DIY Tile Grout Cleaner

DIY Tile Grout Cleaner - The Kreative Life

So, here’s the thing. We’ve been living in our house for a year and a half now, in blissful ignorance.

I thought my home was perfect. I thought my house was kept up pretty well until one day my world came crashing down on me.

I had house guests coming to stay with us, so I went into the guest bathroom to make sure the bathroom was stocked with all necessary toiletries.

I hardly ever go into this bathroom and when I walked in this time, it hit me. I saw how clean the grout in the tiles looked compared to the rest of the house.

My entire downstairs floor and the upstairs bathrooms have tiles, but they all looked filthy compared to this barely used bathroom.

I needed to do something fast, but I didn’t want to spend too much money to get the job done.

My DIY Tile Grout Cleaner took care of my problem and now all of my floors look gorgeous!

DIY Tile Grout Cleaner - The Kreative Life

Getting the cleaner ready was easy. I had everything I needed right in my house and there are no harsh chemicals.

DIY Tile Grout Cleaner Supplies

  • 1 Large Spray Bottle
  • 1 Cup Water
  • ½ Cup White Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Baking Soda
  • Soft Bristled Scrubbing Brush

How To Use DIY Tile Cleaner

Add the water, vinegar, lemon juice, and baking soda in the bottle. Shake well.

Spray the grout with the mixture. Allow to set for two minutes.

 DIY Tile Grout Cleaner - The Kreative Life

Using the brush, gently scrub the grout. I was shocked at how much dirt and grime came up.

I also noticed that some of my tiles need to be re-grouted.

 DIY Tile Grout Cleaner - The Kreative Life

You can see the difference already. When all of the grout is scrubbed, use a mop to get up the remaining liquid.

 DIY Tile Grout Cleaner - The Kreative Life

Once the floor is dry your tiles and grout will look just like new.

Do you have any money-saving household cleaning secrets like my DIY Tile Grout Cleaner? If you like this easy diy grout cleaner, you should check out our top-loading washing machine cleaner!

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49 Comments

  1. I will have to remember this when we re do our kitchen and bathrooms. Right now we have wood floors in the bathrooms and laminate in the kitchen. Can’t wait to get them done.

  2. I know what you mean. I lived in a rental house I thought I kept clean. One day my husband spilt some vinegar while cooking. He didn’t clean it up until after he finished cooking. I couldn’t believe the difference in the floor. The floor was suppose to be a whole different color than I thought.

  3. I have tile in my kitchen and baths. I need to do this in the next year. What a money saver!

  4. That looks like a pretty amazing DIY cleaner! I need to give this one a try.

  5. This is why I love homemade cleaners, they’re really effective and you have the ingredients at home! No need to run to the grocery. Thanks for this recipe!

  6. This looks like a safe and friendly cleaner. I hate using things loaded with chemicals around my kids.

  7. That is great! I love how it turned out. I need to tell my father about this. He has tile too and it could use some great cleaning.

  8. I had that revelation over here too. The guest bath was sparkling clean and I was pretty appalled at the others!

  9. I don’t know about me going down there to clean any grout but I like to see when that area is clean. I love DIY and natural products so that might make me change my mind….NAH..

  10. We’ve been stumbling around the internet and found your blog along the way.

    We love your work! What a great corner of the internet 🙂

  11. How well does this work? I’ve tried so many DIY tile and grout cleaners over the years and have never had great results. As of right now, I’ve been using a professional tile and grout cleaning company, and they provide the best results I’ve ever seen. After each visit, all of my floors, tiles, and grout look absolutely stunning!

    1. Hi, David! This grout cleaner works great and is very affordable.

  12. To effectively clean tiles and grout (with or without bleach) it’s important to note that a hands-on approach is needed.

    1. I agree, Rebekah! It’s always the best approach!

  13. Baking soda and vinegar is the best cleaner you can try in your home. Almost all stains can be removed with this solution. Great article Kendra!

    1. Hi, Filip! Thank you! I like using a baking soda and vinegar combo for a lot of my household cleaning.

  14. This is exactly what we just need! Me and my mother really tried to remove those yucky stains off the tiles but nothings seems to work. We’ll try this and see how it works. Thanks for sharing them, Kendra! 🙂

    1. This works really well. I hope you and your mom find it useful too. Thank you for stopping by, Mandy!

  15. Wow, excellent article. Thanks for your job! I’ve perpetually just had my tile and grout cleaned by Chem-Dry when they come to do the carpets, but I’m inspired to try out your acceptable resolution!

  16. hey Kendra, amazing post, I like the fact that this uses natural ingredients, I haven’t tried this before But I am certain my husband will appreciate it. thanks

  17. Oh wow what a solution! I’ve been looking for home solutions to grout and i’ve tried everything. I hope this works for me. Seeing the people commenting here, it seems that it really works! Will try immediately.

    1. Hi, Alaine! You should try it. I hope it works well for you!

  18. The Kreative Life Thanks for sharing important tips to clean the tiles with best cleaner. I will Follow these tips.

  19. I truly appreciate your work! This post is amazing, i will certainly be trying these tips.

  20. When I was young, I remember my grandmother cleaning our bathroom with chlorine pellets diluted in water. She doused everything in chlorine solution and scrub everything with a brush. Nathan

  21. Natural tile grout cleaner! I definitely have to try this out in my bathroom. Maybe this will be the solution to those stubborn stains within the grout lines.

  22. These are some great tips and it really does the job! I will definitely consider this when I clean our bathrooms. Thanks for the heads up and info!

  23. I like the fact that this uses natural ingredients, I haven’t tried this before But I am certain my WIFE will appreciate it. thanks

  24. Another masterpiece Kendra…
    I always use your techniques and found a great response. I like your presentation and the way you simplify a complex thing. And most importantly, keep helping all the online community members, like the way you do now. God bless you…

  25. Another masterpiece …..
    I always use your techniques and found a great response. I like your presentation and the way you simplify a complex thing. And most importantly, keep helping all the online community members, like the way you do now. God bless you…

  26. Hi, Kendra, This is an nice and good idea for tiles grout cleaning. It is also not much expensive and any one can done this so easily. Thanks for sharing.