Tile & Grout
Ceramic Tile and Grout
Ceramic tile is one of the most abused and overlooked floor and wall surfaces in the home simply because of the care involved in cleaning it. No one is anxious to relive the terrible memories of scrubbing each tile and grout line for hours with a small brush and of using the irritating, hard, and unsafe chemicals. But nothing holds up better than a ceramic tile floor in high traffic areas. While the tile still looks great after a period of time, the grout that separates them takes on a look of it’s own. Most grout is sealed upon installation however with the strong floor cleaners used today, the sealer quickly dissolves and the grout begins to absorb dirt, grease and grime leaving dark dirty grout lines.
JNR specializes in grout cleaning. Our self-contained high pressure, high heat grout cleaning tool quickly dissolves dirt, grease and grime and leaves your floor looking new once again. We use only earth-safe products that won’t harm your family, your pets, or this world we share. Heating purified water to over 230 degrees, we then inject an oxygenated form of hydrogen peroxide under 800+ lbs of pressure utilizing very specific tools and attachments. The cleaning results speak for themselves. Whether your tile is in your kitchen, bathroom, or some other area of your home, those stubborn stains, embedded bacteria, and germs don’t stand a chance. Your tile and grout will look very much as it did the day it was installed.
After cleaning we recommend having the grout sealed and with the use of proper floor cleaning solutions your grout will stay clean and sealer intact for years to come.
At JNR we are dedicated to helping you keep your home healthy, clean, and always looking its best with our 8 Step Cleaning Process. The solution to difficult ceramic tile and grout cleaning is just a phone call away.
Marble is softer and more porous than most stone; it not only scratches easily, but also etches easily. Marble is sensitive to acids in many different food items (including citrus products, sodas, etc.) and the chelating agents in household cleaners.
Just like ceramic tile, natural stone is one of the most abused and overlooked floor and wall surfaces in the home simply because of the care involved in cleaning it. An etch mark in a polished marble or travertine floor can be a constant reminder that grandmother wasn’t always right about the merits of cleaning with a solution of vinegar and water.
The good news is JNR can make short work of this task with our 6 Step Cleaning Process. Whether you have natural stone in your kitchen, bathroom, or some other area of your home, those stubborn stains and etch marks don’t stand a chance. Your natural stone will look very much as it did the day it was installed.
We are dedicated to helping you keep your home healthy, clean, and always looking its best. The solution to difficult natural stone honing, polishing, cleaning and sealing is just a phone call away.
Trust JNR for all those difficult and unpopular projects. You really will be glad you did.
8 Step Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning Process
Technicians will make note of all challenging areas and set your expectations as well as come up with a solution for each area.
2. Area Preparation
We will prepare the areas surrounding the tile, making sure not to disturb any carpeted or hardwood floors. At this point all furniture that will be cleaned under is moved.
3. Dry Soil Removal
Our technicians thoroughly sweep and vacuum the entire area, maximizing the results we obtain. As in any cleaning process, dry soil removal is the most important.
4. Soil Suspension
We use the highest quality products. The cleaning agent sprayed over the entire surface of your tile is the most scientifically advanced tile cleaner on the market.
Complex and difficult areas are agitated manually with a brush and for really challenging heavy use areas a mechanical rotating brush is employed. The entire floor is then cleaned using a state of the art self-contained pressure cleaning system known as the SX-12 floor-cleaning tool.
A rinse solution is pumped through the machine during cleaning, sanitizing and balancing the pH of your floor.
The type of sealer and application varies on what surface it is being applied to. (If grout is in need of colorizing, this is done before the sealing process).
Technicians will initiate a walk through and go over results before leaving.
6 Step Natural Stone Cleaning Process
All Natural Stone cleaning and restoration as well as sealing jobs must be preceded by a thorough pre-inspection. Here we determine a customized care plan to meet your specific needs for your specific floor.
2. Area Preparation
Because your home is important to you it is important to us; we will take the necessary precautions to protect all areas surrounding your floors with 24” plastic sheets and blue tape.
Cleaning processes vary from floor to floor, many variables include make-up, maintenance, soiling conditions, traffic, use, etc… When cleaning any stone floor we use the most scientifically advanced cleaning products and the floor is then machine or hand scrubbed and brushed. Finally the new SX-12 floor-cleaning tool, connected to a truck-mounted hot water extraction system is used, achieving maximum soil removal and best overall cleaning results.
4. Diamond Grinding
Stone that is etched, scuffed and scratched can be restored only by the use of mechanical abrasives underneath a rotary machine. Diamond abrasives resurface/remove a slight amount of stone (just enough to get below the etch marks and scratches). All diamond grinding is performed with the use of water to contain dust. The surfacing procedures that follow will determine the desired surface sheen.
Stone is mechanically resurfaced using diamond abrasives and water to achieve a uniformly honed surface sheen. Filler within travertine stone that looks cloudy, splotchy or dirty becomes uniform with our finishing techniques. If desired, polished marble, granite, travertine or limestone can be mechanically honed to remove pre-existing surface polish.
Stone is mechanically finished to produce a high gloss shine. Very light etches, scuffs and scratches may be removed with the polishing process, but diamond grinding is needed if the stone surface has medium deep etches, scuffs and scratches.
For your next tile and grout cleaning please contact us for a free and affordable estimate.