During my years of professional grout cleaning, tile cleaning and grout sealing services in Tampa, FL, I’ve heard and addressed all my clients concerns and questions about grout cleaning. Now, Grout Rhino decided to add together all the most Frequently Asked Questions about Grout Cleaning to this blog post with the answers to help you when searching about grout cleaning online.
Why should I have my tile & grout professionally cleaned?
Just like carpet, dirt, oils, & soil build 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 tile and grout 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. Most of our clients usually professionally clean their hard surface flooring every 2-5 years.
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 typically takes 2–3 hours to complete the entire process.
Why should I seal my grout?
Grout is a porous material that absorbs soil and spills. 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 we use will give you a much greater degree of stain resistance.
Sealing should be done both when a tile surface is new and every few years thereafter. Sealing grout does not prevent grout from getting dirty, so it is recommended that a regular cleaning schedule be followed.
Can I change the color of my grout?
Grout Rhino’s ColorSeal color seal services allows you to match or change the color of your grout, without removing out your existing grout!
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. 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.
How much does it cost to have my grout cleaned and color sealed?
Pricing is a function of total square feet, size and type of tile. We’ll come to your home and give you a free written estimate.