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Is Steam Cleaning Safe for My Tile?

Updated: May 4, 2022

Have you ever stared at your grout lines and hoped they'd clean themselves?

Steam cleaning tile is the best option for deep cleaning. Ceramic tile on the floor and the walls gather a sticky residue thats left behind when using traditional floor cleaners.

What is Steam Cleaning for Tile?

Professional steam cleaning tile means cleaning with above 200-degrees Fahrenheit. This blasts out dirt from the small cracks and crevices that regular mops leave behind.

At Mr. Steam Carpet Cleaning we only use 99% green cleaning solutions to clean and disinfects without the use of harsh chemicals that can sometimes damage ceramic tile or grout and pollute the air in your home.

Calling us to come out also protects your skin from those same harsh chemicals you might have in the closet. We have steam cleaned tile in Hillsboro, Oregon and surrounding areas since 2008.

Why does Grout Get So Dirty

When you have tile installed, there is grout forced between the tiles to fill the gaps. It also helps to stabilize the tile. Depending on the size of your tile and design, the grout lines can be really skinny, or over .25” thick.

Tile itself is usually smooth and pretty easy to clean. Tile grout however, being at a lower level than the tile and containing sand, naturally attracts all sorts of debris. In tubs and showers, this gunk is mostly old hardened soap scum, mineral scale from hard water, and the general grime from being in a moist environment.

When we look at tile flooring it’s different. The grout debris is mainly embedded dirt or built-up residue of the cleaners you use.

Over time the gunk works itself down into the pores of the grout. This makes it progressively more difficult to remove with your normal cleaning.

Why should I pay to have tile cleaned?

Unless you are brand new to having tile, you know that cleaning tile floors by hand is hard work. It’s uncomfortable.

If you’ve scrubbed like crazy with a stiff-bristled brush, using stinky cleansers or store bought machines, you may have gotten results you weren’t happy with. It can be messy. And it’s impossible to get the deep-clean results that come with professional tile and grout cleaning.

But Why? Regular mopping just can’t reach the hidden dirt that lies deep within the pores of your grout lines. Grout is a porous (absorbs easily) material so it collects dirt, grime and spills, often discoloring the surface.

Professional Steam cleaning is more effective because we start by scrubbing each and every grout line with a wire brush and eco-friendly cleaning solution that leaves no residue. We then use steamy hot water and high powered suction. Say good-bye to sticky floors and disappointing results.

Your back and knees will thank you as you fall in love with your tile all over again.

Who do I call for Steam Cleaning Tile?

Mr. Steam Carpet Cleaning is the best choice in the Portland Metro area for steam cleaning your tile and grout. You get a real person answering the phone to schedule your cleaning. A down to earth technician who makes you feel at ease. You'll never have to worry about harsh smells or chemicals being used.

If you are in Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tigard, West Linn, Wilsonville or Lake Oswego, call today for your FREE estimate or to schedule your tile and grout steam cleaning. You won't be sorry you did!

Do you offer a discount?

We offer all services including tile & grout cleaning, couch and carpet cleaning to military families and seniors at a 10% discount. Please see our current specials for other seasonal offerings.


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