Monday, January 16, 2012
How to Clean Tile and Grout
If your home or office space has tile floors, then you know how difficult it can be to clean them in an easy, effective manner, that won't harm yourself or your family. Here's an easy, effective way to clean tile and grout.
For those smaller, DIY jobs, I would highly suggest some Oxygen bleach and good old elbow grease. Oxygen bleach is non toxic and is color safe. Because of its non toxic nature it won't produce harmful fumes that can cause blurry vision, breathing issues and won't stain clothing and fabrics. This is meant for small, DIY jobs, that may save you some time. For larger or more difficult stains, it's best to contact your local stone restoration or marble restoration company.
To get things going, just combine some powdered oxygen bleach with water and mix until disolved. Next, pour the mixture over your tile to ensure it's covering the grout lines as well. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes. To clean grout effectively, let stand and repeat if necessary.
After the time has past, lightly scrub the tiles as you normally would. If your tiles and grout are still looking a little dingy, it's best to call a profession tiling cleaning company. Most professional tile and stone restoration companies will make your floors look like new AND save you additional time rescrubbing your floors.