Most commercial buildings have a cleaning company or janitorial staff that maintains their restrooms. But sometimes the tile and grout are dirty beyond what your regular service can handle.
There are several options to consider when renovating/cleaning tile and grout. You need to consider the condition of the grout and the degree of dirt build up in the grout line. If there is missing or cracked grout or tiles, you should consider an overall re-grout. The advantage to this, is in addition to improving the stability of the floor you will remove all the dirt and bacteria buildup in the grout and start with a fresh new grout and a brand new looking floor. However if the tile and grout is in good condition, you have two options. You can either have the tile and grout cleaned and sealed, or cleaned and color sealed. Either way we use our high pressure, hot water method of cleaning. This method does a very effective job of cleaning out dirt build up, but in some cases the grout has discolored over time and no matter how hard we try it won’t come back to it’s original color. This is when we would recommend color sealing.
After we clean the grout we seal the lines with a tinted sealer as opposed to the clear sealer we would normally use. Color sealing is also an option if you just want to change the color of the grout lines. In commercial spaces a darker color is usually recommended. Gray or taupe are good colors, rather than the white or tan.
Recently we were contacted by a client that was renovating eight restrooms in their corporate offices. In addition to replacing the vanities and painting the wall partitions they hired us to restore the floor. The results are truly amazing! We recommend bi-annual cleaning with our high pressure hot water system to keep floors looking their best. We can also set up monthly maintenance programs for building with higher traffic.