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Huge Job For Melbourne Airport

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Huge Job For Melbourne Airport

When Melbourne Airport had problems with the floors in one of their commercial kitchens they turned to GroutPro. With the entire floor of a large commercial kitchen to be restored in one of the busiest buildings in the country, a very tight time-frame was given to complete the work so that the restaurant could get back to business. GroutPro Werribee joined forces with two other GroutPro specialists to attack the problem at full speed over a marathon 30 hours without a break. Old damaged grout was removed from the entire floor and new epoxy grout was installed to ensure compliance with hygiene regulations were met, and to make the surfaces much easier to clean. The entire floor area was restored to look as good as new again, but having installed epoxy grout, it was also stain free and impervious to penetration and build up of bacteria. Melbourne Airport understands the importance of re-grouting with epoxy grout in their commercial kitchens and bathrooms as it reduces the need for time and resources spent on cleaning their tiles and grout and it is the most durable of all grout types available reducing the need for harsh and intensive cleaning processes and chemicals. In places such as a kitchens or bathrooms, stains are hard to avoid without epoxy grout. Normal sand-based grout is very porous, it soaks up all types of substances which create stains that are hard or even impossible to remove without re-grouting. With no rest for 30 hours, our GroutPro specialists delivered a permanent, durable, non-porous, stain-proof solution, on time and on budget. Having kept within the time constraints and delivering a top quality job, they exceeded expectations of the Melbourne Airport… another happy GroutPro...

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Epoxy Grouting in Commercial Buildings

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Epoxy Grouting in Commercial Buildings

A scheduling crunch on the construction of a new Porsche automotive showroom and servicing facility in Melbourne was one case where GroutPro’s considerable resources came to the rescue on an epoxy grout job. Here’s what happened: A tiling company originally hired to lay tiles and install grout were struggling with their work load and lack of expertise with installing epoxy grout. Typically, tilers have a loathing for installing epoxy grout as it is more difficult and time consuming than cement-based grout, especially on this type of small textured tiles so to ensure the construction schedule was not disrupted, GroutPro was called in to install the 1180sqm of epoxy grout. Epoxy grout is a very hard and durable material that offers vastly superior stain and wear resistance, and provides excellent waterproofing properties compared to conventional cement-based grout which is notorious for staining. On inspection of the workshop and showroom floors it was soon clear that a team of GroutPro specialists would be needed to meet the project timeline. Three additional GroutPro experts arrived on the job and sixteen days of intensive grouting and finishing saw the completion of an extraordinary job. These four grout experts were installing 70-90 sqm of epoxy grout per day and it was calculated that 160 epoxy kits were used by the end of the sixteen days. Epoxy is GroutPro’s favourite product to offer as we know how durable and beneficial it is in all buildings, especially in high traffic areas such as commercial and residential bathrooms and kitchens. We don’t just service large commercial properties, but residential homes as well. If you’d like to find out about epoxy grout or any of our other services, then give us a call on 1800 822 459 or enter your details in our quick quote form on our website http://www.groutpro.com.au/ for a free quote from one of your local GroutPro specialists.      ...

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9 Ways to Prevent Mould and Mildew in Your Bathroom

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on 9 Ways to Prevent Mould and Mildew in Your Bathroom

