How To Clean Tile Grout

Cleaning your bathroom may not be your idea of a perfect afternoon. But our bathrooms are often a place of sanctuary, whether you’re getting yourself ready for the day ahead or soaking in a hot bubble bath when you’re winding down in the evening.

Grimy grout may not seem like a big deal, but it can impact how the whole room looks. And with the average cost of tiling a bathroom standing at around £750, according to MyJobQuote, we’re sure you’ll want to keep it looking brand new for as long as you can.

Getting your grout clean may take a bit of elbow grease but if follow these top tips you’ll get the job done in no time.

Step 1
Make a paste from two parts bicarbonate of soda to one part water, then rub onto dirty grout using an old toothbrush.

An electric toothbrush with an old head will also work wonders and save your elbows!

Step 2
Fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and spray it over the bicarbmix. It should start bubbling up into a thick mixture that is perfect for tackling grout

Step 3
Use your toothbrush to scrub away the grime; a stiff bristle grout brush is also a good tool for this task. Rinse well with water.

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Grout eraser
If scrubbing with an old toothbrush fills you with dread, try a grout eraser. We like the JML Doktor Power Magic Eraser. It’s more expensive than the bicarb method, but depending on how grimy your grout is, it might save you some scrubbing.
These sponges wear down quickly though, so you’ll need a few if you’ve got a whole bathroom to tackle. We recommend cutting them to a convenient size before wiping over your grout.
For a ready-made alternative to bicarb, coat your grout in Stardrops Pink Stuff paste which is great for lifting grime.

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Mould removers
Banish unsightly mould on grouting with HG Mould Spray. This specialist cleaner is designed to remove mould and help control regrowth. Always follow the instructions on the bottle.
If you’ve got stains that just won’t shift, try covering them with a grout pen. Unibond Grout Reviver Pen covers old grout with a fresh white layer, so you can smarten up your grout in minutes.