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GroutPro’s Maintenance Products

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Blog, Stone and Quarry, Tile Cleaning, Tile Repair | Comments Off on GroutPro’s Maintenance Products

Maintenance Products With the growth of the home renovation industry, as well as the popularity of ceramic tiles and natural stone as a floor choice, it is important that homeowners protect their investment. Some readily available supermarket products are highly acidic and corrosive with the ability to eat into your tiles and grout, which can lead to irreparable damage. Below is a photo of one of our recent customer’s bathroom – she had been using an acidic product with a pH of 0.5 that she had purchased from her local supermarket. The product is highly dangerous to use and the acidity of the product has caused the damage to her tiles. close up of dirty tiles and grout in showerdirty tiles and grout in shower base There are a lot of tile and floor cleaning products flooding the market these days but what exactly are you looking for to maintain your floors. One of the key things that you need to look for in a tile/floor cleaner product is pH neutral. What is pH neutral? pH neutral refers to something that it neither acidic nor alkaline. GroutPro’s products are regarded as leading edge within the industry and have recently made their maintenance products available online for customers to purchase. Pro-Kleen is a highly concentrated pH neutral cleaner which is also non-toxic, biodegradable and phosphate-free. It can be used for all areas of your home from tiles and floors to washing the dishes or even your car. Citrus Eco-Kleen is a pH neutral multi-purpose product. Cutting through soap scum, dirt and germs and kills 99% of bacteria when it comes in contact. Citrus Eco-Kleen has a pleasant smell, as opposed to a number of multi-purpose products currently available on the market. If you are interested in trying these in-demand, high quality products or to find out more information, simply go to the ‘Tile and Grout Cleaning Products’ page of our website.   Contact us using our Enquiry form or call your local GroutPro specialist on PH: 1800 822 459 to arrange a free demo....

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Cracked Travertine Stone Tiles | GroutPro

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Blog, Stone and Quarry, Tile Repair, Travertine | Comments Off on Cracked Travertine Stone Tiles | GroutPro

Problems with “Hard-wearing” Travertine Stone Tiles? We all know how hard wearing and durable floor tiles are, especially real stone tiles – or are they? Recently Wayne and his Balcatta team visited a home where the Travertine stone tiles had been extensively damaged, were cracked through the centre of the tile and chipping away from no apparent reason. Travertine stone is a type of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs.  Being a soft stone it is easily damaged with both normal traffic as well as accidental incidents. High heel shoes put a lot of pressure on small areas and cause chaos on these type of floors, as can dropping of something like an umbrella, or knife, or perhaps a child’s toys or the like. Plonking down of dining chairs also might affect the stone. Normal foot traffic over time eventually shows weak spots throughout the stone as well and regular maintenance is recommended simply due to it’s soft make-up and possible inconsistencies in it’s density. First Job, before the repair is completed.First Job, after the job is done. In this particular home the cracking may have initiated within the concrete slab below the tiles as the extent of the damage ran across multiple tiles along the same path. Wayne and his team got to work on the major cracks and the results were fantastic. A small amount of Travertine stone filler was used to carefully fill the cracked section and major holes. After carefully scraping the area to remove any excess filler it was left to cure. With a final touch up the area was lightly sanded and dried with a soft cloth. Not only was the home-owner so amazed by the results, she could hardly find the original cracks. Wayne and his team completed the job which included most of the floor area within the home and the Travertine stone tiles look amazingly clean and new again. Travertine Cracked Tiles after being repaired.Travertine Cracked tile before it is repaired. If you’ve got a problem area of Travertine stone tiling and need advise on repairs to cracks and chips contact GroutPro today to find your local tile and grout cleaning specialist. Phone: 1800 822...

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Grout ColourSealing: Changing Older Bathrooms

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Bathroom Makeover, Blog, Dirty Grout, Grout Recolouring, Tile Cleaning, Tile Repair | Comments Off on Grout ColourSealing: Changing Older Bathrooms

Need A Change To Your Bathroom? Stains & Mildew Making it Look Shabby?   GroutPro Comes to the Rescue with Grout ColourSealing! Here at GroutPro we don’t just repair the damage from your leaking shower or broken tiles around the home, we offer exceptional service and customer care. We know how important your home is to you and we respect this by leaving it clean and tidy once our job is complete. At GroutPro we have exclusive products and years of experience and knowledge to make your bathroom, shower or kitchen look brand new and easy to maintain. To give you some examples of this we’ve collected some images of a recent job which shows the diversification and workmanship needed to give the best results – a prime example of the power of a simple clean and grout colour-sealing. shower tray beforeshower tray after grout coloursealing As the images reveal we removed the staining on the tiles and grout and then applied our exclusive grout colour-sealing. The colour-seal process to not only protects your grout from mould and soap scums but also restores the grout to look like new again, without spending a fortune. Typically many customers believe they need to regrout the entire shower and are so thankful of the savings when we advise them of our grout colour-sealing process and cost savings. Another huge benefit with grout colour-sealing is the choice of colours we have available. With over 80 colours to choose from we can match the grout to better suit your latest decor. shower before grout coloursealingshower after grout coloursealing Once the grout colour-sealing was complete and dry we then removed and replaced the silicone in the shower. This left the entire shower and bath area looking sparkling brand new. The homeowner couldn’t believe her eyes and was so appreciative that we’d left her home clean and tidy. Apart from a new bathroom when we walked out the door she wouldn’t have known we’d even been there! So, if you’re planning to sell your house or have relatives visiting from overseas why not make your shower look fresh, clean and brand new again? Call your local GroutPro specialist today and ask for your free in house demo. Call 1800 822 459 today.  ...