Many people believe that mould is inevitable in bathrooms. The good news is that with the right preventative measures it needn’t be. As you may know, mould or mildew is a kind of fungi which is common in homes around the world, particularly moist areas. It usually spreads through airborne spores and can form colonies in conditions which are favourable for its growth. As mould usually grows in damp and dark spaces, bathrooms and showers are where you’ll most often find it. Small amounts of mould are generally harmless, however, once it builds up, it can cause serious health concerns. In fact, it can cause allergic reactions including sinus problems, rashes or headaches. Worse still, it can also trigger breathing complications and asthma. Below are some quick tips to help you stop those nasty spores from wreaking havoc on your tiles, grout and silicone seals.     Quick Tips Keep the doors and windows open as often as you possibly can, especially the shower door after showering. Install an exhaust fan and always leave it on when you’re in the shower and afterwards (we recommend running the fan for 20 minutes after showering). Dry down the shower walls, floor and silicone seal joints, and after using your towels, spread them out so they can dry out quickly. De-clutter your bathroom and use fewer containers. This provides fewer surfaces for mould to potentially grow. Use shower curtains that are easy to clean and dry to avoid soap residue from accumulating in your shower. Prevent mould build-up on walls and ceilings by using a mould resistant paint. Clean the areas that need to be painted using Sugar Soap and remove any peeling paint. Finally, give your bathroom’s walls and ceilings a coat of mould resistant paint. Cleaning your bathroom regularly helps prevent mould from returning. Use anti-fungal solutions for cleaning the ceiling and floor of your showers and bathrooms. To remove mould from your bathroom tiles and grout, it’s important to use the right cleaning products. Most bleach-based cleaning products only hide mould and mildew by bleaching out the spore colour. Our GroutPro MOULD-PRO PLUS product actually kills mould, mildew and algae and helps keep it under control. To arrange a quote simply click here to Request a Quote Now or call us on 1800 822 459. Unfortunately, when the mould build-up is severe, even the most effective cleaning sprays won’t be enough to kill the mould and remove the stains on your grout and silicone as it may have already started to penetrate into the surface.  If that has happened then the only option may be to re-grout affected areas and remove and replace the silicone seals. That’s where professional tile and grout restoration comes in. And if you have mould in your bathroom, kitchen or anywhere else, our GroutPro tile and grout restoration specialists can make your surfaces look brand new again. How Can We Help? Stained, mouldy or dirty grout and tiles are never sexy. The great news is that you can make them look brand new again. With our own formulated tile and grout solutions used by our fully qualified specialists, we not only clean your tiles and grout we can make sure all grout is sealed and protected from staining to retain its durability over time. Our services include: Tile & Grout Cleaning Grout ColourSealing Tile, Grout & Stone Sealing Damaged Tile Repairs Grout Repair & Tile Re-grouting Terracotta & Slate Resealing Silicone Seal replacement Slippery Floor Treatment Glass Restoration and Glass Protection Professional Exterior Cleaning Epoxy Grouting Bathroom Makeovers To arrange a quote simply click here to Request...

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Replacing Grout in Commercial Kitchens

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Blog, Damaged Tiles, Tile Cleaning, Tile Replacement | Comments Off on Replacing Grout in Commercial Kitchens

The Challenge with Commercial Tiles Tiles in commercial kitchens, restaurants or cafés go through a lot.  Not only the constant foot traffic of customers coming and going at all hours of the day or night, or chefs constantly on the move in the kitchen, but also the stains and wears that come from spills and cleaning.  Most tiles are laid with conventional cement and sand based grout, and while this may provide the cheap and easy alternative, conventional sanded grout is very porous which allows it to absorb both solids and liquids very easily causing staining, but also providing a perfect haven for bacteria to thrive.  One of the major health risks in commercial kitchens is oleic acid which is produced when frying food, and this acid together with oils and fats can flow through the grout and into cavities under the tiles where is accumulates and damages the tile adhesive and the floor they are laid on.   Mopping or hosing down will only remove soil-age and bacteria from the surface but what’s absorbed below the surface remains creating a very unhygienic food source for bacteria.  Over time these contaminants together with harsh cleaning products will weaken the grout, tile adhesive and substrate which will begin to fail allowing grout to fall out and tiles to become detached from the substrate.  Your floors not only start to show stains, the integrity and strength of your tiled floors are compromised due to grout that just can’t cut it. How can I make commercial kitchen tiled floors last? The secret to tiled floors that last is Epoxy grout. Epoxy grout is a two part plastic resin mixed with a filler which is impervious to penetrating staining liquids and solids, and better suited for harsh cleaning products.  Epoxy grout offers greater bond strength and chemical resistance than cement grout providing a surface that can be easily cleaned with conventional methods.  Many fast food outlets specify epoxy grout for their floors for both maintenance cleaning and hygiene reasons.  This means that not only will your floors be more hygienic and last longer, it means that you can thoroughly clean your floors more effectively without having to worry about causing damage with harsh chemicals. Epoxy Grout is your solution to longer lasting floors Epoxy grout is used in larger tiled surface areas normally in commercial applications.  Business owners use Epoxy grout in public tiled areas with high levels of foot traffic because it’s durable, and easy to clean.  Even home owners are starting to see the benefits of using Epoxy grout in tiled areas, particularly in showers.  It is important to select the correct grade of epoxy grout as they are not all the same.  Your GroutPro specialist can explain the differences and offer a suitable product for your application. GroutPro offers grout repair and re-grouting services Our GroutPro specialists were called out to a commercial kitchen at Springwood Country Club – Bathurst, to remove and replace 80 square metres of damaged grout and perform repairs to damages substrate and replace detached tiles.  As the work was in a busy operational kitchen, our teams were working outside operating hours to ensure as little interruption to their business as possible. Check out the photos below to see the results of how it came out. If you are interested in restoring the tiles and grout in your commercial kitchen or tiled area, contact us today or find a GroutPro specialist near you. A full kitchen clean, ColourSeal and silicone replacement, photo's show the before and after of the services The worst offending grout of the...

