If you have tile floors, you should know how to do the cleaning and sealing for grout on the tile floor to keep your tile floors looking new and beautiful. Cleaning and sealing grout will not only help you keep your tiles protected but will also increase their lifespan. Besides, prevent dirt, dust, water stains and mold from accumulating on them. However, this process may be a bit difficult if you are inexperienced in the art of cleaning and sealing the grout on the tile floor. So, here are some tips that will help you with this process.
4 Steps for Grout Cleaning and Sealing On the Tile Floor
1. Collect Materials
Before you start cleaning your grout, you’ll need to collect a few supplies. You should pick up an extension pole, grout cleaning liquid or powder, brushes or scrubbing sponges, rubber gloves, a mask or respirator and clear silicone caulk. Make sure you buy high-quality materials because you don’t want any shortcuts when it comes to sealing your grout lines! If you are able to collect the right materials before starting, things will become easier for you in terms of removing stubborn stains and smoothing out rough edges around tiles. If there is dirt stuck deep within the crevices of your flooring, it will be more challenging for you to clean thoroughly with just water.
2. Remove Adhesive, Loose Dirt, Dust, and Debris
Once you’ve vacuumed, start by removing any adhesives, loose dirt, dust, or debris from your tile floors. If there’s lots of debris, you can use a hard bristle brush or even an old toothbrush. To remove scuff marks caused by dirt, try a cleaning sponge that has been moistened with warm water. For stubborn areas where dirt is trapped in grout lines, you can use a scrubbing pad like those used for dishes – just avoid getting too aggressive as you risk stripping away excess grout colour along with those hard-to-remove stains!
3. Apply a Solution
It’s best if you can find a solution that contains bleach, such as OxiClean or another brand of bleaching agent. You can also buy pre-mixed grout cleaner (just make sure to follow the instructions!) or make your own non-toxic mixture by combining one part hydrogen peroxide with four parts water. Apply one of these solutions by pouring it onto your sponge mop, and mopping it across your tile floor, then leaving it for about 15 minutes. After that, use a wet scrubber/brush (like an SOS pad) to scrub away at your grout. You’ll want a bucket or other similar container with warm water mixed with bleach sitting nearby your tile floor while you’re cleaning so that when you finish scrubbing one section of grout, you can dip right back into it and move on quickly.
4. Rinse With Water
Once all these processes are completed, rinse off with clean water. After rinsing thoroughly, be sure to let everything dry completely before sealing or applying wax. That’s all there is to it!
Hope you found these tips helpful! However, it will be easier if you find an expert who can do the tile cleaning and sealing for you. The tile floor is a great asset to your home. It is durable, attractive, and functional. With proper care, your tile floor will give you many years of enjoyment. Take time to clean out your tile’s grout lines once a year in order to keep your tile floors looking their best.