You have installed your own ceramic tiles or have had them installed. When washing the grout, everything seemed clean but, after doing the first wash of your tiles, you realize that there is a film of grout or even worse, it remains squarely grout on your tiles. What to do to fix this problem? The solution is simple: use the right products. Do not worry about washing your floor with standard household products; you will get very few results. Depending on the type of grout used, use a suitable detergent.
The problem of polymer-modified grout
If a standard (polymer modified) grout has been installed, get a grout residue remover. It is specifically designed to remove both grout and grout residue. Just apply the product in a more or less diluted (depending on the amount of grout to clean), leave it on, brush and rinse. Refer to the method prescribed by the manufacturer and be sure to follow the instructions for the cure time of the grout. Using such a product on over-fresh grout could damage it. Also, do the first try on a small area and proceed in relatively small areas.
Epoxy grout problem
If an epoxy grout has been installed and a film or even grout remains on your tiles, use a specially designed solvent. In this case, you can use it as it is, i.e., as a spray, but make sure you let it sit for at least 30 minutes (however avoid it dries), brush and rinse. Again, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions before you start washing. This solvent can even eliminate long-standing tasks.
Finally, whether with a polymer grout or epoxy grout, it is essential to use specialized products to solve residue problems. If you are unable to remove these residues, you will always feel that your floor is dirty, dull or that there are shiny trails in the case of epoxy grout. If you have this type of problem, it is not necessarily a sign of incompetence but rather a disadvantage of installing grout. To avoid any trouble during the installation, make sure to do a final wash the same day with clean water and a clean sponge.
This is how you can solve grout residue problems on your tiles. This is one of the most common problems, which many people come across at the time of tile installation.