Grout Cleaning in the South BayProfessional grout cleaning helps to protect your grout as well as your tile. Tile setters generally use either un-sanded grout for grout lines less than 1/8 of an inch or sanded grout for grout lines 1/8 of an inch or larger. Un-sanded wall grout is similar in composition as sanded grout except it does not have sand as part of the mix. All grout should be sealed by professionals who know which high quality sealer to use on the specific application. Grout in the bathroom shower will require a different sealer than will be required for the floor tile grout. All grout should be sealed to prevent absorbency of water and other liquids. The sealant will also help to prevent the formation of mildew, and the growth of bacteria which can live in wet grout. The market has many sealers available, but it is important to hire a professional to select the best sealer for your tile. Grout should be sealed when it is about a week old since this will ensure that the grout is clean, and dirt and stains will not be sealed in.
>Although both types of grout use Portland cement, some grout products have additives which may help the grout look better and last longer. For example, a popular sanded grout is polymer-modified. All grouts are not equal in quality. This is another good reason to seal the grout since cleaning and sealing a poor quality grout will enhance the longevity of the grouts appearance.
What a Grout Cleaning Service Can DoA grout cleaning service will be able to look at grout lines and determine the best method for cleaning the grout and the best cleaning product to use. There is a very significant difference in the professional products which have been scientifically formulated and the multiple DIY recommendations for cleaners made from store bought products. The DIY products will likely result in deterioration of the grout.
Selected cleaners used by professionals will remove the dirt and stains from the grout leaving a clean and beautiful floor. These cleaning products are known to the professionals who have experience using them on every type of grout. We will cover this more in a future article, but know for you you probably want to call a grout cleaning service for your tile as well as your grout.
Morris Cleaning & Restoration
1007 N.Sepulveda Blvd. #1204
Manhattan Beach, CA 90267