Make Old Grout Look Like New
Sometimes, people think that the only solution to making their floors look new again is to buy new floors. While this is true if you want to update your flooring and keep it up to date with the new styles and trends, if you are just looking to brighten your tile and grout, new floors aren’t necessary. There are plenty of ways to make your old, dingy and grungy grout look like it was just installed yesterday. Unfortunately, people aren’t aware of the ease and methods that can help them save hundreds of dollars on their flooring. Here are a few tips to help you get started on your grout renewing endeavor!
Sometimes, there seem to be plenty of methods to clean your grout all over the internet these days. After some trial and error, you will probably come to the same conclusion as a lot of people: Not all of these methods are effective on the kind of tile and grout in your home. Luckily, there are a few of them that are easy and extremely useful on most kinds of tile and grout. The first thing you need to do is choose the cleaning chemical you are going to proceed with. You want something that will work effectively on your grout without much effort. Rigorous scrubbing isn’t something you want to spend your time on, so do your research and make sure you find a good cleaning solvent that will give you the best results.
Once you have a chosen cleaning solution to work with, you should always clean your floors thoroughly before applying whatever stain lifter or cleaner you have decided on. This is an important step because your floor can accumulate dirt and grim, and if you don’t clean it up first, you could be applying the cleaner to the dirt and grime instead of the floor. This will give you the best results when you are trying to revitalize your grout. Once your floors are effectively cleaned and rid of all dirt, you can start applying the sealer/solution/cleaner to your grout.
In preparation for the application, you should also make sure that you have good ventilation for your home. A lot of cleaners and stains have strong odors and this can sometimes make you light headed and unable to handle the job for long periods of time. So open a window, turn on some fans, and maybe wear a respirator to give yourself proper air flow. Nothing lowers your morale more than a headache and poor air flow.
If you are using a type of cleaner or stain that requires an application with a thin tool, a thick bristled paint brush or a toothbrush could work for your here. This will give you the best control over whatever chemical you are applying to your grout. Make sure your lines are clean and straight so as not to damage the surrounding tile. Sometimes the cleaners are meant only for grout and can fade your tile over time, so make sure you are being careful. Just in case you do slip up, you will want to wipe up your messes as you go.
Once you’ve got all of your tools together and you have a plan of attack. Choose your starting position. This is incredibly important because you don’t want to start in one area and then find that you’ve backed yourself into a corner when you get close to finishing. Start at one edge and make your way to the other edge. This will ensure that you will not trap yourself in the bathroom or even out the front door. A lot of chemicals have a drying time anywhere from twelve hours to 48 hours. So make sure you know where you need to start and where you need to end up, or you will have to find a creative way to get back to the right spot.
If you are unsure of what to do and how to go about it, come to Desert Tile and Grout Care where we can help you with the most strenuous grout restoring tasks. We specialize in tile and grout cleaning in Gilbert to restore the look of your tile and grout and make it look as though it was brand new. With the Desert Tile and Grout Care, we can guarantee your satisfaction. For more information, contact us today.