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How to Clean Shower Tile Grout?

June 17, 2020
After working continuously on your bathroom shower tiles, you still encounter dark stains in grouts here and there. Don't know what to do? Relax. You just need a few simple tricks to handle this problem.

Tile shower grouts generally get dirty for several reasons, including fading due to mold and mildew. For cleaning shower grout, don’t rush out to buy a bunch of cleaning products. Just look in your kitchen for plenty of options you already have at your home to clean that stubborn tile shower grout.

How to Clean Shower Tile Grout

  • The easiest way to manage shower tile grouts is to lay them close to each other with only small gaps in between to avoid dirt buildup.
  • Use a liquid extraction base to loosen the dirt and then try pulling the dirt with a wet or dry vacuum.
  • Dilute vinegar in small amounts of water and spray on the surface, and use a stiff brush to clean the surface. Scrub in circular motions, which will help remove more of debris that is stuck in the grout.
  • Make a paste of baking soda and water to use in a similar way as vinegar. Using vinegar and baking soda helps you to tackle with unpleasant odor.
  • Apply lemon juice with damp cotton in the areas with dark stains allow it to soak it for 5-10min and then scrub it slowly using a brush.
  • If the stains are too dense and sticky, then try using oxygen bleach powder, hydrogen peroxide, or chlorine bleach. Dilute these reagents in water in 1:3 ratios and scrub the tile grout.
  • Use car wax after the tiles are cleaned. This will help to seal the tile grouts without allowing water to enter.

These homemade tips are easy to manage and are readily available to stock at your home. Regular usage of homemade tips for cleaning tile shower grouts can help you save energy and money on other cleaning agents. It may take a lot of research for you to analyze which cleaning agent available in market is apt for your tile. Try a sample area test first to try these agents and follow the safety measures as they may have harmful chemicals or acids that can harm your skin. Regular upkeep makes cleaning shower tile grout easy and stress-free.