Tile floor is a popular type of flooring in many residential homes and other commercial buildings due to their durability and long-lasting qualities. However over time, the pores within the tile and most especially the grout will become compacted with dirt and oily grease. These will leave your floors looking dirty and weathered. Cleaning grout is one of those tasks no one wants to undertake, due to the tediousness of the task. No one wants to scrub the grout line and tile just to have an amazingly clean tile floor. However there are a few methods that can help make cleaning your tile floor easier; especially if you’re doing it by hand. Leading Carpet Cleaning will share some of these methods to help you with this tedious task.

Best Homemade Grout Cleaner #1 – Baking Soda

This method will use a homemade paste that helps to break up the dirt and greasy oils that are trapped in the grout. Start by mixing up a paste made of just water and baking soda. To create the mixture, use 3 parts of baking soda to 1 part water. This mixture creates the proper consistency for the paste. You can use your fingers to spread the paste over the grout. Gloves will help add comfort to your hands and are recommended. This next part makes you feel like a chemist. Dilute white vinegar in a spray bottle, spray the baking soda paste and then watch it bubble. After the bubbling has stopped, use a scrub brush to scrub the grout and even the tile. After you’re done scrubbing then mop up the floor with straight cold water. Note: Don’t use this method on natural stone tile. Vinegar is highly acidic and can eat at natural stone.

How to Clean Floor Tile Grout with Oxygenated Bleach

This method will use oxygenated bleach and water. You will want to mix 2 tablespoons of the oxygenated bleach with 2 cups of warm water. However, before you get too carried way with cleaning your grout, test a small area that may not be seen in the event the bleach discolors your grout. Some grout colors can be affected with bleach. Then pour the bleach solution over the grout. Afterward, make another bleach water mixture. With a brush about the width of the grout line, scrub the bleach into the grout line. Use your second bleach mixture to dip the brush to help rinse it off. Reapply the bleach as you go. After you have cleaned your grout line then use straight water to mop the rest of the tile floor.

How to Clean Grout on Tile Floors with Baking Soda, Hydrogen Peroxide & Liquid Dish Soap

Third Method – similar to the first method, this method will also use a baking soda based paste but this one can be used on any type of tile because this method doesn’t use vinegar. To make the paste take ¾ cup of baking soda, ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide, and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap. By using a scrub brush, apply the paste onto the grout and scrub the grout as you apply it. Allow the paste mixture to set on the grout for 15 minutes before rinsing the grout with warm water. You can just pour the warm water over the grout. Mop up the floor with plain water since the mixture will help clean the tile as you mop. If the floor seems bit soapy after you have mopped the entire floor, then re-mop the floor again still with water.

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Above are some of the easier methods to help the DIY home cleaner tackle your home’s grout and tile flooring and give it a fresh clean look. For those who may need assistance or are unable to undergo this task but still want a clean floor, Leading Carpet Cleaning provides tile and grout cleaning services and so much more. If you want the aid of a professional, contact Leading Carpet Cleaning today.