Red Flex Scrub cleaning grouted tile floors
UV light on a floor split down the middle. One side was cleaned with traditional pads and the other with bristled floor pads.

HOW TO CLEAN GROUTED TILE

Grouted tile is a popular choice for floors because it is durable and easy to maintain and can withstand heavy foot traffic. However, over time, the grout can become dirty and discolored, which can make the entire surface look unsightly, not to mention the germs and bacteria that form and live between the tiles in the grout lines. Fortunately, with a few simple steps, you can restore the clean, fresh appearance of your grouted tile.

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There are several types of floor machines that can be paired with Malish brushes or bristled floor pads to effectively clean grouted tile in an industrial setting.

Orbital MachineOrbital machines, also known as orbital scrubbers, use a cleaning head that oscillates back and forth, and can be used with our Sonic Scrub™ to scrub the surface of the tile. These machines are particularly effective at removing tough dirt and stains and are ideal for use on grouted tile.

 

 

 

Swing Machine

Swing machines, also known as swing buffers or single disc floor machines, use a rotary brush or pad driver with a Flex Scrub® bristled floor pad to scrub the surface of the tile. These machines are great for maintaining hard flooring, like grouted tile to help remove dirt and stains.

 

 

 

Walk-behind auto scrubbers are designed to be pushed by an operator and are great for cleaning long hallways. They use rotating brushes or pad drivers with Flex Scrub® brislted pads to scrub the surface of the tile. These machines are ideal for cleaning small to medium-sized areas or areas with tight corners and turns.

 

 

 

Ride On Auto ScrubberRide-on auto scrubbers are the largest and most powerful type of floor scrubber. These machines are designed to be ridden by an operator and are ideal for cleaning very large areas or for use in warehouses and other industrial facilities.

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Our line of rotary grit brushes, natural fiber scrubbing brushes, Flex Scrub® and Sonic Scrub® bristled pads, all work great with any machines that require a round rotary brush or rectangular bristled pad. Our brushes and bristled floor pads agitate the chemicals maximizing the performance of the chemicals and delivering a deeper level of clean. If you have questions, one of our sales or customer service reps would be happy to assist.

To properly clean grouted tile, it is important to use a cleaning solution that is strong enough to remove tough dirt and stains, yet safe for use on the grout and surrounding tiles. There are a variety of commercial products available that are specifically designed for cleaning grout in industrial settings. Note, always follow manufacturer instructions when using any cleaning solutions.

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Before beginning the cleaning process, be sure to clear the area of any debris and protect any nearby equipment. Then, using your existing floor machine along with a Malish brush or bristled floor pad, begin scrubbing the floor with the cleaning solution. Note, if the grout is particularly dirty, you may need to let the cleaning solution sit on the surface for a few minutes before scrubbing to allow it to penetrate and loosen the dirt.

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Once you have scrubbed all of the grout lines, wipe an area of the surface clean. If the grout is still not as clean as desired, you can repeat the process or try using a stronger cleaning solution. Just be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use protective gear, such as gloves and goggles, when handling industrial cleaning chemicals.

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To maintain the cleanliness of the grouted tile in your facility, it is important to establish a regular cleaning schedule and use the appropriate cleaning products and equipment. By following these simple steps, you can keep your grouted tile looking clean and well-maintained, ensuring a safe and professional appearance for your business.

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Brushes & Bristled Floor Pads Mentioned Above

Red Flex Scrub®

Red Flex Scrub™

Blue Flex Scrub®

Blue Flex Scrub™

Green Flex Scrub®

Green Flex Scrub™

Black Flex Scrub®

Black Flex Scrub™

Mal-Grit Lite™

Mal-Grit Lite™

Clean-Grit™

Clean-Grit™

Mal-Grit Scrub™

Mal-Grit Scrub™

Mal-Grit™

Mal-Grit™

Mal-Grit Xtra™

Mal-Grit Xtra™

Red Sonic Scrub™

Red Sonic Scrub

Blue Sonic Scrub™

Blue Sonic Scrub

Green Sonic Scrub™

Green Sonic Scrub

Black Sonic Scrub™

Black Sonic Scrub

Nylon Tuff Block® Showerfeed

Nylon Tuff Block Showerfeed System

Polypropylene Tuff Block® Showerfeed

Polypropylene Tuff Block Showerfeed System

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