Can Discolored Grout Be Fixed?

Having discolored grout can keep your tile from looking fresh and clean. Typically the grout discoloring can be reversed if maintained with the proper cleaning chemical and tools as well as having a professional cleaning periodically. In a home, the best possible solution would be to walk on your tile with socks and avoid bare feet and shoes. For most businesses it isn’t feasible to ask customers to remove their shoes, however, periodic maintenance would be the key to help lesson the ugliness.


In a home, professional tile and grout cleaning service should be utilized on an annual basis. Commercial establishments like gas station convenience stores require service quarterly. A consultation from a professional can help you steer you in the right direction of what to use vs. not to use.


Grout can be discolored temporally or permanently. Every floor has a different situation. When it comes to grout discoloring, there is no identical situation. Professional tile and grout cleaning usually results in a 85%-95% recovery back to it’s original condition.


Here are the top 5 Reasons why your Grout gets Discolored.

  1. Bare feet and shoes.
  2. Use of the wrong type of chemical
  3. Use of dirty or incorrect cleaning tool
  4. Steam or Swifter mops that can’t reach the grim on the grout.
  5. Improper grout sealer or no grout sealer.


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