Cleaning Grout

Cleaning Grout

Cleaning grout effectively we find is normally achieved with safe and suitable chemicals, not because it's the 'easy way' but it is usually the 'best way' to break down years of staining and lift dirt to the surface, suspending it briefly for cleaning away.

Scrubbing away at tiles does remove some soiling but can't reach down into the grout joint where the worst staining is held and hard to remove.

Steam cleaning is successful to a certain degree but still doesn't remove all the dirt, you would need a dual action of steam and extract for this to work successfully.

What chemicals will achieve is to release dirt and suspend it long enough to wash it off and not settle back into the joint, as will other methods, 'even steam cleaning'.

Having your grout professionally cleaned will achieve results far beyond what general household cleaners can ever do. This is going deeper on staining and bringing out the very best that you can expect.

Before any sealing can be applied to the grout, all the last remaining soiling or dirt must be removed to avoid 'locking in' unsightly detritus otherwise this will remain in the grout permanently, detracting from an otherwise perfect finish.

Cleaning wall grout

Very often we're asked to renew tiling in bathrooms and showers where the wall grout lines have deteriorated to a very poor state, often turning brown or black and no matter how much you clean the grout, it never seems to be clean.

There are certain cleaners we apply to wall tile grout that penetrates deep 'into the surface' and will lift even the most stubborn staining, returning the tiling to new again.

The result is an astounding transformation and because the cost is a fraction of renewing it makes it a financially viable option. The disruption of having to remove a bathroom full of tiles and replacing with new, compared to cleaning the wall tiles 'as new' within a day, makes the decision to clean wall grout very attractive.

The next stage of grout cleaning is to apply a suitable sealant. 

Sealing Grout

I'd recommend sealing grout to retain the clean look which needn't alter the colour, shade or texture in any way. The grout and tiles or stone will then remain vibrant for years with just a little tlc afterwards, with cleaning made exceptionally easy.

Sealant comes in a few forms but basically there are two main categories, a seal that sits on top of the surface or a sealant that penetrates the floor or wall surface.

They both have their qualities and depending on what you're hoping to achieve, either can be used effectively and last for many years.

We support and use many forms of sealant for grout and will always suggest the best for your circumstances.

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Just a small selection of frequent testimonials and recommends received from satisfied customers

Dear Mike,

Just received a thank you from Mr Phillips, as requested would be happy for you to use the statement below for your website.

"IKEA have used Mr Lyons to assist in tiling works as part of its kitchen installation work completed by IKEA.

Mr Lyons has liaised with our customers using our kitchen installation service and offered them his service to tile walls and floors to complete their dream kitchens.

Our customers have shown great satisfaction with his work and we are happy to refer him when required.

On behalf of IKEA,

Jeff Baldrey
Customer Relations Manager
IKEA Wales

Caring for IKEA customers

A note from Mike
The kitchen design was 'stunning' and I was fortunate enough to be called in to 'complement' the kitchen with my tiling.
I was made welcome by the customers and I would highly recommend Ikea Kitchens without hesitation.



Very many thanks for carrying out the work at Victoria Mews, Cardiff...
It all looks great in the pictures you sent us by email...
Thank you also for liaising with your electrician Simon Webb on my behalf, for the other work we needed at the house.

Richard and Dana Edwards


Mike has carried out various installations for us.

Everything has been done to a high standard and we have been thrilled with the results and the comments by friends and family have been wonderful.

I would recommend Mike to anyone and will keep using him in the future.

Cheers Mike

Karen & Anthony Howarth


Thank you so much for your work it looks fantastic!

The work undertaken was done in an extremely professional manner.

You were neat & tidy and everything was explained well at the start AND was completed on time.

Many thanks!

Noel & Hayley Corley


Just wanted to thank Mike for turning our nightmare of a garden pond into a dream and refurbishing the paths.

It looks really lovely and its so good to have someone working in your home who cares so much about it.

Very professional and will highly recommend to all my friends.

Thanks again Mike.

Win & Vick Tadd / Cardiff


Mike & Alex

Many thanks for your letter and I like your professional approach to your work.

We are very pleased with the work you completed for us recently.

I found your approach and timing on the job (i.e. arriving when you said you would) giving confidence that the task would be carried out efficiently and well.

Many thanks

We shall certainly use you again if needed also recommend you to friends.

Jennifer & Bob Way


Dear Mike and team,

Just to say how impressed we are with the speed and standard of your work, you have helped us towards achieving something a bit different in a modern house and have impressed all those who have seen your work.

Look forward to yet more excellent creations from you in the future.


Chris and Jude