Very white grout with just one pass: the method that “dissolves” the dirt and takes it away

If you are looking for a natural and even more effective alternative to clean the floor and eliminate dirt between the joints , you are in the right place.

As soon as we install the floor, the joints look perfect, but over time the story changes. The dirt that accumulates between the joints, composed of dust, grease and even mould, makes them dark, almost black, completely changing the appearance of the floor.

1. How to clean grout with baking soda

Baking soda is the perfect solution for lovers of eco-friendly cleaning. It has antiseptic properties ideal for removing residues and bacteria found on any surface.

Mix hot water with baking soda until you get a creamy consistency. Use an old toothbrush to scrub between the grout lines. After about 20 minutes, wipe with a clean cloth or mop, as you normally do.

2. Use hydrogen peroxide to clean the grout

Hydrogen peroxide isn’t just for disinfecting wounds. Its ability to remove blood or wine stains is known, but did you know that it is also one of the best products for cleaning grout?

You just need a little hydrogen peroxide and an old toothbrush to scrub between the joints and remove all the dirt. Finally, rinse with water and a clean cloth.

3. White vinegar against dirt between the joints

Our grandmothers used vinegar to clean just about everything, and they were right. Vinegar is one of the most effective natural products for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, removing the most stubborn dirt.

Mix two equal parts vinegar and warm water and soak a cloth in the solution. Clean between the joints and, after a few minutes, wipe with a clean cloth. If the stains are old and won’t come off, apply a little undiluted vinegar for a few minutes before cleaning.

4. In extreme cases, water and bleach

If the natural alternatives listed above do not give satisfactory results, there is only one way out: resort to bleach.

Wear gloves and pour 3 or 4 tablespoons of bleach for every liter of water. Use the solution to scrub between the joints with a used toothbrush and, after about ten minutes, wipe with a clean cloth.

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Keeping the floor spotlessly clean and removing dirt between the joints is simpler than you might think: immediately apply the tricks described above to return the floor to its original appearance.