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Glass Restoration | GroutPro

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Blog, Glass Restoration | Comments Off on Glass Restoration | GroutPro

Are You Looking To Restore The Glass In Your Bathroom? A perfectly clean bathroom is something we all work for, but after a few years have you noticed that the glass in your shower or mirror isn’t what it used to be? Have you started noticing small white stains in your glass that you can’t seem scrub out? It’s a very common issue with bathroom glass stains. Over time, mineral deposits in the water create spots and stains on the glass that if left un-checked, can become quite an eyesore that seems impossible to get clean, and it will start to damage and etch the surface of the glass.  If left too long the damage can get beyond repair, resulting in you having the expense of totally replacing the glass.   Glass restoration from GroutPro can make your bathroom look like new At GroutPro we use our own Professional Glass Restorer, which is designed to remove stains from your glass, making it look near new. GroutPro Professional Glass Restorer is an environmentally and family friendly product that is used to remove calcium, hard water staining, and is water-based and biodegradable. Its non-corrosive formula contains no solvents or acids and is designed to not leave a single scratch or mark on your glass. With your shower glass looking like new you don’t have to get frustrated every time you clean your bathroom only to have the glass look like it hasn’t been touched. There are tonnes of “miracle” products available at the supermarket for cleaning your shower glass that claim to remove tough stains, spots, calcium, mineral deposits and soap scum, but most of the time they fail, and many actually cause other damage to your shower due to the aggressive chemical concoctions they’re made from.  These chemicals aren’t necessarily the things you want hanging around your family either.   How does GroutPro Glass Restoration work? We use GroutPro brand products in a 2-stage process. The first stage is to use our specialised glass restorer formula to clean the dirt and mineral stains from the surface and out of the “pores” of your bathroom glass. After we have removed the glass stains we start on stage two.  In stage two we spray the glass with GroutPro Professional Glass Protector, which provides you with an easy to clean coating that stops water from clinging to the surface of the glass, preventing the opportunity for glass stains to re-appear. Once your glass has been restored looking after it is simple.  Just wipe over the shower glass after use with a squeegee or soft cloth to remove any water or residue, and that’s it. See these photos below of a before and after glass restoration job from one of our GroutPro professionals, James from Perth. Photograph shows the result after a GroutPro glass restoration on a shower screen. Photograph shows what the shower screen glass looked like before restoring the glass. Photograph shows the after effects of a glass restoration If you think your glass could do with some restoring all you have to do is contact your closest GroutPro specialist. Or for more information, contact us. Find a GroutPro specialist near...

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Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning | GroutPro

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning | GroutPro

Grout Cleaning – Giving You the Very Best The difference you will experience between GroutPro Tile and Grout Cleaners and our competitors is that we are professional specialists at what we do.  The range of tile and grout restoration services that we provide are of the highest standard using the best products in the world. We will not compromise on quality of workmanship or product. If you are going to pay someone to do work in your home, and they show up with a bucket full of supermarket products, do yourself a favour and send them away.  They are not serious about providing you the best possible service and they are using the same products you’ve probably already tried.   Some companies who are household names in the carpet cleaning and house cleaning game, have started to offer tile and grout cleaning services, and sealing services. They think that by branching out into tile and grout restoration they can diversify their offering and make more money. The truth is, they should focus their energies on their chosen specialisation. Once companies start to branch out, they are no longer specialists in their chosen fields and this may impact the quality of the service that you, the customer receives. GroutPro has specialists operating all over Australia and experience shows that most jobs require more maintenance than a basic clean.  Our specialists are able to identify issues with your tiles and grout such as minor grout damage (pitting, cracking, powdering), broken or loose tiles that require re-setting or damaged silicone seals on a floor to wall joint that requires replacing.  We are able to quickly and efficiently repair these types of things on the spot.  Asking a carpet cleaner to do this, will end in disappointment, possible damage and further cost. When you invite GroutPro into your home for Grout Cleaning or other services, you can be assured that you will receive punctual, respectful and professional service at a competitive price. We aim to deliver the “wow” factor and we will be pretty disappointed in ourselves if you cannot see a significant improvement to your tiled surfaces. We pride ourselves in making your surfaces stain resistant and easy to clean in the long term. Just use our Contact us form or give us a call on 1800 822 459 or request a free, no obligation quote on our website and one of our specialists will come out to show you why we are the leading tile and grout cleaning and restoration company in Australia. You can also read what some of our happy customers have to say about us...

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