Grime Busting Grouted Tile: What You Need to Know

by | May 5, 2021 | Flooring General, Home Tips, Tile Flooring

Did you know that tile flooring is one of the most versatile, durable, and cost-effective flooring options on today’s market? As an often under-credited choice, grouted vinyl tile is a perfect choice for rooms that are usually considered more high maintenance, such as kitchen, bathrooms, and basements. Exceptionally durable and able to handle higher ambient moisture than most other floorings, tiling is easy to install, long-lasting, and easy to maintain.

One of the most common questions the team at Ashley Fine Floors gets regarding tiled floors involves learning how to keep grouting clean. Below, we’ll offer a few easy tips to help your grouted tile stay looking their best, all year round!

What Does Grouting Do Anyways?

In addition to adding a distinct flair, grouting serves the purpose of holding your tiles in place and protecting them from outside irritants. Grout is made from a cement-based mixture that is available in both a sanded and unsanded compound depending on your preferences.

Over time, grouting can collect dirt and grime due to the fact that is quite porous. If left untreated this can eventually lead to your tiles looking dingy and dated, which is quite the opposite effect than what you’re looking for!

Grime Busting Grout

As with any flooring, the best way to keep your tiles looking their best is to stick to a routine cleaning schedule that treats your grout before dirt has time to accumulate. Bear in mind that no two households are the same, so the frequency with which you need to clean will vary depending on how many people you have in the house if you have pets, as well as the season at hand. On average, learning once a month is usually sufficient for helping you stay on top of grime build-up.

Tips for cleaning include:

  • Prevent to protect: Mop up any spills, muddy tracks, or excess moisture immediately, and sweep or vacuum regularly, both of which will eliminate the presence of dirt before it has the chance to settle in.
  • Always use a neutral PH cleaner to avoid damaging the adhesive of your grouting. A simple homemade mixture can also be made by mixing 3 parts hydrogen peroxide to 1 part baking soda, and 1 part dish soap.
  • Advanced stains or significant damage should be handled professionally to avoid spread or further issues.

Ready to learn more about finding the perfect floor for your home? We can help! Ashley Fine Floors has been connecting Edmonton and area with leading flooring solutions for over 30 years. Contact our team today to learn more.