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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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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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