7 effective ways to clean grout naturally, especially in the kitchen


DIY Grout Cleaner:

Combine 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide, and 1 teaspoon of dish soap in a squeezable bottle. Mix well. Apply this mixture on the grout, let it sit for five minutes, then rinse.

Vacuum Before Mopping:

For a basic but essential step, vacuum your tiled floors before mopping them weekly. This lifts up more dirt than sweeping alone.

Borax-Based Scrub:

Create a mixture using 1/2 cup of baking soda, 2 tablespoons each of washing soda, borax, and liquid soap (Castile or any dish/laundry detergent). Pre-clean the surface with white vinegar, apply the mixture, and scrub away. This mix also works wonders for tubs. Apply, wait for 15 minutes, then scrub and rinse.

Simple Mold Remover:

Fight mold by mixing equal parts of water and hydrogen peroxide. Spray on the mold, wait an hour, then wipe and rinse.


If your grout is beyond repair, consider regrouting. It's more affordable than retiling and makes the area look refreshed.

Natural Cleaners:

For a safe and edible alternative, clean grout with baking soda, lemon juice, and white vinegar. Mop your floor with a solution made of 1 part water and 3 parts vinegar. Separately, make a paste of lemon juice and baking soda and apply to the grout lines. Scrub using a toothbrush, and rinse using the water-vinegar solution.

Vinegar and Water Mix:

For a gentler approach, mix equal parts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray it on the tiles, let it dry, then rinse.

While cleaning grout can be a chore, it's essential for a clean and germ-free home. Test out these methods and enjoy cleaner tiles. And hey, if they work for you, share the tips with friends!