How to Clean Grout With Household Products

Grout can be used nearly anywhere around the home, fitting in between tiles or stones to give a smooth, finished look to your floor, shower or backsplash. To keep the grout looking its best, you want to clean it regularly with a routine that removes any buildup from the grout without causing damage. This can be done with a few low-cost cleaning tools and ingredients that thoroughly clean the grouted surface.

Things You'll Need

  • Cleaning rags
  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda
  • Nylon scrub brush
  • Old toothbrush
  • Bowl


    • 1

      Wipe down the grout as needed with a damp cleaning rag. If needed, add a few drops of dish soap to the rag and continue scrubbing. Use a toothbrush to get into smaller grout lines.

    • 2

      Sprinkle baking soda over the grout and scrub with a wet nylon scrub brush or old toothbrush. Wipe down with a damp cleaning rag to remove leftover residue.

    • 3

      Make a paste of one part water to three parts baking soda and scrub into heavily soiled grout. Again, wipe down the grout with a damp cleaning rag to remove the paste residue.

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