Steam cleaners use heated water to clean away the grime on tiles and grout, breaking down the material so it’s easily washed away. According to Cleaners Talk, steam cleaners are highly effective at cleaning and shining the surface of the tile and disinfecting it. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about using harsh chemicals in your home as there’s no need to use steam carefully. Using a steam cleaner loosens the dirt from the surface, which you can then wipe or spray down to get rid of it for good.
Can steam cleaning actually damage the grout, though? The answer here is no, as the steam doesn’t penetrate the grout to cause damage to it. It’s possible to use this method on both unsealed grout and grout with a protective sealant, as it’s not likely to cause any breakdown of that adhesive.