Tile is an amazing and attractive building material that can be used in many different places. One frustrating downside is how your nice clean and bright floor tile grout lines can turn brownish-black and ugly. We’ve got the simplest and easiest way to clean tile grout everyone should try.
The Easiest Way to Clean Tile Grout
You can find tons of products to clean your grout lines but they can be both pricey and full of chemicals. In this article, I show you the easiest way to clean tile grout using just two simple ingredients you probably already have at home.
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Grab a decent sized container and put 2 parts baking soda to 1 part hydrogen peroxide. I used about 2 cups baking soda to the one cup hydrogen peroxide for a small 5’x10′ hallway. The good news is that it is super easy to make so if you run out just whip up some more.
Step 2: Mix Your Tile Grout Cleaner
Mix the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda until they are well combined. (NOTE: The baking soda will not entirely dissolve. It creates a soupy like mixture.)
Step 3: Spread the Cleaner and Wait
Spread a generous amount of the hydrogen peroxide/baking soda mix on the grout lines and let it sit for about 5-10 min. DON’T let the mixture dry on the grout. Although if it does, no harm is done, just grab the bottle of hydrogen peroxide and re-wet the mixture. (TIP: Continually stir the mixture while spreading it to keep it from separating.)
Step 4: Scrub a Bit
Grab a brush and get scrubbing. The amount of scrubbing will depend on how dirty the grout is but I’m sure you can probably handle it. This brush is made for cleaning grout, but almost any brush will work.
Step 5: Clean Up Leftover Tile Grout Cleaner
Now that your grout is clean, simply wipe up the leftover hydrogen peroxide/baking soda cleaner. I found that wet mopping with water 1-2 times and then doing a final clean by hand with a wet rag works well. (NOTE: Cleaning up the leftover baking soda can be a little pesky. Be patient, the results are worth it.)
Now that you know how to tackle that nasty tile, you can go do it now! After you’re done, come back and let me know how it went in the comments below!