It’s important to clean your tile and grout regularly and occasionally seal it, to prevent the build-up of dirt, debris, scum, mildew, or mould. The best way to clean tile depends on what kind of tile you have and where it’s located. Here is a look at how to clean grout and tile, whether exposed to routine foot traffic, bathroom humidity, spills, or kitchen splatters.
Tile Cleaning Secrets for a Sparkling Home
When your tile surfaces need a deeper cleaning than sweeping, mopping, or wiping, it is time to break out the speciality tile cleaner. First, remove any loose debris. Then, use a bio-based cleaner with ingredients safe for different types of tiles and stones. Many formulas, like Winkle Tile Grout Cleaner, are strong enough to remove common messes. Allow the cleaner to sit wet on the surface (a process called “dwell time”) for a couple of minutes before wiping it away.
If you’re looking for a stronger cleaner, Winkle Tile Grout Cleaner can be used to clean floor tile and wall tile with a sponge or nylon brush. The clinging formula easily removes stains, soap scum and hard water deposits on bathroom wall tile; grease splatters on kitchen wall tile; and everyday grime and scuff marks on tile floors.
If you are looking for a powerful tile and grout cleaner, try Winkle Tile Grout Cleaner (Latic Acid Base). In addition to cleaning tile, this industrial-strength, non-corrosive solution can be used on marble, granite, limestone, slate, concrete, and polished stone.
It also removes grout haze, making it an ideal cleaner for newly installed tiles. When using any tile or grout cleaner, be sure to follow all directions on the product label, paying attention to details like recommended dwell time, scrubbing and rinsing. By following the label directions, you will get the best results and help keep your surfaces looking their best.
Tile Cleaning Tips & Tricks
Over time, the tile grout can attract dirt and grime, and if water does not drain properly, it can lead to mildew or mould. It’s important to never use bleach or acid cleaner on the grout, as these harsh solutions can erode it and cause damage like pitting, cracking, and flaking.
Make sure to leave bathroom fans on and doors open after showering to help grout dry out between showers. Regular use of a Winkle bio-based cleaner can further help prevent grout build-up. That is why using grout cleaner with a stiff, nylon grout brush is an important part of your regular tile-cleaning routine.
The Best Way to Keep Your Tile and Grout Clean
Routine cleaning is a great way to keep your tile and grout looking new. Applying a sealer over clean grout, tile and stone make deep cleaning easier and less frequent, because dirt and grime are kept at the surface.