How to clean tile grout in your bathroom

How to clean and remove grout from bathroom tiles

Cleaning bathroom tile grout can be one of those daunting jobs you put off for months (or even years!). We partnered with Atlas Ceramics, who with 30 years of experience in the industry, have offered some hints & tips on how to clean grout in your bathroom and keep your tiles looking their best.

Homemade cleaners

There are plenty of off-the-shelf products to help you clean grout. Some swear by vinegar and baking soda so it’s certainly worth considering as a starting point, as it uses inexpensive materials and is easy to create at home.

When removing mould, ensure the area is well ventilated during cleaning and for a couple of hours afterwards.

Natural cleaning solutions, such as vinegar, should be safe for all types of tile and coloured grouts as you won’t have to worry about fading. However, with shop-bought cleaning solutions and bleach, it’s best to check whether it’s safe to use on your chosen tiles/grout first.

Using warm water and vinegar, spray the area of grout that needs cleaning. Apply baking soda to create a paste, and scrub it well with a toothbrush or larger stiff bristled brush, ensuring you get right into the grout lines.

For tougher stains and mould, apply a mix of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. It's essential to wear protective clothing. Thoroughly wash away the vinegar solution with warm water before applying the new mixture and never mix it in the same container - hydrogen peroxide and vinegar create a harmful acid. 

Spray the mixture onto stubborn stains, let it sit for a few minutes, and then continue working it with a stiff bristled brush. Ensure you rinse this mixture away thoroughly with warm water.

Maintenance & prevention

The biggest cause of a build-up of mildew and mould is damp. Grout might be excellent for securing tiles on the wall but it is very easy for water to get in beneath it and create problems.

One of the best ways to maintain the quality of grout in your bathroom is to keep the room well ventilated. Use an extractor fan or keep the window open after showers and baths to dry the room quickly and get rid of any steam.

Spend a bit of time cleaning when stains begin to show, and you will make the most out of the grout in your bathroom. It’s a lot easier to maintain and prevent problems than it is to remove and replace the tile grout or sealant. 

If you’ve decided it’s time to refresh your bathroom, why not use weberjoint premium tile grout, it's not only mould-resistant, but has been formulated with PURE CLEAN anti-stain technology, and comes in a choice of 18 colours. Find out more here.

Atlas Ceramics import and distribute high-quality products to support the tiling industry. Their website is full of helpful articles and advice so be sure to check it out here!

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