The grout that is found between tile and stone is a very porous material and is generally difficult to clean. The specific cleaning materials that are used, need to be able to loosen the grease, soil, and other contaminants that are picked up in the grout itself.
There are times when all the scrubbing and cleaning aren’t quite enough to get all of the dirt and grime our of the grout, and it takes extra measures to get it clean. It takes special equipment, such as power washers, special chemicals, and warm water pressure washers to get some of the grout clean.
Once the grout is cleaned to the point of satisfaction, it is advisable to apply a grout sealant to preserve it for a longer period of time. The grout sealant will form a barrier between the grout and materials that will attempt to come into contact with it down the road. This way, whenever a spill happens, you have more time to clean things up before you have contaminants seeping into the grout. The process of sealing a room can be done in as little time as just a few hours. The floors can be ready that very day for light use, and within 24 hours for normal use.
The importance of keeping the grout clean should not be underestimated. If not cleaned on a regular basis, the tile grout can pick up dirt and grime to the point where it can be difficult to ever keep it clean. It is important to have it sealed after cleaning just to be sure that you don’t get permanent stains on the grout. Keeping your tile grout clean will brighten the entire area and give it sparkle that will be noticed by everyone.