What Are the Benefits of Cleaning Your Tile and Grout?

Exhausted from scrubbing away dirt and grime from your tile and grout? Does it get annoying trying to scrape away skiff marks from your tile floors? Are you constantly trying to clean your grout lines with toothbrushes and utensils that are not making any difference? When you install tile into your home, you are hoping…

Exhausted from scrubbing away dirt and grime from your tile and grout? Does it get annoying trying to scrape away skiff marks from your tile floors? Are you constantly trying to clean your grout lines with toothbrushes and utensils that are not making any difference?

When you install tile into your home, you are hoping that it is going to last a lifetime, putting money into a quality product to ensure its longevity and long term investment. However, just like anything else, your flooring is in need of routine maintenance. This is where proper cleaning comes into play. By cleaning your floors on a regular basis, you are extending the life span of the flooring while keeping the look and feel of shimmering tile. Cleaning will ensure that your tile will last longer and your grout will prevent cracks, as well as reduce the risk of mold, dirt and crime from building up. If dirt and other debris are allowed to sit undisturbed, they can slowly but surely weaken even the strongest tile.

One of the benefits of having tile and grout flooring is easy cleaning. However, as a homeowner you know that cleaning your tile accordingly, can be quite challenging and times, very annoying and frustrating.

Grout is a porous material and allows dirt and other contaminants to be trapped below the surface. Porous grout lines trap dirt over time, causing your tile to look dull and tarnished in appearance. Dingy, dirty or stained grout is almost impossible to get clean using household utensils and super market rinsing agents. Regular mopping leaves floors with dirty detergent residue in your grout lines.

This is why we recommend you make keeping your tile and grout clean a top priority on your to-do list. Daily maintenance is great, but we suggest you professionally have it cleaned every 2-5 years, depending on the amount of foot traffic you have stepping on top of the tile and grout on a daily basis.

By putting a top priority on keeping the tile and grout in your home clean, you are doing what it takes to maintain the value of your home as well. When the tile and grout in your home is shiny and clean, the overall quality and value of your home will also improve. By doing so, you are also ensuring not having to replace cracked or dinged up tile floors in the long run.