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Tile Care & Maintenance

Routine Ceramic Tile Care

Wipe glazed wall tiles periodically using a cloth or sponge dampened with a non oil-based household cleaner.

Vacuum glazed floor tiles regularly to remove dirt and other gritty particles, 
then damp mop or sponge with an all-purpose, non oil-based cleaner.

Remember, do not use ammonia or vinegar, 
they will discolor grout.

Clean unglazed wall and floor tiles in a similar manner using a solution of water and soapless detergent instead of an all-purpose cleaner.

Do's and Don'ts

* Do not use cleansers containing acid or bleach 
for routine maintenance. 

* Do not use wax cleaners, oil-based detergents 
or sealants to maintain your tile 
(sealants may be used on grout joints and natural stone).

* Do not use ammonia or vinegar (they will discolor grout)

* Do not use harsh cleaning aids like steel wool pads 
or scouring pads containing metal.

* Do not use a cleaning agent that contains color 
on unglazed ceramic tile or natural stone.

* Do test scouring powders on a small area first 
(not recommended for natural stone).

* Do use a sealer on grout joints. 

* Do have any damaged or broken tiles removed and 
replaced only by a qualified contractor. 



Grout Maintenance:
Neither sealing the grout nor using a 100% Epoxy Grout will guarantee against surface build-up or discoloration of the grout. Grout needs to be cleaned on a periodic basis to remove any surface build-up. Routine grout cleaning can be done with a daily concentrated household or commercial cleaner depending on the application. When heavy duty grout cleaning is required, give us a call. We use commercial products that are capable of removing grease, soap scum, body oil, mildew stains, algae, and synthetic or acrylic waxes from the grout joints.  Sometimes even these products will not penetrate and remove the stains. Grout Restoration is another option to give your tile and grout a makeover.
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Got Ugly Grout??

Grout Color Restoration:
When grout has been stained to the point that it cannot be maintained or returned to its natural color, give us a call.  We can return the grout back to its original color or any other color through a grout coloring process. 
Prior to coloring, we thoroughly clean the grout joint to remove any dirt, oils, grease or sealers.
Grout Colors are epoxy-based products that are specifically designed to penetrate into the grout and seal the surface with a permanent color. 
before after
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Ceramic Tile Repair:
Removing and replacing cracked or loose tile.


Re-Grouting: Removing cracked or dirty grout and re-applying new grout.


Grout Coloring: Existing grout that is in good condition can be re-colored to bring back the original color of the stain. Or introduce a new color to change the look of your tiled area.

For more info on Tile & Grout Repair: www.uglygrout.com


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Brent Golden
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