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GroutPro’s Maintenance Products

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Blog, Stone and Quarry, Tile Cleaning, Tile Repair

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...

Cracked Travertine Stone Tiles | GroutPro

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in Blog, Stone and Quarry, Tile Repair, Travertine

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...

Quarry, Stone and Terracotta Tile Restoration

Posted on May 16, 2014 in Blog, Grout Recolouring, Stone and Quarry, Tile Cleaning

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...