Two Methods to Get Your Grout Sparkling Clean

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Tile floors are wonderful. They always have an upscale appearance and most of the time, are easy to keep clean. However, after a while, the grout collects dirt and grime that doesn’t come off with just a quick mopping and you need to take more drastic measures to clean it. I found two ways that can help you clean the grout back to it’s stunning original appearance. Both are great, but the first one is easier to use.

Easy Peasy Grout Cleaner #1

What You’ll Need:
1/3 C ammonia

1/4 C baking soda

1/4 C White (distilled) vinegar

3 1/2 C Boiling water

How to Make and Use It:

Mix all the ingredients together in a spray bottle. Squirt the mixture onto the grout and allow it to work its magic for an hour without disturbing it. Use a scouring sponge or scrub brush to scrub the grout after the hour elapses and watch the dirt disappear. It’s easy to use and one of the simplest methods I’ve found, since the mixture does most of the work during the hour, while I do other things. The grout was clean, but not the cleanest of the two methods, but it was far simpler. Weighing all the factors the final results and ease of use made this one a winner.

Stand-by Super Cleaner

What You’ll Need:
Baking Soda
Hydrogen Peroxide

How to Make and Use It

This super cleaner is good for everything. You’ll notice there are no measurements for the ingredients. You don’t need any. You’ll be mixing the two together until you create a paste. If the mixture is runny, add more baking soda and if it’s too stiff to use, more peroxide.
Simply spread the mixture on the grout and allow it to sit for an hour. Scrub it with a scouring sponge or scrub brush to loosen the dirt and remove it. Simply wipe away the residue left from the paste, which is the hardest part of the entire process.

Even though this one works like an ace, getting even the toughest dirt out, it’s a mess to clean up after it works it’s magic. If you’re a stickler for perfection and don’t mind the extra clean up, this one is for you. It’s also great for really dirty grout that needs the extra effort. Since this one is more time consuming, I prefer using the easier technique shown first.