How to clean tile grout?
March 22nd at 9:39pm
Would you like to give your tile grout a new lease on life? Whether in the bathroom or kitchen, over time they may have become dulled by moisture. There are many ways to restore their original shine, using natural products such as baking soda, white vinegar or claystone. Follow all our tips for shiny joints!
Cleaning tile grout with white vinegar
White vinegar is an ideal product for kitchen as well as bathroom cleaning, as it can be used to descale and disinfect all taps, among other things. You can also use it to restore the tile grouts’ original colour. To do this, proceed as follows:
- Mix 20cl of white vinegar and 10cl of water;
- Dip a toothbrush into the mixture and scrub;
- Leave for about 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
If your joints are particularly dirty, you can also add two drops of dishwashing liquid to the mixture.
Cleaning tile grout with baking soda
Baking soda is a 100% natural white powder that is particularly effective for cleaning taps or tile grout, especially when combined with white vinegar. To restore the whiteness and shine of all your tile joints, follow these steps:
- Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda with 10cl of white vinegar;
- Apply this mixture to the joints using a spray bottle;
- Leave for 24 hours;
- Scrub the joints with a sponge or toothbrush, then rinse.
Cleaning tile joints with hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is often used for its antiseptic and disinfectant properties. But it also has bleaching properties, which makes it a great ally for cleaning tile joints. Do you have hydrogen peroxide in your cupboards? Here's how to use it:
- Mix 10cl of hydrogen peroxide with 10cl of water;
- Soak a soft brush or sponge in this mixture;
- Scrub the joints vigorously;
- Rinse and leave to dry.
Cleaning tile joints with claystone
Claystone is a natural product made from white clay and soap. In marketplaces, you can also find it under the name white stone or silver stone. Claystone cleans, degreases, descales and polishes all surfaces without scratching them. It would be a shame not to use it to restore the shine to your tile joints! To do this, simply:
- Wet a sponge and sprinkle one to two tablespoons of claystone on it;
- Lightly foam the mixture;
- Rub the joints with a sponge before rinsing.
You can not only use claystone when the tile joints are dirty but also on a daily basis.
Cleaning tile grout with toothpaste
If you can use a simple sponge to clean your tile grout, the toothbrush is an interesting alternative. Indeed, its small size, soft bristles and easy grip are particularly suitable for this purpose. But did you know that you can also use toothpaste to brighten up your kitchen or bathroom grout?
- Apply the toothpaste along the entire length of the seal using a toothbrush;
- Leave it on for about two hours;
- Scrub the tile joints and rinse.
Clean tile grout with bleach
Are your tile joints black and dirty? Bleach would also be a nice alternative to clean them! This household product, with its disinfectant properties, also has a bleaching power, which makes it very useful if you want to restore the whiteness and shine of your tile joints. First of all, make sure you protect your hands with gloves, then proceed as follows:
- Mix a few drops of bleach with hot water;
- Apply this mixture to the joints with a sponge;
- Leave for about 30 minutes;
- Scrub the joints with a toothbrush and rinse thoroughly.
Cleaning tile grout with salted lemon
Do you swear by natural ingredients to clean your home? Don't hesitate to use lemon for your kitchen and bathroom tile grouting: this citrus fruit contains citric acid, which has cleaning, descaling and bleaching properties. It also leaves a very pleasant scent in the room. You can also combine it with coarse salt for its abrasive properties:
- Cut a lemon in half and dip one half in coarse salt;
- Rub the joints with this half lemon;
- Leave for about an hour before scrubbing again and rinsing.