Tile and Grout Cleaning in Mankato and Waseca, MN

More and more people are opting for hard surfaced flooring in their offices and businesses. In many cases that means some form of tile. Tile is long lasting and provides a durable, hard surface. It is often easier to care for than other floors, especially in high traffic areas or spaces containing equipment. The range of tile types is great, offering high-end artisan colors and quality, or more practical anti-slip varieties that are economical and utilitarian. Whatever the type of tile in your office or facility, ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca is your best cleaning service option for keeping it and the surrounding grout bright and impressive.

Ceramic tile is most common. Made of different types of clay, it provides a good, sturdy and colorful surface that resists slips, especially when wet. It’s usually finished with a protective sealant, as its rougher surface is more porous and more likely to collect dirt. Sometimes unglazed ceramic tile is called quarry tile.

Porcelain tile contains clay plus finely ground minerals, making for a smoother, less porous surface and one that can be highly polished. It’s what you see on many bathroom walls.

Then there are mosaic tiles, made of hand-laid pieces of polished stone or tile bits, as well as the trend toward quarried mineral tiles. These range from granite or marble, which can be highly polished, to slate or sandstone, which are rougher and often used for entryways.

It’s not uncommon for several types of tile to be utilized in any one business or facility. ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca is trained, equipped and ready to deal with any and all types of tile. We can also resurface some types of tile to keep it looking like new.

Grout is a critical element in making your flooring function properly and look its best, and often the first to show dirt and grime. Grout comes in varying compositions to work best with the tile it’s holding together. That means that some are more porous than others and will darken, as dirt becomes ground into the small openings in the material.

For the best cleaning solutions for your tile and grout surfaces in Mankato, Waseca, St. Peter or the surrounding area, call us today.

Tile Cleaning in Mankato and Waseca, MN

ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca provides tile cleaning, grout cleaning, and other specialty cleaning services

Modern ceramics have made great strides in usefulness and functionality compared to the unfinished stone flooring of many years ago. And, they are the ideal alternative to wood or carpet in high activity areas. Still, tile does become stained and soiled, not to mention the grout surrounding the tile which needs to be refreshed more frequently. As tile is often used in high traffic areas in the home and most areas in business, the need for professional attention can become quite apparent over time. ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca can be the answer for tile cleaning in your home or business.

Stains can come from organic or chemical spills including solvents, paints, tomato sauce, and other acidic foods. Some can result in surface discoloration, while others can seep below the surface coatings on the tiles and require extra effort to remove. If not sealed properly, grout can readily absorb liquids and become discolored. In the case of bathrooms, the grout can absorb urine and give off a continuous odor as well. In heavy-use kitchens – at home or in restaurants or schools – the grout can retain odors and stains, making for an unpleasant appearance and a distasteful, lingering smell.

Spot fixes can be individually done, but the last thing you want to do is spend time on your hands and knees with a toothbrush. Tile cleaning is a primary specialty of ServiceMaster. We have the range of training and techniques, as well as cleaning solutions and equipment to match any type of hard surface floor. We’ll return your tile to its original color and refresh the grout, providing protection to keep it that way. For the best value in professional tile cleaning in Mankato, Waseca, and St. Peter and surrounding areas, call ServiceMaster today.

Spring Brings Carpet, Tile and Grout, and Hard Floor Cleaning in Mankato, MN

ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca provides carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, and hard floor cleaning in Mankato, MN and the surrounding communities!

As the seasons shift, we’re reminded that the difference between winter and spring in Minnesota can sometimes be a gray area. Sometimes it’s hard to tell just what season it is, given spring snowstorms and multiple thaws that may precede them. At ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca we know how those shifts in weather can cause havoc with the appearance of your business, whether it’s your hard surface floor cleaning, tile, grout, or carpeted floors. The gray area we mentioned may also describe the layers of built-up filth on those surfaces after the long, long season of snow and grime we’ve endured this year!

If your facility or business includes one or all of these flooring types, consider how much better it will look after ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca performs an expert and thorough floor cleaning on all of your rooms in one day. We can do that during a time that will cause the least disruption to your operation. With our state-of-the-science grout cleaning techniques, we will get the mud and gravel particles out of your grout and get your tile floors shining again, letting the original color come through. The severe weather this year has kept many people from making non-essential shopping or business trips, even locally. As the climate improves, be ready for new customers with a clean building.

Commercial carpet cleaning is one of our specialties. The long winter season may have left your carpets mottled with patches of mud, crud, sand, or salt, and the stains they can cause. Your once beautiful beige carpet may now be an unbecoming shade of pastel gray or brown. We can make your carpets bright and clean again with one visit. Whether it’s cleaning a single office, an entire floor, building, or complex, we can handle your needs with our commercial floor cleaning and carpet cleaning services. Contact ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca today.

Tile and Grout Floor Cleaning is Cheaper than Tile Replacement

Mankato Tile and Grout Cleaning Tips from ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca

Floor Cleaning, Tile & Grout, ServiceMaster of Mankato/WasecaSometimes tile floors become so deeply soiled that facility managers or property owners believe the floor needs to be replaced, when all that is really needed is a thorough tile floor cleaning.

In the Mankato area, on average, tile floor replacement can be 10 times more expensive than cleaning and restoring the floor. However there is a reason these floors look as dark and dingy as they do… a regular mop and cleaner won’t get the clean you want. At ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca, we use a multi-step process to restore tile floors, transforming dark and grimy grout and surfaces to a newer and brighter appearance.

Step One: Application of an alkaline based tile and grout cleaner to draw grime out of the grout

Step Two: A neutralizing rinse

Step Three: We apply an acid that opens the grout pores allowing stubborn dirt and stains to be freed

Even floors that have been around for decades can be restored to a bright new appearance with our tile cleaning services. Our professional cleaning team can come in after hours and have your facility ready for work the next morning. Already getting your carpets cleaned? Tile cleaning is a good addition to your regular carpet cleaning service.

If you’re ready for brighter, cleaner tiles without having to replace the floor, give us a shout! Call ServiceMaster of Makato/Waseca today.

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