Over time, the seams between tiles darken, mold appears, and make the kitchen or bathroom look unsightly. We tell you how to clean the tile joints step by step and the products you should use
Dirt accumulates in tile joints , whether on kitchen or bathroom floors or walls , and turns black over time. Dirt, dust and mold are the culprits that these rooms do not look clean as we would like. It is advisable to clean frequently to avoid that there is no going back but you have already seen that it is possible to recover the joints.
IF YOU WANT TO REDUCE THE BLEACH, AMMONIA OR VINEGAR BEFORE APPLYING, DO IT 50% WITH HOT WATER. POUR THE MIXTURE INTO A SPRAY BOTTLE TO APPLY IT DIRECTLY TO THE JOINT. CLEANING WILL BE MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE FOR YOU
Of course, the option of reapplying the grout (the layer that is applied between tiles when they are installed), that is to say renovating it, is the most effective although the most cumbersome. But if you think it is the option, we will tell you how to do it step by step.
STEP 1. Gently scrape off the old grout. It must be done gently so as not to damage the tile.
STEP 2. Clean well.
STEP 3. Prepare grout according to manufacturer’s directions.
STEP 4. Apply the product on the joints with a spatula.
STEP 5. Use a damp sponge to remove grout from tile surface.
STEP 6. Use a sealant or grout protector to help protect the joints from moisture. They will last in good condition and white longer.