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I was about to sell my house, but was not happy with the tiles in the dining area. The tiles were white and shiny but the grout looked really dark and dirty. I already had a potential client; however the dark grout ruined the beauty of the room. I didn't have much time to fix the grout and decided to call Tile Cleaners as my real estate agency mentioned them. As my real estate agent said, Tile cleaners responded really quickly. They also pointed out that some of the grout was coming off in the hallway when they were there, which I had not even noticed. Thank you for fixing my problem so quickly. The house is sold now and I left your details with the new owner so they can keep the tiles in good condition.

Anna Rodwell, Tingalpa, QLD

We got our tiles more than 25 years ago. We were told that we had a solvent sealer on our tiles, which apparently most companies wouldn't be able to strip off. However we rang a couple of places to check them out. No luck. A friend of mine recommended Tile Cleaners. We rang the guys and they agreed to have a look the next day. We decided to go ahead with the job after getting a satisfactory quote. Tile Cleaners team stripped and resealed our old tiles. We are very grateful for your help guys. Thank you again.

Olivia and Andrew Clark, Hornsby, NSW

When I moved into my new house, I was shocked by how dirty and old the tiles in the entire house looked. I wasn't sure if they were supposed to be like that or if they were just really dirty. I decided to call Tile Cleaners and ask them to have a look and tell me what I could do to improve the look of my tiles. Tile Cleaners ® came the same weekend and managed to make my tiles look brand new. They also informed me that the sealer would protect my tiles for years to come. Amazing! Thank you guys! My floor looks gorgeous.

Amanda Burtender, Brighton East, VIC

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Tile Regrouting Cairns

Tile RegroutingNo matter how beautiful your tile is, if the grout is in bad shape it can make your bathroom look like it belongs in a 1950s motel. Most of the time, killing mildew and resealing the grout will cure the problem. But if the mildew persists or the grout is really shot, or if the grout has succumbed to the ravages of time and moisture, or if the grout is hopelessly stained, crumbling or missing between tiles making it look bad, allowing water, dirt and debris to accumulate and even damage the tile substrate. then it's time to re-grout! Re-grouting is the only way your tiles can look new again when the grout is severely damaged. Another reason to re-grout is to change to a different grout color when grout color sealing is not applicable.

If you have grout that's discolored but otherwise intact, you can often restore it with a grout colorant (Grout Color Sealer). In addition to brightening the grout, it helps seal against water, mold, mildew and stains. Grout colorant doesn't scrub off, and can be used on large areas or for small touch-ups. Grout Colorant is applied after thoroughly cleaning and drying the grout according to the directions on the product.

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What is grout?

Grout is a construction material used to embed rebars in masonry walls, connect sections of pre-cast concrete, which fills in the cracks between tiles, keeping them together and preventing damage to the sides of the tiles. Grout is generally composed of a mixture of water, cement, sand, often color tint, and sometimes fine gravel (if it is being used to fill the cores of cement blocks). It is applied as a thick liquid and hardens over time, much like mortar.

Main varieties include urethane, cement-based or epoxy grout. There are a few tools associated with applying and removal of grout such as:

  • Grout saw or grout scraper; a manual tool for removal of old and discolored grout.
  • Grout float; A trowel-like tool for smoothing the surface of a grout line, typically made of rubber or soft plastic.
  • Dremel grout attachment; an attachment guide used in a die grinder for faster removal of old grout than a standard grout saw.
  • Grout sealer is a water based or solvent based sealant applied over dried grout that resists water, oil, and acid-based contaminants.

With time, grout can get dirty, especially the grout used around kitchen and bathroom tiles which are exposed to food, soaps, and lots of water. It is relatively easy to clean tile grout, especially when it is regularly maintained.

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What is Re-grouting?

Regrouting is needed to repair damages and joints or when the tile is about to come off or is off. Regrouting may also be required when the grout is so discolored that it's impossible to restore it back to it's original condition just by cleaning. A special chemical is used to do this process with a scrubber or high water pressure to remove all the dirt from the ground.

One of the most common problems we see is cracking and flaking grout around wet areas such as baths, showers, basins, kitchen sinks etc. The problem is, if left and not treated water can soon seep into the cracks and corner joints and work its way into the wooden framing as well as the floor, causing irreparable damage to your home and making it damp and unhealthy. Addressing these problems right from the outset will not only solves the appearance of the grout but may also avoid considerable disruption and escalating repair costs in the future.

Before you replace damaged grout, a little investigation is in order. Cracked or crumbling grout often indicates that the substrate has cracked, shrunk or moved. Discolored or spongy grout may be evidence of a water leak inside a wall or shower pan. Re-grouting the tile without fixing the underlying problem is only a temporary solution.

