After tile is installed, the next step is grouting the gaps between tiles. This task is less time-consuming and labor intensive than installing tile, but it’s even more important than making sure all your fashion impression tiles are straight and look nice. Doing a proper grout job will ensure that the floor under the floor tile stays safe from moisture. You will still be working on your knees for an extended period of time, so it’s not a job to take lightly.
Rent or purchase a steam cleaner. Steam cleaners can effectively clean and sanitize all types of cement tiles and grouts as there are no chemicals involved. Visit your local home improvement store to find a machine to rent or buy. Make sure that the steam cleaner you acquire has the proper attachments for cleaning grout: Steam hose, Small brush attachment
Even after mopping, wood marble tile floors with dirty grout will still look messy. Fortunately, you can easily clean grout using simple household products so your tiles look brand new again. Follow the manufacturer’s directions to assemble and fill the steam cleaner. Read the directions carefully to avoid damaging the equipment. Fill the reservoir with clean water to the fill line according to the manual’s instructions. Do not add chemicals or soaps to the steam cleaner water reservoir.
Turn the steam cleaner on and allow it to heat up. The steam cleaner’s instruction manual will advise you on how long to wait after turning on the machine before cleaning. Move the cleaning brush back and forth over the grout. Start at one side of the room and work your way towards the other end of the room. The steam will lift the dirt and grime from the grout and also kill any mildew that may be present.
Use a towel or mop to wipe up the excess moisture after cleaning. Be careful as the floor may be slippery after the steam condenses into water. NOTE: Steam cleaning will remove all grout sealant, so only use a steam cleaner if your grout is unsealed or if the sealant is old and you are ready to remove it.