TILE AND GROUT
Certified technicians at Taylor Steamer clean tile and grout on floors, showers, and countertops. No job is too small or large. Tile and grout cleaning services are provided for homes and commercial businesses.
The Taylor Steamer tile cleaning process starts with a thorough vacuuming. Following vacuuming, we mask off any baseboards or appliances that may be sensitive to our cleaning chemicals, then we pre-treated the tile and grout with the correct professional chemicals for your specific tile. During the cleaning process, agitation is utilized with grout brushes and a tile and grout brush on a low-speed rotary machine. Thorough cleaning, rinsing, drying, and grout sealing are performed, with safe methods, to help restore your tile to a like-new condition.
FURTHER CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF TILE AND GROUT
Tile is known for its water resistance and easy cleaning. With the right maintenance routine, your tile floors, walls, and countertops will look great and last for years!
Sweep or vacuum floors to remove any dust or debris before using any cleaning products.
Damp-mop your tile floor at least once each week (more frequently for heavy traffic areas) to decrease wear and abrasion from grit and soil.
Clean regularly with an all-purpose, non-oil-based household cleaner that’s compatible with cleaning grout joints. Use an everyday multipurpose spray cleaner to remove soap scum, hard water deposits, and mildew on wall tiles in your bath or shower.
Use concentrated tile cleaners that have a neutral pH for regular cleaning. These will safely remove grease, oils, and normal spills—just check to be sure the cleaner is intended for the application, use, and traffic level. Clean glass tile with any nonabrasive cleaner recommended for either glass or tile.
Tips for Preventing Damage
- Test scouring powders and sealants on a small area before cleaning the full area.
- Use a sealer on grout joints shortly after installation, and use products compatible with cleaning grout joints.
- After cleaning, rinse the entire area with clear water to remove any cleaning solution residue.
- Have any damaged or broken tile removed and replaced only by a qualified tile contractor.
Invest in high-quality floor mats and protective pads under heavy furniture for an extra layer of protection for your tile floors. Place floor mats at entrances and exits—they collect and trap corrosive substances that can be tracked in, like dirt, sand, oil, grit, asphalt, or even driveway sealer. Place mats in high-traffic areas (e.g., in front of vanities, kitchen sinks, and stoves) as an effective way to reduce tile wear.