Tips For Cleaning Your Tile Cleaning Brushes
One way to keep the grout clean and looking new is to use tile cleaning brushes. You can buy them or you can rent them at some stores. They come in different sizes and shapes for your convenience. The shape of the brush is made to fit the grout lines. The bristles on the cleaning brush are made from natural fibers so they are gentle on the grout but will get the dirt on the grout lines. The natural fibers will not wear down or lose their effectiveness over time as some synthetic fibers will.
One type of cleaning brushes you can get for cleaning your grout is a tile brush set. They come with a long handle that is easy to use and will clean the entire tile floor. The tile cleaning brushes are made of rubber so they will not scratch or damage the grout. The handle of the tile brushes is wide so you can use it to pick up small pieces of tile and spread them out evenly on the grout.
Tile cleaning brushes come in a wide variety of styles and colors. You can choose a wooden or plastic brush to help you clean your grout. Plastic and wooden cleaning brushes are great for cleaning the grout between your tiles. Wooden brushes will work better on wooden tiled floors than on ceramic or marble tiles. If you have an all marble floor, it would be best to invest in a good tile brush set.
A tile brush set can come with different sized sponge and brush heads. If you only need to clean the grout lines between your tiles then you will only need a small brush head. This will get the job done effectively. On the other hand, if you need to clean the entire floor then you should buy a bigger and more powerful brush. It is recommended that you clean the grout in two even passes with the larger brush.
When using a tile cleaning brush you should always start at one end of the floor and sweep over the grout lines starting with the perimeter then going to the center. You may need to add a couple of minutes in between passes as the grout gets very dirty. Always wipe the mop between your tile grout lines with a damp cloth then use the damp cloth to rinse the grout off. Never use a wet mop as this will cause the grout to soak and become very dirty. Another option would be to use a shop vac with a rotating brush.
Start at one end of the tile and brush slowly over the grout lines using the large tooth brush head. Be careful not to push too hard as you could damage the grout. If you see any white marks try to scrub the tile lightly with a scrubbing pad. After you finish your cleaning session, use a dry mop or paper towel to wipe the area as thoroughly as possible. Repeat the process until there is no more white showing on the grout lines.
If you find that your tile brush bristles are worn out, replace them with a new one. There are many types of brushes available for cleaning tile. Some are made from synthetic fibers, while others are made from natural fibers such as cotton. Each type of brush acts differently when cleaning grout. Try different brands and find out which one works the best.
For high traffic areas you should consider getting a steam kit. Steam is great at breaking up dirt and grime quickly. The steam also helps loosen dirt that has been stuck in the grout lines. Use a high-quality brush head and some good water and you'll have clean grout that's ready to apply to new tiles.