Keeping Grout Joints Clean


Grout joints show dirt marks and stains long before stone tiles do. Grout joints are usually 1-2mm lower than the stone surface so they are more prone to harbouring dirt residues, so a little extra care will pay dividends.

Routine cleaning should consist of a regular mop or light scrub with a pH neutral detergent, Doing this on a regular basis will safely remove soiling and help prevent a stubborn build up without damaging the tile, grout or sealer.

Commercial cleaning products such as Aqua Mix® Heavy-Duty Tile & Grout Cleaner are designed specifically for stone.

  1. Pre-wet the floor with Aqua Mix® Heavy-Duty Tile & Grout Cleaner at a dilution of 4:1, allow the surface to soak for 3-5 minutes keeping wet.
  2. Then agitate the floor using either a rotary floor scrubbing machine or auto scrubber.
  3. Extract liquid off of the floor using a wet & dry vacuum cleaner fitted with a squeegee head.
  4. Rinse thoroughly with clean potable water. Vacuum (wet & dry) rinse water off floor.

Sealing your grout joints after tiling will make your grout stain resistant, less porous and easier to clean.

More information on a range of stone maintenance issues is available on the Aquamix website at