Learning how to clean floor grout has never been easier!
You just cleaned your tile floors in your home/business and grout still looks dirty. There are a few methods how to clean floor grout, they are mostly pretty quick fixes that don’t require a lot on your end! Some of the methods require either natural methods or chemical cleaners, totally up to you how you want to go about your business. Here are 3 easy methods how to clean floor grout!
1. Baking Soda and Vinegar
- The first thing you need to do is combine baking soda and water to make a
paste substance. Combine the two ingredients into a bowl with 3 parts baking and 1 part water. This thick paste does wonders and will work on all types of grout. Once you have a nice thick paste use your fingers or wear gloves to cover the grout lines.
- Next combine 1 part vinegar and 1 part water into a spray bottle. Spray the mix onto the thick paste on the grout lines. Some bubbling action should begin to take place, after a few minutes the bubbling should start fizzing out. Do not use this method on marble, granite, travertine or limestone as this can be damaging.
- Using either a toothbrush or a nylon bristled brush begin scrubbing the tile until it is smooth.
- Bring out a mop and a bucket of water to remove the pasty and vinegar residue.
2. Oxygenated Bleach
- This method may damage colored grout, but it will be fine for most tile types. To get the best results from this method be sure to use it immediately. Pour 2 tablespoons of oxygenated bleach into 2 cups of water and mix well so the bleach completely dissolves within the water.
- *Optional* pour the liquid in a hidden area to see if it will damage the tile. If you know it won’t damage your tile begin pouring some of the liquid over the tile grout one tile at a time.
- Wait a few minutes so the grout can begin absorbing the liquid mix. Get out a toothbrush or a nylon bristled brush and start scrubbing the grout. Feel free to dip the brush into the liquid mix and continue scrubbing the grouts to increase the effectiveness.
- Rinse the floor with water and dry it off with a mop.
3. Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda and Dish Soap
- Begin pouring into a bowl 3/4 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1 tablespoon of dish soap. This will create a thick paste like the first method and has amazing effects. Like the previous method, this could damage some colored grout so test on a small area not to damage your whole floor!
- Get out your handle cleaning tooth brush or the nylon bristled brush and apply the thick paste to the grout.
- Wait about 15 minutes, there will be some bubbling action happening due to the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda working together to clean grout.
- Pour some warm water over the area after the amounted time and use a rag to clean up the residue.
- Rinse and mop the floor dry.