Caring For Tile Countertops and Grout

Spills have different effects on different types of tiles. This is where knowing your material comes in handy. For example, spills and contaminants are generally easier to clean than on other unglazed ceramic and porcelain surfaces. Your grazed tiles should be cleaned regularly with all purpose cleaner, low in VOC. It is a big time saver if the cleaner is also compatible with grout joint cleaning.

What To Clean With

Graniterra provides ceramic which is one of the more popular choices in homes, ceramic is a durable, economical, practical and it comes in a wide variety of designs and colors. That being said, there is still some maintenance that will help extend the life of your tile. The whole countertop should be scrubbed and cleaned with cleaning solution with a cotton mop, cloth, sponge, or a non-metallic brush. When finished with the cleaner, the entire area should be rinsed with clean water to remove the cleaner residue. Before you get to the cleaning make sure the countertop is wiped down from any type of debris. Your cleaners should never contain hazardous or polluting materials.

Sealers and Waxes

If you run into the instance of a topical sealer or floor wax from a ceramic tile you should use Tile Sealer & Adhesive remover. Always test a small area first. Apply an undiluted amount to the manageable area. Allow it to set without drying, until the coating softens. Wipe up the residue with a cotton towel or sponge. Rinse well with clean water and do not use on natural stone products.

Grout Maintenance

Tile Countertop Cleaning width=Grout needs to be cleaned on a regular basis to help remove surface build up. Routine grout cleaning can be done with a daily concentrated household or commercial cleaner. When the jog requires a little more work, you will want to get professional strength Tile & Grout cleaner that has the ability to remove grease, soap scum, body oil, mildew stains, algae, and synthetic or acrylic waxes from the grout joints.

Grout Color Restoration

When grout has been stained beyond return you can use a product such as grout stain. Grout Stains are epoxy based that are specifically designed to penetrate the grout and seal the surface with a permanent color. After the grout has been stained there is no other need to seal it. Before you stain the grout make sure the area is thoroughly cleaned.

Caring For Tile Countertops and Grout was last modified: November 22nd, 2016 by Graniterra