Nothing can be more aggravating (in regards to cleanliness) then to have your beautiful bathroom tile floor and kitchen backsplash to look grimy filled with dirt, food stains, and mildew. There is only so much one can do when using household products but for the rest, creativity will be your friend to get your tile and backsplash looking fresh and new again.
…Let’s check out 17 ways to clean tile grout, shall we?
#1 Give Grout that Heave Ho With Some Vinegar and Baking Soda
Here is an excellent tip to cleaning out tile grout without the use of harsh chemicals. Take some baking soda and pixie dust it onto your grout and make sure it covers the grout entirely – use your fingers to line up the baking soda into the cracks. Next, get yourself some vinegar and pour it into a spray bottle.
After giving it a good few minutes for the concoction to run its natural course grab your grout brush and brush off the dirt debris that the mix accumulated on its own before allowing the dirt residue to settle back into the grout.
You will see a muddy appearance because of the dirt + solution mix combo. Do make sure to have a bowl of water to rinse off the head of your grout brush to keep it clean so that you’re not continuously rubbing the dirt back in the floor tile. Don’t add too much water to the tile area because you want it to keep that gritty appearance to make an easier cleaning experience.
After you’ve scrubbed the tile wipe it down good with a washcloth or paper towels you will then wipe any additional baking soda remnants should be mopped up to avoid having a baking soda residue – this will totally defeat the purpose of the grout clean up process.
Awesome – no muss no fuss and no harsh chemicals used and with barely any muscle involved.
#2 Make Use of a Strong Brush To Scrub Grout Lines
This step is so easy, and it only requires three things that most households carry. You will need and a scrub brush, bleach, and baking soda.
Get a medium sized mixing bowl, and combine the bleach and baking soda together to form a paste that resembles paper mache paste. Measurements will be 3/4