When it comes to making an impact on your home, having tiles and grout that have their original colour, are free from soap scum and don’t have a dullness about them can really help.
Unfortunately, over time it becomes increasingly hard to keep your tiles and grout in the same condition as they were when first purchased. There can be several things you can do to help maintain the longevity and appearance of these surfaces, but if left for too long, it can be hard to turn them around.
How to look after your tiles and grout?
General cleaning performed at home is usually a good way to stay on top of slowing down the rate at which your tiles and grout begin to lose their newish look.
What you may find is that when going about tile and grout cleaning on your own, initially it seems as though everything is going ok and then you’ll eventually notice a turn for the worse. This is due to a few reasons such as:
- Stubborn soap scum being built up on the tiles
- A loss of the lustrous shine in the tiles
- Grout becoming discoloured
- Mould/bacteria forming in the grout
What’s the ideal way to look after tiles and grout?
For most homes, we generally recommend professional tile and grout clean once or twice a year. In between this, the more regularly you stay on top of cleaning them yourself, the better.
Professional tile and grout cleaning is particularly useful when it comes to restoring the natural shine back to your tiles, removing baked on soap scum as well as working through any discolouration occurring within the grout.
Can I clean tiles and grout myself?
The short answer is yes, you most certainly can! However, as mentioned above, to do a really good job, you’ll find that this will become increasingly harder to do given that a lot of elbow grease and time will be required. In addition to this, you’ll likely end up using strong cleaning chemicals which can be harmful to pets and small children.