How to Keep Tile and Grout Clean
It happens to us all over time; that once beautifully tiled bathroom floor sustains the wear and tear of everyday life and before we know it the tile and grout in our bathrooms is old and dingy. Time takes the beauty.
The question is how can you restore the beauty of your bathroom tile in the most effective way? There are so many cleaners out there on the shelves that claim to be the best but they can’t all be can they? There must be some ultimate secret after all right, some secret that you just haven’t been let in on. Well, honestly while we can’t give away all of our secrets but there are a few methods that work better and more efficiently than others.
Dry the floor
Maybe you’re scratching your head now. Could it be so simple? This is actually something that many people overlook. You buy a commercial cleaner that boasts of its tile cleaning ability, maybe it even calls itself no rinse but you are still not seeing the results you want. A simple solution that just might work is actually drying the floor with terry cloth after you’ve used the cleaner that seems to work best for you. A lot of cleaners out there made for tile and grout bring all the dirt to the surface but then the dirt is still just sitting there, simply wipe it away with a cloth.
Use a grout sealer
Clean your grout until it satisfies you and then take the time to buy an effective grout sealer and seal it. In a way you can easily think of it as sealing in the clean. Dirt cannot invade what it cannot reach it’s a pretty simple concept. Once you have sealed the grout your efforts will be reduced to simple regular maintenance just like you’d need to employ in any cleaning regimen. You’ll no longer have to worry about hard water damaging your grout or dirt getting built up in places that you just simply cannot seem to get to.
Vinegar and baking soda
This is an especially good method to try if you are into natural cleaning solutions, and who isn’t really? If an all-natural solution can work just as well as the cleaners with harmful chemicals in them then it should be a go to sort of thing. Vinegar is widely known to have natural cleaning properties for a variety of things and baking soda is an abrasive that can aide quite well in scrubbing the dirt right out of the harder to reach places between the tiles.
Whatever method you use you’ll have to find what works best for you. There are a few good effective things out there that you can try with your tile and grout. Perhaps over time with just a bit of effort and exploration you’ll find the perfect solution to keep your tile and grout looking as good as new, and if not, and you need professional cleaning of your tile and grout, call Spots and Dots Cleaning.