Tile and Grout Cleaning Tool Review – Cleaning Grout

Tile and Grout Cleaner Tool Review

This grout cleaning tool review helps you pick the best grout cleaning tools and simplify the process of cleaning tile and grout.

 

floor steam cleanerSteam Cleaners heat regular tap water into pressurized steam, and do a great job removing dirt and grime without any chemicals. Steam Cleaners are great tile and grout cleaners.   They work on delicate tile and grout without worrying about scratching or damaging the tile. Most entry-level models cost around $100. Professional machines cost a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, but you can rent them for around $50 for half a day. This machine is a brand new version of an all time best seller. It is also very affordable. Click here: Wagner 915 1,500-Watt On-Demand Power Steamer (or sSteam Cleaners).

best grout cleanerSmall Grout Brush. Slightly larger than a toothbrush with more bristles are great for cleaning grout.  These brushes are specially designed brushes that usually have tapered bristles and upswept or curved ends to help you get into corners, crevices and pits in the grout. Starting at not much more than a toothbrush and easy to find at local stores, they can do a better, quicker job, especially if there are stains, mildew or excessive dirt to deal with. One example is the OXO Good Grips Grout Brush.

 grout cleanerTriangle Grout Brush with Scraper. One side of the plastic triangle has a few rows of stiff bristles, such as those made by Carlisle, and the other sides are for gripping. Many types work as either handheld or attached to a pole, allowing you the versatility to use it for multiple tiled surfaces. You can buy them for around $10. See Triangle Grout Brush With Scraper.

grout cleanersSmall Heavy Duty Brushes. Using a  grout cleaning “toothbrush” is a common way to clean tile and grout. After scrubbing the grout, it is easy to rinse and wipe both the tile and grout with a sponge to make sure the entire surface is clean. It can take a while to clean this way, and it is not comfortable for most people to get down on their hands and knees the entire time it takes to clean a tiled floor. A toothbrush with extra firm bristles will do the best job. Please see OXO Good Grips Deep Clean Brush Set.

best grout cleanersProfessional Grout Cleaning Brushes. With swivel heads and heavy-duty bristles, rotating heads and compact designs, these brushes are what the pros use to clean grout and tile, to make it easy to reach all the nooks and crannies in the kitchen, bathroom or other tiled areas. You can buy a decent one for about $30. You can find good ones at janitorial supply companies or online. Click here: Industrial Tile & Grout Swivel Brush.

More Tile and Grout Cleaning Tools

Two-in-One Tile and Grout Brush. This is one of the newest tile and grout cleaning tools. It is dual-sided, with one side of wedge-shaped bristles to clean the grout and another side for the tile. It is easy to flip it back and forth as you work across the floor or other surface. Many also have adjustable length handles, making it comfortable for everyone to use. Prices are similar to other professional brushes.

“Eraser” or Sponge-like Cleaners. Some are similar to a sponge, like Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, and can clean the grout and tile as you gently scrub. They are great for cleaning grout.  Others, like Stain Eraser Tile Grout Cleaner, consist of rubber and need a little more elbow grease to rub dirt and stains away similar to a pencil eraser. Some leave a rubber residue that needs wiping, sweeping or vacuuming up. They do not need chemicals or any other product to get the tile and grout clean. They range from $1-$20 each. The ones intended specifically for grout are usually a bit more expensive but will do a better job, especially for problem areas. Be sure to read the labels carefully as some of these will scratch or damage some tile.

Power Brushes/Scrubbers. These tools cut down on the time and effort you spend cleaning since the battery-powered motor does much of the work for you. Some have rotating brushes while others use attached sponges or scouring pads, depending on the surface you are cleaning. Most run about 30 minutes on a single charge. Prices are from $20-$100 or more depending on what you are looking for. Hand held, smaller ones are cheaper than ones with larger brushes/pads, or those attached to long handles or poles. Look for those made by a quality manufacture for best results, such as Black and Decker’s Scumbuster or Power Scrubber.

We hope this review will be able to help you out in determining the type of grout cleaning tool or equipment that is best for you. For any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave us your comments.

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