The Best Secret to Cleaning Tile and Grout


So this one time when I was supposed to be writing a post about cleaning tile and grout, I was trying to get a virus off my computer because I forgot to check the site I was downloading it from. Oops. Unfortunately it’s still a work in progress. Random tip of the day, only download files from  trusted sites. Okay, back to our regularly scheduled cleaning tips including a giveaway at the end of the post!

Cleaning tile and grout in a tub surround is very different than cleaning tile on the floor. For one thing, I’m pretty sure the stuff on the floor is far more stubborn and determined to overstay it’s welcome, which is what has happened with this particular tile floor. Good news though, in one of my many cleaning experiments, I have found that one of my super cheap cleaners, meaning a whole dollar, works wonderfully to clean dirty tile and grout. I should also mention that this cleaner is pretty natural too. Yay!

Here is my best kept secret to cleaning tile and grout

Tile and Grout Cleaner

Bon Ami, I love this stuff! (not a sponsored post)

First, sprinkle Bon Ami onto the grout lines using medium coverage like the photo above.

Cleaning Grout

Spray the grout with a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water. I used a tooth brush to do some scrubbing, you can use a grout brush too. Let the solution sit in the grout lines for about 5 minutes, then wipe up and rinse thoroughly.

Once the tile is dry, you’ll be able to see if there is any Bon Ami left in the grout lines. I did, because some of the grout was sanded. So I wet the tooth brush, scrubbed the area just enough to get the white powder out then followed with a dry cloth to pick up the  water and cleaner.

Tile and Grout Cleaning Tips

This is to show you how brown and nasty this grout is and how loud it was screaming “CLEAN ME!”

Cleaning Tile and Grout

Sorry about the wonky lighting but that dark brown grout turned into this nice, light sandy color. I worked in sections and was able to complete a 3×6 section of tile in about 30 minutes by just giving a few scrubs to each grout line.

I seriously could not believe how well this solution worked to clean the tile and grout. I have used baking soda and hot soapy water, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, bleach and more but using Bon Ami has given me the best results.

Hate cleaning tile and grout by hand? Good news! Today I am giving away a free professional tile and grout cleaning by my company, KIWI!
Tile and Grout Cleaning Giveaway

All you have to do is leave a comment here, preferably about your tile cleaning woes, or secrets, by Friday and I will announce the winner on Monday October 13th. The contest is for residents 18 years or older of Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Denver metro areas only, as those are the areas that KIWI serves. The Giveaway ends Friday and the winner will be selected at random and notified via email, so pretty please include it in the comment form.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest begins 10/6/14 and ends 10/10/14. To be eligible to win, a comment must be left on Angela Says blog post “The Best Kept Secret to Clean Tile and Grout.” Valid only for Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, Phoenix, Atlanta, and Denver areas only. Must be 18 or older to enter to win. Winner will be selected at random and notified via email within one week of contest end date. No response within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Personal information will only be used to contact winner. Any income tax liability is the sole responsibility of the winner. By participating in this contest, you acknowledge that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook and release Facebook from any and all liability arising from or related to this contest. All contest participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

*Denise Jordan is the Winner*

Please look for an email from KIWI Services

Happy cleaning!!