After the Grout process is completed maintain the floor in the following manner:
1) Always vacuum your entire tile floor thoroughly to remove all the loose dirt and dust before wet cleaning outlined in the following paragraphs. Neutral or mild cleaners are all that is necessary to effectively clean tile and now that your grout has been sealed with Grout Perfect Color Seal the same is true. We recommend buying an inexpensive concentrated window cleaner, dilute 1/2 cup with about 1 gallon of warm water or as directed on the label.
2) Apply cleaner to floor generously with a mop, allow to stand on floor 3 to 4 minutes (no scrubbing), this will allow cleaner to emulsify and loosen any dirt and oils on your floor.
3) Take a common Swiffer-type mop covered with a clean dry terry cloth towel rather than the cloths that may actually come with the mop and dry the floor changing the terry cloth towel often.
4) Please keep in mind dirt does not evaporate!
The final step is to dry the grout lines with the Swiffer-type mop and a clean dry terry cloth towel. Liquids settle in the grout lines because they are slightly lower. To prevent the now dirty cleaner that you are drying off your tile from drying in the grout lines and leaving a dirty residue on the Grout Perfect Color Seal the final step must be to dry the grout line to complete the floor cleaning process. This will keep your floor looking as it did when our Grout Perfect Technicians completed the process to your floor.
As time passes should your grout begin looking dirty with uneven color in high traffic area try this easy test. First, pour a small amount of undiluted Grout Perfect® Maintenance Cleaner or an undiluted window cleaner on 2 or 3 inches of a grout line in that high traffic area. Second, allow the cleaner to stand on that grout line for 3 to 4 minutes (do NOT scrub or agitate). And finally, with a clean cloth or even a paper towel wipe up the cleaner. You will see dirt on the cloth or towel and the grout line will be clean again. This is a maintenance issue that can be corrected by cleaning the floor as described in the above paragraphs 1. through 4. using a slightly stronger dilution of the cleaner.