How to Clean Tile Grout
While you can buy commercial grout cleaning products, the most effective and affordable solution is homemade. Create a thick paste using water and baking soda. Apply the paste onto the grout overnight. In the morning, use a nylon brush to brighten the grout. Avoid using a metal brush, which could cause grout damage. For stubborn stains, you may need to repeat this process several times. Once the grout is clean, purchase a silicone-based sealant to apply to the grout so that it continues to look clean.
Steam cleaning tile grout is a popular method now, but it should be done cautiously. The use of a steam mop may be effective and safe if your grout is in excellent condition and has been sealed. However, the steam may cause pitting and other types of damage if the tile grout is already weak or older.
Is It Time for an Upgrade?
If you continue to be displeased with the look of your tile, it may be time for an upgrade. Tiles are available in a wide range of colors, sizes and styles. It can be installed in various patterns for customization. Consider exploring the beautiful options that could be used to update your home’s décor.