After prolonged exposure to moisture, food preparation, and the day-to-day usage of tile flooring and countertops, the grout between tiles can start to lose its luster.
Failure to properly clean the grout between your tile can lead to serious health issues for you and your family from bacteria and mold growth, in addition to looking unappealing to guests or potential buyers.
Follow these cleaning methods to maintain beautiful grout throughout your entire home!
1. Mix a few drops of natural olive oil with baking soda to create a paste and spread it on the entire floor or countertop. Once applied, begin to scrub the grout spaces with a toothbrush. You should notice the grout turning white again.
2. Mix 1/4 cup of bleach with 3 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture onto your flooring or countertops and wait 5 minutes before scrubbing the surface to remove mold residue from your tile spaces. This method is excellent if you are trying to remove harsh residue.
3. Mix vinegar in equal parts with water in a spray bottle. Mist the vinegar and water mixture onto the grout lines and scrub with an old toothbrush. Once you have scrubbed the grout line, wipe clean with a dry towel. This solution is ideal for semiannual grout maintenance as excess use of acidic vinegar could erode the grout between tiles.
If you are tired of cleaning grout altogether, consider installing luxury vinyl plank flooring in lloydminster ab. This plank flooring doesn’t require the use of grout and is easy to clean, highly durable, and water-resistant.
Additionally, if you don’t have the time to clean all of the grout spaces in your home, consider hiring a professional cleaning service to complete the work for you.