Ceramic, porcelain or glass tile can all add charm or elegance to your home. It comes in just about any size, shape and color you could think of. It is one of the most durable building products available today. The one drawback to tile is the grout that seals the joints between tiles, gets dirty or breaks down. In this article we will show you how to clean and repair tile grout.
Whether it’s wall tile or floor tile, it all requires grout that will overtime get dirty, moldy or even start to crumble. While wall grout is much more susceptible to this situation as it is more porous, over time all grout can have this issue.
The Big Clean
Even if you stay on top of things and keep your shower clean, overtime, the grout can still slowly build up dirt, mold and soap scum. To clean your tile grout you will need stiff nylon scrub brush or a scouring pad, and a solution of 50% bleach or vinegar and 50% water and a little elbow grease. If your tile grout still will not come clean you can use a 50/50 mix of muriatic acid and water. If you are using the solution be very safety cautious wearing rubber gloves by protection and ventilating the room.
After going through the steps you find the tile grout is still not clean where you find cracks or holes in it you’ll need to move on to the steps for repairing the grout.
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