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The grout that's in between your tiles, whether in the kitchen, bathroom or wherever else, is a great help in keeping water from seeping into places where it shouldn't be. The problem is, it tends to get dirty and discolored over time, which can reduce the overall aesthetic of the area in question. Tiles are relatively easy to clean with simple soap and water, but grout can become a problem area for many who don't have much experience in dealing with it.
Well, fear not, because this is just what we're going to cover here. Below are some simple yet effective methods for grout cleaning that anyone can do using supplies that can be found in an average home.
Method One: The Baking Soda and Vinegar Method
The first thing you'll do here is to make a paste using the baking soda and some water. Make it a thick paste (3 parts baking soda to 1 part water). Apply the paste along the lines of your grout using your finger, wearing rubber gloves if you wish as the grout may be a bit abrasive.
Next up, you'll make a solution water and white vinegar, which you'll pour into spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the baking soda lines you applied onto the grout which should immediately result in a bubbling effect, which lets you know that it's working as intended.
Wait for the bubbling to die down, which should take no more than a few minutes. Once this stops it will mean that the chemical reaction is done, and so you can move on to the next step.
Now you'll need to brush along the grout lines. For this, you can use any type of brush you have handy, from a nylon scrub brush to a toothbrush. Scrub uniformly along the lines making sure to reach the corners and edges of your cleaning area to ensure uniformity.
Finally, take some clean water and mop your floor to remove all the baking soda and vinegar residue. You might need to replace your water with fresh one during this process to prevent spreading out the residue any more than you need to. Your grouting should be left looking as good as new. Please note: Vinegar shouldn't be used on natural stone tiles.
Please note: Vinegar shouldn't be used on natural stone tiles.