After grout has set, you must remove the haze that develops on the grout surface. You should not wait for more than three hours after the grout has set to remove the haze. If you remove the grout haze within three hours of setting, you can do so with the help of a clean damp sponge. However, if you cannot clean the grout haze, you must buy a tile haze remover from a home improvement store or hardware store.

How long does it take to clean grout

Tile Floor

If you want to renovate your room, you can create a clean, crisp, and tidy look by replacing the carpet with tiles. In case you already have a tile floor, then you can return it to its pristine look simply by cleaning up the discolored grout.

After you have your old grout replaced or repaired, you must ensure that the freshly laid out grout and the grout sealing are fully cured before you mop the floor again.

Kinds of Grout

Two kinds of tile grout are commonly used. They are the sanded type and the non-sanded variety.

Tile grout protects the integrity of your tile by securing your tiles firmly at their correct positions. Thus, with the help of grout, you can safeguard floors, walls, counters, or anything else that you are adding tiles to. In short, wherever you have tiles, you need grout to secure them with a strong foundation.

Non-sanded grout works well for finely-detailed mosaic work and also for closely packed tiles that have less than 1/8 inch gap between them.

Since sanded grout is much stronger as compared to non-sanded grout, it is the best choice for floor tiles.

Cleaning Up Grout

You must remove any grout that has spilled beyond the gap between the tiles.  The most convenient way of doing this is to make use of the grout float. You must ensure that you remove the excess grout while it is still fresh. Once the grout cures, you cannot remove it no matter how many times you mop the floor.

After scraping away extra grout that spilled on the tiles, you should apply a damp sponge to the area. Make sure that you rinse the sponge often. You should have two buckets of water at hand for this purpose. Use water from one bucket for cleaning the floor using the sponge. Use another bucket for rinsing the sponge after you have scrubbed the floor with it.

Make sure to squeeze the sponge firmly before scrubbing the floor. Squeezing the sponge thoroughly will leave the sponge damp enough to clean up the excess grout. However, water from the sponge will not drip onto the fresh grout.

While the grout is setting, you may notice a thin white film. This is the grout haze. You can remove it following the above-mentioned steps.


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