How to easily clean floor grout?


I have a tile floor. The graying grout between the tiles is so hard to clean and keep clean. Any tips out there?

  7 answers
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 17, 2019

    Use a scrub brush or even a toothbrush with hot water to clean it and rinse again and dry, this should take off the dirty water that comes off the tiles when you wash the floor and settles onto the grout. Once you get it clean and let it dry, you may want to seal the grout, it will stay cleaner and be easier to clean.

    • Nic Nic on Mar 17, 2019

      Thank you, Nancy. I'll give it a whirl...or a brush.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Mar 17, 2019

    I use bar keepers friend and a grout brush. It's a little bigger and stronger than a toothbrush.

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    • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Mar 18, 2019

      You're welcome. Once you get it the way you want it, like others have said, be sure to seal it and it will be easier to keep clean in the future. If you can't get it to the color you want or think it should be, you can use a grout stain or even craft acrylic paint to change the color. I've used the stain and it came out great. But again, seal it as soon as you can.

    • Nic Nic on Mar 18, 2019

      Thank you for these links. There are lots of ways to clean that grout but I still wish I could just spray something onto the grout and, voila, grout paradise. Thanks again!

  • Once it's clean, put sealant on it to keep it clean

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Mar 18, 2019

    Hello, there are a couple of options depending on the grout color.

    Peroxide works great, additionally its now sold with a spray top.

    Heres some other recommended cleaners

    The Best Way to Clean Grout-EVER!!! | Hometalk



    Painted Tile Grout Refresh with grout pen

  • Jill Krol Jill Krol on Mar 18, 2019

    If you have an electric toothbrush that needs the head replacing (something that you should do 3 times a year anyway), use it to scrub the grout lines after spraying peroxide or vinegar and sprinkling baking soda. Once it is clean, you need to seal it with a good sealer and let dry.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Sep 03, 2020

    Hi Nic, You can make a thin paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Apply it to the grout and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. Scrub with an old toothbrush and rinse clean. If the grout between the tiles has worn down too far, it may be a better idea to first re-grout and then seal. You can also buy grout pens to quickly “recolor” your grout and make them look new again.