How to Clean Grout
When choosing how you want the floors of your hose to look like, a very warm and inviting material to use that in itself entails certain prestige and the idea that you care about your floor’s appearance is tiles. Tiles have been used to express class and refinement for many years, hence why it’s so expensive to install and maintain tiles looking shiny and clean every day. There is however a part of having tiles and cleaning them that can cause real stress, and many people don’t tell you about, and that is learning How to Clean Grout.
But what is grout? (Hint: it’s not a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy) and how does one go about learning How to Clean Grout? Today we shall have a look at a couple of proven ways to clean grout in your home. Let’s start!
What is grout? Grout is the mixture of water, sand, and cement that keeps tiles in place, and can be difficult to keep clean. Grout lines easily pick up dirt and stains, and can turn from white to black very easily. And if you don’t clean them with the proper brush or the proper cleaning products, you can end up corroding the grout and having to replace it sooner than needed.
Using Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda
This is a very useful way of doing the deed and learning How to Clean Grout. For this you will need:
- A toothbrush you can throw away later
- Baking soda (the amount depends on how thick you want the paste)
- Hydrogen Peroxide (one again, the amount depends on how thick you wish the paste to be)
First off, start by just cleaning the general area with a broom and mop with water, no detergent. Then, in a small bowl, mix hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to form a thick paste. Use your toothbrush to spread the paste onto your grout. Start in a small area only, no larger than 1-2 square feet. Keep the solution thick and completely the coat the grout. Allow it to set for 5-10 minutes.
Use the toothbrush for scrubbing at the grout. Apply firm pressure over a small area to lift dirt and stains. If the grout is still dirty, add more of your paste and scrub again after letting it set for a few minutes. If you have access to an electric toothbrush, the results will be slightly better. Continue adding the cleaning mixture to the grout and scrubbing it off. Work slowly to ensure that you have gotten all your grout cleaned up. Use a damp rag to wipe off the remaining paste on your tile. Finish by cleaning your tiles as usual with a spray cleaner for counters or a mop and soap for floors
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