White grout looks clean and luxurious, but if you do not maintain the new look of the grout, it will start to look dingy and dirty. What are some ways to keep white grout looking as good as new?
Seal White Grout
If you have re-tiled your bathroom with white grout, you should not wait too long before you seal the grout. Sealing the grout is one of the best protections against grout stains and will provide protection from stains, dirt and grime discolouring the grout. Products such as Grout Sealer by Tile Lab can be purchased from home improvement shops such as Lowe’s to help seal white grout.
Disguising Stains With Grout Pens
If you have a large tiled area in your bathroom, you may want to look into disguising dingy, dull grout stains by using a grout pen to clean and restore the look of white grout. These are available in home improvement shops, and even online at Amazon.com and elsewhere. Look for grout pens that are non-toxic and help to maintain the clean look of grout for longer, as some grout pens are expensive.
Darker grout conceals grout stains more easily, but when you have white grout, stains are glaringly obvious each time you visit the bathroom or kitchen. Commercial grout cleaning products such as LA’s Totally® Awesome Tile Grout Cleaner can be effective at removing white grout stains. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the best results. Or if you would prefer to use home remedies for restoring white grout, baking soda, and vinegar can help. Mix a solution of baking soda and vinegar and apply directly to the grout line. Wait a few moments and then wipe off with a clean old toothbrush.
White grout that is properly maintained will continue to look as good as new. It will also help to enhance the bathroom or kitchen, by giving the room a clean, inviting look. But if you are looking for ways to keep white grout looking as good as new, you will need to work hard to maintain the look. Start by sealing the white grout, disguise stains by using a grout pen or remove stains using effective home remedies.