I don’t know how it’s possible, but we’ve had our new kitchen tile for SIX MONTHS now. That feels so crazy to even say because it feels like we just got this project done last week. I still walk in the kitchen some days and can’t believe we even did it in the first place! It was one of those wish list kinda projects that I honestly never thought we’d actually go through with. But we did and now six months later I thought it would be fun to share a little update on how I’m liking it. I also have two amazing grout cleaning hacks to share!
I gotta say, when I decided to go with this mosaic tile I was a tad bit nervous. I knew it was a bold choice and this kind of look definitely isn’t for everyone. But I felt like it could really work in our kitchen and give it the character it needed. Six months later and I’m so glad I decided to go for it. I still LOVE it and I haven’t regretted the decision for one second.
The one and only issue I’ve had with this tile is that it’s difficult to keep clean. That’s probably obvious considering it’s white, but it definitely requires more upkeep than I expected. I have to mop at least one a week and the white grout is very unforgiving. It’s a lot of work, and cleaning the grout it no fun, but it’s worth it for me!
GROUT CLEANING HACKS
Now let’s chat about some grout cleaning hacks I’ve discovered recently! Like I mentioned earlier, cleaning our white grout is definitely not my favorite thing to do. BUT I’ve found two great hacks that have helped speed up the process and leave my grout looking shiny and new!
First is the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. These little sponges are truly magic workers when it comes to cleaning grout! I like to keep these on hand for spot cleaning–especially if the kids spill things like grape juice or spaghetti sauce. But they also work really well for harder to clean spots too. Highly recommend!
TOILET BOWL CLEANER
My second grout cleaning hack is toilet bowl cleaner. I know this sounds absolutely ridiculous, but it really works! And it’s great for heavier stains or grout that is really dirty. I was AMAZED at how well it cleaned our grout and the best part is it only takes a few minutes. I put a small amount directly on the grout and let it sit about 60 seconds or so. Then I wipe it up with a soft sponge. It’s incredible! If you have dirty, stained grout you will definitely want to give this a try. I think it’s great to use maybe once or twice a month for a deep clean.
If you’re considering a similar tile for your own home I say go for it! It will add so much character and charm–you’ll love it. And definitely give those grout cleaning hacks a try too. I promise they work!