Tile is one of the most popular types of flooring in commercial properties, office buildings, and homes. It is often prized for being durable, easy to maintain, and long-lasting, while also looking great. Tile is also very versatile. It can be used in entryways, stone patios, hallways, kitchens, and bathrooms, just to name a few. When you consider its long-lasting durability and esthetics, tile is almost always a worthwhile investment in any space in a home, office, or commercial property.
Though stone tile typically relies on the grout to form a seam with the surrounding tiles and walls. Most grout is porous, which makes it prone to trapping dust, dirt, spills, and other things that can cause unsightly stains. Compounding this problem is the fact that most of the cleaning products and equipment available to consumers at the retail level simply aren’t up to the task of removing deeply set-in grout stains.
As time passes dirt and grime can gradually start to build up in the porous surfaces of your stone, tile, and grout flooring. Even though routine sweeping and mopping with regular household cleaners help keep excessive build-up from worsening, they still can’t deliver the deep tile and grout cleaning your floors truly need.
Professional Cleaning & Restoration for Stone Tile Grout Floors
The solution is professional stone, tile, and grout cleaning from an industry-leading company like Building Services Inc. Our professional tile and grout cleaning process not only extricates stains but also helps to protect and preserve your investment in your stone tile floor in the long term. Having your grout professionally cleaned will also go a long way toward maintaining the healthfulness of your home.
A lot of homeowners and property managers worry whether the products and processes used are unhealthier than the dirt and grime they’re removing. Though you don’t need to worry about any of that with Building Services cleaning your grout. All of the ingredients we use in our primary stone, tile, and grout cleaning process are safe and approved for home and office use.
An In-Depth Look at Our Tile & Grout Cleaning Process
The Building Service tile and grout cleaning process has been honed to reduce dirt and grime while making all of your stone tile surfaces sparkle. Our process penetrates deep inside porous surfaces to eliminate grime and seal out dirt.
Our highly trained and experienced cleaning technicians use specialized, commercial-grade cleaning solutions as well as powerful deep-cleaning extraction equipment to blast away and remove the dirt and build-up. This helps to extend the life of your stone and tile surfaces, while also making your floors cleaner and healthier for everyone.
Building Services professional tile cleaners are specially trained and certified. They have years of experience tackling even the most stubbornly stained stone tile floors and grout. We always take our time to complete our thorough stone, tile, and grout cleaning process.
Preparing the Tile Floor for Professional Cleaning
Building Services technicians start by performing a careful pretest to determine the safest, highest quality outcome for your specific types of stone, tile, or grout surfaces. The pretest is especially important for floors with potentially acid-sensitive surfaces. This includes:
Building Services expert technicians also provide additional inspection and tape off the area to protect adjacent surfaces. We then perform dry soil removal, which clears away surface dust, grime, and dirt for better access to areas of build-up. This plays a significant role in maximizing the deep-cleaning results.
Our professional tile cleaners also perform a variety of quality checks throughout the process. Should one of them notice results are uneven or do not meet expectations, our technicians will perform a repeat cleaning to make sure that the uneven area meets our highest standards.
After the stone tile and grout cleaning, you will have the option of having a sealant applied. This is a great money-saving step that essentially creates a barrier to prevent grime out and allows for easy maintenance.
How Long After Deep Cleaning Can I Use My Tile Floor?
Building services stone, tile, and grout cleaning services will leave your tiled surfaces clean, protected, and ready to use after only a few hours. Most business owners will schedule the cleaning at the end of a standard business day to ensure that floors have time to properly dry. They will then be ready for normal use the next morning.
How Long Does Grout Sealant Take To Dry?
Grout sealant is quick and easy to apply. It will generally dry within 18 to 24 hours. Though it can take up to 72 hours to fully cure and 100% protect the underlying grout lines. A lot of business owners will schedule a grout sealant right after a deep cleaning on a Friday afternoon. The building can then stay empty all weekend to let the sealant fully dry and cure to be ready for normal foot traffic on Monday morning.
How Long Does Grout Sealant Last Before Needing To Be Reapplied?
The sealers used by Building Services are designed to protect grout lines from absorbing stains, including mildew, bacteria, and more. The sealant layer typically lasts up to 2 years on the areas of your tile that don’t see a high volume of foot traffic. It is a great idea for bathrooms in commercial buildings and public settings that can be prone to bacterial buildup.
Do Stone Tiles Need To Be Sealed?
Certain types of stone tile will benefit from professional sealing. Not only does this help improve the sheen, but it can also help close off the pores of the stone surface. This further reduces the risk of stains saturating the stone tile. If necessary, our technicians can strip old sealants, dust, and debris as part of the cleaning process. We can then seal the stone tile at the same time that we seal the grout. The drying and curing time for both is roughly the same.