Get Expert Grout Cleaning in Jacksonville Today, Without Spending a Fortune!
Much of the maintenance that Jacksonville homeowners face can be done without the help of professionals, but grout cleaning can be a particularly challenging task. For the best results, call on experts with the knowledge to use the right techniques, tools and products on each type of grout in your home.
At Fabric & Tile Masters, we have the specialists with the experience and equipment to restore your tile and grout to its original appearance.
Professional Grout Cleaning – Restores Old Tile to Look New Again
Different types of grout require specific cleaning approaches. There are basically two kinds of grout: epoxy and cement-based. Epoxy is mainly used for commercial applications, while cement-based grout is most often used in homes, and is either sanded or non-sanded.
Sanded grout is most commonly used for joints more than one-eighth of an inch wide. It’s generally more durable and prone to fewer problems than non-sanded grout and can almost always be returned to a like-new condition.
Non-sanded grout, often used with natural stone tiles, on walls and when the thinnest possible joint is desired, is subject to permanent staining. Wall-grade, non-sanded grout may have particulates such as sand, clay or feldspar ground into it, and may need to be completely removed and reapplied in order to restore it.
Understanding the nature of each type of grout is essential to selecting the proper approach to renewing its appearance. Fabric & Tile Masters residential and commercial clients rely on our experience to recommend the grout restoration solution that’s right for their tile and grout cleaning needs.
Fabric & Tile Master’s 5 Step Grout Cleaning Process
What You Can Expect from Fabric & Tile Masters—Our Grout Cleaning Process
The condition of your grout can vary from being lightly soiled to having heavily embedded soils, stains and oils. In some extreme cases, it’s impossible to tell by looking what the original grout color was. Additionally, different types of grout need different types of grout cleaning techniques.
That’s why we carefully assess the condition of your tile and grout before deciding the best grout cleaning options.
The chief enemy of grout is dried oily residue. Regardless of the sealer that may have been used, stains from spilled or dripped oil can be permanent and are one of the main reasons that professional grout cleaning services should be brought in. Other sources of grout problems are usually due to a combination of factors, such as mineral deposits from the hard water we often find in Jacksonville and the buildup of alkaline cleaning products.
To remove the oils, dirt, minerals and other soils that accumulate over time, our experts use specially formulated alkaline or acid cleaners according to the nature of the soil, which dictates the pH of the chemical that’s best suited for cleaning your grout.
After we’ve thoroughly cleaned your grout, the application of a sealer is nearly always necessary. Care must be taken not to apply the sealer to certain types of tile, since some surfaces, such as ceramic tile, are non-porous and the sealer can lead to rapid resoiling. We use a water-based sealer on grout rather than solvent-based, which can attract soil to the tile surface. On natural stone tiles, we apply the sealer to the entire tile because it is porous and can absorb the sealer.
Need Professional Grout Cleaning? Contact the Jacksonville Grout Cleaning Experts
While other companies provide grout cleaning services in the Jacksonville area, none have the methods, experience, equipment and supplies that Fabric & Tile Masters’ professionals bring to the job.
We’ll gladly provide references from the satisfied homeowners, interior designers and tile distributors and retailers who depend on our highly trained service professionals to clean and restore grout.
Grout Cleaning FAQs
Why should I have my grout cleaned?
Because grout is a porous material, dirt penetrates the grout and builds up over time which causes discoloration. Professionally cleaning your grout can improve the appearance of the room, making dingy, dark floors appear bright and vibrant. Grout cleaning by professionals is the only way to remove deep-down dirt and make your grout lines look like new again.
My grout is really stained. Do I need all new tile and grout?
At Fabric & Tile Masters, our cleaning services use heat and effective cleansers to blast away years of staining without harming your tile or grout. Before ripping up your tile, contact us for professional grout cleaning services. You may be surprised to find what’s hiding underneath the years of dirt and grime.
Is grout cleaning expensive?
When you compare it to the cost of replacing your tile, professional grout cleaning is far cheaper. Contact Fabric & Tile Masters for a free grout cleaning estimate today.
Why does grout need to be sealed?
Grout is a porous material that easily absorbs dirt and spills. Sealing your tiles and grout creates a protective barrier which gives you more time to clean up a mess before it soaks into the grout.
How often should grout be cleaned?
A cleaning schedule can depend on the location, foot traffic, and if you have children or pets. Sealant and regular maintenance of your tile and grout will help keep your floors and showers clean longer. Avoid cleaning tile and grout with acidic agents which can compromise the sealant. For regular tile and grout cleaning, use warm water and a neutral pH cleaning agent such as dish soap.
Grout is missing from some of my tiles. Can you fix that too?
Absolutely. While we’re there cleaning, we’ll replace any cracked or missing grout to protect your property from water damage or broken, loose tile.
How long does it take to have my tiles and grout cleaned and sealed?
An average size room up to 250 square feet can typically take 45-90 minutes to professionally clean the tile and grout. Actual time can vary based on the amount of soil in the grout lines, tile size, and how the room is configured. When sealant is applied, the whole process can take 2-3 hours.
When can I use my tile and grout after the sealant is applied?
We recommend waiting 2-3 hours before walking on tile floors. However, it may take 24 hours for the sealant to completely cure. Shower or tub areas should not be used until the next day. During the curing process, it’s a good idea to keep liquid from coming in contact with the sealant.
How long do sealants typically last?
Most sealers have a life expectancy of 3-5 years with proper maintenance.
Do I need to do anything before a technician arrives for a scheduled service?
It’s helpful to pick up items on the floor such as plants, rugs, and trash cans. Sweep or vacuum the tiled areas to be clean of debris.
Get rid of dirty, stained tile and grout without expensive replacement. Call Fabric & Tile Masters for professional grout cleaning to restore old tiles so they look new again. Get in touch today for a free consultation at (904) 221-9550 or request a free quote online.