Over 10 years I have always used baking soda and peroxide for cleaning tile floors and grout in the spray bottle with some warm water and a scrub brush and it works wonders! Spray it and scrub it. It gets the grout very clean, the white will be very very white.

To clean icky grout, pour hydrogen peroxide on grout, and watch it bubble. After about ten minutes all the gunk will be loosened and will wipe away. And you don’t have to be exposed to fumes or irritating and highly toxic chemicals. You can also use vinegar and baking soda, but this is easier.

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Here are hydrogen peroxide and baking soda for cleaning grout, tile guides:

I used baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and generic dish soap.

Add baking soda to a jar

I first poured ½ cup of baking soda or as our British cousins call it soda bi-carb into a glass jar.

Add hydrogen peroxide. Then, I poured in the ¼ cup of H2O2. Add dish soap.

I added 1 teaspoon of dish soap. You can use an eco brand if you want, but any brand works fine.

Mix it up:

I mixed my concoction with a spoon, but I probably could also have shaken the jar. Now, here’s my grimy grout and tile corner!

Watch how completely it cleans everything!

Magic, right? And it stores really well, too. Major plus!

Another here are two cleaners that you can make yourself and use to clean your tiles and grout.

Caution: Make sure to clean the spray bottle you use for these solutions thoroughly before mixing these recipes. And try to create as much ventilation when using bleach as possible.

Tile Cleaner:


  • 1 part chlorine bleach
  • 1 part water
  • 1 quart spray bottle
  • rubber gloves


Add equal parts of chlorine bleach and water to your spray bottle. Using rubber gloves, spray this solution on your tiles and wipe it off with a sponge. If there is a lot of built up you may need to let the solution sit for about 10 minutes before wiping it off.

Tile Grout Cleaner:


  • 3/4 cup chlorine bleach
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 quart spray bottle
  • rubber gloves
  • tooth brush


Mix the the chlorine bleach and water in the spray bottle. Then spray it on the grout and wipe off with a sponge. If the grout is especially dirty you may need to spray liberally and let it sit for about 10 minutes and you may even need to break out an old tooth brush if it still doesn’t come off easily.

Tip: If you clean your tiles regularly with the Tile Cleaner solution you won’t have to use the Tile Grout Cleaner solution very often.

Nothing beats a broom for getting into corners and crevices. Sweep the floor in sections, creating piles as you go. Get out your vacuum and put it on the bare-floor setting to lift its beater bar, which can dull and scratch the tile. Vacuum up the piles, and then run the appliance over the entirety of the floor like you would carpet. Use attachments on stubborn debris in grout lines. This combination of sweeping and vacuuming removes the most dirt and dust bunnies.

I use a vacuum cleaner on my tile floors before mopping, I have a dog who sheds and I live in a pretty dusty area but I did use to just use a broom and mop before living where I am. Depends on how dusty your house gets.

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