Grout is a form of adhesive used in construction. Originally grout was made from a mud and clay mixture called mortar, but more modern forms of grout now contain epoxy or urethane, which create cleaner, whiter looking finishes. Mortar was famously used in the construction of the 6th century Jordanian Madaba Mosaic Map of the Middle East constructed of some two million colored stone pieces and still remaining intact today. Grout, unlike mortar, has a thick, emulsion like consistency and spreads quite easily. Famous artists have used grout in their mosaic work, like France's Raymond Isidore, who used it to seal broken glass and china pieces together in order to cover his entire home inside and out with mosaic. His house La Maison Picassiette is considered a modern marvel of artwork to this day.
Unless you plan to memorialize your home, you should be aware that tiles and grout must be cleaned regularly in order to prevent the build-up of mold, mildew, and bacteria. Moisture attracts many bacteria in addition to mold. Serratia Marcescens, for example, is a bacteria that grows in damp conditions and is frequently found in bathrooms and washrooms and leaves behind a slimy film residue on tile and grout. Cleaning tile and grout is not a complicated procedure, however as the process involves killing bacteria, it must be done precisely right as the risks of insufficient cleaning can include your health. There is a whole array of health concerns associated with unsanitary tile and grout, such as open wound infections and urinary tract infections, so you might be better off leaving this job to the experts.
Professional cleaning experts are aware of the various methods used for cleaning tile and grout. As a client of USA Clean Master you have the choice of using either hard hitting chemical agents or environmentally friendly yet still effective cleaning solutions for your tile and grout. Our experts will gladly explain to you the benefits of both options so you can make the most informed decision. It is important that you clean your tiles and grout regularly to prevent unsightly mold and mildew growth. Deep-cleaning of your tiles keeps them safe and hygienic.