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Tile Repair – Are Your Tiles Hollow, Cracked or Loose?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Blog, Damaged Tiles, Dirty Grout, Tile Cleaning, Tile Repair, Tile Replacement | Comments Off on Tile Repair – Are Your Tiles Hollow, Cracked or Loose?

Need Loose, Cracked Tile Repair? GroutPro can help…. Have you ever walked across a tiled floor to hear them sounding ‘hollow’? Hollow meaning that certain areas of the tiles sound and feel loose underfoot. These are areas in which the bottom of the tile is not in contact with the underlying substrate. Unfortunately this is a regular occurrence in older properties where the tiles may have been laid with the original slab and the substrate or adhesive has deteriorated over time. The hollow sound may be a result of ‘spot-bonding’ during the installation. ‘Spot bonding’ is when the installer applies a spot of bonding (adhesive) to just the corners and centre of the floor tile and presses it into place. This leaves voids under the tile and ultimately the entire area of flooring. When this method is used you will hear the hollow sound where there is no adhesive i.e. the void. Over time this causes cracking of the tiles and grouting which runs between these tiles. Once the grout has cracked it falls through to leave holes between the tiles. This is the type of situation recently faced by our Goonellabah team. A large area of the floor was hollow and cracks had started to appear. The homeowner needed our help to repair 123 loose tiles. About the same time last year the Goonellabah GroutPro team had repaired 4 similar apartments within the complex and the owner had retained many tiles which were used on these jobs. Area of tiles to repairRemoving the hollow tiles We were not as lucky with this latest job and were only able to find four spare tiles which another apartment owner kindly donated to us. Each tile had to be carefully removed to ensure the tile did not crack. The team managed to lift all 122 tiles without a scratch with just one tile cracking as it was removed. Each tile was then cleaned to remove the old adhesive and re-laid into place. The homeowner had also decided to change the colour of the entire floor grouting so the repair of hollow tiles was just part of the full job. After 36 hours of painstaking work with 50m2 of grout replacement and colour sealing the outcome was fantastic. The floor area was now level, the colour matched well to the home decor and the overall look was like new again. The Homeowner was very excited by the outcome and couldn’t wait to take some pictures to share with family. Finished tile repair in kitchen and dining roomFloor tiles replace and grout recoloured If you’re having similar tiling issues in your home, don’t wait any longer get your local GroutPro team in to give you an assessment of the job and an obligation free...

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Sick of Shower Scum? Put GroutPro to the Challenge

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Bathroom Makeover, Blog, Grout Recolouring, Tile Cleaning | Comments Off on Sick of Shower Scum? Put GroutPro to the Challenge

Soap Scum and Mould! Shower’s Pose a Big Challenge to GroutPro Understandably the bathroom and shower suffers the most from moisture mould and water staining. Over time this buildup of soap scum and moisture mould leaches into the grout around tiles and shower screens and leaves them looking disgusting. Standard bleach and everyday cleaners just won’t do the job and home owners soon lose enthusiasm for scouring and bleaching every other day.Shower Cubicle beforeShower After GroutPro The teams of GroutPro Tile and Grout Specialists around Australia get to see hundreds of these badly stained showers and bathrooms every year! Unlike the homeowner we see the dirty grout and mould as a positive challenge! Our advantage is in our very own unique bio friendly tile and grout cleaning products and specifically made cleaning machinery. These allow us to cut through the soap scum and mildew to remove the staining completely and thereby deliver a sparkling result. One of our toughest recent jobs saw a badly stained shower with white tiles and mildew soap stains on the walls and base. The homeowner had also tried to seal some drill holes with plaster after a recent attempt to hang a rail/shelf. The mould had set into the plaster (which was not waterproof) and needed to be removed, filled and sealed against moisture. The old grout needed cleaning and recolouring. The base of the shower was to remain with a grey grout colour which matched the rest of the ensuite flooring, so it just needed a good clean. Just a short few hours later the whole ensuite looked like new again. I think you’ll agree the results speak for themselves. The white grout was outstanding, the mould and staining removed and the glass shower screen was clear as crystal, the homeowner was over the moon with the results. If you need this kind of result for your sad shower or bathroom, don’t be embarrassed by the soap scum or mould, call the GroutPro local team and put them to the challenge! Shower Cubicle beforeShower After...

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