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 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 their 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 too 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 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.