Care and Maintenance of Sealed Grout
Once your grout has been thoroughly cleaned and protected with either our clear penetrating sealer or our color restoration sealer, you should follow these simple guidelines to help ensure your tile and grout will retain it’s “like new” appearance for years to come.
- Sweep or vacuum floor to remove dust and debris before mopping.
- Apply a neutral cleaner over entire surface and allow to dwell.
- Thoroughly rinse floor with clean water. Change water often.
- Have Acadiana Turbo Clean perform a Maintenance Cleaning as necessary.
Avoid strong alkaline, butyl or acid based cleaners such as bleach, ammonia, and vinegar.
For best results, keep mop and water as clean as possible!
Do’s and Dont’s of Ceramic Tile Grout Care
Do use a neutral cleaner for periodic and regular maintenance of your tile and grout.
Don’t use vinegar and water for cleaning tile. Vinegar is acidic and will damage grout and bleach its color.
Don’t use muriatic acid or other acidic cleaners- it is dangerous to people, pets, tile and grout.
Don’t use bleach on a tile application. It is acidic, corrosive and toxic and has the same effect on tile and grout as vinegar.
Don’t clean the surface of tile with abrasive cleaning powders. They will scratch the tile and wear down glazed and unglazed surfaces prematurely.
How to Clean Ceramic/Porcelain Tiles
One of the greatest aspects about ceramic tile is that it is a true low maintenance material. Minimal effort will keep it looking great for years to come. Most tile applications, will require only a periodic cleaning with neutral cleaner to remove dirt and soil buildup. DO NOT USE A DISH DETERGENT; it will leave a soapy residue and cause dullness.
If your grout has been sealed with a clear sealer, prompt clean-up of spills and regular cleaning with neutral cleaner will help prolong the life of the sealer. To maximize protection, sealer will need to be applied every 6 months to a year.
If your grout has been sealed with a color restoration sealer, regular cleaning with neutral cleaner and an annual Maintenance Cleaning will keep your floor looking it’s best for many years to come.