Cleaning the grout between the tiles doesn’t seem too complex. Just rinse, scrub, and dry, right? Actually, the process is not that simple. In fact, many of the DIY grout cleaning methods we hear of may actually damage the surface. We’ll analyze some of these methods and explain why they’re ineffective and potentially damaging.
Scrubbing Doesn’t Work
Many homeowners believe they’re giving the grout a good cleaning by scrubbing endlessly. Common tools include a discarded toothbrush and even motorized scrubbers. The scrubbing doesn’t clean the grout; all you’re doing is moving dirt over the pores without fully extracting it. You need to clean the grout at the pore level; otherwise, it will remain dingy. Cleaning the grout deep into the pore requires steam extraction technology. Continue Reading →