Magic Eraser May be Used on Tile and Grout?
I have been cleaning tile and grout for over 20 years, and every now and then I find a client that will call me back and tell me they get better results with a product by the name of “Magic Eraser”
Then the client will go on and say, “well if I cleaned this one area (usually a 2’x2′ area or less) better than your machine or method, why should I pay you if I get better results with the magic eraser?”
What is Magic Eraser?
One ingredient in this product (formaldehyde-melamine-sodium bisulfite copolymer) contains the word ‘formaldehyde’ in its chemical name.
Magic eraser is compared to “sandpaper” and is restoration when used with less to more aggressive pressure. On ceramic and porcelain tile it actually can “lighten your material” and expose the “finish” of that particular tile.
When the magic eraser is utilized on grout, then consider that etching the top of the material similar to a grout removal tool with a perforated edge.
Magic eraser pad has very little life when used harshly as a 2’x2′ area maybe it’s the official limit. Can you imagine 1000 square feet or more to get your tile grout cleaner?
As a Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Service, I would refer to this pad as “restoration work” and would charge accordingly. This pad is not “tile and grout cleaning” but “restoration”.
This product claims to be non-toxic but has the word “FORMALDEHYDE” is the name of its contents/makeup…
Wiki Definition of Formaldehyde Visit this Link:
Sure you want to use Magic Erasers?
The tile and grout cleaning photo shown is the job that was cleaned with safe indoor products as you can clearly see a “night and day difference” The picture clearly shows grout cleaner. Why do some people want to push the issue to a “terrible job with terrible results…”???
The first call for cleaning tile and grout should be to a professional tile and grout cleaning service with over 20 years in the industry with safe and effective solutions to filthy grout.