Inside: Dealing with dirty grout? Check out the easiest way to clean grout. See how to clean grout without a lot of scrubbing. Your grout will look like new again!
Love the look of tile but hate dealing with dirty grout? I completely understand! I like how durable and low-maintenance tile is, but grout and all its stains drive me crazy! Our kitchen is particularly bad because of spills. I feel like I am always trying to clean the grout.
I had noticed a lot of people on Pinterest were talking about using toilet cleaner on grout. At first, I just thought it was crazy, but as I kept noticing it more and more I decided to give it a try. I really didn't think it would work, but it does. I was amazed at the difference it made. It really is the easiest way to clean grout.
I know it seems kind of gross to use toilet cleaner on your floor but once you see how great it cleans you won't mind at all. Check out how dirty my grout was before I started cleaning.
To start you will need some toilet cleaner, a power brush or scrub brush (I love this power brush for cleaning), rag or microfiber cloth, and water. I bought the toilet cleaner and scrub brush from the dollar store for a dollar each.
I recommend you start by testing in a very small inconspicuous spot to start with. I started by testing in the back of my closet. Once you have tested it and it has dried without any problems then you can clean your whole floor.
The best way to clean grout is to pour out some of the toilet cleaner in the grout lines in about a 10 square foot area. Then, set a timer for about 5 minutes and let the toilet cleaner sit on the grout. Make sure any of the toilet cleaner doesn't spread into a carpeted or wood area.
Once the five minutes is up, use the scrub brush to go over the area. You don't need to spend a lot of time doing this, just a minute or two for the whole area. You can see how dirty looking the toilet cleaner is now that I scrubbed it.
Then, reset the timer for two minutes. At the end of two minutes give the grout one more quick scrub down and then wipe the toilet cleaner away using a wet rag or microfiber cloth. You can see all the dirt that came off on the cloth below.
If your grout is like mine it doesn't look that different at first, however, once it dries it looks much better! Look at how clean my grout looks. The improvement is amazing.
Keep working your way around the room just doing small areas at a time. When you are completely finished let it all dry and check for any spots you may have missed or need to go over again. My area in front of the stove needed to be done twice.
Once you have finished you can mop the floor once using just water to get any extra residue away and then mop once using a floor cleaner. I like this homemade floor cleaner.
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My floors look much better after using the toilet cleaner on them. Who knew toilet cleaner would do such a great job? It really is the easiest way to clean grout. If you have ever wondered how to clean grout without all the scrubbing this is the method for you!
Check out the before and after of the easiest way to clean grout. Not only does the grout look better but my tile looks lighter and not so dark. The whole room looks brighter after cleaning it!
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