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How to Clean Your Grout

If you have ever browsed the Justice Homes gallery, you will certainly see that we adore tile work. From standout tile backsplashes to elegantly tiled floors, we cannot get enough. One thing is for sure though, you cannot have tile without grout. Having grout is not a bad thing, of course, until it starts to become dingy. Since grout is porous, it is great at trapping dirt and grime. Leading to gross grout that distracts from your beautiful tile.

That is why our friends over at The Grout Medic of Denver have come through with some excellent advice on how to properly clean your grout. With these few tips, your grout will look as good as new in no time.

Supplies:

To get started, here are a few things you will need.

-Scrub Brush (or an old toothbrush!)

-Bucket

-Baking Soda

-Hydrogen Peroxide

-Dish Soap

Prep: In order to prep the grout, start by filling your bucket full of hot water. Next proceed to dip your scrub brush with hot water and scrub the grout in circular motions. This is going to dislodge the surface dirt, making way for you to be able to really get down to the nitty gritty.

Make a paste: Mix together the baking soda and the hydrogen peroxide, using a two-to-one ratio. For slimy grout, add in a few dashes of dish soap to cut the grease. You will be left with a paste that you can then apply to your grout lines. Let the solution rest on the grout for a short period of time, about 15 minutes.

Scrub: Letting the mixture work into the pores of the grout should make things easier for you, but the next thing you are going to need to do is scrub away the remaining dirt trapped in your grout.

Rinse: Finally, using a sponge or squeegee, rinse the mixture away using hot water. Dry, and you should be left with bright, clean grout!

If you would like added protection for your grout, you can apply a grout sealant. Doing so will fill the holes in the pores of your grout, not allowing space for dirt to reside. Be sure that your area is dry before you apply the sealant. Especially for showers, wait 24 hours before applying a grout sealant.

For more helpful grout and tile information, be sure to visit The Grout Medic, or feel free to stick around and browse some of our other blogs. From babyproofing to decorating, you are sure to find something interesting.

By Justice Homes 11-7-2019