If you are not particularly DIY savvy, you may not even know what grout actually is. Grout is just a type of mortar (like you see between bricks in a brick wall or building). Grout, specifically, is the stuff between the tiles on floors or walls. It’s what fills all those gaps between all those little pieces of tile and makes your floor or your wall all of one piece. It’s essential. The grout is what holds everything together, and if it fails, all you have is a bunch of loose pieces of tile.
Unfortunately, grout does wear out over time. When it starts to chip and break, you may be able to fix it yourself, or more likely, you’ll need to call in a professional. However, more often, your grout is functionally fine, but it’s gotten stained or discolored. It can be hard to clean grout since it isn’t usually flush with the tile, and because of what it is made of, it tends to be more susceptible to stains and discoloration.
Although there isn’t anything functionally wrong with grout that is just discolored, it does look unappealing, and it generally makes your floor or wall look dirty even after a thorough clean. You don’t want to go to the trouble (and expense) of replacing grout that is still structurally sound, so that leaves cleaning. Except if you could have cleaned it well to begin with, it wouldn’t look dirty now, right? Don’t worry. There’s a trick to getting that uncleanable grout clean and stain-free. This video below will show you how.
As you can see, although it may take some time and effort to get the grout clean, you can make it look like new pretty easily and with a minimum of expense. You don’t need any expensive name brand cleaners, just a couple simple ingredients you might already have at home. Best of all it’s all natural, so you won’t need to work with harsh man-made chemicals or worry about trace amounts being left on your floor. The reaction between the peroxide and the baking soda is what gets all the stained on gunk off and leaves your tile grout in much better shape than it started out in. Try it yourself!
It’s amazing how just a simple cleaning can extend the life and look of your floor, but if the grout is broken, chipping, or flaking, you will need more than a simple cleaning to salvage it.