How To Clean Your Tile Grout And Make It Look New Again!

Does your tile grout need cleaning? Is it hard to tell what the original grout colour was? Was is white or tan?

Grout is the filling between the tiles. Brownish discoloured grout will make your Adelaide kitchen or bathroom look dirtier than it actually is. Regular mopping will clean the tiles only. Fortunately, there are other simple methods to clean the grout and make it look brand new again.

Baking Soda And Vinegar

These simple household products will easily clean your Adelaide tile grout. Put together and mix three parts of baking soda with one part of water into a thick paste. Spread this paste onto the grout lines and leave it for about thirty minutes. You can use white vinegar instead of water. Be aware though that vinegar can be harmful to some natural stones tiles, such as marble or limestone.

Scrub the grout lines, especially the corners, with a toothbrush. To rinse the tiles, simply mop the floor with plain water. Make sure to change the water regularly. It will prevent spreading vinegar and baking soda residue on the tiles.

Oxygenated Bleach

This cleaning method is for white grout only. The oxygenated bleach may damage coloured grout. However, it should be gentle on all types of tiles. Oxygen bleach is a bleach compound. It comes in the form of powder.
Stir 2 tablespoons of oxygenated bleach into 2 cups of warm water. After it dissolves, apply the mix onto the grout. You can use a spray bottle to apply it or just pour it onto the grout lines. Some tiles and grouts might be discoloured by oxygen bleach. To avoid any unexpected damage to your Adelaide walls and floors, test the mix on a hidden corner first.
Make sure the grout lines are fully covered with this mix. For optimum results, let the oxygen bleach solution stay on the grout for several minutes. Afterwards, scrub the grout thoroughly with a toothbrush. To rinse the tiles, just pour some clean cold water on them.

Steam Cleaner

To avoid using any chemicals in your Adelaide home, you can clean the grout with a steam cleaner. It will not only get your Adelaide tiles, and grout sparkling but also sanitise them. All you have to do is move the cleaning brush back and forth over the grout. Be very careful, as the floor will get slippery from all the steam. After cleaning, use a towel or mop to dry any excess moisture.

If your grout is sealed, avoid using steam cleaners. They will remove all grout sealant along with the dirt and grime.

Aurees Tiles is your one-stop-shop for all your tiling needs in Adelaide. We do not only offer a vast range of bathroom, kitchen and floor tiles. Additionally, we also provide tilling tools and equipment to help you with your DIY projects.

For more information and tips on tiles, visit our website or our Adelaide showroom today!