Commonly Asked Tile and Grout Questions
Grout for ceramic tile is a cement-based bonding material used for filling joints between tiles. The space left between tiles is called a grout joint. Grout joints need to be sealed and properly maintained to prevent stains and discoloration.
Lakeshore Cleaning & Restoration uses a tile and grout cleaning process that removes any trace of dirt and grime from your tile and grout flooring. In almost no time flat, our professionals are able to clean, restore, and protect your commercial tile and grout, saving you time and money by extending the life of your tile floors.
What are the different types of Grout?
There are four basic types of grout – unsanded, fine sanded, quarry type and epoxy.
- Unsanded grout is used for wall tiles where the grout join is less than 1/8” width.
- Finely sanded grout is used for floor tiles where the joints are 1/8” to 3/8” wide
- Quarry type grout is the same as finely sanded grout for ceramic tiles except a coarser grade of sand is used.
- Epoxy grout consists of an epoxy resin and hardener. It is highly resistant to stains and chemical and has a tremendous bonding strength ideal for countertops and areas more susceptible to stains.
How do I clean grout safely?
Grout, especially if it is light in color, stains easily. If you cannot get rid of the stain with regular cleaning, combine baking soda and water to make a paste. Apply it to the stain and let it sit for a few hours—or even overnight—and then scrub out the stain with a nylon brush (or, in a pinch, an unused toothbrush).
How do I clean black grout off natural stone tiles?
Cleaning natural tile is the same as cleaning any other tile. You just have to combine elbow grease with chemicals and liquids to remove the excess. Mix a 50/50 solution of water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Shake and spray the solution onto the grout stain. Let the solution sit for at least five minutes. Wipe the grout stain area with a damp sponge to remove the excess grout and the stain.
What is the best homemade tile floor cleaner?
One of the best floor cleaning products, though, is one that is readily available in your home. Water is effective in keeping your tile floor looking great. You can also mix a cup of white vinegar with a gallon of water for a wonderfully effective, odor-eliminating cleanser.
Maintain a Flawless Appearance
Our technicians at Lakeshore Cleaning and Restoration are experts at residential and commercial tile cleaning and grout cleaning. They will restore the natural beauty to your ceramic tile and grout quickly and economically. With Lakeshore’s truck mounted turbo washing system, your tiled foyers and washrooms will be cleaned and sanitized in no time.