How can you clean ceramic tile grout?


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Ceramic tile grout can be cleaned using a mild detergent and warm water. To clean ceramic tile, users should add a few drops of dish detergent to a bucket of warm water.

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How can you clean ceramic tile grout?
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Wetting a cloth in the sudsy bucket and gently washing the tile grout is an effective way for home or business owners to get the tile grout clean. When cleaning ceramic tile floor on a regular basis, sponge mops should be avoided as the mop pushes more water and dirt into the grout making it harder to clean in time.

For heavily soiled or stained ceramic tile grout, users can create a paste of baking soda and water and apply a thin coat to the grout. Letting the paste sit overnight offers the best results, and it can be wiped away with a damp cloth or a soft bristled brush. An old toothbrush works well for this purpose.

To prevent future stains, users should apply a silicone-base sealer. This sealer works to repel water, dirt and grime so that the grout needs cleaned less often. There are also grout markers available on the market. This product works similar to a marker and users can color over the stained or discolored grout.

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