With the increase in use of tiles and natural stone by both architects and the general public in recent years cleanliness has become rather problematic. General off the shelf cleaners and a mop may appear to be working when the surface is new but eventually the dirt and soil begins to build up, tiles start to look bland, grout lines loose their colour and can start to turn black.
On running your finger along a grout line it will probably feel greasy, this is due to constant mopping or conventional cleaning which tends to loosen the dirt, move it around and then deposit it in the grout lines. Until now there has been no real solution, people have either accepted the surface can’t be cleaned totally and put up with it or in extreme cases rip out the tiles and replace them.
The technology and equipment used is completely new to the market and has been developed in conjunction with a range of cleaning products that further enhance the efficiency of our system. Using a combination of heat, water pressure, detergents and vacuum the surface can be thoroughly and deeply cleaned and sanitised with all debris being removed rather than moved around and then deposited again
Once the surface has been thoroughly cleaned it can then be treated to help prevent the build up of contamination again. Grout lines can either be clear sealed or colour sealed. Clear sealing involves applying a colourless protective treatment, this is not a coating that sits on the surface but an impregnation that not only seals, but allows the grout to breath as well. It is recommended that all natural materials are clear sealed, limestone, sandstone, travertine and slate to name but a few. The clear seal helps prevent contamination from spillages of tea, coffee, wine, beer etc, it also prevents the build up of algae, moss and verdigree when used outside.