Cleaning Tile and Grout

How to Clean Tile & Grout

While tile is beautiful, durable, and typically easy to clean, grout can be another story. Its porous nature and location tend to make it a bit more of a challenge to maintain. Check out these handy tips to make cleaning tile & grout a bit less painful!

Mild Soap and Warm Water

Mild soap and warm water will always be your best friends when it comes to spots and spills on tile and grout. It’s not always necessary to pluck a cleaning product off the shelf for the care of your hard surfaces, as these products can cause build-up and start to deteriorate the surface and grout lines around it. Soap and water make for gentle and effective cleaning agents, and best of all, they’re affordable. This is one of the easiest ways to clean your tile & grout.

Avoid Added Shine

Don’t use products that say that they’ll add shine to your surfaces. These products contain wax-like substances, and the wax will build up over time on your surface, giving it a dark and dingy appearance. The wax would need to be completely stripped away in order to restore your surface to its natural, beautiful appearance.

Everyday Care for Tile & Grout

How to clean tile & grout on a regular basis between professional cleanings:

  • Once a week: Sweep your floors regularly to remove loose dirt.
  • Always: Use doormats outside each entrance to your home or business so that sand, grit, oil, asphalt, and driveway sealant won’t make a mess of your floor.
  • Regularly: Wipe down your countertops with mild soap and water to prevent build-up.
  • Promptly: Wipe up any spills on your hard surfaces to prevent stains or scratches.
  • Occasionally: Mop your floors with a neutral cleaner. Make sure your cleaner is mild and that you don’t use any more than the recommended amount, as it may leave a dull film on your surface.


About Woodard Cleaning & Restoration

Woodard Cleaning & Restoration was founded in 1946 by Earl and Nancy Woodard. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Woodard services the greater metro area (Illinois, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, St. Louis County, and many more). Woodard is proud to serve as the preferred provider for cleaning & restoration services. Our cleaning services include carpet, hard surface, furniture, and rug cleaning for both residential and commercial properties. We also provide water, fire, board-up, storm, and smoke restoration services for residential and commercial clients. For information or questions submit a form online or call us at 314-227-3932.

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Updated on 4/30/2020