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First, What is Grout?
Grout is a construction material used to seal the joints between tiles. Sanded grout (grout made with silica sand) is the type of grout most commonly used in conjunction with ceramic, porcelain and natural stone floor tiles. While silica sand makes sanded grout incredibly durable, it unfortunately also gives grout a rough texture and absorbent characteristics.
Why You Need the Experts at Grout Genie:
Ever wonder why your grout and other hard surfaces such as finished wood, laminates, vinyl or linoleum flooring seems to get dirtier after you mop them up?
Ironically, the more you clean your floor tiles with traditional methods the dirtier your grout will become, and here’s why:
Cleaning your tiled floor with a mop and bucket or a floor cleaning device, such as a Swiffer WetJet, uses liquid (water or a cleaning solution) to loosen the dirt so it can be mopped up or collected with an absorbent pad. However, this method creates a sludge which is invariably pushed into the grout joints. When the liquid in this sludge evaporates, nearly all the dirt is left behind—captured by the coarse and absorbent nature of the grout.