I'm posting this because I know you will appreciate it ...
My house is 10 years old. For the first 5 years it had tenants and we've owned it for the last 5 years. My floor grout is super sad, regardless of how much I'm mopping it. I'm currently doing the big Christmas clean and I've tackled the kitchen floor (with the rest to follow). The bestest floor grout cleaner ... toilet cleaner (with bleach in it). I used Harpic White and Shine with thick Bleach Gel. OMG!!!
Process - I just ran the spout along the grout lines. By the time I got to the end of the kitchen, I went back with my tile brush (which I bought from Woolies) and ran the brush over the grout a couple of times. Then when I got to the end, I went back to the beginning and went over it with a sponge, wiping the cleaner over the full tile. (This whole process took 15 mins). I then used a dry mop to mop up the cleaner, then washed the floor a couple of times to make sure there was no cleaner left on the tiles. The whole process took 1 hour - mopping took the longest.
I'm attaching some photos ... please don't be too harsh in your judgement of the "before" photo. Didn't take an entire floor shot before because I'd already started when I took the before photo. They look as good as the day they were laid (I would imagine).
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16-12-2015 09:43 #1
Floor Grout Clean - Happydance!
16-12-2015 09:50 #2
Wow! The difference is amazing. I'll have to remember this
16-12-2015 09:55 #3
Wow! That's a massive difference!
We have dark tiles and grout in our kitchen, but light in the toilets, laundry and bathrooms. Might have to give this a go as the laundry especially is looking dingy. The white grout was feral when we moved in, and I used bleach and a toothbrush. Came up good, but took hours! Haven't been keen to repeat the experience. Your way sounds much better and quicker!
16-12-2015 09:56 #4Senior Member
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Holy cow!! That's amazing!! I know what's on my to do list this week!
Just moved in with DP in his 1988 home... Our grout looks the same as your before photo!
His parents are staying for Christmas... We've already repainted the house, cleaned and scrubbed skirting boards and architraves and Windows and had an electrician change the old lights to sleek downlights... Grout is the next thing on my list!!!!
Thank you for sharing!! X
16-12-2015 10:04 #5
Wow what a difference, ill have to try this as moving in a few weeks & i like things looking new Thanks for sharing
16-12-2015 10:08 #6
Subbing so I can try this too. Looks great!
16-12-2015 10:14 #7
I'm still doing a happy dance. I'm actually considering ringing all my friends and making them all come over just to look at my kitchen floor. That's a bit sad, isn't it!
I'm off to the shops to buy more toilet cleaner.
16-12-2015 13:37 #8
Looks amazing! I do similar with my shower tiles, but with exit mould. Takes the orange stains (hard water) right out of the grout!
Worked it out by accident
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16-12-2015 13:42 #9
Would this work in my shower do you think?
I've tried everything and the MIL is arriving over next week, can't be having her tut-tutting at the state of the grout.
16-12-2015 14:18 #10Senior Member
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I just spent about 8 hours (spread over several days) scrubbing our kitchen, dining and ensuite floor tiles with Jif and a scrubbing brush. I'll have to try your recipe next time to try and shave some time off.
What an awesome feeling when you see the before and after!
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