The tile in my kitchen is a PIA to keep clean. Usually once a week I was scrubbing it on my hands and knees with a scrub brush Granny style and it still had dirt on it. I had been watching Groupon for a tile and grout cleaning deal (because to clean my kitchen and pantry the quote I received was $225- a total hell no), but nothing good was coming. So I started to think about what I could do to get it cleaner; then I had an flash of cheap girl brilliance. The tile and grout cleaner people use a machine with a scrub brush, then a vacuum to sucks up the water. They don't put dirty water back on the floor and then they usually steam clean the floor.
I can do that, easy peasy.
How you ask? With one of these bad boys.
That's right, my rug scrubber. It has the rotating brush, it sucks up the water, and it only puts clean water on the floor. Sure it doesn't steam, but I have a Shark Steam Mop that can work for that.
I simply filled it up with hot water and a little Mr. Clean, and scrubbed away. Then after I had cleaned the whole floor I went back and ran it again with just hot water. The end result- the water that was sucked up came out of the machine clean- woo hoo! Then just to sanitize I ran the steam mop over the floors and called it a day. The whole process took about an hour and a half, only a little longer than if I were to scrub it granny style.
The best part- that $225 never left my wallet. Score one for the cheap girl.