Our Guide to Cleaning Tiles & Grout

If dirty grout is lowering the tone of your walls or flooring, let our handy guide come to the rescue.

Firstly, make sure you have the right tools. Forget wasting your energy using ineffectual cloths; grab some specially-designed cleaning pads such as our pack of four here, which vary in coarseness meaning you can attack difficult cleaning between tiles or gentle cleaning for non-scratch surfaces with confidence.

Getting your hands on a detergent specifically developed for cleaning grout will make the task a lot easier, and you'll be able to rest assured it won't damage the surface of the tile itself. Try the wall and floor grout cleaner here, checking the product description to ensure it's suitable for the materials you have used.

If it's time for that grout to go, our Grout Out tool is perfect for the job, significantly reducing the time it takes to get old grout out before re-grouting.


When using cleaning products on your tiles, be sure to carry out a patch test first, and follow the manufacturer's guidance on the packaging.

To clean tiled flooring, begin by sweeping or vacuuming to remove dust and fluff, then clean the floor with a mild detergent and water, being sure to change the water regularly.

Whether you are just carrying out a general clean or you need deep-down stain removal, you'll find great tile maintenance products here, so take your pick of the ones suitable for your type of tiling.

Don't use chemicals or harsh products on marble flooring - check the manufacturer's guidance to make sure the products you use won't damage these tiles.

To shield both wall and floor tiles against bacteria, consider using a products such as Micro Shield, which you can find out about here. It creates a waterproof barrier to inhibit the growth of Listeria, Salmonella and E-coli - great if you want your cleaning spree to offer lasting protection.

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