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How to Clean White Tile Grout

Updated February 21, 2017

If you have white tile grout that looks dingy, especially in bathrooms or kitchen areas, then you will be relieved to find out that you can get your grout sparkling again with simple, non-toxic household items.

Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of white vinegar to form a paste.

Apply paste to dirty grout areas (depending on how large the grouted area is that needs to be cleaned, you might need to make more paste). Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes.

After the paste has penetrated, use the toothbrush or grout brush and scrub the areas that you applied the paste to.

Rinse with a clean sponge and warm water. If a particularly stubborn spot remains after rinsing, simply repeat the process and let the paste penetrate a bit longer, scrub and rinse.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda
  • White distilled vinegar
  • Grout cleaning tool or old toothbrush
  • Sponge
  • Warm water
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Tonya Goodspeed has written professionally since 2003 and specializes in articles on travel, weddings, invitations and home and garden topics. She also ghostwrites Web and blog content. She earned an English degree with a minor in French from the University of Virginia.