How to clean tile and grout properly

  • Tiles - Before and after tile cleaningAre your tiles getting out of hand?
  • You clean and clean and your tiles still look dirty?

Your tile floors are designed to last for many years, but over time the tiles and grout can get dirty. One of the worst parts of having a beautiful tile floor, is that the grout holds the dirt and gets stained. Do you have dark, mildew stains which are often found in grout lines, especially in bathroom and wet environment?

Clean the dirty grout right away

Regular vacuuming  and mopping your tile floor is not enough. Over time dirt and stains, build up on your grout and tiles and regular household cleaning won’t budge it. Everyday cleaning doesn’t reach the hidden dirt that lies deep within the pores of your grout lines. Remember, there’s more to a dirty grout that what meet your eyes.

How to clean tile and grout properly!

When cleaning your dirty grout, here’s what you need to know:

Clean the  tile grout first

Be sure to give your tile grout a thorough cleaning. Use an eco friendly solution such as white vinegar or baking soda. Yes, surprisingly, some cleaning solutions can be found right in your kitchen, no need to look further. Here are some steps on how to clean your dirty grout.

  • Mix equal part of vinegar and distilled water or make a paste using distilled water and baking soda. Distilled water is good because it contains no chemicals that might stain your tiles.
  • Put your vinegar or baking soda solution to the grout in a circular motion, then scrub back and forth.
  • When done, rinse with distilled water and dry it up with a mop or a dry cloth.

For difficult stains, use diluted chlorine bleach with distilled water. However, only use this on white grout – else, bleach will permanently fade the colours. Also, do a test patch behind the door first. Only use bleach as a last resort.

After cleaning your grout mop your tiles thoroughly with warm soapy water and give a final rinse with clean hot water and watch your tiles sparkle as they dry.

Seal the grout

Once the tile is clean, applying a finishing coat will protect your grout and keeps it looking great for a long time. Remember, even though cleaning the grout is hard on your back and a tedious task, it is very important that it is done so you can enjoy your tiles and grout for many years to come.

Don’t want to clean your grout and tiles?

Easy, let the professionals clean it for you! Contact Country Life Carpet Care. We’ll have your floor tiles sparklingly clean in no time. Country Life Carpet Care also offers a grout sealing service which will keep your grout clean for longer. Ring CLCC today to discuss your needs and get a free quote.