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Unread 04-01-2011, 08:50 AM   #1
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Stained Grout

My wife and I installed 20x20 porcelain tile in our townhouse last November. We were still in the process of remodeling and hadn't sealed the grout. A pipe broke in our neighbors townhouse and the water came under the wall and puddled on our floor. This was back in January. Now there are dark areas of our grout. I am assuming the stain is dirt that was picked up by the water and settled and dried in the grout. They are 1/8" grout lines. What is the best way to clean the grout to get rid of those stains...or is all our hard work going to be stained for life?


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I would scrape it out with a grout saw and regrout.

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Dave, would you try using an alkaline or acidic cleaner first?
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