Tile and grout is fast becoming the most popular choice when installing new kitchen or bathroom floors. It looks much better than the typical linoleum floor, plus there are so many style and color choices of ceramic and porcelain that you can accomplish any look that you are trying to achieve.

At Freedom Carpet and Tile Care, we come across people everyday who are unhappy with their hard surfaces. Are you one of them? It seems that after a year or two, the floor is increasingly more difficult to keep clean. The tile looks dull and the grout is filthy. This happens even if you’re cleaning the floor often.

Unfortunately, most floors are not sealed after they are installed. This is where the problem starts. When it is not sealed, grout will absorb grease and dirt very quickly. Even after days of being on your hands and knees scrubbing and cleaning, you’re still unhappy with your floors.

At some point the floor may become so filthy in appearance that you think nothing can be done but to replace the floor. There is good news! Most tile & grout can be cleaned to a "like new" condition, or very close to it. The restoration starts with having a professional floor cleaning company inspect you floors.

At Freedom Carpet and Tile Care, we offer a FREE estimate for all of our projects.  We will examine the current condition of your tile & grout, then tell you what needs to be done to restore – and maintain – the original beauty of your floors.

Cleaning and Maintaining

Most floors over one year old will need to be cleaned to bring it back to "like new" condition. Cleaning tile and grout requires a few steps.

First we degrease the floor to remove as much oil and grease as possible. Next, we restore the grout with a special grout line restoration product. This will help remove most if not all of the surface staining. This process also "opens" the grout for proper sealing. After the cleaning the sealing will begin.


There are two basic types of sealers. Clear or color seal. A clear sealer is used on most grout where you want to keep that same color. The sealer is liberally supplied and worked into the grout lines. It is vital to use a high quality durable impregnating sealer for this process. Cheap silicone sealers do not last very long. After sealing it is important to maintain the floor using the right cleaning agents and tools. You will not need to use ammonia, vinegar, bleach, or other harsh chemicals. This will only damage the sealer and grout.

Grout Color Sealing

If you are not happy with the way your grout looks after a thorough cleaning, you can change the color of the grout without regrouting. Instead of a clear seal you choose any color of your liking. This process gives your grout a "Brand New" and uniform appearance, and it gives the floor a whole new look. This process makes the grout lines resistant to staining. Once again, it is important to maintain the floors properly following this process.

Keeping hard surface floor areas looking their best is a difficult job.  At Freedom Carpet & Tile Care, we are experts in cleaning grout, tile cleaning, minimal grout repairs, and commercial floor cleaning. We offer clear or color sealing for an additional charge, and we specialize in degreasing for restaurant floors.  We even clean concrete patios and sidewalks.

For our commercial cleaning customers, we will keep your Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) flooring looking its best with stripping and refinishing.  We know that the appearance and cleanliness of your floor is one of the first impressions your customers will have of your business.

For our customers that have restaurants, we can help you with your kitchen floors. We have a proven process that can degrease your tile and grout. At Freedom Carpet & Tile Care, we will be sure your flooring makes the best first impression possible.

Freedom Carpet & Tile Care is located in Rising Sun, MD.  We service all of the Tri-State area – PA, MD, and DE.  Our experienced floor care technician will come to your home or business whenever you need us to.  We offer evening and weekend appointments, and we can provide a one-time cleaning or schedule you for a regular cleaning service.