In contrast to the area covered by the tiles in your shower, the grout is just a small part of its overall design; nevertheless, stained and damaged tiling can considerably interfere with the overall look of your shower and the rest of your bathroom. Although strong enough to hold your tiles in place, grout is a fragile material that can quickly become worn away or discoloured without the appropriate care.
Follow this guide to keep your grout looking terrific
- Never ever utilise cleaners that consist of bleach or ammonia. A mild all-purpose cleaner or shower spray is the safest option for restroom cleaning.
When you scrub, be mindful.
If you scrub too vigorously when trying to clean grout, you can rapidly cause damage.Never ever utilise steel wool, metal scrubbers or other harsh abrasives to clean. To deal with stains, attempt a pumice stone covered in fabric or plastic sandwich wrap.
Keep your grout clean.
Built-up dirt and mould on grout can deteriorate the product with time. Attempt to clean your tiles on a daily basis while your shower is still damp. Make it a habit to wipe down the tiles prior to your towel off at the end of your shower. This will likewise make cleaning simpler and less time consuming and remove the need for energetic scrubbing.
Reseal your grout.
When your tile was set up, your professional likely used a sealant to help safeguard it from water damage and microorganisms. With time, the sealant can become worn away, leaving the grout susceptible. You can determine whether or not your tiling requires to be resealed with an easy water test. Start with dry grout and drip a few drops of water onto it. If the water becomes quickly absorbed, the seal needs changing.
Choose an area on the grout that is unnoticeable, such as at the bottom of the shower. If it is soft enough that the tool slips in easily, it’s time to think about having it changed. Letting soft grout linger in the bathroom can lead to issues with combined and pricey tile damage.
Usage floor mats.
Place absorbent floor mats outside of the shower and tub and in front of your sink if you have a tile floor in the bathroom. This provides a layer of security from wetness damage.
If you make these small checks regularly and clean often, you’ll find your bathroom not only looks great, but the grout will end up lasting longer. If it is stained, damaged or soft, The Brisbane Plumbers can change it and get your bathroom looking lovely again. Contact us today for an assessment and estimate.