Tile Cleaning

Tile maintenance cleans consist of cleaning methods that are specific to the type of tile and not only upkeep the appearance of the tile but help protect flooring that undertakes commercial traffic on a daily basis. We service ceramic tiles, vinyl composite tiles, and natural stones.
Tile restorative cleans are offered to customers looking to rejuvenate old flooring that has an excessive amount of build up covering the surface of the tiles. These cleans are typically paired with refinishes such as wax or honing to achieve the like-new look the tile once had.
No matter how much you would want your industrial and commercial flooring to look spectacularly clean and lustrous year after years, it is extremely difficult without enlisting the help of a professional floor maintenance company like Summit Cleaning & Restoration. Over the course of time, tiles and grout gradually lost their sleekness and shine. Even regularly mopping them regularly does not achieve the desired results for the dirt is embedded so deep inside that restoration is not attainable unless professional cleaning service is hired.

FAQ’s about Tile and Grout Cleaning

Years of grease buildup and foot traffic can mask the current condition of the grout lines. After we clean your tile, cracks, missing grout or staining in the grout lines may now be more apparent. Most stains in grout are permanent and we recommend sealing your grout lines to prevent future staining (especially after it is first installed). Our cleaning process does not damage grout or tile. We cannot guarantee that all stains will come out of grout, as grout lines act like a sponge and can absorb many liquids, leading to permanent staining. Epoxy grout does not absorb liquids.
Natural stone, such as marble, can be cleaned with the same process as ceramic tile. However, it will need to be polished using a burnisher with diamond pads. We have differing levels of marble pads that will produce varying levels of shine. Cleaning natural stone is a multi step process and we are happy to consult you on the proper and best ways to clean and polish your tile to your standards, and provide a cost on the restoration of your natural stone.
Because of the nature of a pool environment, calcium build up accumulates on pool tile, especially in low areas that consistently collect water. The term used to describe this is “efflorescence”:

Minor Efflorescence

Depending on the severity of mineral build up on the tile surface, a regular quarterly or semi annual cleaning of the tile with a mild acid based cleaner will remove the white mineral deposits.

Severe Cases of Efflorescence

In some cases, the mineral buildup has gotten so severe that it becomes hardened and browned on the surface of the tile. This type of efflorescence is very difficult to remove and requires much stronger acid applications to remove the buildup on the surface. A restorative and intensive cleaning process can be used and we can provide a cost to you on restoring your pool tile.

Maintaining Your Pool Tile in Between Visits

Any method of dry mopping remaining water and a routine hosing down of the pool tile will help reduce the settling of mineral deposits. Have your pool tile cleaned regularly by a trained professional at minimum twice per year, ideally once per quarter.
  • Kitchens or bar areas- semi annually
  • Lobby tile- annually
  • Bathroom tile- quarterly
  • Pool tile- semi annually