Replacing the tiles is one of the most common building projects when it comes to a home renovation. However, with new tile comes fresh grout with brings mess which is sometimes referred to as “grout haze.”
Our method of cleaning grout haze from ceramic tiles involves starting with the most gentlest detergents and only using harsh acid based cleaning chemicals when absolutely necessary. It’s definitely more labour intensive and adds to the cleaning time, but will increase the lifespan of your tiles over time. Commercial tile cleaners containing acids such as muriatic acid are very effective in removing grout haze quickly and reduces the manual labour involved in the process – but at the same time, these acids will lead to premature staining and wear of the tiles long after the cleaning process is completed.
On a natural-stone surface, never use a standard grout cleaning product to remove the haze.
Vinegar is commonly recommended for cleaning grout from tile but will damage stone tiles such as travertine and marble. It should be avoided at all costs. Always use cleaning products which are non-acid based to clean stone.