There's no doubt that ceramic tile is beautiful, but grout cleaning sometimes makes keeping its attractive appearance a bit of a hassle. Action Carpet And Cleaning Company know this all too well, so we've taken the liberty of researching the best ways to clean ceramic tile. Luckily, we've found several cleaning solutions that utilize all-natural household ingredients, and we're more than happy to share this handy information with our loyal clients.

Ceramic Tile Grout Cleaning with a Brush and Water
To prevent dirt build-up and mildew growth, you'll need a hard-bristled brush and a bucket of water. If you're unsure about which brush to use, or worried that your brush might damage the tiles, then you can stop by a home center and pick up a grout cleaning brush. There's no complicated process to this approach, just go ahead and apply warm water onto the ceramic tiles, either with a showerhead or with a pail, and scrub the tiles in a circular movement with the brush. However, if your grout and tiles are looking a bit dirty already, you'll need to try one of the following steps.

Using Vinegar for Grout Cleaning Around Ceramic Tile
For mild stains and minimal dirt, the first thing you'll need to do is look through your pantry and find white vinegar. Vinegar has been a go-to cleaning ingredient for generations, and with very good reason. Aside from its grease-wrangling capabilities in the kitchen, it makes for an excellent mold-killer. Fill a spray bottle with 50% white vinegar and 50% warm water, and just soak the grout and tile in this solution. After letting this solution sit for a minimum of 20 minutes, dirt and mould build-up will come off when sprayed with water. If you find some of that yuckiness is left behind, try using the brush to remove the residual amount.

Baking Soda/Vinegar Solution for Grout Cleaning Around Ceramic Tile
For tougher stains, you may need to kick your cleaning approach up a notch by using a combination baking soda and vinegar solution. Remember those science projects in high school that used this dynamic duo to simulate volcanic eruptions? Well, get ready for a flashback! For this grout cleaning solution, you'll have to create a baking soda/water paste to apply onto the grout. Don't worry about your ceramic tile, as this mix will clean them too! Once this cleaning paste is applied, spray white vinegar directly onto the area. When the solution stops bubbling, rinse it with clean water.

For more great ways to clean ceramic tile or for grout cleaning tips, stop by our Action Carpet And Cleaning Company showroom in Easton, Maryland.