Regular hand mopping just doesn’t reach the stubborn dirt that lies deep in the pores of your grout lines, and mopping can cause a build-up of soapy residue but our very high-pressure cleaning process gets to the bottom of the pores and extracts dirt and residue renewing the look of the room.
Want to know more about tile, read our tile and grout FAQ.
Why should I have my floor cleaned?
Just like carpet, dirt builds up over time dulling your tile’s appearance and discoloring your grout. A thorough, professional tile & grout cleaning is the only way to remove the deep-down dirt.
How often should I have my floor cleaned?
As with carpet, many factors must be considered when determining the frequency of cleaning. Foot traffic, children, pets, and routine floor maintenance will affect how often you need to have your tile & grout cleaned.
How long will it take to have my tile floor cleaned?
For an average size room (up to 300 square feet), it typically takes 30–60 minutes to clean the tile & grout. This can vary based on a number of factors including the size of the tile, amount of soil in the grout lines, and room configuration. If you choose to have sealant added, it doesn’t add much more time.
Why should I have my grout lines sealed?
Grout is a porous material that absorbs soil and spills, just like carpet. Having a sealant applied will help create a protective barrier, giving you more time to clean up dirt and liquid spills before they soak into the grout. The type of sealant you choose will determine the degree of stain resistance. We use Stonetech Heavy Duty Sealer which offers Maximum protection in the home.
How long do I have to stay off the floor after sealant has been applied?
We recommend that you wait 30 minutes before walking on the floor to allow the sealant to dry or if you must walk on the floor, avoid the grout lines where the sealer was applied. It will take 24 hours for the sealant to cure completely, so we suggest that you avoid any liquid coming in contact with the sealant during that time.
Do I have to use a special floor cleaner if I have the sealant applied?
To preserve the life of the sealant, we recommend that you use a neutral PH cleaner on your floor. Rinsing after mopping will also help keep your floors looking their best. You will want to avoid bleach and other harsh chemical cleaners as these can wear away at the sealant and cause it to break down prematurely. You can Google Neutral PH tile and grout cleaner and there will be lots of choices and flavors to choose from. We recommend avoiding “No Rinse” neutral cleaners as they can lead to a residue build up.