Tile and Grout Cleaning. D.I.Y.

Tile and Grout cleaning can be a lot of work, or not.

This method will clean your Tile and Grout like a pro.

Items needed:

  1. One old towel, The towel may not survive this trauma.
  2. Cleaning Vinegar. I recommend One Gallon
  3. Dish Soap w/ degreaser.
  4. Hot tap water. Don’t burn yourself.

Mixing the solution for success.

  • 2 cups of hot water in a 1 gallon bucket
  • 1 cup cleaning vinegar. Pour slowly, no splashing
  • 4 tablespoons, or 1/4 cup Dish Soap.
  • Gently mix solution with a Big spoon.


  • Sweep Tile of any loose dirt and debris.
  • Lay the towel flat on the tile Only, Keeping it Off any wood, Carpet, or flooring that may be damaged due to over wetting.
  • Gently, Slowly pour the contents of the Bucket on to the towel, just enough to wet the towel.
  • Wait 20 to 30 minutes, do not let the towel dry, let this solution do the work.
  • Move the towel to the next area to be cleaned.
  • Mop the area where the towel was placed previously, use clean mop and water.
  • Repeat this process all over your tile, use multiple towels at the same time to speed the process, again being mindful Not wet or damage any other flooring that may be damaged due to over wetting.
  • I like this method because, not a lot of hands and knees time.

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