In some form or fashion, there is tile in nearly every home. Whether it's on a backsplash, natural stone of a bathroom or kitchen floor, or in an entryway, tile is almost inevitable in nearly every home. But that tile and grout to can get grimy and dirty over the years and if mold or mildew growth happens, it's almost impossible to get those black and pinkish stains to go away. If you're looking for some DIY natural cleaner for your tile and grout, try this:
Gather a small to medium-size bowl from mixing the ingredients, measuring spoons, a large mixing spoon, and a juicing device. Here are the ingredients you will need:
- 2 tablespoons of baking powder
- 1/2 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of white distilled vinegar
- Pinch of table salt
In the mixing bowl, mix together the 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and baking powder. Add half the vinegar or three quarters of a tablespoon and the salt and mix well. At the fresh lime juice and remaining vinegar and stir until you have a scrub a cleaner paste.
As soon as the paste is done, you can grab a soft bristle brush and use a little bit of the paste gently into the tile and grout giving special attention to grout lines. Go slow so as to not rough up the grout too much.
You won't need to put a lot of elbow grease into cleaning your grout and the tile and you certainly don't want to scrub too hard to strip or peel the grout out of their lines. This concoction works a deep into the pores of the grout and because it's all-natural you won't have to worry about harsh chemical smells or damaging your tile or the environment.
This is a much easier way to go then calling in heavy, truck-mounted equipment or professional cleaner but you might need to go with professionals if you haven't cleaned the grout or tiles in decades. Sometimes this happens on older homes, fixer-uppers, or properties that just have not been well maintained for several years.
Treat your grout to a little TLC and it will return years of healthy, clean tile and grout.