How Often Should You Clean Your Tile and Grout?

How Often Should You Clean Your Tile and Grout?

Tiled floors not only enhance the beauty of your home but are also strong and durable. Still, they need regular cleaning to maintain their spotless appearance for longer.

So, along with mopping and vacuuming 2-3 times a week, you need to get your tile and grout cleaned at least 1-2 times a year. But this frequency can change depending on factors like your tile and grout type, foot traffic, and others.

In this blog, we will discuss all these factors one by one to help you figure out a tile and grout cleaning frequency suited to your lifestyle and cleaning needs.

Factors that Affect the Frequency of Tile and Grout Cleaning

⇒ Type of Tiles

The type of tile in your flooring greatly impacts the cleaning frequency of the floor. It’s because different tiles have different resilience to dirt and dust and need unique cleaning methods.

Some tiled flooring, like porcelain, requires less cleaning as they are more durable and less porous than ceramic tiles. Similarly, high gloss and non-slip tiles have varying porosity levels that affect their cleaning requirements. So, if you plan to deep clean tile and grout yourself, you need to know the floor type.

⇒ Foot Traffic

The amount of foot traffic your home experiences affects the overall cleaning frequency, and the areas that receive heavy foot traffic, like hallways and kitchens, will require more attention.

Additionally, bathrooms and entryways also get used frequently. So increasing the number of times you get your tiles cleaned will protect them from wear and tear, maintaining their shine.

⇒ Grout Color

Light-colored grout gets dirty much faster than its darker counterparts. Chances of discoloration and fading also increase without proper care and attention. So, if you have lighter-colored grouts, you may need to get it cleaned more often.

⇒ Lifestyle

Another factor that affects the tile and grout cleaning frequency is your lifestyle. By that, we mean the number of people in your home, kids, pets, and sensitivity to allergies.

  • The higher the number of people in your home, the more traffic on your floor.
  • Kids and pets love to play around on the floor, which can lead to many types of damage.
  • Grouts can accumulate allergens, bacteria, and mold, which can be a huge health risk to people with allergies.

Due to these lifestyle reasons, you will need to get your tiled floors cleaned more often.

⇒ Stains

The level and severity of stains on your tile and grout are the deciding factors in getting tile and grout cleaned. That’s because stains can accumulate inside your grout, making the entire floor look discolored. So, the floors that experience frequent stains will need deep cleaning more often to protect their appearance and shine.

⇒ Time Since Last Cleaning

If your floor looks visibly clean, it doesn’t mean there isn’t a need for deep cleaning. Dirt, grime, stains, and allergens can stay hidden in the grout for a long time before making themselves known.

So, if it has been more than a year since you called the pros, it’s time to call the experts from Call My Carpet Cleaner. They have the best equipment and supplies to clean your tiled floors thoroughly, restoring their beauty and shine.

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