean your tiled floors. The Chem-Dry Tile, Stone, and Grout Cleaning penetrate deeply into the porous surfaces, removing dirt and grime. You will be left with surfaces that sparkle and are safer for your children. Chem-Dry applies a sealant after a deep cleaning to prevent future stains. Read more about Tile and Grout Cleaning here.

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