Professional Tile Cleaning Will Restore Your Facility’s Appearance

City Wide Facility Solutions
Published on March 24, 2022

It can be frustrating to look at your facility’s tile and grout and see stains. Maybe your janitorial team does the best they can mopping and vacuuming, but sometimes that simply isn’t enough. Regardless of the reason, your floor says something about your business. If clients, employees, and tenants see the tiles in your facility are dirty, they may draw conclusions about your business that you don’t want to represent.

Many businesses are getting rid of carpet in favor of tile because tile is easier to clean. But tile does require a professional touch to keep it looking its best. Professional tile cleaning will restore your facility’s appearance and benefit your overall reputation. 

Mopping tile isn’t enough

Most facilities clean their tile floors with a mop and bucket. This method takes care of the day-to-day dirt and debris that accumulates during a normal business day. It is especially effective in high traffic areas. But regular mopping deposits dirt in the grout which can accumulate over time. This is also true for facilities that feature textured tile flooring. 

Summer rains and winter weather makes this problem worse in many facilities. Employees track mud and rock salt into your building and then your janitorial team goes to work vacuuming and mopping it up. But the mopping deposits some of the mud and salt into the grout and it gets trapped. 

The solution to this problem is working with City Wide Facility Solutions to schedule professional tile cleaning whenever your tile and grout begins to show signs of debris accumulation. And once your tile is restored to its original luster, our professionals will be able to keep it that way with regular servicing. 

Every facility’s floor tiles are different 

There are many factors that go into how often you will need professional tile cleaning services. Different floor tiles require different cleaning, and there are other variables like foot traffic and weather to consider. Here are some typical tile types often used in commercial facilities:

  • Ceramic tile
  • Mosaic tile
  • Cement tile
  • Carpet tile
  • Vinyl composition tile (VCT)

As a general rule, every type of commercial tile needs professional tile cleaning at least once a year, though more often could be necessary.

Your janitorial team will do its best to mop and keep tile clean in high traffic areas of your facilitybut, as previously stated, this simply isn’t enough. Entrances, exits, hallways, elevator bays, restrooms, and lobby areas see a high amount of foot traffic during business hours. These are the areas that will show signs of tile staining/wear and tear first. These areas need professional tile cleaning scheduled more often. 

Weather is another major factor that determines how often your facility needs professional tile cleaning. Rain and snow are especially hard on tiles because they make tracking in dirt and mud easier. Rock salt and ice-melt used at building entrances to melt ice is also damaging to tiles. Your Facility Solutions Manager (FSM) will be proactive in scheduling professional tile cleaning to counteract the negative effects of weather events.  

Elevate your standard of clean 

Don’t settle for dingy, dirty tiles in your facility. Customers and employees will notice and it will not reflect well on your business. Instead, elevate your standard of clean and hire professional tile cleaning services for your facility. They will restore your tile to its original shine and luster, and will be able to keep it looking its best all year long. 

City Wide is your partner in elevating your cleaning standard. Contact us today to learn more and to receive a free quote.