01:32PM | 07/28/02
Member Since: 07/18/02
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Just moved into a 50 year old house, shower in master bath is the original ceremic tile. Do not want to replace the tile, but would like to clean or bring back the white in the grout. What is the best way to clean the tile and grout?

Patterns in Chaos

08:31PM | 07/29/02
Member Since: 07/29/02
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I would get a grout saw and go through the arduos process of removing the old grout bit by bit. Sometimes you may find that the tile substrate has deteriorated to the point that the grout is the only thing holding the tiles together. You can buy industrial grade grout cleaners that are toxic, but act as bleaching agents from any tile supplier. Good luck!


03:03AM | 07/30/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
try the cleaning products first


05:38PM | 07/30/02
Member Since: 06/03/01
327 lifetime posts
Try "Zap", gloves, a very stiff brush (maybe brass) and lots of elbow grease. It will clean the grout but is a real pain. Can find it in Sam's Club or on the internet.


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