Steam cleaning is probably the easiest way you can clean grout and tile. It not only disinfects the surface, but it helps to get rid of tough stains as well.
When you use a steam cleaner, it only takes a fraction of the time than it would otherwise take for you to clean your tile grout. In addition, since you're using pressurized steam, you don't have to use cleaning chemicals and can penetrate much deeper.
The best attachment you can use on a grout steam cleaner is the one that also has a brush for scrubbing the grout clean. As soon as you have your grout completely clean, the next thing to so is to seal your grout with a grout sealer. Learning how to seal grout is not that difficult. Essentially you can seal grout in three easy steps.
The first step is to make sure that your grout and tile is thoroughly cleaned, and also that it has had a chance to dry out. Once your grout is dry, it will be a lot more easy for you to apply the grout sealer.
The next step when you are sealing grout is to apply it. The fastest way to do this is with a rolling brush applicator. You can also build a bottle brush applicator, or you can even use a grout painting brush to apply the sealant. A lot of times, a sealer will also fit in a color to help change the existing color of your grout. A lot of times, people will change the color of their grout to a darker color so that it can hide stains easier.
The last step to seal grout is to make sure that you apply plenty of grout sealer. Often times, people do not apply enough grout sealant. You want to keep on applying the grout sealer until they can no longer be absorbed into the grout. If the grout sealer can no longer be absorbed, then neither can the dirt and grime that will surely follow.
Make sure that you use a good quality grout sealer that gets good reviews, this way you will ensure that the grout sealer last for at least 6 to8 months until you can apply another coat of sealant.
Whether or not you use a steam cleaner to clean your grout, there are several specific grout cleaning steps that you should follow to do the job right.