Tile Cleaning in Manhattan Beach: Why Grout Matters

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We’ve been doing tile cleaning in Manhattan Beach for quite a while now.  With that said, we know too well the importance of your grout.  How important is grout?  We’re glad you asked…

Tile Cleaning and The Importance of Grout

You probably know what grout is.  It’s that sandy, rough-feeling stuff that’s between your tiles.  But what you may not know is that grout isn’t just between your tiles, it is also just underneath the tile edges as well.  Grout is a cushion of sorts.  It helps to protect your tile from getting damaged. That’s why when you’re calling a tile cleaning service  you want to make sure that they can clean and protect your grout as well.

Grout is extremely porous.  This is both good and bad.  It’s bad in that if you spill any sort of liquid on untreated grout, it will most likely leave a nasty stain behind.  It’s good because if you get a tile cleaning service in they can seal your grout which will protect both your tile and your grout at the same time.  This is one service that a professional tile cleaning service can do as well as clean your tile.  Some tiles are more prone than others to damage and are harder to clean.  Travertine tile for example can be actually eaten up by anything acidic.  When you are doing tile cleaning on your own, there are some simple steps you can take.

Here’s a Video About Tile Cleaning:

As you see, tile cleaning may not be as easy as you might think. That’s one reason you may want to think about calling in a service such as ours. White tile can be tough to clean.

Final Thoughts About Cleaning Tile

Be careful what you use on your tile.  Some harsh chemical can eat away at the glaze on porcelain tile, and that includes stuff like bleach.  If you spill anything on  your tile, make sure you clean it up immediately.  The tile will largely be impervious to damage but unless you have sealed your grout, you could end up staining it.  Be careful with wet mopping any unsealed tile as even tap water can potentially stain or even damage your grout.

Bottom line, take care of your tile and your grout.  Make sure that you call in a professional if you don’t know what you’re doing.  When in doubt, call a professional tile cleaning service in Manhattan Beach, California or where ever you call home.


Morris Cleaning & Restoration
1007 N.Sepulveda Blvd. #1204
Manhattan Beach, CA 90267
(310) 545-8750
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