How long should you wait to clean new tile and grout?

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  1. Shane C

    Shane C Member

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    How long should you wait to clean new tile and grout?
     
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    I would give it at least a week or two before cleaning it. That way every thing should be cured enough so there won't be any problems. Even then, I would probably turn the pressure down a little.
     
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    Grout takes a good month to get really hard. I would not go much above 800 psi with my turbo on two week old grout.
     
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    agree with the above, curious though, why would you need to clean a new floor? if you have grout haze that can be easily removed other ways. cheese cloth or even soap & water work well
     

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