Tile and natural stone are meant to last for years and add a beautiful look and dimension to your home. As time passes, however, grout stains can become unsightly. They get stained and start to look dull. Some tiles and grout are porous in nature, so they trap dirt and get stains. Staining is common in areas like bathroom, kitchen, and tub because of soap scum, mould, and grease.
Grout stains are very common. Sometimes the stains are very stubborn and difficult to remove. It is important to know how to remove stains and clean grout to make your floor look beautiful. Routine vacuuming and mopping are not enough for tiled areas of your home. It is important to invest time in cleaning your tile and grout to make them look beautiful.
Prevention is the key to avoid any stubborn grout stain. Learn how to prevent and minimize staining. Dirt and grime accumulate over time in your grout lines from foot traffic, resulting in discoloration. Therefore, we recommend that you leave your shoes at the door to avoid dirt buildup. This practice will help minimize the accumulation of dirt in your grout.
You must be careful when you mop your floor, too. Make sure that the water you use is clean. If it is not, dirt from the water can be trapped in the grout lines, resulting in unwanted stains.
Application of sealants to your tile and stone flooring can also prevent staining. After cleaning, allow your tile and grout to dry and apply a sealer. You can either use membrane or penetrating sealants. The first type creates a barrier that shields your tile and grout. It needs to be re-applied every 1 to 2 years. The second type, on the other hand, is directly absorbed into the grout and needs to be applied every 1 to 3 years. When you seal your grout, make sure you do not spread the sealant to tiles, as it can stain them.
In any event that your grout has become stained, there are several things you can do to remove it and restore the beauty and color of it. The first thing to do is to use water and a stiff nylon brush. Water alone can remove a great deal of dirt and grime. You can also use a mixture of vinegar and water to clean it. Let it remain in the grout for 20 minutes then wipe it way with baking soda and water. Avoid using bleach, as it can discolor the grout.
We recommend that you have your grout professionally cleaned at least once a year. All Aces Services makes use of specially made grout cleaning solution that is safe and effective to use and high-powered suction equipment that can leave your grout free of dirt, grime, and other contaminants. Our professional grout cleaning will make your grout last and shine longer!