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Tile and Grout Cleaning

Tile and Grout Cleaning


Our professional tile and grout cleaning specialists will breathe new life into your home. Whilst regular mopping of your tiles keeps them looking clean to the naked eye, nothing compares to a professional tile and grout cleaning service from South QLD Restoration. We are Brisbane’s premier tile and grout cleaning service with a highly trained and experienced team.

We have the expertise to tackle everything from splashbacks and bathrooms to patios and outdoor tiled areas. We service both commercial and residential properties. Whether you’re getting ready to sell your house, or you’re just sick of looking at discoloured tiles and grout, we can help.

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logo pencil Why is regular tile and grout cleaning necessary?

Tiles generally have a hard life. They are found in the most frequented areas of homes and offices and they are often overlooked when it comes to home maintenance. Keeping your tiles clean not only enhances your home, it maintains a high level of hygiene for all the family.

One visit to the supermarket and you will see hundreds of cleaning products promising “professional” results with “amazing” shine and “antibacterial” properties. Not only are these products often too expensive for what they are, but they also cannot compare with a professional clean from South Qld Restoration. We clean with commercial products and equipment backed up with years of professional experience and training.

Continuous mopping and scrubbing with these chemicals is not only time consuming, but can also cause damage and abrasions to your tiles. These products are unlikely to give you the results you were hoping for.

Grout is a porous material, and as such it tends to absorb dirt and debris that comes into contact with it. While mopping will remove surface soil, it leaves behind the embedded dirt that has caused the grout to become dull. Unclean tiles and grout can also contribute to excess mould build up which is not only unsightly, but also unhealthy to have in your home.

Instead of wasting your time and money, come straight to the experts! You’ll also have peace of mind knowing the products we use are completely safe for your family and your pets. Our tile and grout cleaning service based here in Brisbane utilises heavy-duty cleaning products and specialised industrial equipment. Expertly formulated cleaning liquids are applied to your tiles using our high-pressure truck mounted cleaning equipment, extracting and removing the dirt from the grout. This will leave your tiles sparkling clean and looking like new.

logo pencil What is sealing and why is it important?

Many tiles are porous, depending on the material they are constructed from. This means that even after they have been professional cleaned, they can still attract and trap dirt and debris. It is simple to tell if your tiles are porous. Simply press down on a tile with a wet cloth for a few seconds. If a dark mark is left behind, then it is porous and will require sealing.

logo pencil Why?

tile cleaning brisbane3 min Imagine if instead of a damp cloth, that was red wine, rust from your fridge, or mess from your pets. If this happens, mild bleach will generally remove the stain, however scrubbing at it could cause even further damage to the tile.

Tiles such as unglazed ceramics and those made of natural stone definitely require sealing. Concrete floors also benefit from sealing to protect their appearance and improve their durability. Both of these materials can be incredibly expensive to lay in your home, and so it makes sense to want to extend their life as much as possible.

A sealant helps prevent and reduce staining by stopping any spills from penetrating beneath the surface. It acts as a barrier to protect your tile or concrete floors from contamination, chemicals damage, and deterioration. Sealing your tiles makes it much easier to care for this investment appropriately.

Sealing is particularly important in high traffic areas of the home, rooms which are often wet or damp, or areas where food and drinks will be consumed.

The frequency sealing is required depends on the finish of the floors or walls. A brand-new concrete floor should ideally be sealed straight away to prevent imperfections from occurring. An existing concrete floor requires sealing every 1 to 2 years. In terms of tile sealing, ideally this should occur once a year, however if your floors and walls do not have any noticeable signs of wear, you may be able to stretch this out a little longer.

Applying a sealant can set the colour, provide a glorious sheen, and deliver either a matte or high gloss finish. If you are looking to protect your concrete floors, a nonslip sealant may also be applied to keep areas like your bathroom and kitchen safe for the whole family. Sealing your tiles will also ensure that any tile cleaning services you have carried out will be more effective and last much longer.

logo pencil What about the grout?

tile cleaning brisbane1 min Grout sealing is a requirement to protect your grout from liquid damages.

As it is a porous material, spilt liquids absorb quickly, including water from the shower and other taps around the house. Wiping or washing the liquid away will still leave some staining in those pores. Regular floor washing can also cause stains, so it is important to use the correct cleaning agent. We use penetrating grout sealers for best results.

We even offer a complete re-grouting service, which can drastically improve the look of your floors and walls. It’s easy to look at a tiled area and think it looks unsightly, but upon closer inspection you’ll often find that the tiles are in good condition. The only thing making them appear unattractive is the discoloured grout.

Regrouting can really put the wow back into your walls and floors. So, how does this work? Well, like all of our services, the secret lies in the preparation. One of our experienced technicians will use a specialised tool to dig out the grout to a depth of around 3-4 mm. Following this, they will thoroughly vacuum and clean the area before putting in new grout containing an anti-mould additive. You’ll be astonished at how clean, bright, and fresh your shower, bathroom, splash-back, floors, and patio look after your tiles have been regrouped.

