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Updated on March 29, 2023

Do it yourself

How to Clean Ceramic Tiles and Grout

There’s nothing like a deep grout cleaning to make a kitchen, bathroom, or entryway ceramic floor look like new. Then, just regular maintenance does the trick. Find out how!

Difficulty level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Person pouring a cleaning product on a ceramic floor
Person cleaning a ceramic floor with a brush
Person mopping a bathroom floor
Mop and bucket on a ceramic floor

Deep Clean the Tiles and Grout

  • 1.1 - Pour the deep cleaner on the ceramic joints you want to clean.
  • 1.2 - Let it work for 5-10 minutes.
  • 1.3 - Scrub vigorously using a nylon brush.
  • 1.4 - Use water and a mop (or cloth) to remove the product.
Person pouring a cleaning product on a ceramic floor
Person mopping a bathroom floor

Routinely Clean Your Ceramic Flooring

  • 2.1 - Shake the everyday cleaner bottle well to mix the product.
  • 2.2 - Spray directly on the ceramic floor.
  • 2.3 - Spread the product using a mop (or cloth).
  • 2.4 - Wait until the floor is completely dry.
  • 2.5 - Use water and a mop (or cloth) to remove the product.

Use a DIY Green Solution

  • 3.1 - Apply vinegar to the grout joints.
  • 3.2 - Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with a small amount of water to create a smooth paste.
  • 3.3 - Scrub the tiles and grout with the paste and a nylon brush.
  • 3.4 - Rinse using a wet sponge.


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