Many people choose tiles and natural stones for their floors because this option offers plenty of benefits. There are many possibilities of beautiful designs, they have a long life time and they come at affordable prices.
An important advantage of glazed tiles is the popular belief that they are very easy to clean and maintain. Apparently all you need to do is wipe them clean and they will look spotless. But it actually takes a lot more to keep them clean and restore their look in time, especially when it comes to models that imitate natural stones. Tiles can also have irregular surfaces and get scratches where dirt can accumulate.
Difficulties to clean tiles can occur when they become obviously dirty because stains and layers of spills have accumulated over time.
One common problem that arises when it comes to cleaning a tiled surface is that of the grout. Grout is a porous material made up of cement, sand and water which has the role of filling up the empty spaces between the tiles. Because of its composition and properties, grout can easily change colour and appearance in time, making your regular cleaning efforts useless.
You probably noticed that grout is not precisely at the same level as the tiles, it is a little bit lower. This allows dirt to accumulate and stay on it. In time it gets more and more difficult to get rid of it, so special cleaning methods are required.
One solution people often try is to use bleach as a cleaning agent. While this might be efficient in some cases, it has also one major disadvantage, because it will alter the colours of the materials. As time goes by, the grout lines get more and more soiled and restoring their appearance becomes an impossible task with traditional methods.
When you find yourself in this situation, the only easy way out is to get in touch with a specialized cleaning company like Wash King. There are special techniques that make it possible for them to restore the looks of your floors and remove all the dirt deposits, by using pressure cleaning and other modern technologies.
If you do this and your floor gets its brand new look back, there is one more thing to keep in mind.
To avoid easy staining in the future, use a grout and tile sealer. This will not only improve its appearance, but it will also keep dirt away to a certain extent and make cleaning easier next time. If you skip this step and fail to protect the grout, it will probably not be long before the layers of dirt are back.
If you need more information, have a specific question or if you want to have an offer for our cleaning services, do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Wash King.