Best Ways To Keep Your Grout Clean

Having beautiful tiles can elevate the appearance and feel within your home. A huge problem for many homeowners is keeping them looking brand new for years to come. After installation they look phenouminal but after a year or so they can start appearing tacky and dirty. A major factor to this is the grout lines between the tiles as they can collect dirt quite easily.

The trend nowadays is to go with larger tiles where there are less grout visible to avoid this but for those who prefer smaller tiles or want to use a mosaic tile as a feature wall this can’t be avoided.

Every week we have customers come in to purchase tiles and ask us how to maintain and clean their tiles so we thought we should come up with a post covering it.

Here Are 3 Ways To Keep Your Tiles And Grout Looking Brand New

Dark Grout

As mentioned, a common problem for home owners is dirt being more visible when using lighter grout like a white or cream. After years of build up, that once beautiful light grout that allows your tiles to pop out now has dark patches throughout making it look cheap and old. 

For many tile designs, using darker grout like a charcoal grey, brown or black can still allow the tiles to pop out and can be easier to maintain. Although it can still build up, the dirt and grime between the tiles are not as evident and thus less cleaning is required. Some tiles require light grout for the tile to stand out but if you have some flexibility, we recommend using darker colours

A few grouts we recommend are:

– Cocoa, Driftwood, Chocolate or Cinnamon (Brown)

– Mocha, Graphite, Platinum or Slate (Grey)

– Galaxy, Anthracite or Jet (Black)


Weekly Cleaning

Cleaning the tiles in high moisture areas like your bathroom daily would definitely keep your tiles looking brand new but let’s be real no one has time for that! If you do have a little time, using a squeegee after your shower will prevent water building up in the grout and trapping dirt molecules. Additionally leaving excess water on the grout can lead to cracking of the grout and thus water seeping through.

Instead we recommend to do a deep clean once a week to maintain them looking pristine. Cleaning solutions like Long Life Grout Cleaner, Pink Stuff, Sugar Soap or White King can get the grime out of your tiles and grout easily. 

If you don’t want to spend money, instead mix 2 parts of baking soda with one part vinegar to remove stains, grime or discolouration. Grab and toothbrush and give it a good scrub and wash as your grout turns back to the natural colour.

Epoxy Grout

Epoxy grout is a popular choice around tiles due to its superior performance and durability. It is a type of grout that is made from epoxy resin, a two-part mixture of epoxy and hardener.

One of the key advantages of epoxy grout is its exceptional stain resistance. Unlike cement based grouts, epoxy grout is highly resistant to stains making it ideal for areas prone to spills and moisture. Its non porous nature prevents liquids and contaminants from penetrating the grout, making it easier to clean and maintain over time.

Epoxy grout is also highly resistant to mould and bacteria growth. The absence of pores in the grout surface prevents moisture absorption, reducing the likelihood of mould and mildew formation. This makes epoxy grout an excellent choice for areas with high humidity or frequent water exposure.

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