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How To Clean Dirty Grout

Do you have stained grout in your home or business? Are you tired of looking up how to clean dirty grout online only to be left with blackened lines? Our team can help you. We are natural stone and dirty grout line experts. Our cleaning methods can completely restore your stained grout leaving you with fresh lines. There is no reason to live with dirty grout lines, call us today to schedule an appointment with our team.

What Are The Different Types of Grout?

  • Sanded grout. Made with cement, sanded grout has grit that you can see and feel when working with it. Tilers use sanded grout in larger joints (more than ⅛ inch wide and up to ⅝ inch or 1 inch, depending on the product). It is a solid choice for heavily trafficked floors, but it’s not the best choice for smooth, polished stone. Why? The grit might scratch these surfaces during grout application.
  • Unsanded grout. Unsanded grout is also made with cement, but it doesn’t contain grit. Tilers use unsanded grout for narrower joints, as small as 1/16 inch wide. This durable material is easier to work with and clean up than sanded grout, and it’s appropriate for both polished stones and vertical surfaces like shower walls. Unsanded grout feels stickier and looks a little smoother than sanded grout.
  • Epoxy grout. This type of grout holds up better to water stains and tends to be less vulnerable to shrinking or sagging than cement grouts. Epoxy grout will absorb up to 50 times less water than cement grout, and it’s stronger. It works well in harsh environments, such as on kitchen backsplashes and in shower surrounds. It is also easier to clean and more likely to return to its original color than cement grouts, which is a big plus if you’re tiling with white or another light grout color. Epoxy grout is also less prone to cracking. On the downside, however, it’s more expensive than cement grout and takes longer to apply.

Some types of grout are precolored and are as a result better able to resist stains and fading. There are also grout formulations that add polymers to provide helpful features such as moisture and mildew resistance. Finally, as you’re figuring out how best to clean your grout, it’s important to know whether the grout has been sealed, or possibly needs resealing. This might affect both how well the grout holds up and what solutions you can use to clean it.

We Restore Stained Grout Lines

When it comes to how to clean grout, you can only do so much on your own. Grout lines stain easily because they are below the level of your tiled surfaces, this makes it easy for dirt and grime to get stuck between tiles. Additionally, cleaning solutions and water may become trapped in these grout lines which can promote the growth of mold and mildew.

You can use a stiff brush and scrub the grout with a white vinegar solution, however, this takes a lot of time and can be back breaking work. When you work with Modern Stone Care you get a professional cleaning that leaves your grout looking like new. We have specialized grout brushes that are able to deeply clean the lines, removing all grime.

If you are ready to put down the spray bottle of lemon juice, warm water, and dish soap, or whatever other common household solution you have been told will do the trick, and get actual results, contact Modern Stone Care today.

Safe Stone Floor Cleaner

Modern Stone Care Stone & Tile Floor Cleaner is a neutral (ph 7) marble safe floor cleaner which is to be used for regular maintenance on any hard surface not harmed by water. It was originally made to protect calcite based stones, such as marble, limestone, & travertine, which are alkaline in nature due to the mineral content, from chemical etching. It’s no rinse, streak free properties make this cleaner ideal for any hard surface, as it does not leave a dulling film or residue. Special organic slats in its formula act as “moisturizers” thus preventing natural stone from “drying out.” It also contains optical brighteners to enhance the finish of the surface on which it is used.

If you have any questions or concerns about this cleaning product contact us today. Our customer service representatives will be happy to go over the ingredients and instructions when using this natural stone safe cleaner.

Natural Stone Cleaning In Houston TX

At Modern Stone Care, our team of highly knowledgeable technicians specialize in the restoration, cleaning, polishing, and sealing of all-natural stone surfaces. This includes flooring, countertops, outdoor pool coping, and more. We work hard to ensure your natural stone maintains its beautiful and vibrant appearance for as long as possible. When it comes to the care of your delicate natural stone surfaces, leave it to the professionals at Modern Stone Care. We work in Houston and surrounding areas to offer the best stone care in the city.


Modern Stone Care
970 Bunker Hill Rd
Houston, TX 77024
(832) 814–2041
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