Tile flooring is a great way to achieve charm and class, without spending extra on hardwood floors. It requires less upkeep, looks good for a long time, and can take a battering before it begins to deteriorate. That said, no matter how thoroughly you seal your floors, there are always going to be stains, especially when it comes to light-colored tiles or grout.
When your white or light tile or grout starts to look dingy, it might be time to start thinking about ways to brighten the floors and get rid of the age-old stains. A wine spot in the kitchen, grimy corners in the bathroom, and grease stains on the backdrop are never pretty sights, and hours of scrubbing may not do the job.
Solutions For Rejuvenating Tile Floors and Grout
In situations like this, there are three ways to go. Any of them might get the effect you are hoping for, with varying prices and effort. It’s your decision on how to proceed…
The first solution is to replace your grout. Given that the tile is still sealed and intact, it isn’t terribly hard to grind out the old grout and replace it. However, this method can be costly and messy – the process is tedious, and grout dust ends up everywhere. Unless you’re set on a complete grout refurb for your old tile, this might not be the best route for you.
Another option is to rip out your tile and replace it entirely. While expensive and time-consuming, this will give your kitchen a whole new look. However, if you’re living in the home and don’t want disruption, or just want to keep a tight leash on your wallet, this too may not be the best choice.
Last but not least, you can always just get your tile and grout professionally cleaned. It may seem too good to be true, but professional tile cleaners can tease out the toughest stains in grout and tile, and leave your floors looking good as new by the end of their visit. You’ll be amazed by what proper equipment and some hard work can do!
If you’re looking for an alternative to replacing your grout or tile floors, professional cleaning may do the job with half the price and effort. A call to The Dry Guys will go a long way towards making your floors sparkle again, and you can use us for your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs as well.