Cleaning Grout (I Know...just What You Want to Do!)
Did you know that cleaning grout was a thing? Well, it is. And it can make a huge difference in the look of your tile.
Cleaning grout doesn't require any expensive products. In fact, you probably already have what you need in your pantry, Vinegar and Baking Soda, that's it! Simply mix the 2 together to make a paste.
Spread the paste mixture on your grout and scrub. I used a brush attachment for my drill to make the scrubbing a little easier on my hands. You can buy these brush attachments on Amazon for around $10.00.
Here's a link to the brushes I used:
After scrubbing the grout clean, I used warm water on a cleaning rag to wipe the tile and grout down.
The day after I cleaned my grout, I noticed a bit of a powdery white residue left from the baking soda in my grout lines. So I quickly scrubbed the grout again, but this time with floor cleaner and water.
There is a huge difference between the scrubbed grout on the right of this picture and the grout I hadn't done yet, on the left. I almost forgot that my grout was a light beige color rather than a dark brown.
As I worked across my floor I had to change out my warm water several times so I didn't continue to spread the dirt and grim around. Look how gross! This is water from roughly 12 tiles.
All in all, when the scrubbing was done that pay off was huge! I'll be sealing my grout soon to prevent it from getting so dirty in the future.
If you plan on scrubbing your grout might I suggest knee pads, and a good amount of Ibuprofen for your back.
P on Apr 17, 2022
2 comments: 1 -flush dirty water down toilet, not sink to lessen risk of future plumbing issues! 2- office mate worked to clean her grout, then knocked over her toilet bowl cleaner in the second bathroom & it cleaned her grout so well she just used that & much less scrubbing in the second bathroom! NO idea what her tiles or grout were made of, so no idea if toilet bowl cleaner might damage either!