Your Guide for Great-Looking Grout



Tiles are excellent for flooring and decorating counter tops and bathroom walls, but have a significant drawback – grout.
Dirty grout is the mastermind behind unhealthy-looking tile floors. Grout is porous; which means that it’ll absorb stains, dirt, and grime, and usually starts mildewing soon after.
It’s virtually impossible to maintain clean grout. Don’t expect your grout to continue looking fresh and healthy after a one-time cleaning. Clean your grout today, and they’ll be back to square one by tomorrow.
Fortunately, I’m your genie for maintaining great-looking grout. My foolproof techniques will help you win the fight against that nettlesome grout by removing dirt, grime, and dust from between tiles!

Things You’ll Need

·       Lemon
·       Warm water
·       Grout sealer
·       Oxygenated bleach
·       Towel or rag
·       Hard-tooth scrubbing brush or a toothbrush
Quick Tip:Be very cautious when cleaning colored grout. Using bleach-based cleaners such as chlorine bleach may cause grout discoloration or damage. Luckily, oxygenated bleach is made from non-corrosive chemical substances which make it suitable for cleaning all grout.

How to Clean Grout – Effectively

1.  Clean the area properly. Make sure to get rid of any debris or residue. Allow the grout to dry completely.
2.  Add about two tablespoons of oxygenated bleach to two cups of warm water. Dip the brush into the solution and apply it to the grout. Allow it to soak into the grout, then scrub in a circular motion. This will help to remove the stain further. If necessary, make a paste by dipping the wet brush into the oxygenated bleach.
3.  Use an environmentally-friendly cleaning spray to spray both the tiles and grout, then wipe them clean. Ensure that the grout is dry before concluding that you’ve done a great job. Dry grout looks lighter than wet grout.
4.  After the grout has completely dried, apply the grout sealer. Doing this will help to prevent future stains. Reapply the grout sealer every year to achieve the best results.
5.  If you’re still facing difficulties in cleaning your grout, you may try these tips:
-      Use a harder brush (without metal bristles)
-      Use grout cleaner and commercial tile
-      Renew grout

Verdict

The condition of your grout plays a huge role in how your tile floors appear. Grout absorbs dirt, grime, and debris, which causes your floors to look very displeasing if not treated properly. It’s almost impossible to maintain clean grout, but there are different ways to keep them looking clean and fresh – all with regular cleaning.