If you are having a Christmas party, you want your home to be clean for your guests. One thing that may need your attention is your tile flooring. If your tile flooring is not looking clean this can make your entire kitchen look dirty. One important factor to pay attention to with tile flooring is the grout as it can become dirty very easily. Below are some tips on how to get your grout clean and sparkling.
Clean the Grout
Grout is an important part of your tile flooring as it prevents moisture from getting down into the flooring and prevents tiles from cracking. If the grout on your tile flooring is dirty this can make the entire floor look dirty. The first thing you should do is sweep the flooring to remove all dust and dirt. Purchase a cleaner that is made for cleaning tile grout, or you can make your own. If you want to do this, mix hot water and dish soap in a large bowl until it is soapy. Dip a towel into the cleaning solution and apply it to the grout. Let it sit for about five minutes and use a clean, dry towel or sponge mop to wipe the area, and let your floor dry.
If your grout is still dirty you can mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda and dish soap. Use about a half cup of baking soda and add enough hydrogen peroxide and dish soap to make a paste. Put the paste on the grout and let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes. After this, use a scrub brush to scrub the grout and then wipe the grout clean.
Hire a Grout Cleaning Service
If your grout is still dirty it is time to bring in the professionals. There are grout cleaning companies that have equipment and cleaning solutions they can use to get your grout completely clean and looking brand new again. They will first sweep the floor and then inspect it. They want to be sure there is no damaged grout before they start. If there is damage, they will take care of this before they get started. They then use their cleaners to scrub the grout to get it clean. Wipe the grout every week or so to keep it clean. This is especially true after your guests leave because you will have a lot of foot traffic on your flooring.
If your tiles are very dirty and you cannot get them clean, the company you hire to clean your grout for you can also clean your tile flooring while they are at your home.