Tile and Grout

Tile and Grout Cleaning Columbus OH

Did you know?

Grout is a porous material and soap scum, mold and bacteria can get a real hold on your grout. Even if you clean the surface mold, chances are it will return quickly.

Why?

Because the mold is not only on the surface, it is rooted into the pores of the grout. Cleaning it off the surface is equivalent to cutting your grass. The top is gone but the roots are still there and will grow again.


The True Clean System

We not only clean the surface, we sanitize the tile and grout with up to 230 degrees of heat. This kills the bacteria and mold that reside on the surface and in the grout joints. Our extraction process also helps to lift away the contaminants along with the dirty water and carries it into our truck mounted holding tank. Once the surface and grout are clean, we can then seal the clean sanitized grout preventing water and bacteria from entering it entirely. This keeps your grout looking new longer and also makes cleaning a snap.


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Tile and grout cleaning

Our truck mounted equipment was designed specifically to clean hard surfaces and it provides sufficient heat and pressure to properly do the job. Our unit can provide both high heat (up to 200 degrees) and contained high pressure (up to 3000psi) simultaneously. Therefore, not only cleaning but also sanitizing the tile and the grout. In addition, our technicians are trained to identify the surface correctly and clean your surface without causing damage.

Clear sealing grout and stone

After your surface is cleaned it’s a good idea to also seal the grout on porcelain and ceramic and also seal many natural stone tiles. We can conduct a test to determine if your stone should be sealed and we’ll be happy to explain just how we make that determination. Clear sealing grout provides you with more time to clean up the spill before it becomes a stain. The sealer fills the microscopic pores of the grout so that the spill can’t actually enter the grout pores. It’s a little like trying to add more water to a full glass. You can splash it on the surface but it doesn’t go beneath because it’s already full.

Color sealing – grout staining and sealing

Color sealing your grout goes a step beyond clear sealing. It not only protects the pores of the grout it leaves a new topical coating on top so that the grout is impervious to surface stains. Colorsealing also makes your grout look new again. Years of staining and using the wrong cleaning products can leave your grout splotchy and ugly even after it’s cleaned. Once the pigmentation is gone from the grout it cannot be cleaned back to its original appearance. By adding the topical coating on top of the grout in any color you choose, the surface is renewed to a like new appearance. The results can be dramatic. Why replace your grout and endure the dusty mess when you can have new looking grout in one day?

Grout repair

We can also do minor grout repair and replacement on your surfaces. Sometimes small amounts of grout will break out or crack leaving unsightly spots on your floors or walls. We can remove the damaged grout and replace it with new grout then colorseal the entire surface for a perfect match.

Topical coatings removal and application

Many surfaces have topical coatings applied that need maintenance and replacement. Penetrating sealers are designed to penetrate into the stone or grout while topical coatings are designed to be applied to the surface of the tile. While we certainly don’t recommend this for ceramic and porcelain tile, there are a variety of other surfaces that benefit from this process. We can remove old coatings and reapply new ones or simply return your tile to its natural state. Just ask us how this service could benefit your surfaces.

VCT Stripping and Waxing

VCT (Vinyl Composition Tile) is a specific type of floor tile. During installation 2-4 coats of wax are applied to act as a sacrificial layer. Over time, dirt can become ground into the wax, and the wax can wear away. If your VCT floor looks dingy or dull, we can strip off all of the old wax, and apply a new wax coating, leaving you with a floor that looks new again. We also offer an annual maintenance program, providing you with intermediate scrubbing and top coating, so your floor always looks truly clean.