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How much does grout cleaning cost?

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The average cost for a tile and grout cleaner is $190. You are likely to spend between $105 and $340 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated September 1st, 2017

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Tiles and the grout between them can accumulate mold, mildew and other grime over time, dulling the tiles’ appearance and discoloring the grout. A professional cleaning is the best route to making it look like new. Professionals base their fees on a number of factors. A typical service should include use of a cleaning solution, a high-pressure rinse and application of a sealant to ensure that it stays clean for a long time.

Some pros specialize just in tile and grout cleaning and other floor restoration services. Others are carpet cleaners who also offer tile and grout services. As always, check reviews to see who does the best job.

Square footage

The cost for tile and grout cleaning is typically based on square footage. For example, American Tile & Grout Cleaning of West Palm Beach, Florida, charges 75 cents per square foot. Additional variables may affect the costs, though. For example, while The Groutsmith of Sarasota, Florida, also charges for tile and grout cleaning—as well as sealing—based on square footage, the price varies depending on the size and type of tile.

Per hour or flat rate

Some cleaners charge per hour for their services, while others charge a flat rate for a standard job. Be sure to cost out each method to make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck.


Some cleaners charge extra to move furniture out of the way, while others include this service in the price. Heavy furniture and appliances especially might incur an additional charge, and the cleaner may not want to move delicate pieces such as china closets and pianos at all for liability reasons.

Hand and spot cleaning

Areas that can’t be reached by a machine may require hand cleaning, which could result in a separate charge of about $30–$50 per hour for labor. The same goes for spot cleaning, whether by hand or machine.

Length of time since last cleaning

Some professionals may charge more for floors that haven’t been cleaned in a long time because dirt becomes more difficult to remove over time.


Sealant is a liquid coat applied to porous tile or grout to protect it from stains and day-to-day wear. Sealant application generally costs extra and should be around the same price per square foot as the cleaning.

Warranty and guarantee

Be sure to ask if the provider warranties or guarantees the work. Also ask for an in-person demo or consultation if possible before hiring anyone to do the entire job.

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Recent reviews

CW Services of DFW

It was great to have Chris from Hydroshield work on my bathroom tile grout. The condition of my grout at the shower was in such poor shape that I was considering re-tiling the shower walls. Hydroshield was able to clean and shield the grout thus by rescuing my shower tiles! The difference was night and day! The service and curtesy from Chris was too notch. I highly recommend anyone looking to get their grout cleaned or any shower glass protected and "rescued" for a fraction of what it would cost to replace.

Ultimate Floor Care LLC

After using Thumbtack to get quotes/reviews on tile and grout cleaning services, I chose to hire Ultimate Floor Care. JJ was wonderful to work with, came on time estimated the cost to clean over 800 square feet of tile and grout and reseal it. We couldn't be happier. He did an amazing job for the price quoted, and even cleaned our dirty baseboards as he worked! I will use his service again and will recommend him to friends and family.

MSC Building Services Inc. (Janitorial)

Marc was prompt in his bid and responding to my questions. He communicates with text and voice mail. Marc came up to Evergreen to clean my dirty VCT tiled floor to make it presentable for selling. He did a fantastic job and his final cost was exactly what he bid. No hidden costs or last minute increases. He was professional, reliable and honest. Marc's estimate was HALF the cost of other bids! I would recommend him to others and would use MSC again without hesitation. Thank you Marc for helping us with this project and helping us make our commercial property look good.