What to Avoid When Cleaning Grout and Tile
Cleaning your grout and tile can be an easy task if you know what you are doing and are using the right materials. However, if you use a chemical too hard on the flooring or the sealant you may end up damaging your floor. Here are a few things to stay away from.
When selecting a product to use as cleaner be sure to research and actually learn what the chemicals in it do to certain materials. Understanding how the cleaner works is another factor too, as you do not want to leave a chemical on your floor too long to where it can discolor or degrade the surface. Chlorine for example can actually eat away stone tiles so it may be better to go with a safer spray bottle filled with mildew cleaner.
High solid sealers are typically stuck too tight to the tiling so when trying to remove it, it may cause more damage than it protected from. Rather than this try looking into a penetrating sealer that allows for stone flooring to breathe more and is easier to remove.
Sometimes people use acid washing to remove heavy dirt build up but can have a cost of soft stone materials being eaten away. Acid washing can also remove any finishes on the tile and can dig into the grout lines. This is the negative effects and possibilities of the acid washing but the right product will be fine for your flooring or walls. Typically the softer the stone the weaker the chemical you have to use on it because it is more likely to be eroded away by tough chemicals.
To fully understand which products are the right to use and which chemicals may benefits, or harm, your tile and grout, you need to do a lot of research. Most people do not have the time to do so which is why consulting a professional tile and grout cleaning company is the best option.