How to Clean Tiles With Homemade Grout Cleaner

Homemade Grout Cleaners is a is a blend of non-toxic, natural agents, designed to remove grout stains and dirt from tiles, bricks, and many other stone surfaces. Even if you have constantly wiped down the surface with a wet cloth and regular dish soap, grout stains and build-up will stay and not come off until you find the combinations that work.

Regular cleaning methods will not remove grout stains. Using homemade grout cleaners is affordable, easier and more efficient with the right homemade grout cleaner, which is a specialty disinfectant that helps get rid of germs, mold, and bacteria that can be hard to detect and even more difficult to remove.

What Causes Grout Stains and Dirt Build Up

Dust, dirt, spills and other contaminants are the main cause of grout discoloration. As with most tiling surfaces, spilled liquids will stain grout if not immediately removed.

You can protect your well-being and the wellness of your kids, pets, and household by making your own homemade grout cleaner with simple, less-toxic ingredients. Homemade grout cleaners can return the grout back to its primary color.

Tips for Preventing Grout Stains

Routine care should be exercised to avoid absorptions of stains and dirt. Daily dust should be removed by a dry brush broom. It is suggested to never wet the brush and to use the natural ingredients with water only.

How to Clean Tiles With Homemade Grout Cleaner

Sealing the grout will not prove to be 100% effective against dirt buildup or grout discoloration.  Maintenance and regular cleaning of tiling needs to be done on a recurrent basis. Regular grout cleaning can be done on a daily basis using homemade grout cleaners.

Many common homemade grout cleaner household products, such as baking soda, vinegar, borax, lemon oil or juice, and dishwashing soap, can make effective and yet inexpensive cleaners.

Things You Will Need


Clean the Floor

Sweep or vacuum the floor to remove debris.

Mix the Homemade Grout Cleaner

Mix all the natural ingredients into a spray applicator. Using gloves, mix 1¼ cup vinegar, ½ teaspoons lemon oil or juice,  ½  dish soap,  and fill with warm water.

Scrub the Tiles

  1. Sprinkle baking soda onto the grout
  2. Spray the homemade grout cleaner mixture directly on the grout area.
  3. Scrub the applicable area using a sponge or a toothbrush.
  4. Use a pumice stone in between scrubbing to remove buildup.
  5. Use warm water to rinse all residue.
  6. In the case of stubborn dirt, allow the mixture to settle for several minutes before scrubbing.

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