If you have tile in your home it is a big part of the aesthetics of your residence and needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. Tile is the number one choice for floors across America and most homes have it in more than one area of their house. The most common place is kitchens and bathrooms. Tile comes in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors and depending on how they are installed the grout lines can come in a variety of widths. Just because they come in different options the proper way to clean is the same no matter what. There are two parts of cleaning tile that need to be looked at and done. One is the grout lines and the other is the actual tile itself. They each need to be cleaned as a whole but they also need to be cleaned individually to make the biggest impact.
Grout Cleaning and Sealing
Grout is what is used in between each tile that seals the flooring and leaves no gaps to the sub flooring underneath. The grout comes in a variety of colors and thickness. This is determined when you decide on the installation but the thicker the grout line the more the dirt and grime will show. This means that you will need to be more diligent in cleaning the grout as opposed to someone who has a thinner line. Grout is porous and can collect stains and spills very quickly. The best way to combat stains and spills form soaking into the grout lines it to make sure that there is a sealant added to the grout after installation or after a very deep cleaning. This will allow the grout to be cleaned with more ease. American Hometown Services can professional clean the grout and apply a sealant for easier clean up until your next professional cleaning.
Tile Cleaning Tips
Tile also comes in all kinds of colors, shapes and sizes and helps make the room look the way you want it to. A tile floor is a good option for an easy daily clean up. Depending on the type of tile you have, it can take on spills and stains faster than others but either way you can keep it looking good by doing a couple of simple tasks. Always clean up spills as soon as possible. This will give whatever is spilled less time to soak into the tiles themselves. You also want to make sure that you have swept up the floor before mopping it. This will eliminate the dirt and debris form gumming up your mop and water that is being used.
When you call American Hometown Services you can depend on us to have your tile and grout looking its very best. We have powerful steam cleaning equipment that can deep clean your tile and grout in much less time and effort than it would take you less effectively scrubbing it on your hands and knees!