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Cleaning and Restoring Slate Tiles

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Blog, Dirty Grout, Grout Cleaning, Grout Recolouring, Maintenance, Sealing, Slate Cleaning, Tile Cleaning | Comments Off on Cleaning and Restoring Slate Tiles

Restoring Slate Tiles To Their Original Glory Cleaning and Resealing Slate Tiles by GroutPro Slate tiles look fantastic as a floor tile however it’s important to seal the surface of slate tiles because being a natural material it is porous. This means dirt and grime will penetrate into the surface which can’t be removed without specialised cleaning equipment. Normal mopping, steam mops and supermarket cleaning products are just not able to remove it. Assuming your tiler did seal your slate after laying it, the sealer chosen could range from the cheap DIY products available at hardware stores, or it could be a more “professional grade”. The difference between qualities of sealer is durability, adhesion and resistance to discolouration. GroutPro Specialists only use our own GroutPro professional grade sealer which is typically applied in three coats to provide a long lasting glossy appearance and which is easy to clean with conventional mopping. Our Goonellabah team started work on a job recently which included a 9m² strip of slate tiles into the laundry. The tiles were laid some 33 years ago. The owners had the slate cleaned and resealed just over 2 years earlier by another company who sealed over the top of dirt and stains left behind by their cleaning process. The owners believed there was no way we could restore their slate back to its original beauty, it was so badly marked and stained. Scott, our team leader in Goonellabah, recommended a major clean involving stripping off the old sealer and had originally hoped to achieve an 85% chance of bringing the tiles back to their original appearance when first laid. Pre-testing the tiles with a number of stripping products Scott found some performed well on the tiles but not on the grout lines which remained dark and stained. With Scott’s extensive experience in grout and tile cleaning he settled on a commercial grade stripper which he found was effective in the softening and removal of this particular sealing product on both tiles and grout. The key was to allow sufficient time for the application to sit and soak through into the old sealer, then Scott was able to remove all traces of the old sealer and was then able to thoroughly clean the slate tiles and grout in preparation for the new sealer. The result was a near 100% removal of the dirty old sealer and clean of the slate tiles underneath. The owners could not get over the change in appearance. Once sections of the old sealer had been removed and the tiles properly cleaned, they could see just how badly discoloured and stained the old sealer and the slate under the sealer had been. The owners went on to book and confirm the other 60m² of their slate flooring for cleaning and restoring. Scott was also able to assist them with stained windows so the entire house was looking sparkling. The owners also recommended Scott to their neighbours with similar slate flooring who were very impressed with what they saw and immediately booked Scott to restore their slate floors too. Fantastic results for Scott and his team in Goonellabah. If you’re looking at stained slate tiles every day, you’ll want the best service around: GroutPro’s Tile and Grout Cleaning service. Get an Obligation FREE Quote or Call us today 1800 822 459 Fresh clean slateSlate cleaning and grout restoration outdoor areaSlate cleaning and grout living areaSlate and grout restoration...

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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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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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Quarry, Stone and Terracotta Tile Restoration

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Blog, Grout Recolouring, Stone and Quarry, Tile Cleaning | Comments Off on Quarry, Stone and Terracotta Tile Restoration

