Equipment for ceramic tile & grout

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What equipment & cleaner do you use for bathroom with ceramic tile & grout?
I maintain a printing plant with four bathrooms and each one of them just look very dingy. I don't think there's any coating left on the tile so I had my ex come in because he use to lay tile for years and he told me it needs to be cleaned and sealed. I'd like to buy the right equipment and cleaner to take care of these floors. What would you guys use?
 

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Truckmount
Spinner
Hard floor wand
Hard Surface hand tool
A collection of brushes
A collection of mops
Fans
Chems
Sealers
Grout Repair tools
Knowledge
 

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I doubt you want to buy a truckmount just to maintain 4 bathrooms. So you need to hire a professional with a truckmount to clean and seal the grout first. Then you'll need to get more than just a mop and toilet scrub brush to maintain it properly. Look into a no touch cleaning system like below

Try your hardest to avoid the mop method.
 

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I use viper venom. You can use the renew with a brush on the grout lines then mop that up with just water. Then mop with viper neutral cleaner.
Use a 24 ounce mop head. I like the blue and white stripe looped mops that are polyester. They are usually used for applying wax. I also attach a green scrub pad to the mop.
Ill try and remember to take a few pics later of the brushes and mop set up.
Its tedious but very effective. Be sure to charge additional for the restoration work.

Don't seal it until completely clean and dry. I use viper concrete and grout sealer too.

Use gloves when using these products and keep the restroom door open for ventilation. Use a fan for drying too.

Finding the right brush or brushes can make a big difference. You may need a few different ones until you find the one that works best for that particular job.
 
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Knowledge would be FANTASTIC! But, nowhere around here offers any such training so I'm stuck with training myself, sucks but its what I have to do. I'm near KC if anyone knows of someone that offers training in hard floor restoration.
I can't afford a truck mount at this time but maybe later down the road I will be able to :)

Thank you for the info :)
 

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KC you're close to Bona's school in Colorado.

I'm looking for a training center that offers VCT maintenance & refinishing & Carpet Care. But this might be a consideration down the road.
Thanks for the resource, I appreciate it :)
 

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Thanks Mike! Grabbing some popcorn and a drink for my youtube video night :)
Any hands on training centers or alike you can recommend would be great too.
YouTube and a janitorial supply distributor. Go visit and share your innocence, and they’ll
help you🤷🏼‍♂️
 

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Jon Don in St Louis?
CourseDateCountryStateCityInstructorApproved SchoolSponsorContactPhone Contact
SMT - Stone, Masonry & Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician2019-04-30USA-United StatesMO-MissouriST. LOUISBOB MERKTJON DONJON DONANYONE800-556-6366
 

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Jon Don in St Louis?
CourseDateCountryStateCityInstructorApproved SchoolSponsorContactPhone Contact
SMT - Stone, Masonry & Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician2019-04-30USA-United StatesMO-MissouriST. LOUISBOB MERKTJON DONJON DONANYONE800-556-6366
Thank you for this!
 

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So, did I say or suggest something offensive? I didn’t use the word #ignorance🤷🏻‍♂️ I was merely suggesting you get with a local chemical supplier or janitorial supplier and pick their brain🤷🏻‍♂️
Oh, and the YouTube thing, that might have been bad advice for what your looking for.
 

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