We are all particular to the cleanliness and beauty of our home. And, having the right tiles can elevate the aesthetics of any bathroom, kitchen, or any other part of the house that you would want to incorporate tiles. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they serve a more functional purpose depending on where and how they use them. Bathrooms undergo a lot of moisture through the use of showers, sinks, and toilets, and it is crucial to use the correct materials in this particular room to cater to these specific conditions.
Specific tiles for bathrooms cater to these circumstances because of their qualities such as water resistance, porousness, and stain resistance. Because of these conditions usually found in places where tiles are used, maintenance of these spaces requires extra special attention. Grout, a material used in between tiles to bond them together don’t usually carry the same characteristics as the tiles that they support.
Luckily, with proper guidance and a little elbow grease, these problems can be avoided, most especiall with the help of cleaning services Sioux Falls. With materials easily found around the house or at your nearest grocery store, it is easy to make a grout cleaning solution. Make a paste like solution consisting of ¾ parts baking soda and ¼ parts water. Using your index finger, apply a generous amount of the paste along the grout lines.
Although not needed, the use of gloves could be helpful in the prevention of scratches due to the rough texture usually associated with grout. Make another solution, this time consisting of ½ part water and ½ part white vinegar, and using a spray bottle, spray the solution along the paste that you have just applied to the grout lines. This creates a chemical reaction and will be evident in the formation of bubbles.
After a few minutes, when the bubbling has stopped, using a toothbrush, or any brush with nylon bristles, scrub down the grout lines as clean as you can get them to be. Rinse your tile floor with some water and clean up with a mop, making sure to remove the paste and vinegar solution. Rinse your mop and change the water throughout this step to ensure that you are always using clean water. Many do not realize that one of the major factors when it comes to the discoloration of grout is using mop water that is dirty.
As you attempt to clean your tile floor with the dirty mop water, instead of cleaning your floor, you are spreading the dirt onto the grout itself. Grout is a more porous material than tile, tends to absorb this water and penetrates throughout the entire grouted area.
That could lead to serious problems in the long run if not taken care of, as dirty grout is the source of not only bacteria and mold, but as well as mildew. It only takes a few easy steps to practice cleaning your tiles, whether it be for the kitchen, the bathroom, or any other room, just a few easy to find materials and a little bit of patience.