Tile flooring is extremely popular, thanks to its durability, ease of cleaning, and beauty. Kitchens, bathrooms, and other high traffic areas as well as workspaces take advantage of its benefits, and rightfully so. Spills are easier to clean than on carpet, tile doesn’t scratch or stain as easily as hardwoods, and the naturally cool surface is a boon during the hot summer months.
Restoring Your Tile and Grout
Despite its versatility, tile flooring does collect a slow buildup of dirt and grime from normal foot traffic. With school and sports season upon us the extra wear and tear can make your shiny flooring lose its gleam due to extra punishment. This is especially true of unsealed floors. (Was your tile floor sealed on installation? Even sealed floors need to be resealed at regular intervals in order to retain their protection.)
Even when school is not in session, changes in weather messes created by pets, and other day-to-day factors can dim the shine that you want from your tile flooring. The grout lines, in particular, attract food particles, spilled drinks, ambient kitchen grease and more. Being porous by nature, the grout is usually the first part of your floor to show discoloration, and nothing can ruin the look of expensive flooring like the dark lines of dirty grout.
Most people are familiar with the back-breaking effort of cleaning grout with a toothbrush. Getting down on your knees and scrubbing like crazy is no fun, and often yields only mediocre results. There are other do-it-yourself methods, but they usually involve similar amounts of elbow grease and hardly ever produce satisfying results.
Instead of breaking your back, try a better solution: call “the dry guys”. We can quickly and effectively help your tile floors regain their like-new shine, and not a single toothbrush will need to be sacrificed in the process.
Our three-step process is the secret. First, a mild alkaline solution is applied over tiles and grout lines alike. This soaking will not only begin the process of lightening the stains, but also loosens accumulations of grease, soil, and other contaminants.
Second, special equipment is brought out. Our tile cleaning tool uses rotary brushes to agitate the tiny particles of dirt of the tile surfaces, while gently and thoroughly scrubbing our cleaning solution into every grout line. Once the contaminants no longer adhere to the floor’s surface, the dirt and cleaning solution is sucked away through a vacuum port.
The third and final step is an application of a sealant to the grout lines. The sealant provides a barrier between the porous grout and any future grime.