Preferred tool for scrubbing tile and grout

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I am hired to clean tile and grout in an auto dealership and will be using my 500 psi nautilus portable but just wondering what others use to scrub with
 

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This is a good brush for tile. It has .022 Dupont Tynex bristles with carbide. It is fine for most ceramic tile. It can be a little stiff for softer stone, Saltillo or other soft clay tiles and highly polished porcelain.

Choose a brush 2" smaller than the stated diameter of your machine. The brushes flare out 1" to 2" under the weight of the machine and with use.

You can get various diameters for different machines. You can get softer or stiffer brushes for different kinds of tile.

Malish and Braun or two quality name brands.
 

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This is a good brush for tile. It has .022 Dupont Tynex bristles with carbide. It is fine for most ceramic tile. It can be a little stiff for softer stone, Saltillo or other soft clay tiles and highly polished porcelain.

Choose a brush 2" smaller than the stated diameter of your machine. The brushes flare out 1" to 2" under the weight of the machine and with use.

You can get various diameters for different machines. You can get softer or stiffer brushes for different kinds of tile.

Malish and Braun or two quality name brands.
Link?
 

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@Scott W you need to get with then iT dept and tell them knuckleheads like me like good pics for products.
 

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We have gotten good photos of over 10,000 of the 12,000 plus items on our websites. In another 6 months or so we will have photos for the whole 12,000. Then we start adding photos until we cover all 100,000+ items we carry. Should only take 10 years or so.

What particularly do you need a photo of?
 

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Wow! Sounds like a ton of work. My brain just likes to see stuff, sometimes I’ll just buy after seeing something appealing. If I ever have a must have pic or info I know your always Happy to help :)
 
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175 with a grout brush but do all the outer edges by hand to prevent any wall splash. Or have a splash guard for your machine.
 

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175 with malish blue bristle brush.
I raised the height of the clutch plate so I could put a bigger brush on mine. Does a great job of hitting the edges.
I use GM mixed in a 5 gallon bucket and slopped down with a mop.
 

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Not sure if this would be a good suggestion, but I also own and use (once in a while) a brush called a Grout gator tile and grout brush. Works well on certain situations light to medium.

Has multiple brushes that can be adjusted in width so you can agitate multiple grout line at a time instead of only 1 grout line.
 

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Crb on grout is only scrubber that will get into grout lines..
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It’s not the only but it’s our only go to. However one thing I don’t recommend, a stiffer brush. We found a stiffer brush does not flex enough to reach into grout lines, esp deeper ones, sufficiently. Therefore leaving the blue carpet brushes that flex and go deep works best. Granted we do 99% residential work. For commercial we bring out a 175 or most times the Hos Vibe with tile and grout brush to do the heavy lifting.