Tile and Grout Cleaning Equipment

  • Beginner

Tile and grout cleaning equipment combined with the right cleaning products can be an effective defense to stop your beautiful bathroom from developing nasty stains and mold buildups that form around your tiles. Mold and fungi can grow between tiles and spread rapidly. The good news is that tile and grout cleaning equipment is widely available and easy to use. Here are some suggestions of equipment you can use to make these stains a thing of the past:

Grout Brush

A grout brush is the first tool you should consider for tackling stains. Grout brushes are cheap and can be bought in a variety of lengths and sizes. This means that mold or bacterias can be treated effectively and there should be a brush available to reach every conceivable corner and angle of tiling. Grout brushes have hard and stubborn bristles which allow for effective cleaning. Use a reasonable amount of pressure when using a grout brush and even the most stubborn stains can be effectively removed.

Surface Buffers

Surface buffers are industrial-quality pieces of equipment that you can either buy or rent. Buffers work by polishing over a large surface area in an orbital motion. Fine bristles rotate on a large pad and scrape away small stains as well as clean the overall surface of a tiled area. The drawback of surface buffers is that they are relatively expensive. However, cheaper single hand-held versions can be purchased which are designed solely for cleaning bathrooms and these should be used in conjunction with a good quality buffing compound.

High-Powered Sprays

High-powered sprays work by running a powerful jet of water over a small target area. The power of the water will sometimes be enough to break away tile stains and dirt in the grout. Users simply need to fix a high-powered spray unit to the end of a garden hose and start attacking the affected areas. The disadvantage of high-powered spray units is that the purchase price of household models can sometimes run into hundreds of dollars. Also, the surplus of water created can lead to water pooling if care is not taken.

Steam Cleaners

Steam cleaners often look exactly the same as vacuum cleaners. This makes them very easy to use and simple to store. Steam cleaners work by causing stubborn areas of dirt and grout around tiles to loosen and break away. Steam cleaners are favored because they work very gently and there is very little risk of damage to a tiled wall or floor during use.

Cleaning Agents

Routine maintenance can be performed by using tile and grout cleaning agents. The simple way to do this is to mix the cleaning agent with some hot water every time you go to mop down a tiled area. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions when adding cleaning agents to water or any other substance.


Tiles sealers should be applied after other tile and grout cleaning products and equipment have been used to rid tiling of stains. This extra coating will create a protective layer and prevent dirt and bacteria from forming in the cracks and grout around tiles in the future.