Cleaning grout: Six ways to restore it to its former glory

Hand with blue rubber glove cleaning hexagonal tiles with a blue sponge
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Cleaning grout regularly means you can keep it looking like new for longer. If you leave grout untouched over time moisture will seep into its structure leading to mould taking over and discolouring the grout.

In high traffic areas where floors will see a lot of action dirt and debris will slowly be ground into the grout. In kitchen, grease and food splashes will eventually change the colour of your fresh clean grout. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.