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Easy Methods to Clean Floor Tile Grout

Cleaning floor grout can indeed make your grout look nicer and last much longer.

The initial action to cleaning your tile floor is to make a grout cleaner. If you are trying to look for an easy way to do this which does not cost a lot of money, then you can make a cleaning solution out of common household cleaning materials. First, you should make a paste out of vinegar and baking soda. You can also add some salt to it in case you want it to be a little bit more grainy. Grab a grout brush, then scrub the paste into the grout tiles. After a few minutes of scrubbing around the tiles, check to see if the grout is clean through rinsing off a small section of it with water. In the event it needs to be scrubbed for longer, keep scrubbing. Very often, you will be able to clean your entire bathroom floor in around 20-30 minutes. If nothing changes on your first try, you can clean it again, just let the vinegar and baking soda solution sit on the tile grout. As it sits there, it will pull out more dirt and grime which were trapped down inside of the tile. If it begins to dry, you can add a little bit more water to the paste which you already have down, scrub it once more, and then dry it off completely with a towel or a mop.

The following are some more tips on how to clean floor grout and make grout cleaning more fun:

  • In the event you have a hard time with chemicals, make sure that your bathroom is well ventilated as you clean it. If you are not able to use chemicals at all, you can still try using a steam cleaner. Majority of steam cleaners are fairly effective at cleaning floor tile, and they do not use any chemicals to clean with.
  • It is a good idea to use a tube of grout sealant when you are done cleaning, too. Then you need not clean your grout as often. The sealant can protect the grout for two or three years and maintain it looking new. In the end, this will save you a lot of time. It is necessary you put on two coats of sealants.
  • Learning the ways to clean floor grout is important. But in case you have not cleaned your child grout in a long time, do not be surprised if it takes you more time and determination to do away with the stain from the grout. The important thing to keep in mind is that most stains will come out with a little bit of time and a little bit of scrubbing. Once you get tired of scrubbing, just let the cleaning solution sit on the tile grout for a few hours and they should help to lighten up as well as remove the stain.
  • The simplest method to clean floor tile grout is to maintain it clean by using a solution of vinegar mixed with water. This is in fact a lot less abrasive compared to a bleach water cleaner. If you spray this on your floors weekly, it should keep you from the need to do any heavy duty cleaning for quite some time. The vinegar is a disinfectant, and a cleaner also. It should keep mold and mildew from developing on the tile and grout surfaces when it is used on a regular basis. Some people suggest using a Clorox bleach pen to clean the grout with, you may try this out if you want to. However, bleach is a little bit too strong, and that vinegar works good on the job.
  • You may also use kneepads. These will help protect your knees when you clean the floors.
  • You may pre-treat the floor using a solution of vinegar and water prior to adding the grout paste. This is an excellent way to begin loosening up the grime, dirt, and bacteria that may be trapped in the grout.
  • You may work with a thin pole brush, and scrub the tile crevices from a standing position. This is particularly advantageous if you have bad knees. As you scrub the grout and tile, be certain that you are scrubbing in the same direction as the grout to make the most of your effort.

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