Tile and Grout Cleaning
Tile floors need to be maintained to remove the dirt and grime build up in the grout joints and also on the tile surface (particularly textured tiles).
Tiles are often overlooked during regular cleaning and neglected tiles can become dirty, dusty and mouldy, which then creates a breeding ground for bacteria.
A professional clean will give you peace of mind knowing you have eliminated any potential health risks.
An intensive clean by our experienced team will also transform your tiled spaces, leaving your floors and walls sparkling. No matter how hard you mop and scrub, no bathroom looks pristine if the grout is stained and dirty.
Another added benefit of having your tiles and grout professionally cleaned is that maintaining them will be much more manageable in the future.
Our tile and grout cleaning services are carried out by fully trained and accredited professionals and are available to both commercial and residential customers.
Our high-pressure cleaning system targets hard to reach grime and is more efficient than traditional methods such as mopping and scrubbing, which can be time-consuming, ineffective and frustrating.
Which rooms can be cleaned?
Whether the floor or wall tiles are ceramic or stone, you will benefit from our intensive cleaning methods. We can clean any tiled area on your property, from bathrooms, toilets and laundries to kitchens, living areas, outdoor patios and paved driveways.
1. Technicians will first inspect the tiled area and determine the type of tile surface and grout
used and if any coatings have been previously applied to the tile or grout.
2. A cleaning agent is then applied to the surface and agitated using a high-pressure,
steam rotary tool with dual rotating jets.
3. Surface is rinsed using a high-pressure hot water cleaning and extraction machine.
4. Surface is dried with air movers and towels allowing the area to be used immediately after.
No matter the age of your tiles and grout, the team at Kols Cleaning can restore them.
Tile and Grout Sealing
Sealing of grout and porous tiles (such as terracotta, marble, polished porcelain, granite, travertine, limestone and sandstone etc.) is necessary to protect them from premature decay and contamination.
Even old tiles and grout can be cleaned and resealed to give them back a new lease on life!
Sealing your porous tiles and grout provides reaction time to deal with spills. An unsealed floor can stain immediately, whereas a sealed floor is stain-resistant with a reaction time of up to 4-5 hours.
Kols Cleaning strongly recommends that any newly laid porous tiles be sealed immediately
so the area gains the full benefit of the protection.
Tiling is an expensive exercise, so why not protect your investment.
A penetrating sealer sits just below the surface of the tile and prevents spills from penetrating and, hence staining the tile. It will not prevent acid-based spills (e.g. red wine, vinegar, urine, fruit juice etc) from etching and burning the surface of the tile, creating a dull or frosty appearance. Spills of this nature should be cleaned immediately to prevent permanent damage to the tile surface.
What Products does Kols Cleaning use?
Kols Cleaning only uses premium sealers from leading industry suppliers and the technician who carries out your sealing will be able to offer maintenance advice specific to your tiled area.
As a general rule, we recommend the use of a mild cleaner (such as Spirit Neutral Cleaner) at least weekly, to maintain your tiled floors. Tiles with a textured surface may benefit from the use of a doodlebug rather than a mop for a more effective clean.
Avoid the use of harsh chemicals that will decrease the life expectancy of the sealers. Also, when mopping, make sure to change your water frequently, thereby limiting the spread of dirty water around your floors.