I have tile in a large part of my home. It's in the dinning room, kitchen, entryway, and hallway, which tend to be the heavy traffic areas. Since the tile gets a lot of use, the grout lines started to look seriously dirty. It doesn't help that the tile and the grout are both very light in color and show dirt easily.
There are many pins on Pinterest that tell you how to clean tile and grout. I used a mixture 7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup vinegar and a lot of elbow grease. I mixed everything in a spray bottle and sprayed the mixture on one grout line at a time. I scrubbed the grout with an old toothbrush and then wiped the grout with a rag. I kept a small cup of water nearby to rinse the toothbrush periodically. I did the spray, scrub, wipe routine over and over again for each grout line. Yes, it's time consuming and a dull task, but I did a small section at a time and was able to get in done in just a few days. If anyone knows of a better or faster way to clean tile grout, please let me know!
The tile floor looks so much better! Now that I've got the grout clean, I'm wondering how to keep it that way. I've heard the grout needs to be sealed. When I went to Lowe's, the only grout sealer I could find was in a teeny tiny bottle that didn't look like it would cover all the grout lines and at $13.00 a bottle I didn't want to buy multiple bottles. Does anyone know how to seal the grout and keep it clean? If you have any tips or suggestions I'd love to hear them!
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Inspired by this pin for cleaning tile grout.