Benefits of Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning
Tile and Grout cleaning is just has important as carpet cleaning. Cleaning Tile and Grout by hand is not easy because it is messy and almost impossible to get deep.
Grout is a combination of sand, cement and water used to seal the spaces between tiles and bind them together. This mixture is very porous, meaning that it absorbs liquid. When it comes to keeping tile floors clean this is important, as any liquid can and will quickly be soaked up. Regular mopping will never reach the hidden dirt that lies deep within the pores of your grout lines. Once absorbed, the white spaces between your tiles will appear dark and dingy, making your tile floor seem dirty even when it’s clean.
Before cleaning grout, you must sweep the floor to prevent any dirt or debris from becoming wet and causing more stains. Afterward you will want to use a strong non-abrasive dual purpose tile and grout cleanser, to remove any scum, oil and mildew.
There are several types of tiles such as Ceramic, Porcelain, Stone, Slate, Marble, Granite, Glass, Cement, Mosaic, Limestone, Travertine, Terracotta, Quarry, Metal, Resin, Vinyl, Linoleum, and Cork. Each type of tile has its own Ceramic and Porcelain are the most common. Ceramic tile hard surface floor coverings build up grime and bacteria in the porous surfaces of the grout and textured tile surfaces. And like carpet, they too eventually need professional attention. Maintaining clean tiles is a much simpler task, depending on the quality of the tile. Modern tiles are often made with a glazed finish to protects the stone beneath.
Tile is meant to have a glaze to it or a shine, it is recommended that you have it applied, to increase longevity. Over time, it will gradually degrade or scratch, creating a worn appearance. This can allow liquids to make direct contact with the stone. Unless it is cleaned immediately, highly pigmented liquids are likely to cause staining if left to sit.
Based on the porosity of the tile, you will have a greater time span to clean before a stain sets. Granite has a very high porosity which makes it stain easily. Porcelain is extremely dense and very unlikely to stain. Tiles are classified as having, low, medium, or high absorption capacity. The lower the porosity the better when placing tile in a kitchen or bathroom.
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