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post #1 of Old 06-14-2012, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Best way for Cleaning Grout in Tile Floors

Well, I want to know what are the best way to clean grout in tile floors. There are many ways but I need which are not harmful for floors and also give beautiful and attractive looks to the floors.
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post #2 of Old 07-19-2012, 06:37 AM
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Don't use the chemical cleaners, which can be harmful for the tiles cleaning. You can go through the vinegar or the homemade cleaning for cleaning solution or acid is also the good option for cleaning. You can also take the expertise advice too for cleaning.
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Clean grout with a mixture of ammonia, baking soda and vinegar. Bleach (do NOT mix with ammonia and rinse well if previously applied) works well for mildewed grout. For a grout cleaner that is child and pet safe, try toothpaste!

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Depending on the type of tile you have, Home Depot sells a sulfamic acid in the flooring department. Dilute properly, and make sure you have some windows open, possibly wear a mask.. Let the acid dwell on the grout for roughly 15 mins, then agitate grout. Clean up with basic equipment would be mop/bucket and wet vac.

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tile cleaning is one of those jobs that takes lots of time, especially without the right tools.

i would def hire a professional tile cleaning company!
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The best way to clean grout uses some natural cleaners to clean left grout in the tile. The natural cleaners like white vinegar and baking soda. Using these natural products to clean the grout and it is quite easy to use. To make a paste with the baking soda and water then scrub it onto the grout with an old brush.
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Determine Source of Stain to Find Best Cleaning Solution

As a 35 stone and tile industry veteran, it is best to first determine the source of the stain to find the best cleaning solution. For instance, the above mentioned use of Sulfamic Acid is best used for cleaning relatively new grout residue, but NOT for greasy stains. The mild acids are useful from melting away cement and grout residue.

For grease and other organic stains, mild alkali cleaners are best. And I DO suggest using professional grade cleaning products specifically made for stone and tile like HMK R55 Intensive Cleaner.

These products can save you time and can also do a better job than home remedies. Some of the options mentioned can actually damage tile (particularly marble tile) like vinegar and baking soda.

Baking Soda is pH 9.0 and can harm polished marble. Vinegar (depending on dilution) can be as acidic as 3 on the pH scale and can etch marble, travertine, limestone and can also eat away at grout, particularly unsanded grouts that are cement based.

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You can use household products for cleaning grouts. Prepare a solution of water, baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice and mix it well. Sprinkle this solution on the grout lines and let it soak for some time. Then use old toothbrush to clean it up.
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if you have porcelain tile most cleaners are ok to use but if natural stone tile be sure not to use acidic cleaner , alkaline cleaners only on natural tile.
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Do not use acid or any hard chemical,by using this your tiles get clean quickly but it reduces the life and shine of your tiles. Baking soda is good option.
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Oxygen bleach, which is one of the newest and most effective cleaning solutions, is available at home improvement stores. Use a mop or rag to remove the solution, rinse the tiles with clean water, then repeat as needed until the grout is as clean as new. A bleach pen can be used as well, and is often the perfect size to fit between tiles.
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Cleaning grouts in tile floors are difficult task and you should have to use special brush known as grout brush. Don't go for pinch an old toothbrush to clean such kind of grouts.
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I wouldn't advice you to use acid for the purpose because it is very harsh for the floor because it burns the upper surface and ultimately, the dirt and all particles stick to it. I would suggest you to use one from the many cleaning agents available in the market.
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For some stains, simple household items like vinegar or baking soda can be effective cleaners. Use vinegar diluted with an equal amount of water, or make a paste of baking soda and a bit of water to clean the grout with. Spray or dab the cleaner onto a small length of grout and scrub with a stiff brush. Scrubbing in small circles rather than straight up and down will remove more debris from the grout. Rinse well with water and mop up and remaining moisture with a sponge or paper towels.
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No chemical route for grout. :-)
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as long as the grout is over a year old we vapor clean grout. whatever way you end up using remember once you get it clean , you should seal it

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Yes it is really a best way.
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Best way for Cleaning Grout in Tile Floors

Try with white distilled vinegar, it takes bacteria or any particles settled on grout which is porous lining of tiles, distilled vinegar has less chemicals so it doesn't cause any harm to tile structure.
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Hell Rosalind
I personal opinion is that Clean grout with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar safe for child & good for environment.

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