Well sort of. But if you leave the dirty water on the floor after you clean the tile, the dirt in the water is left behind when the water evaporates. Next time you do your tile cleaning, use a white terry cloth towel to see just how much dirt is really left behind. (Don’t use your best towels)
You might be surprised at how dirty the towel is. All that dirt on the towel would have been left on the surface of the tile. And the dirt in the water/tile cleaner residue would have discolored your grout. The best way to keep your tile clean is to dry the floor after the tile cleaning process. Remove any puddled water that accumulates in the grout joints or in the recesses of some tile designs. This ensures all of the dirt is removed and makes your tile cleaning effort much more effective.
But Aren’t Cleaners Effective For Tile Cleaning?
Tile cleaners today do have agents in them that help lift dirt to the surface. The lifting agent (surfactant) works best when the tile is drenched with tile cleaner and water, and rinsed with clean water. With even the best tile cleaning products, it’s a fact that any tile cleaning residue or mop water left on the tile and grout will still leave behind dirt.
Properly done, floor cleaning can maintain a tile floor in a like new condition (assuming the grout was protected with a grout sealer like our grout colorant) with regular mopping. Just remember to use the proper grout and tile cleaner and the proper tile cleaning techniques and you are sure to achieve excellent results.
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