How to Clean Grout

If you have tile or stone in your home, chances are you have grout and I promise you it’s dirty. With these steps and supplies, you can bring the shine back into your lovely home.

What is Grout? 

  • Traditional grout is a porous material, dirt, grime, soap-scum can penetrate the surface. The key to keeping it clean is by keeping up with cleanings throughout the year.

Tools Needed:

 Here’s how to do it:

  1. Clear the floor or wall you are wanting to clean and apply the cleaner of your choice to the respected area.
  2. Let the cleaner sit on the surface for about ten minutes.
  3. Grab the scrubber of your choice and start working out the grout lines. We recommend either use small stiff bristled nylon hand scrubbing brushes or a nylon scrubbing brush on the end of a Cordless drill
  4. Once you have scrubbed the cleaner into the grout lines let that stand for another 10 minutes before scrubbing one more time.
  5. Wipe down the surface with a rag and clean water and let dry.

Final Tips Before Getting Started:

  • Make sure to check the bottle of your cleaner because some of these cleaners cannot be used on certain natural stones.
  • Use gloves when using a cleaner to keep your hands safe.
  • If you loosen some of the grout during the cleaning don’t worry you can touch those areas up with a little grout using your finger to press into place and then wipe the tile or stone down with a wet sponge, so the grout does not stick to the tiles.
  • If your grout is white or was white restoring it to its original color and brightness might be tough, especially on floors.

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Published: 9/8/2020
Updated: 7/12/2024