Now that we’re well into the new year, a lot of our clients are wondering how to clean the grout in their tile flooring. Have no fear, Lakeland! You know your friends here at Floor Restore & More have just the tutorial for this task.
Tools & Materials for Grout Cleaning
First thing’s first, you need to gather all the supplies for cleaning your grout. We suggest having the following items on hand for the task:
- Stiff-bristled brush
- Spray bottle
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Baking soda
- Bleach cleaning product
You can also read our blog post about making your own grout cleaner here.
Tile is generally pretty easy to clean. Grout, however, can be a little more complex. Before you commit to a certain product to clean the grout, pick a “test area” that is out of sight to test your cleaner on. This could be under an appliance in your kitchen or behind the toilet in your bathroom.
How To Clean Grout
Once you have tested your methods, you should scrub the area that you want to clean with warm water and your brush. Spray the area with the warm water and scrub the area free of any dirt/debris. Let that area dry.
Next, spray equal parts vinegar and water on the area. We like keeping a bottle of ½ water and ½ vinegar handy for cleaning. Spray your solution on the area, let sit for 5 minutes, and then scrub away.
If your grout is still not as clean as you’d like, create a baking soda paste (equal parts water and baking soda) and apply to the area. Then you can use your vinegar/water solution and scrub. Rinse the area with water.
If your grout stains are more set in, you may need to use hydrogen peroxide. You can either apply the peroxide straight onto the surface, or you can make a paste with baking soda and peroxide.
The toughest stains may require you to use bleach. Make sure whatever area you are cleaning in is well-ventilated before using any bleach products. You can use a product like OxiClean or Clorox or just straight bleach… let the product sit for 10-15 minutes before you scrub.
We’ve Got You Covered, Lakeland
If you’ve read this post and feel overwhelmed about getting your grout clean, have no fear! Your friends here at Floor Restore & More are here to help.
Give us a call today at 863-206-0073 for any grout and flooring inquiries.