How to Clean Ceramic Tile Grout. Finding an effective way to clean ceramic tile grout can be frustrating.
Grout often doesn't hold up or clean as well as ceramic tile and can be easily stained and discolored by water or mildew. There are plenty of natural and professional cleaners that can help clean ceramic tile grout.
- Mix water, white vinegar and baking soda into a paste for colored grout. Spread the paste onto the grout. Spray with vinegar. Scrub with a wire brush. Wipe off the paste with a clean cloth.
- Add 1 part bleach to 1 part water. Submerge an old cloth or paper towel. Wring out the rag. Place them along the surfaces where white grout meets a solid object, like tubs, sinks and toilets.
- Pour a capful of bleach into a bucket of soapy water. Dip a wire brush or old toothbrush into the mixture and scrub white grout. For tough areas, spray the solution on, let it sit for 10 minutes, then scrub.
- Purchase a grout cleaning tool or an electric scrubber.
- Use a specialty solution from a janitorial company, like acidic or whitening products. Check the label to make sure it is the right product for your color grout. Apply the solution with a brush. Let it sit for a few minutes. Scrub with a wire brush then remove with a damp rag.
- Spray vinegar or hydrogen peroxide onto the grout lines. Scrub with a brush. Rinse with water.
Seal the grout with a commercial grout sealer to prevent further stains.
- Seal the grout with a commercial grout sealer to prevent further stains.