Grout and Tile Cleaning in Your Home | Bathrooms, Kitchens, Walls and Floors

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Complete Bathroom Tiles and Grout Cleaning Coloring and Sealing

Grout and tile cleaning by hand is hard work. It’s messy, uncomfortable, and impossible to get the deep-clean results that come with professional tile and grout cleaning.  This is because regular mopping will never reach the hidden dirt that lies deep within the pores of your grout lines. Grout is a porous material that collects dirt, grime, and spills, often discoloring the surface.

Have you ever wondered why the grout floors in your home don’t feel as fresh despite regular cleaning? Have you ever thought about those grout lines between your tiles?  Our homes often hold onto more than just memories. They also harbor tiny invaders of bacteria and mold, particularly in the tile grout.

Cleaning tiles and grout isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s a battle for hygiene. It’s like fighting an invisible war against these micro-organisms that can affect the overall health of our living space.

The Science Behind Tile and Grout Cleaning

Grime, mold, mildew, and bacteria lurk in your tile’s grout lines.  Your tiles may shine after a quick mop, but that doesn’t mean they’re clean. Tiles are porous materials, making them perfect hideouts for dirt and microbes. Over time and effort, this can result in a change of color or even health risks.

The magic of professional-grade grout cleaners lies in their ability to penetrate these pores deeply. We use specialized solutions to break down stubborn stains and kill harmful bacteria lurking beneath the surface.

Meanwhile, steam cleaning removes deep-seated dirt from grout lines without damaging your tiles. This method uses high-temperature steam and effectively sanitizes surfaces while breaking up tough soil deposits. So next time you look at your shiny floors, remember: there’s more than meets the eye.

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Before and After Cleaning Coloring and Sealing Bathroom Tiles

Grout and Tile Cleaning, Coloring, and Sealing Bathrooms, Kitchens, Walls and Floors

We have started the process of cleaning these bathroom tiles and grout.  Our team cleaned a small spot in the middle of the floor just to show how dirty the tiles were.  The Gappsi Method to Cleaning and Sealing tiles in kitchens and bathrooms:

  • Spray the area with chemicals to break down grease, grime, and dirt on the tiles and grout lines.
  • Clean the grout and tiles with hot dry steam.
  • Sanitize the toilet bowl with hot steam.
  • Sanitize the sink faucet and countertop with hot steam.
  • Steam clean bathroom or kitchen floor tiles.
  • Color bathroom or kitchen tile grout joints.
  • Buffing tiles to remove residue on grout color.
  • Vacuum dust off bathroom floor tiles after buffing.
  • Seal bathroom tiles and grout with clear protective sealer.
  • Wipe off extra sealer from tile surfaces.
  • Complete bathroom tiles and grout cleaning, coloring, and sealing.
Cleaning Grout and Tiles with Hot Dry Steam
Cleaning Grout and Tiles with Hot Dry Steam

We start the cleaning preparation process by applying the cleaner over the tiles and grout. The cleaner will soften any grease and dirt that has accumulated on the grout over the years.  This facilitates the removal of any grease and scum when steam is applied to the tiles and grout.


As we let the grout cleaner do its work while we sanitize all bathroom fixtures with dry steam, we clean every groove, gap, and fixture in the bathroom. The dry steam gets through every crack where dirt accumulates over the years.

Our team ensures to sanitize the area with a very hot dry steam. After cleaning and sanitizing all the fixtures we use steam to clean the entire tile area removing all the dirt and grease softened by the cleaner at a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Grout and Tile Cleaning

The steam alone would clean the tiles and grout but prepping the surface with a cleaner to facilitate the removal of the dirt and create a clean surface is better.  It opens all the pores in the grout for the color sealer to penetrate deeper.

This completes the steam cleaning process of the whole bathroom including the walls then finishing with the floor. The grout is ready to be sealed after we cleaned the bathroom.  Once complete we coloured the grout and sealed it too.   The colour and sealer combination will create a uniform grout coloring while sealing it and protecting it from absorbing dirt in the future.

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Cleaning-and-Sealing-Paving-Stones3After we let the color sealer absorb into the grout joints we wipe the excess that’s sitting on the tiles.  It dries for a minute or so and the process continues throughout the entire bathroom. Once all the joints are sealed, we let the grout dry.  We polish with a buffing machine and remove any dry residue that was left on the tiles during the grout cleaning process.

Buffing Bathroom Tiles to Remove Residue on Grout Color
Buffing Bathroom Tiles to Remove Residue on Grout Color

A final vacuum is completed to remove any dust that was created during the cleaning process.  For a final coating over all the grout and colored sealer, we apply an extra step of clear sealer.  This provides further protection for the tiles and grout of the bathroom walls and floor.  The clear sealer will not enhance or change the color of the grout or stones when it dries. We then wipe off any additional residue of sealer accumulated over the tiles. This also further spreads the sealer into the joints.

Cleaning and sealing grout is a many-step process when done correctly.  Does your grout need to be cleaned and restored?  If you need to restore the kitchen or bath grout, have discolored joints, or need sealing done on the bathroom or kitchen floor.  Give Gappsi a call today at 631-543-1177 or text us at 631-831-3177.

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