Once you determine that re-grouting is in order, how you handle it depends on how extensive the job is. If you're just repairing a small area and the existing grout is clean, you can press fresh grout into cracks and voids with your fingers.

If damage is extensive say an entire floor with eroded or badly discolored grout you must remove the old grout. Be forewarned: this can be a difficult job, as the old grout must be completely removed down to the substrate. And if your floor has narrow (1/16 inch) grout lines, you'll need to work carefully or you may chip tiles in the process.

Tile Cleaners ® in Cairns can also seal the grout with an outdoor or an indoor grout sealer that will help provent your grout to acumilate the black dirt that make your grout look dirty from alot of traffic. This will make it easier to clean and maintain after this process is done.

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Grout Maintenance

The best way to clean tile grout is to keep it clean: at least once a year, scrub down the grout, dry it thoroughly and apply a commercial grout sealer to keep liquid out. If the grout begins to crack or crumble, it should be replaced. Damage to grout not only looks unsightly: it can reflect damage to the surface underneath the tiles, or can result in damage to the tiles.

Frequently Asked Questions


Tile Cleaning offers a regrouting service that involves a specialized mechanical tool to remove old grout without causing any damage to the tiles. The process begins by carefully removing the existing grout, ensuring the tiles remain intact. Once the old grout is removed, the area is thoroughly cleaned to prepare it for the application of new grout. Finally, a suitable and proper new grout is applied to restore the appearance and functionality of the tiled surface. This regrouting service provided by Tile Cleaning aims to rejuvenate and enhance the overall look of the tiles while ensuring a long-lasting and durable grout application.

It is important to consider regrouting as soon as signs of yellowing, mold growth, discoloration, or the grout starting to deteriorate become noticeable. While the damaged grout may not appear too severe on the surface, it can create a potentially hazardous situation behind the tiles. In some cases, the grout may be leaking water, which could be attributed to missing or cracked grout. Even small holes or hairline cracks can lead to significant issues. Therefore, it is crucial to address these issues promptly by opting for regrouting. By doing so, you can prevent further damage, maintain the integrity of the tiled surface, and mitigate any potential water damage or structural problems that may arise.

Once the regrouting process is complete, it is highly recommended by Tile Cleaners® to seal the newly applied grout. Sealing the grout helps in extending its lifespan and preserving its fresh appearance. The sealer acts as a protective barrier, shielding the grout from stains, dirt, and grime. Additionally, sealed grout is easier to clean and maintain, as the sealer prevents substances from penetrating into the grout pores. By applying a sealer to the regrouted area, you can ensure that the grout remains in excellent condition and simplify the cleaning process, making it safer and more efficient.

Regrouting offers several advantages compared to retiling and is often recommended when the tiles are in good condition but the grout is starting to deteriorate. One of the primary benefits is the significant improvement it brings to the overall appearance of any tiled area. By regrouting, you can restore that fresh and clean look at an affordable price that accommodates various budgets. Regrouting is suitable for all tiled areas, making it a versatile solution. Moreover, regrouting is a cost-effective option that requires less time compared to retiling. Additionally, it is an environmentally friendly choice as it helps reduce carbon emissions by avoiding the need for extensive retiling. Overall, regrouting provides a cost-efficient, time-saving, and environmentally conscious way to enhance the appearance and longevity of your tiled surfaces.

Yes, Tile Cleaners® can perform regrouting for both floor and wall tiles. Their services are not limited to a specific type of tile installation and cover various surfaces, including both floors and walls. Whether you require regrouting for your tiled floors or walls, Tile Cleaners® can provide the necessary expertise and assistance to rejuvenate and enhance the appearance of your tiled surfaces. Their professional team is equipped to handle regrouting projects for different tile materials and can tailor their services to suit your specific needs and requirements.

Cleaning the grout involves the use of specialized machines to remove dirt and dust, ensuring a clean surface for applying the sealer. This process eliminates any barrier layers between the grout and the sealer, allowing for effective adhesion. The sealer is then applied using appropriate tools, depending on the tile condition and setting. On the other hand, regrouting entails replacing the old grout between tiles with new grout. Tile Cleaners® utilize a mechanical tool to scrub out the old grout, followed by a thorough cleaning process. Afterward, new grout is applied between the tiles. These are distinct processes, and it's possible that after regrouting, you may still need to clean and seal the grout to ensure optimal protection and maintenance.

Tile Cleaning are equipped to assist with regrouting for a wide range of tile types. They have the expertise and experience to handle most types of tiles, ensuring a professional and effective regrouting process. Whether you have ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, natural stone tiles, mosaic tiles, or any other common tile material, Tile Cleaning can provide the necessary services to rejuvenate and enhance the appearance of your tiled surfaces. Their team is knowledgeable about the specific requirements and techniques for regrouting different tile types, ensuring optimal results for each unique case.

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