Using our regrouting services is quick, convenient, and far less expensive than replacing tiles. Other benefits include:

  • Adding value to your property
  • Aiding the environment by not dumping discarded tiles into landfills
  • Ensuring a clean and healthy environment for your family

logo pencil What floor and wall materials do we work with?

Tiles made of man-made materials are the most popular tile type as they are affordable and generally quite durable.

  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain
  • Mosaic
  • Glass

During the manufacturing process, tiles can either be polished or left with a matte finish. However, as tile designs and trends will continue to change over the years, it could become difficult to find replacements for your old man-made tiles. This is why using a Brisbane-based tile and grout cleaning and repair service now can save you money and time in the future.

We also possess expertise in working with stone. The natural stone tiles we work with include:

  • Marble
  • Dark Granite
  • Bluestone
  • Sandstone
  • Travertine
  • Limestone
  • Granite
  • Slate

Stone tiles look great on any floor or wall, but some stone types can scratch easily and must be regularly resealed to help protect them from excessive damage. An exception to this is dark granite which is very hard and only requires infrequent sealing. Keep in mind that a mild soap solution should be used for cleaning stone as harsh household cleaners can cause further abrasion and damage.

logo pencil An overview of our tile and grout cleaning services…

There is far more to professional tile and grout cleaning than just running over your floors and walls with a machine. Our tile and grout cleaning services are professional and thorough, providing real results fast.

Our services go beyond simple tile and grout cleaning, and include:

  • Stripping and sealing
  • Cleaning and sealing
  • Natural stone sealing
  • Tile and grout repair
  • Sealing grout lines (topical & impregnating sealers)
  • Ant slip treatments
  • Regular machine scrub
  • Complete Shower Restorations
  • Silicone Replacement
  • Cracks and Chips
  • Re-seating Loose Tiles
  • Grout Repairs
  • Tile Replacements
  • Stone Repair
  • Stone Replacement
  • Tile Stripping and Sealing
  • Stone Stripping and Sealing

We take the time to identify exactly what sort of clean your tiles, grout, walls and floors need to ensure you get the best possible outcome.

logo pencil Tile and grout restoration and repair services we offer in and around Brisbane

tile cleaning brisbane4 Isn’t it annoying when cracked, chipped, discoloured, or loose tiles on your walls, floors, stairs or around your swimming pool threaten to ruin their appearance? There is a common misconception that tile repair is a simple DIY matter. Whilst a small crack in an inconspicuous place can be attended to easily, cracks in full view are much more complicated. Often a DIY repair can make the damage stand out even more. We have many years of experience and in the end, we can save you time and money. Why not let us have a look first?

Whether you’ve got spare tiles left over from your installations or not, don’t worry. Our experienced tilers can help to repair or replace indoor or outdoor tiles with minimum of hassle and maximum convenience.

Our repair and restoration services also extend to natural stone tiles.
Natural stone is a popular and elegant choice for apartments, homes, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, stores, and busy office environments. It is incredibly resilient, as long as it’s properly cleaned, sealed, and maintained. We provide maintenance and full-service care for all types of natural stone floors and all sorts of residential and commercial areas.

It’s not uncommon for people to think that their natural stone doesn’t look as good as it once did due to scratches, stains, etch marks and other cosmetic damage. Assuming that replacement is the only solution is incorrect. Fortunately, this simply isn’t the case. Our professional stone restoration service includes polishing, honing, and grinding as well as stain removal, chip and crack repair, tile replacement, cleaning, and sealing to make your natural stone look brand new again.

Our highly skilled team of technicians have the know-how to work with all types of natural stone including marble, granite, and travertine. Whether you want your natural stone to look velvety smooth and honed, or you prefer a highly polished glass-like finish, we’ve got it covered.

logo pencil What exactly is stripping?

There’s no denying that a tiled floor that has been correctly finished and maintained regularly will last several years longer than one that hasn’t.

However, it has to be expected that over time your tiled floors will succumb to scratches and pitting, discolouration, and general deterioration. This is especially the case in areas with a large volume of traffic, such as lobbies. At some point, it’s inevitable that the only solution is tile stripping.

Stripping restores your floor to its original condition

This is a process whereby the whole or part of your floor is cleaned by removing all traces of sealant or wax, as well as grease, dirt, and grime that’s accumulated in unclean areas. Depending on the amount of floor that needs stripping, this process can take longer than other types of floor cleaning. Our experienced technicians will carry out the job quickly and efficiently, with as little interruption to your business or home as possible. We can strip, clean, and re-seal the surface of all types of hard flooring as well as wall tiles.

Floor stripping should be left to the professionals. The method of floor stripping varies according to the type of flooring that you have, and if you try to do it yourself and use the wrong products, you could end up damaging or ruining your floor. It can also turn into a messy experience if you’re unsure how the materials used will react with other substances or different water temperatures.

