cleaning hex tile grout?

threegracesMarch 19, 2014

A previous owner put in a hex tile bathroom floor and while the style is great, the grout looks dirty and discolored in various spots. Other places it is still nice and white which only shows how dirty other spots look. I found something called Polyblend Grout Renew but that was for larger tiles, not (what seems like) thousands of grout lines around tiny hex tiles. Would I really have to apply a product to each grout line?

I have tried various cleaning household products, a scrub brush, elbow grease, oxyclean, etc. Nothing really whitened it that well.

Any ideas? This is what our tile looks like

Here is a link that might be useful: Grout Renew

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Iowacommute

I swear the tile pros said before the best way to clean the tile (and maybe grout was with a steam mop). I also believe they said bleach will break down the grout over time but maybe use it once if it worked and then maintain with the steamer?

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 12:04AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
itltrot

I saw something on a blog today about cleaning grout and it was with products I had never thought about. Might be worth a shot.

Here is a link that might be useful: Scrub Grout

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 1:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
threegraces

Thanks so much for the ideas. The thought of scrubbing each grout line is enough to make me cry. Or enough to say, who CARES if my grout is dirty?!?!

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 9:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
StoneTech

Mix up some bleach 50/50 with water. Use a brush and agitate it over the floor, liberally. Let it sit a while and brush it again. Flush it out with clean water and sin no more.....

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 5:34PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
shower pan worries. Is any of his method correct?
Unsure about my plumber's method. Could I get some...
mmaggied
towel warmer. waster of space or must have?
thinking about buying the Costco anaconda comfort towel...
Edie Nicosia
Tere-stone anyone?
Does anyone have any experience with Tere-stone as...
coffeehaus
Date on thinset
Someone mentioned they would help homeowners decode...
mmaggied
tile layout help master bath
I am planning to use 18 x18 on the floor and same tile...
abick2
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™