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Grout Perfect

Australia, Brisbane
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5 months5 monthsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Grouting around shower drain

The problem here is the tiler has done a bad job and needs to be redone. Sanded grout needs to be installed in wider grout joints. Skinny grout joints it…

8 months8 monthsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Buckling carpet

The carpet seller is at fault here for hiring a tradesman who does use power stretcher during the install. You will need it power stretched as the layers only used…

12 months12 monthsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
What tiles for shower base?

It is not really that slippery when wet. I have seen hundreds of polished porcelains in showers and no complaints from the owners.

12 months12 monthsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
What tiles for shower base?

Polished porcelain is fine to use in wet areas. So much easier to clean. Can get slippery when wet for the elderly. Honed is ok too but can be hard…

1 year1 yearGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Grout Sealing - who's done it?

Clear sealing is better then no sealer at all. Clear sealers only stop deep staining so when it is cleaned you will have a better result then unsealed grout as…

2 years2 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
DIY Tile paint happy with it

Wow fantastic results.

2 years2 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Aus standards for grouting Retified tiles?

Flush grout is a nightmare for home owners in trying to keep grout clean. You will find the grout that is not flush will stay cleaner longer. All tilers are…

2 years2 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Microfibre mop issues

I think you might have matt finish tiles and if so can cause your issues. I would try and find a neutral floor cleaner like this one.

2 years2 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
High gloss porcelain tiles.

If water only then no problems but if the water has some type of detergent, shampoo, soap residue then yes can be get slippery.

2 years2 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Shower pan (wall and frame) caulking

We see this all the time. We just use a clear silicon on frames better then nothing as all the hair etc gets trapped under the frame itself. I have…

2 years2 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Silicone caulking new joining existing

You can remove and connect new caulk to the existing caulk no problems, just make sure you skim just over old caulk. When caulking always work out of each corner.

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2 years2 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Cleaning smoke damaged bricks

Wow tough and messy job. Only high pressure would clean this but the mess it will make is not worth it. You could try a high alkaline tile and grout…

2 years2 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Have you ever thought of painting your tiles?

I think is a good idea for the diy. I do not recommend in a wet areas though and the grout would be the first to peel off then the…

2 years2 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Grout Colour Sealing DIY Kits from Grout Perfect

We have just recently launched our new website www.groutperfect.com.au and now have 24 colours for you to choose from. Grout Perfect`s grout colourant is long lasting and…

2 years2 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Changing tiles after handover

Yes is this not a cheap exercise. My guess would be between $2000 and up to $5000. Water proofing will also need to be redone on the walls depending what…

2 years2 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Dark or Light grout?

I would go dark as well. Trying to blend the grout colour to match the tile makes rooms look larger too.

2 years2 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Remove silicone stain from white caesarstone

We use Aceton to remove silicon and is safe to use on caesarstone. Just check in a inconspicuous area first.

2 years2 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Shower leak and mould - regrouting?

Hi
Oh dear that is not looking to good. The reason for grout missing is because there must be movement and there is a void under the grout for some…

2 years2 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Porcelain tiles to ceiling. Will plasterboard hold weight?

Yes you will be fine to install on your wall. I have never seen or heard them just falling off.

3 years3 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Polished porcelain tiles - Driving me insane!

Maybe a late reply but you can have a professional tile cleaner who can remove the wax as it is not easy to do. Just make sure they have experience…

3 years3 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Grout Sealing - who's done it?

Grout colourants have been around for over 10 years now. There are some cheap versions that do not work. I sell and train carpet cleaners in how to apply our…

3 years3 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Grout Sealing - who's done it?

I have been using water based sealers for years and never had a problem with fumes. Solvent base sealers are a different story. If fumes are a big problem then…

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3 years3 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Grout Sealing - who's done it?

You can purchase a water based sealer which will have no odour at all. DIY is the way to go and you will save hundreds even thousands. The guarantee they…

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3 years3 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Nanokote vs EnduroShield on tiles

I will share with you what does work. No need for any sealer just use Magic cook top stove glass cleaner you can buy at coles or woolworths every 6…

3 years3 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Polished porcelain.... Hardto keep clean??

If you getting streaks in cleaning your tiles or any surface then you are using the wrong cleaner. I can highly recommend this neutral cleaner as so do many of…

3 years3 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Choosing tiles - help please!!!

Thanks for the pics Melsie, it is not normal to have coloured grout go white on a shower floor but to find what the cause is would be hard to…

3 years3 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Choosing tiles - help please!!!

If your grout is going white that is not good. It maybe efflorescence due to water being trapped under tiles. If you can upload a photo on here that would…

3 years3 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Choosing tiles - help please!!!

All unsealed light grout will be a pain to keep looking great. You really only have two options.
1. Use a high alkaline tile and grout cleaner every 12 months like…

3 years3 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Choosing tiles - help please!!!

Matt finish tiles inside is a maintenance nightmare stick with glazed or polished surfaces you will thank me later.

3 years3 yearsGrout PerfectGrout Perfect posted:
Slip resistance and bathroom tiles

Glazed R10 tiles should be fine but matt finish may cause some cleaning issues. The most problems we see is people cleaning there tiles with dirty water as all they…

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