How to Clean Grout Off a Newly Laid Ceramic Tile Floor


A little bit of excess grout left over on the surface of your ceramic tile floor is nothing to panic about. It's simple to clean grout off of your newly laid ceramic tile floor with a few household products.

Things You'll Need

  • Sponge Scrub brush Floor cleaner Rubber gloves
  • Follow the directions of your household floor cleaner and mix it with warm water in a large container.

  • Use a sponge to dampen the area where the excess grout is located.

  • Let the cleaner sit for several minutes and allow it to soak into the excess grout.

  • Use a scrub brush to lightly scour the surface until the excess grout is removed.

  • Use a sponge to remove any excess residue from the surface.

  • Wait 15 to 20 minutes to verify that you have removed all of the grout. When the surface is damp, it is sometimes hard to see any remaining areas. If any grout remains, repeat the process until all of the grout is removed.

Tips & Warnings

  • If all that remains is a light haze on the surface of your tile, simply mop as you would normally. Wait at least a week after the grouting process to ensure that the grout has cured properly before applying any sort of cleaning agent; otherwise, discoloration may occur. Use the scrub-brush on areas where there is actually grout left over, rather than just a haze.
  • Always wear gloves when working with cleaning agents.

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