At The Grout Medic, we are the experts in all things tile and grout. As we visit our neighbor’s homes, we’ve been asked all sorts of things regarding this topic, but there are a few questions that are asked the most. If you have had similar questions, you have come to the right place to find answers! Keep reading to find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we get when it comes to tile and grout.
First and foremost, we often get asked how to properly clean tile and grout. The main key is to clean regularly. Regularly sweep or vacuum tile floors to remove loose dirt and debris. This will prevent dirt and sediment from scratching tiles or becoming embedded in grout.
For general cleaning, use a mild detergent or tile cleaner mixed with water. Scrub the tiles with a soft brush or mop, and rinse thoroughly. Grout can be cleaned using a mixture of baking soda and water or a specialized grout cleaner. Apply the paste to the grout lines, scrub with a brush, and rinse well. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or tools that can scratch the tile surface or damage the grout. And when soiling becomes too much for you to remove, give us a call. We have the professional equipment needed to turn back the clock on your tile and grout.
Another question many homeowners have is in regards to removing grout stains. For mild stains, a mixture of baking soda and water or vinegar can be effective. Apply the paste to the stained grout, scrub gently, and rinse thoroughly.
Tougher stains may require a stronger solution like hydrogen peroxide or oxygen bleach. Apply the solution to the stained area, let it sit for a while, scrub, and rinse well.
In some cases, professional grout cleaning services, like the ones our team offers, may be necessary for heavily stained grout.
And for our third and final most popular question, many people are curious about how often they need to seal their grout surfaces. Sealing your grout helps protect it from stains and makes it easier to clean. The frequency of sealing depends on the type of grout and the level of use and exposure. In general, it's recommended to seal grout every 1 to 3 years. However, it's best to refer to the manufacturer's instructions for specific recommendations. If you think it is time to have your grout resealed, trust our team to provide superior and lasting results.