"All grout can be cleaned," says Debby Parker, a contractor who bills herself as The Tile Lady. Her secret weapon: a steam cleaner, which brings most any stain to the surface so it can simply be wiped away. Brushing on a penetrating sealer will keep the grout stain-free.
Steam is definitely a greener option when you're looking to clean with less chemicals. Today's steam cleaners let you blast many common household surfaces to loosen grime and kill germs. Here are some of my favorite uses!