Tile and Grout Cleaner

"A great and inexpensive substitute to commercial cleaners."
photo by januarybride photo by januarybride
photo by januarybride
photo by Casey J. photo by Casey J.
photo by Casey J. photo by Casey J.
photo by todg5590 photo by todg5590
photo by dani_s photo by dani_s
Ready In:
8 1/2 Cups




  • Combine in a gallon container,do yourself a favor, and put the water in FIRST!
  • Shake.
  • Don't get it near anything with BLEACH!
  • To use: Fill a spray bottle, spray onto tile/grout- wipe with a damp cloth or sponge, or use a scrub brush.

Questions & Replies

  1. what was the recepie fortile & grout cleaning


  1. I have a medium gray textured tile kitchen floor with a very light gray grout. Five years of grime, coffee, tea, etc. has left it pretty nasty looking. Found this recipe and thought I'd give it a try. And WOW! It not only works, but it works great! My floor now looks like it did when new. I submitted a picture of the floor half done to show the results. Hopefully it'll be approved and posted.<br/>Thank you for a great recipe.
  2. Wow, I am stunned. Easy, inexpensive, and best of all - it works! I made 1/4 of a batch and put it in a well-rinsed Kaboom bottle. The Kaboom had never touched the soap scum, but this formula dissolved it in under a minute. I took a tip offered by another reviewer and added two drops of air freshener oil so the scent was pleasant. I'm never going back to those harsh chemicals that trigger my asthma and don't work well - this has just become *my* cleaner! Thanks so much for sharing.
  3. I was skeptical, but not after I used the first batch! <br/>1. This is the best floor cleaner I've ever tried; by a mile!<br/>2. It got my stainless steel sinks absolutely gleaming with just a wipe<br/>3. It renewed (actually lightened and deep cleaned) the ancient faux marble vanity tops in the bathroom<br/>4. When I was done, I poured the bucket out in the toilet and it got that gleaming too!<br/>5. I think I love you for sharing this 'recipe' :)
  4. A MILLION STARS - This is AWESOME! We are renting a house with old yucky kitchen tile. Throw in 2 yrs of living here with 3 kids and yucky grout!! I had tried a ton of products including an entire can of Scrubbing bubbles on just the grout and nothing even made a tiny dent. Now I have gone from black to white grout!!!!
  5. This cleaner concoction works very well. We went to ceramic tile throughout the house last year, and the only complaint I had was that the grout got grungy looking from kitchen spills, pets, etc. This really does the trick, I just sprayed it on the grout, once over with a scrub brush on a handle, and then went over it with my Hoover Floor Mate. The Floor Mate washes the tile, sucks up the washing water, and also the residue from the scrubbed grout. Before using the grout cleaner, the Floor Mate did a great job on the tile but didn't get down to the grout, and now it does, as the cleaner and brush loosens the dirt and grime, and I don't have to get down on my hands and knees. I also added 5-6 drops of essential lavender oil, and the lavender scent covers the ammonia/vinegar smell. I also tried this out on our toilets and it works as well as those harsh bathroom cleansers, much cheaper too. I wrote the recipe down on the side of the spray bottle with a Sharpie, too, so I wont have to try to remember or look it up next time I make it. Thanks so much for the recipe.<br/>Amended 8-8-12.....although this works well on cleaning grout, my dogs started marking after I used it. I did some research, and the ammonia attracts the dogs to mark/pee. Just be aware if you have animals.


In Memory of Maxie, a beloved pet who we love and miss so very much. Our sweet Maxie was a black lab who wss put to sleep because of stomache cancer. 1997 - October 31, 2007 In Memory of Cheech, a beloved pet who we love and miss so much. March 1996 - July 9, 2005 In memory of Tanner, a beloved pet I love and miss you. July 15, 1999 - February 14, 2004 I live in Missouri, USA. I am a stay at home mom to 2 boys. Chance - January 1999 and Blake April 2005. My favorite cookbooks are: Kitchen Secrets by Reader's Digest, The Phillsbury Cookbook, Cambell's Favorite Recipes, Dinner On Hand by Kraft, The Complete Holiday Cookbook, Taste of Home Cookbooks, and a few family cookbooks. My favorite recipe sites are: Recipe_Center (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Recipe_Center/), Classy Clones (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Classy_Clones/), www.Recipezaar.com, www.Cooking.com, www.MyMeals.com, www.Cambellkitchen.com, www.copykat.com, www.verybestbaking.com, www.allrecipe.com, www.recipesource.com and www.topsecretrecipes.com I have 3 pets. Oreo, male cat Drake, Yellow Koi (fish) Rocky, Turtle
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes