The secret to great looking tiles is great looking grout. Grouts are porous and, as a result, they easily absorb grease, dirt and lime scale.
Spillages such as wine, lemonades or any greasy substances could cause marks and patches in the joints in the floor.
Grout between wall-tiles, particularly in damp areas like bathrooms, could and will become dirty and unattractive as a result of Mold, Mildew and Limescale.
Mold is one of the most unsightly problems, it usually starts off in the wettest area of the room, like the bottom of the shower or bath, and if left unchecked it could spread to cover a large area of the wall and discolor your caulking.
In bath or shower areas, continued use of acid formulated shampoos and soaps will cause discoloration of grout joints, causing yellow orange and pink stains to appear on the grout over time.
Smooth surfaces become scratched and dulled from daily abrasion that in turn creates micro hiding places for dirt, oils, and bacteria.
The condition worsens in a short amount of time and creates an unacceptable floor that cannot be cleaned by mop and bucket.
When you wax over this ugly surface it only seals in the worn dirty look.
The newer ceramic tile flooring creates a problem on two fronts. First, the tile surfaces are engineered with more texture than ever before making the mop less useful and effective. Secondly, and even more noticeable and problematic, the grout between the tiles has even more texture to trap dirt residue left by mopping.
The problem is the cement like lime based grout easily absorbs moisture, oils and that in turn attract bacteria, dirt and other solids that change the overall appearance by darkening the grout.
Other porous surfaces like brick, Italian quarry- tile, limestone and other engineered flooring all acts like concrete or grout, absorbing liquids, oils and dirt to a point that their appearance also darkens with time.
Chemicals can dilute the grime well enough, but without effective removal the formed slurry only soaks deeper into the grout. Rotary scrubbers fail to reach into the grout lines or the texture of the tiles. Dirty tile and grout is not aesthetically pleasing and more importantly it is unhygienic as bacteria will collect in the grout lines along with oils, food matter, sugars and moisture.
The solution to the problem is simple and effective for cleaning and rejuvenating any type of tiled surface and that solution is have Grout Solutions Canada do a deep cleaning and restoration the first time and repeat this process once or twice a year to help maintain the quality and beauty of your tiles and grout.
We can clean and restore a very large variety of tiles and surfaces in all locations including: