3 Difficult Tile Grout Products to Maintain
The 3 difficult tile and grout products to maintain include travertine, wood plank tiles, and mosaic floors. The main reason is mostly due to improper chemicals, jagged or over grouted areas catching debris, grease, grime, and more.
Travertine Tile and Grout
Travertine is a natural stone that can be manufactured in many different forms including mat, high gloss, pitted, tumbled, and more. By far the most common I see is mat finished which means very low shine and and easier maintenance cycle. Travertine floors get filthy fast due to traffic, improper chemicals, and wrong cleaning apparatuses. Most people are never instructed on what product they have or what products to maintain there floors. These floors are to be maintained with a product called Neutral Cleaner and a flat microfiber padded mop. Once a week cleaning and rinsing.
#1 Floor to steer clear from. Scratches, indents, and deteriorates due to hard water...I see on floors, counters, and shower stalls. Annual service is a must from a professional tile and grout cleaning service. Sealing is required.
Wood Plank Tile
Wood Plank tile is the most popular new tile I see in homes everywhere in Las Vegas, NV. These tiles are directional, and have grout that is way too much to maintain. They may look nice at the beginning, however, dirt, debris and more get caught up in this material way to fast! The darker colors including the grout, haze and smear (powdery look) from hell. I get calls daily on how to remove the problem known as efflorescence . Near impossible to remove, and aggravating to a new homeowner. Stay away from all dark materials and dark GROUT.
#2 Wood plank tile tile and grout to stay far away from. "Interior designers dream to a homeowners nightmare"
Mosaic Tile is typically found at foyer entrances, counter tops, shower stalls, and more. These floors catch everything in it's path and are really meant for "decorative areas" which by the way is not the foyer entrance. The mosaic tile is usually made from granite, travertine, limestone, porcelain tile, ceramic, and more. A real "dirt grabber"! Imagine a swiffer mop being used on these surfaces...Film build up that requires restoration to remove! Not gonna be a good day!
#3 Worst material to use on floors, counters and shower stalls. Hard to keep clean. Hard water ruins your investment fast! Catches too much debris.
These 3 difficult tile and grout products to maintain can make your life miserable. Especially with larger families, with pets! A great alternative is larger ceramic or porcelain tile and light colored grout! They also have products mimicking the floor appearance you want!
Professional tile and grout cleaning + sealing service is near mandatory with any of the 3 listed above. Annual service at a minimum is the norm. For more help with 3 difficult tile and grout products to maintain visit me @ www.lasvegastileandgroutcleaning.com or www.chiefdirtygrout.com I'd love to earn your business respectfully, and can answer all your questions to a most difficult problem.
Machinery designed for Tile and Grout Cleaning
The ultimate best tile and grout cleaning machine designed for residential or commercial is known as a truck-mount. Truck-mounts are large pieces of machinery usually carried in a van or truck designed for indoor/outdoor use and typically have a main engine driving vacuum, high pressure, and heat. Between these 3 main functions, tile and grout can recover from it's dirtiest level, to back to like new! FAST!
This tile and grout cleaning machine is the most effective and efficient operation designed to clean all tile and grout including ceramic, porcelain, travertine, marble, and more. Floors, Counters, and shower stalls. A typical 1000 square foot area can be cleaned within 1 hour with little to no bending, with the right attachment.
The attachment is referred to as a tile and grout cleaning tool which is tied into the truck-mount utilizing it's heat and suction. This tool hovers over your tile and grout and spins at a 1000 rpm with hot steam and suction on the outer rim. There are other tile cleaning tools, but the spinner is by far the most effective tool.
There is other steps for tile and grout cleaning service including safe alkaline based chemicals, specialty brushes, and more. But without a truck mount. you would be up against a much more difficult task.
Typically this tile and grout cleaning machine and attachment is operated by a professional service. There are many outfits offering this tile and grout cleaning service, however, a solo or independent service is best. Here is a professional service that specializes in tile and grout cleaning. People specialize in this service as a "expert". The more jobs one tackles, the more experiences given for multiple surfaces...
Watch this video and see how a tile and grout cleaning machine is prepared for work at your residence. Or your place of business.
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Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Brings your floors back to "like new"...
If your looking for a solution for dirty grout, and tried everything, professional tile and grout cleaning may be your choice. Tile and grout is one of the most difficult jobs you may tackle as a homeowner, renter, tenant, and more. Most people call on a "professional" to tackle a problem (dirty grout) that's gotten out of hand. Most people in todays world stumble upon professional tile and grout cleaning service by simply typing into the google search "grout cleaning".
What a Professional brings to the table...
Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Brings 3 Important Ingrediants to every job:
1. Knowledge - A professional is someone who's been there and done that when it comes to filthy un managable grout and knows how to return it to like new. Typical results from a professional are 85%-95% back to it's original condtion when first laid.
2. Effectiveness and Efficiency - The abilty to work from one end of a house to the other and completeing on average every job less thatn 1.5 hours setup to breakdown.
3. Machinery designed for the job - Professionals carry the most technologiaclly advanced machinery you can buy. This machinery is providing to main components to doing the job right! Heat (near steam) and vacuum (to remove the filthy water)...
What a Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Service can't do...
Expectations of your job is usually walked through with you at the beginning of every job, and if unforeseen incidences should occur then they will be brought to your attention immediately. If you have been using damaging products like Clorax, vinegar, swifter, and more, it is possible there really is permanent discoloration in some, if not all of your areas of the job. These cannot be reversed, and actually give you reason to stop using products that don't belong on your tile and grout.
Tile and Grout Cleaning Video Demo (Typical results)
Looking for a Professional Service?
When hiring a professional, typically their website is their resume for service. Be careful of companies offering "multiple services" as most "specialized" companies offer 1 service like tile and grout cleaning + sealing, or carpet cleaning...One service has more experieance than the other...License and Insurance (liability) is standard...
You just bought a new home with beautiful costly tile and grout everywhere and don't know what to do next? Most home builders don't know or properly instruct you about tile maintenance, sealing, or even what to use to clean your material with. Many homeowners are sold homes with material already selected throughout there home.
This is where a Professional tile and grout cleaning service comes in. Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning businesses do nothing but service homes with many types of materials like porcelain, ceramic, travertine, marble, and more. They get right to the point on how to properly maintain your tile and grout, and most importantly start you off with the most critical of all services before you even move a box into is: Sealing...
Sealer is a clear water based product (at least the one I apply) applied to the tile and grout (most surfaces) and what it does is makes products bead and repel to the top of material (both tile and grout) to prevent permanent embedding of grout discoloration and more...The sealer applied leaves your floors looking natural with no haze or smear, or gloss. Sealer will appear dry within minutes after being applied, and furniture typically can be placed back on the surfaces within a few hours. Pets and homeowners can be back in there homes almost immediately after service.
Now, keep in mind, sealed floors is not a one and done service, as now most floors in every setting need periodic maintenance cleaning and resealing on an ANNUAL basis...This is the main reason why people's new homes floors get filthy faster, mainly because of no "regular" maintenance. I typically suggest taking a picture of your floors (lots of light) so you can see the natural colors before you start living in your new home.
Here's a list of What to Use to Clean Porcelain or Ceramic Tile and Grout:
Blue Dawn and Water (1 drip of dawn & 18 ounces of water in a spray trigger bottle)
Neutral Cleaner (found at most cleaning supply stores, even home depot) or straight water...NO CHEMICALS!
Stay away from bare feet, shoes, slippers. Cotton Socks only!
Micro Fiber Padded Mop - This is the BEST I know of...Been recommending for years. Come's in all sizes...
Relocating to any new home is stressful. When it comes to getting real answers and work done, just Hire a Professional. Tile and Grout Cleaning + sealing is all I do.
Live in Las Vegas, NV? Call 702-595-8178 I'd Love to earn your business respectfully!
Visit me here at www.chiefdirtygrout.com for much more information regarding your tile and grout!
Here is what your floors could look like upon a future tile and grout cleaning service (typical)...
What is Dirty Grout and More...
What is DIRTY GROUT? What can you do about it?
Dirty grout can be the most unsightly view, and no one wants to get down on hand and knees to clean it! Dirty grout is often described by many as the following:
Something Between the Tiles?
How Dirty Grout Happens
Dirty Grout typically occurs when 1 of 4 events Occur:
Wrong/Improper Cleaning Chemicals
Wrong Cleaning Apparatus
What Can Be Done About it? #1, Hire a Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Service not only to get your floors looking and smelling "new" again, but instruction on how to maintain with "proper maintenance" and suggested service intervals. As an owner/operator in Las Vegas, NV, I find most people have no idea what type of material they have, nor do they have a clue of what to maintain grout with...People typically search the internet and dig up wrong information. Don't ask Ann Landers (famous writer) about "how to clean tile and grout" because all she'll do is search online...Ask an EXPERT who cleans and seals floors regularly as a primary service...
For more information on all your grout and of course tile...Visit www.chiefdirtygrout.com or just call 702-595-8178 no matter where your at! If you have a question, I got a great answer...Odds are your READY for SERVICE! Let me show you how effective and efficient professional tile and grout cleaning service really is! Dirty Grout is not your friend...
Here's the 3 Products NOT to use and Why...