Unclean grout can really make a room look dingy, and if left too long, it can lead to more expensive and inconvenient repairs or replacements. Thankfully, making grout white again is not as hard a task as it may seem. With the right materials and knowledge, you can have your grout looking like new in no time. To get your grout its whitest again, keep reading!


Grout can easily accumulate dirt, grease, and residue over time. Not regularly cleaning grout will make it look dark and stained. Keeping your grout clean is important to maintain the appearance of your tiled surfaces as well as prevent mold growth. If the damage to your grout becomes too serious, you might need to repair or even replace your grout altogether, which will cost you much more time and money than a proper cleaning.


First, mix together one part bleach with four parts water to create a cleaning solution. Make sure that you are working in a well ventilated area so that the bleach fumes do not become hazardous, and ensure that you are wearing gloves to protect your skin from the bleach. Apply this solution on the affected area using a brush or cloth. Allow the mixture to sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with plain water. Repeat this step if necessary until desired results are achieved.

Second, you can create a paste by mixing equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda into a bowl. Apply the paste onto the grout and scrub it in using a brush or cloth. Let the paste sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with water. Again, make sure you have proper ventilation and are wearing gloves.

Lastly, use a damp cloth to wipe down the area and allow it to dry fully before sealing it with a sealant specifically designed for grout. This will help ensure that your grout stays white and prevent discoloration in the future.


If you want your grout looking like new again, hiring a professional is the way to go. Specifically, you want to hire someone that uses the Esteam E1200. The Esteam E1200 is like a power washer that can be used safely inside. Not only that, but it sanitizes your tiles using a constant stream of fresh water. The machine then sucks the water back up, which leaves your tiles not only germ free, but also dry right away. This is a great option for anyone who doesn’t want the inconvenience of drying time.

It’s important to keep your grout clean in order to maintain the integrity and appearance of your tiled surfaces. You can make grout white again yourself by mixing bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda into cleaning solutions or pastes. For even whiter results, however, consider hiring a professional who uses the Esteam E1200 machine for sanitization and drying purposes.