Grimy, black, or discoloured grout between tiles can change the whole look of a room for the worse. Mould, mildew, food stains, and dirt from the outdoors cause these stubborn stains, and whether they appear in the kitchen, bathroom, or tiled lounge space, old tile grout is not a good look. It isn’t easy to scrub away all of that dirt and make your ceramic floor tile grout look brand new, but these following tips explain all you need to know to restore your floor and wall tile grout.
Clean the Tile Grout Properly
To clean the grout at home, items such as vinegar or baking soda can effectively remove most stains. After diluting either option with some water you can spray or dab the cleaning solution on a small length of the tile grout and scrub away with a stiff-bristled brush. It is more effective to scrub in circles rather than back and forth. After you’ve scrubbed the floors, rinse the area well with water and mop any remaining moisture with paper towels or a sponge.
Recolour with Grout Colourant
If your grout needs a fresh coat or a new colour, all it might need is some colour restoration. Aqua Mix routine cleaners are non-acidic and can remove deep-set stains to refresh the look of your tile grout and preserve it so it maintains a fresh, new look longer. For maximum results, you can try out the Nano-Scrub, Ex-Treme Cleaner, or Grout Deep Clean, all available at Centura Tile. You’ll be amazed at how different your floors will look after this!
Apply a New Layer of Grout
Another way to restore your grout is to apply a new layer. After you’ve scrubbed away all of the dirt out of the old tile grout, you can apply a new coat of ceramic tile grout. The product comes in a powder form, which you will mix with water. Using a wooden or rubber-edged trowel, spread the grout over the tiles and make sure it fills all of the gaps between them. Wait for five minutes before gently wiping the tiles with a damp sponge, making sure no grout is coming out of the tile gaps. The area will require approximately a day or two to fully dry, and there you have it!
Improved Tile Floors with Centura Tile
In addition to being a leading supplier of tile and flooring options, Centura Tile is highly experienced at maintaining and restoring your tile floors. For any business or homeowner, we can transform floors, flip carpet for laminate, and provide you with a variety of other options to make your space look brand new. Instead of trying to do these tough projects on your own, let our experts do the job faster and better. Contact us or visit a Centura Tile dealer near you to view our flooring showrooms and learn more about ways to enhance and protect your floors.