Ceramic tile is one of the most abused and overlooked floor and wall surfaces in the home simply because of the care involved in cleaning it. No one is anxious to relive the terrible memories of scrubbing each tile and grout line for hours with a small brush and of using those irritating, harsh, and unsafe chemicals. Most of us would rather rearrange our sock drawer.
The good news is Akrosteam Carpet Cleaning can make short work of this task. Whether your tile is in your kitchen, bathroom, or some other area of your home, those stubborn stains, embedded bacteria, and germs don’t stand a chance. Your tile and grout will look very much as it did the day it was installed.
At Akrosteam Carpet Cleaning we are dedicated to helping you keep your home healthy, clean, and always looking its best. The solution to difficult ceramic tile and grout cleaning is just a phone call away.
Trust Akrosteam Carpet Cleaning for all those difficult and unpopular projects. You really will be glad you did.
General cleaners not specifically formulated for natural stone or tile are never recommended. These can breakdown the sealer, thereby removing its protective properties and making the stone and tile grout susceptible to stains. Worse yet, many cleaning products, including those that contain lemon, vinegar, bleach or ammonia can etch away the polish, discolor the surface, or even scratch your stone. Many cleaners have what is called a chelating agent in them. This agent breaks down and dissolves minerals in hard water. Since all stone is made up of minerals, these types of cleaners will dissolve and cause streaks over prolonged use. Akrosteam Carpet Cleaning offers the complete line of StoneTech Professional™ Products.
Ceramic Tile & Grout
Ceramic tile and grout is man-made clay fired material. Glazed ceramic tile does not normally require any protective treatment. It is the glaze itself that gives the tile its excellent protection and resistance to the absorption of dirt. Many of the new ceramic tiles in today's market are manufactured to look like real stone. Akrosteam Carpet Cleaning offers tile and grout cleaning and sealing. For best results, have your ceramic tile and grout sealed and use a neutral stone cleaner such as StoneTech Professional™ Stone and Tile Cleaner available through Akrosteam Carpet Cleaning.
Quarry Tile & Pavers Brick
Quarry tiles are an unglazed ceramic material. They are particularly well suited for exterior paving due to their low absorption and resistance to freezing. This type of floor is one of the most durable on the market today. For best results, have your quarry tile & pavers brick sealed and use a neutral stone cleaner like StoneTech Professional™ Stone and Tile Cleaner available through Akrosteam Carpet Cleaning.
Terracotta Tile or Saltillo Tile
Terracotta tile or Saltillo tile is one of the oldest ceramic materials made by man. This type of tile is created by mixing clay and water, leaving it to dry naturally and then baking it in a kiln. Saltillo tile has particular characteristics that demand special treatment. Akrosteam Carpet Cleaning offers cleaning, stripping, sealing, and various finishes for this type of floor. For best results, have your terracotta tile or saltillo sealed and use a neutral stone cleaner such as StoneTech Professional™ Stone and Tile Cleaner available through Akrosteam Carpet Cleaning.
Ceramic Tile & Grout Cleaning Process
Technicians will make note of all challenging areas and set your expectations as well as come up with a solution for each area.
We will prepare the areas surrounding the tile, making sure not to disturb any carpeted or hardwood floors. At this point all furniture that will be cleaned under is moved.
Dry soil removal:
Our technicians thoroughly sweep and vacuum the entire area, maximizing the results we obtain. As in any cleaning process, dry soil removal is the most important
We use the highest quality products. The cleaning agent sprayed over the entire surface of your tile is the most scientifically advanced tile cleaner on the market.
Complex and difficult areas are agitated manually with a brush and for really challenging heavy use areas, a mechanical rotating brush is employed. The entire floor is then cleaned using a state of the art self-contained pressure cleaning system known as the SX-12 floor cleaning tool.
A rinse solution is used to balance the pH of your floor.
The type of sealer and application varies on what surface it is being applied to.
Technicians will initiate a walk through and go over results before leaving.