Grout is common in most residential homes and is used to bind and lock floor tiles together such as ceramic, slate, granite, clay, porcelain, etc. This article’s goal is to outline the process for how to clean floor grout on a routine basis. Paying attention to the grout can prevent the need for heavy or deep cleaning the grout or at least extend the periods in between deep cleaning the grout on the floor. The deep cleaning process can be very tedious and time-consuming. With that said, we recommend that every time you clean your floors that have grout, follow the steps below of how to clean floor grout and in the long run, it will save time and keep your grout looking good while improving the overall appearance of the your floors and home.


The key to the process of how to clean floor grout on a regular basis is using a utility scrub brush, toothbrush, The “That’s Amazing” Cleaning Utility Pad, The “That’s Amazing” Cleaning Hand Sponge Pad or the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser pad which is similar to the “That’s Amazing” Cleaning Pad to manually scrub the grout clean. Below are the cleaning procedures and equipment to effectively clean floor tile and grout.


How to Clean Floor Grout – Step by Step Cleaning Process – Residential


This step should take place prior to cleaning the tile floors and should only take a few minutes if you use the right cleaner and the “That’s Amazing” Cleaning Pad or Magic Eraser. Clean the grout lines first.


  • Thoroughly sweep the floors surface or dust mop the floor.
  • Using a quality spray and wipe clean such as Tilex Mildew Root Penetrator Remover or Fantastic All Purpose Cleaner with Bleach. Spray the grout with the cleaning product and allow cleaner to dwell for several minutes before scrubbing. However, do not allow the cleaner to dry before you scrub. If this occurs, re-spray the grout cleaner to the grout.
  • Scrubbing Options:(Either/Or)
    1. Manual with Holder and Handle: Scrub the floor using a utility scrub brush, “That’s Amazing” CleaningUtility Pad attached to a doodlebug holder to scrub the grout. Or…
    2. Manual Hand Sponge: Scrub the grout using The “That’s Amazing” Cleaning Hand Sponge Pad or Mr. Clean Magic Eraser pad until clean.
    3. Wipe cleaning solution from the grout with a clean cloth or paper towel.
    4. The floor tile is now be cleaned. Be sure to clean your floors immediately after cleaning your grout.


How to Clean Floor Grout – Equipment, Supplies and Tools


  • Broom or Dust Mop
  • “That’s Amazing” Cleaning Floor Pad, “That’s Amazing” Cleaning Utility Pad, “That’s Amazing” Cleaning Hand Sponge Pad, Magic Eraser, Toothbrush or Utility Scrub Brush
  • Quality Spray Cleaner
  • Clean Absorbent Cloth or Paper Towel


How to Clean Floor Grout – Reference Websites

Unichem Marketing, Inc. – The “That’s Amazing” Cleaning Pads

Contact Information: Donna Alm – 708-296-7408;

Clorox Company – Tilex Cleaner

SC Johnson a Family Company – Fantastik

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

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