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Tile and Grout Care Tips

Do's
Vacuum your floor frequently to remove loose dirt and dust. Apply Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner liberally to your tile and grout and let soak for 5 minutes... then mop as usual. Where soil is more concentrated or has accumulated, use cleaner undiluted. IMPORTANT: always dry with a towel or terry cloth to remove dirty water/cleaner residue that settles down into the concave grout lines. Otherwise, once the liquid residue evaporates, dirt will be left behind. Shower stalls and tub enclosures should be well-ventilated. Stagnant water breeds stain-causing mildew as well as other fungi. All vertical and horizontal joints/corners should be caulked with mildew-resistant caulk.
Dont's
We do not recommend using soap-based cleaners on tiles. They leave a sticky film, dull the surface, and promote dirt buildup. You should not use acid or ammonia-based cleaners because it could affect the color of the grout. Acid-based cleaners can cause etching and dull polished marble tiles. Do not use a vinegar and water mixture because vinegar is an acid. Do not use steel wool or other abrasives on tile or stone. These can scratch and dull the surface.
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Always Dry Your Surfaces to Remove Dirt Residues
Always Dry Your Surfaces to Remove Dirt Residues
Abrassive and Acidic Cleaners Can Damage Tile and Grout
Abrassive and Acidic Cleaners Can Damage Tile and Grout
Soapy Cleaners Promote Dirt Build-Up
Soapy Cleaners Promote Dirt Build-Up
Damaged Caulking Can Lead to Costly Repairs
Damaged Caulking Can Lead to Costly Repairs
Keep a Watchful Eye
Settling and other everyday stresses in the building frame of your home may eventually cause tiles and grout joints to crack, split, or even become crushed. Cracks in wet areas (kitchen backsplashes, tub and shower joints) eventually lead to water damage. Water seeps under the tile and begins to rot the supporting wall or sub-floor. In extreme cases, a total tear-out and replacement is necessary. We often find that we need to re-caulk these areas to help keep your grout and tile properly sealed. Don't wait until it's too late and avoid expensive remodeling. Inspect your joints regularly and be on the lookout for mold and mildew.
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