Terracotta Tile Restoration   How Long Has It Been Since You Last Saw A Truly Clean Terracotta Or Slate Tiled Floor? A recent visit to a home in Sydney revealed a beautiful terracotta tiled floor in the basement of the home. Although dirty and stained it was easy to see how the terracotta tiles could be recovered to become a feature within the already beautiful home. Having only recently moved in the home owners were keen for us to do a complete terracotta tile restoration on the floors and the stairs. At the best of times a tiled floor needs attention to ensure the grout does not become stained by dirt particles – Terracotta tiles are no exception. Dirt, grime, mildew and stains converge on tiles, slate and terracotta over time, depending on where they are in your home and the foot traffic in the area. It’s a natural thing but it is not a necessary thing – your tiles can easily look shiny, new and beautiful so as to wow any visitor that comes through your door.  There is only so much you can do with standard supermarket cleaning products, a mop and a pair of rubber gloves. You could find that you’ve inadvertently carried the stains, damaged the grout or texture of the natural stone tiles even further. GroutPro offers a fantastic service for cleaning and sealing natural stone, terracotta, slate or quarry tiles to easily bring life and colour back to these surfaces. Wherever you have natural stone that is in desperate need for attention and care, GroutPro has you covered to restore these surfaces in the right way. The GroutPro teams have restored all manner of stone tiles and grouting in bathrooms, kitchens, offices and garden areas, with the environmentally friendly products and techniques that cut through the dirt, stains and mildew… All without reducing the integrity of the stone! The tiles are cleaned and dried to remove stains that are embedded in the stone and grouting and prepares the grouting for either the sealing process or Coloursealing. The sealing process prevents further staining of the grout from water and oil-based substances, it gives the grouting resistance and longevity. Coloursealing allows a complete colour change of the grouting. This is ideal when the old grout is so badly damaged or if you want to refresh the tiles to better suit your home decor. Coloursealing will also seal the grout against staining. GroutPro’s Slate, Stone and Terracotta Tile Restoration service is a relatively quick process which gives outstanding results, see some of the before and after shots from other jobs completed recently  – they show just what can be achieved. So, if you’ve got Terracotta, Stone, Slate or Quarry tiles in or around your home or office that need attention give GroutPro a call  today – you’ll be surprised what a difference they can make. Clean and Seal Stone CourtyardTerracotta Restoration with GroutProSlate Floor tile Clean and SealSlate Floor Tiles Clean and SealTerracotta Outdoor Tiles Clean and...

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Is it time for a Kitchen or Bathroom Makeover?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Bathroom Makeover, Blog, Grout Recolouring, Kitchen Makeover, Tile Cleaning | Comments Off on Is it time for a Kitchen or Bathroom Makeover?

Is It Time for a Kitchen or Bathroom Makeover? Then it’s Time to Call GroutPro! Have you ever walked into an older property and noticed the bathroom or kitchen tiles looking a little sad and neglected?  As we all know age can do terrible things to any surface and lots of older homes, shopping centres, public areas etc suffer this. It could be due to a build up of mould, dirt, grease, grime – all of these factors will increase the ageing process. Along with daily wear and tear over a number of years, your tiled areas can really suffer. So, how can you give these areas a ‘makeover’ without it costing a fortune in new tiling etc? Generally the cost of a total refurb can be out of reach for most people. This is when we discovered ‘GroutPro’.  Their tile cleaning services gives dirty, mouldy tiles and grout a complete ‘makeover’, bringing any size tiled area back to looking brand new….and within budget. Scanning through their extensive number of before and after images of kitchens, bathrooms, pool areas, hotel reception areas, shopping centres, changing rooms etc it’s fascinating to see the difference in the old to the new. It’s sort of like watching the latest episode of 10 Years Younger but with tiles! Many of the customer images we viewed show GroutPro services such as grout re-colouring where the before image shows an old damaged tiled area with patchy grout throughout to then the after shot showing perfect tiles with either a lighter or darker all matching grout surface – amazing transformation. But the GroutPro services don’t stop there, they also offer a glass restoration service. Take a standard shower cubicle for example, the buildup of soap and scum marks on the glass will age the entire bathroom. With GroutPro’s Glass Restoration service the glass goes through a 2 stage process, firstly using a non abrasive eco-friendly restorer to clean the dirt and mineral deposits “out of the pores” of the glass. Then, once clean, they apply GroutPro glass protector to seal the surface of the glass and repel the water and dirt. They can even supply you with the correct bio-degradable cleaning fluids to maintain it. So, like us, If you’re noticing your kitchen, floor, bathroom or outdoor patio area looking a bit drab, give the boys from GroutPro a call and let them show your how affordable the full ‘makeover’ can be. They offer an Obligation Free Quote with a quick turn around and Guarantee their products and work….perfect. Call GroutPro today for more information about their Kitchen, Floor and Bathroom Makeovers. Ph 1800 822...

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