When the grout gets stained and dirty (as it eventually does over time), your first reaction might be to try and scrub it clean. But you should hold off on doing this. Scrubbing the floor grout can actually cause scratches and damage to the beautiful finish on your bathroom and kitchen flooring. Fortunately, there’s an effective and safer solution to get out those pesky grout stains than using a brush and elbow grease. Learn how to clean floor grout without scrubbing with this quick guide below.
Why Scrubbing Your Floors Is A Big Mistake
Stains and grime on the grout can make your floors look filthy. You might be tempted to give the grout a good scrubbing, but beware – the tough bristles on the brush will usually end up removing much more than the gunk in your grout. It can also take off the sealant that protects your floor. If you’re not careful, you can also scratch the flooring materials, leaving you with a bigger problem to deal with. Hand scrubbing is also very labour intensive and can cause injury. Many of the chemicals you’ll need to scrub the floor also are highly toxic and can cause adverse health effects. It’s better to opt for a method that’s easy on the body and your flooring.
How To Clean Floor Grout Without Scrubbing
Even using store-bought cleaning products, like alkaline cleaners that claim to be safer, contain harsh ingredients that could still stain and scratch the flooring finish. The best way to clean floor grout without scrubbing is to use commercial-grade cleaning products that professional refinishers use or to seal your grout when all else fails.
The Best Floor Cleaning Products
There are numerous commercial-grade cleaning products out there, but there’s one that has been specially designed to remove tough grout and refinish your flooring at the same time – PolyCare. PolyCare is the number one choice among professional floor installers and refinishers because it doesn’t contain any harsh solvents or soaps, and yet it cleans effectively, leaving a beautiful streak-free shine behind. To get rid of the built-up floor grout, all you need to do is spray it on, let it set and then wipe it off. PolyCare will tackle the worst of the worst, leaving your floors looking as good as the day they were installed.
Sealing The Grout
When the grout is too far gone, and even commercial cleaning products won’t help, then it’s time to reseal the grout again. Sealing will also stop any mold and mildew from growing on it as well. We have to warn you, though, grout sealing is an intensive project. It also can make your flooring look worse if it’s done poorly or incorrectly. When it’s time to reseal, contact a professional who can help save you time and money, and of course, ensure it’s done to perfection.
Solutions When Your Scrubbing Has Ruined The Flooring
Has scrubbing ruined the flooring grout in certain areas? If so, you don’t need to replace the entire floor surface. Our team at Rome Flooring can replace floorboards and match them with new, fresh materials. We can also assist you with removing any difficult grout or sealing it up for you to restore the natural beauty of your hardwood or laminate flooring.
When you need floor maintenance solutions, Rome Flooring is the team to call. We offer restorative and refinishing services that will repair and revitalize your flooring surfaces. You can also purchase PolyCare products directly from our business in Nepean.