We specialize in all your residential and commercial tile and grout cleaning needs
People choose to use tile for many areas of their homes or business. Today’s tile is very versatile, and there are many options from which to choose. Tile styles and materials run the gamut from ceramic to natural stone and even vinyl planks that are designed to look like wood. Other types of tile are used on bathroom walls, in shower stalls, or for kitchen backsplashes. The kind of tile that a home or business owner chooses must be able to withstand the abuse it will take, depending on how and where it is used. When a tile installer installs tiles, they must use a type of grout that is designed for the material from which the tiles are made.
Tile Types, Materials, and Uses
Most tiles fall into two broad classifications: ceramic and stone. There are two groups within the ceramic classification. Tiles belonging to that group are divided into two sub-groups: porcelain and non-porcelain. Porcelain tiles are less absorbent, so they are better in bathrooms and kitchens.
Natural Stone Tiles
Natural stone tiles are made from different combinations of geological materials, and the way they react to different conditions and chemical reactions within the earth. Slate, marble, limestone, and granite are the most common natural stone sources for tile. Marble comes from limestone, and travertine is a type of marble.
There are many types of grout, and each type of grout serves a different purpose. Grout is a necessary part of any tile installation. Grout comes in two forms: cement-based or epoxy. Cement-based grouts are made with cement and water. It can also have added sand. Cement-based grouts are more water-absorbent. Epoxy grout consists of epoxy resins and a hardener. It is very easy to clean, non-absorbent, and stain and mildew-resistant.
Reasons to Have Tile and Grout Professionally Cleaned
Your tile and grout endure a lot of wear and tear and abuse. Whether the tile is in your kitchen, bathroom, or on your floors, over time, dirt and grime build-up, and no matter how hard you scrub, you can’t get rid of deeply embedded dirt, or remove the dingy film that’s coating your tiles. Houston Carpet Cleaning tile and grout cleaning service will deep clean your tile and grout, bringing back the shine and luster that’s as close to new as possible.
The Tile Cleaning and Grout Cleaning Process
We start with an inspection. We look for any problems so we can make sure that every stain is thoroughly removed. We need to know whether the tiles are stone or ceramic. We use a special cleaning solution for your type of tile and grout. We have special high-pressure equipment that sprays hot water onto your tile and grout to loosen dirt and embedded debris. Then we use a vacuum to suck the water and debris up and to make sure there is no remaining moisture on or under the tiles.
After we finish the cleaning portion of our maintenance, we apply a grout sealing agent to give your tile more resistance to stains and moisture. Don’t wait to Contact Houston Carpet Cleaning to find out more about our tile and grout cleaning service.