Keeping your tile grout could be such a chore. It seems to get dirty quickly, especially on your kitchen and bathroom floors.
Here are a few tips to keep that grout looking its best.
First, be sure to seal the grout. Most grout seals wear away within 6 months so resealing every six months or so will help make it easier to maintain.
To seal your grout: First, purchase the sealant of your choice. There are many sealants to choose from so be sure to read the lables to choose which is best for you job. Some are just meant for marble or granite, and others for dark tile, etc.
Before you start, clear the room of anything that the sealant could splash onto.
Next, make sure the grout you are about to seal and the tile around it is free from dust and freshly cleaned.
Wear gloves to protect your hands. Pour the sealant onto a large sponge and then using circular motions, apply the sealant to the grout and tiles. Start at one corner and work your way down. Be sure to take notice which tiles you covered. A good way to keep track of this is to work in sections of three tiles across, then go all the way down. Then move over three more tiles and repeat.
Be sure to keep your bathroom ventilated.
For the times, when your grout is in need of sealing and you can’t get to it, you can use a little home remedy to keep your grout clean. Mix 3/4 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup of bleach and scrub it into your grout with a toothbrush. Then wipe the homemade mixture away with a wet cloth until it is all gone. You can double this homemade recipe if you have bigger floors.
Happy Cleaning. 🙂