My weekend was filled with spring cleaning!! When I say cleaning, I mean the on your hands and knees scrubbing kind of cleaning, and my tiled kitchen floor was the culprit. I have tried many tile sprays and cleaners both for the grout but nothing ever really made a difference till I used a DIY white vinegar and baking soda mix. The grout looks amazing, light and bright just like it was when the tile was first installed. Now, I won’t lie, it’s a time consuming method and you do spend a considerable amount of time on your hands and knees but it is so worth the outcome.
Mix 3 tablespoons of Baking Soda with 9 tablespoons of Vinegar in a glass or ceramic bowl.
It will foam up, which is exactly what you want.
Apply it with the toothbrush to the grout lines, give it a scrub.
Push the mixture back into the grout lines and let sit for 10-15 minutes depending on how warm your room is – you don’t want it go hard.
If it does go hard, just add a little vinegar to soften it up and give it another good rub with toothbrush.
Leave for sit 10 more minutes.
Scrape up the mixture and discard.
Remove any excess with a old cloth then wipe down the a wet cloth.
*I do small sections of tiles at time, my tiles are 12 inches x 12 inches so I do 6 tiles at a time.
*It does take several wipes to remove the baking soda, it is very gritty. I always have to mop the floor a several times afterwards to remove ALL of the residue.