Whether it’s indoors or outside, our friendly, experienced technicians can assist with tile and grout cleaning, stripping, and re-sealing your tiles. Be it:

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Difficult to reach indoor areas
  • Tiles around your pool
  • Or in your backyard…

… We’ve got you covered. If you’d like to learn more about why stripping should be carried out by professionals, such as ourselves, then why not give us a call.

logo pencil External tile and grout cleaning services

What better way to give your backyard a spring clean than with our high-pressure jet cleaning service? Perfect for outdoor areas such as patios, poolside, driveways, and brick pavers, our powerful pressure washing equipment eliminates unsightly oil stains, dirt, grime, moss and algae. A jet cleaning service will leave your outdoor areas looking cleaner and much more attractive.

Unclean exterior surfaces can give the impression that your property isn’t cared for, while wet moss or algae can turn slippery and messy. South Queensland Restorations’ professional jet cleaning service restores driveways and patios, making them look as good as the day of installation.
Our external pressure washing service includes:

  • Driveways
  • Block Paving
  • Patios
  • Crazy paving
  • Walls
  • Tennis courts
  • Decking
  • Poolside
  • Tarmac and concrete

Our experienced technicians are fully trained to use pressure washers safely and hold the necessary insurance and health and safety documents.
We also carry out commercial pressure washing in and around Brisbane, and are happy to carry out the service after hours or at weekends to avoid disruption to your business. Our state-of-the-art equipment and fully qualified technicians leave forecourts, buildings, and retail premises free from unwanted grime and dirt that has accumulated over the years. Areas our tile and grout cleaning service can assist with include:

  • School playgrounds
  • Garage forecourts
  • Car showrooms
  • Supermarket and retail park paving
  • Walls, cladding, and brickwork
  • High-level pressure washing
  • Decking, patios, and driveways

If you’re in need of a top-notch high-pressure jet cleaning service, then give South Qld Restorations a call.

logo pencil How does the tile and grout cleaning process work?

If you’re after tile and grout cleaning in Brisbane and the surrounding areas, you’ve come to the right professionals. Of course, depending on your floor type and the level of damage or dirtiness, this process may alter slightly.
Below is an outline of how our basic tile cleaning service generally works:

1. Floor identification and patch test

Once we have identified the materials we are working with, we complete a test patch to ensure we will be able to achieve your desired results.

2. Inspection

We will then conduct a close inspection to ensure there are no cracks in the tiles or grout lines which may create further issues when cleaning. At this stage we will also check for potential hazards, such as extra fittings or differing floor types.

3. Agent selection

We will then select a suitable releasing agent to ensure a deep clean for your floor and wall tiles. This selection is determined by the condition and composite of your tiles. We will also apply drop sheets to areas which we do not want to adversely affect with our chemicals.

4. Cleaning

To prepare the floor for cleaning, we will remove all items on the floor, and follow up with a high-volume vacuum. Your selected cleaning detergent is applied and left to soak while we manually mop and scrub any suspect areas and grout lines. These include tile and grout stains and any tight areas too small for our machines.

5. Hydro-Force method

We follow up with our commercial tile cleaner and rinse process. This is a pressure cleaning system which targets stubborn dirt and extracts all water. We then use our truck mounted tile spinning tool to provide a deep clean of the tiles and grout lines without the need for excess moisture.

6. Finishing touches

We finalise the clean by neutralising the cleaning agent on the tiles and ensuring they are thoroughly dried.

Our cleaning system will not harm any sub-floors or wall skirting boards.

Whilst we use water, we also extract it during the cleaning process so that it’s not left to sit on your floors for any period of time. In fact, the regular washing of your floor that you do has a greater chance of causing damage. Without specialised equipment, it is hard to completely remove all water from corners and tight places. Our extraction system removes it all and leaves your floors and walls completely dry.

logo pencil How long does our tile and grout cleaning service take?

Tile cleans generally take between 2 and 4 hours, depending on how many square metres require cleaning. Once we know your requirements and desired services, we will be able to give you a definite timeframe.

If it is just a tile clean you are after, our process is designed so that regardless of the service, your tiles are left clean and dry. This is due to the extraction process we carry out at the end of the clean. You will be able to walk on them instantly. If you have opted for a clean and seal it will be between 1 and 4 hours before you can enter the room, depending on seal used. In these cases, it takes 24hrs to be fully cured. We will advise clearly at the end of the jobs.

logo pencil How much will this cost?

Pricing starts at just $5 per square metre, but can vary based on a number of factors. For no charge you can give us a call and we will come out, inspect the tiles, understand your requirements, and give you a free written quote which we will leave with you for your consideration.

logo pencil Why trust South QLD Restoration for your tile and grout cleaning needs?

We’ve got 20 years’ experience in cleaning, repairing, replacing, and sealing tiles, floors, and walls. No job is too big or too small, and we take pride in the professional service we offer our customers.
If you’re in the Brisbane area or beyond, contact our helpful team on 1300762021. We’ll happily provide you with a free, no obligation quote.

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