Epoxy Grouting & Regrouting
Epoxy grout is the king of grouts and Tile Tech Solutions are the leaders in installation. It is the most bulletproof grout available and the benefits are amazing. Initially it was heavily used in commercial and industrial applications due to its great features, however, over the past few years it has gained a lot of popularity in the domestic sector. A lot of people are appreciating the advantages epoxy grout has to offer and are happy to spend a little extra initially knowing they will save 10 fold in the long term.
Epoxy grouting involves installing new epoxy grout into joints that have never been grouted before. Epoxy re-grouting involves removing the old grout, cleaning all the joints and installing new epoxy grout of your choice.
Some key features of epoxy grout are:
1. Extremely difficult to stain
2. Repels most chemicals and acids
3. Does not shrink, chip or crack.
4. Provides a hygienic surface as it absorbs nothing
5. Very hard wearing
6. Can be installed on floors and walls
7. Variety of colours
8. Never needs sealing
9. Never needs professional cleaning
10. Extremely well suited for showers as it repels chemicals, mould, stains
In commercial situations speciality epoxy grouts are used in hospitals, cafes, restaurant kitchens, bathrooms, pubs, cool rooms and freezers. Please remember that commercial epoxy grout is different to a domestic version. Not all epoxy grouts are the same and definitely not a “one type suits all”. Tile Tech Solutions carry special commercial grout range which meets Australian Standards. These grouts are difficult to install and require experienced technicians and equipment. All our technicians have been trained by epoxy grout manufacturers.
In domestic applications, epoxy grout is widely used in showers, walls and floors mainly due to the fact that it is very difficult to stain, doesn’t allow mould to grow and does not get affected by chemicals found in shampoos and conditioners. Being so stain proof it doesn’t require heavy duty scrubbing or cleaning like regular grout does. It is also often used on kitchen splashbacks and floors, it repels oil stains as well as stains from general cooking.
Epoxy Grout is more difficult to install than regular grout and it does require specialists like Tile Tech Solutions technicians. More labour is required and speed is very important as pot life is extremely short. Special cleaning solutions are needed in order to rinse epoxy grout residue from tiles, if the residue is not removed within a specific time frame, permanent damage can be caused. Cured epoxy grout haze is not removable.
Tile Tech Solutions only install the highest quality epoxy grouts in both commercial and domestic applications. Years of experience and extensive training has enabled us to master the trade of epoxy grouting. Today’s market offers quite a few different types of epoxy grout, we do not use or recommend the ‘cheaper’ types. Our epoxy products are not cheap but they are of the highest quality available and just like with anything else, you get what you pay for. So when comparing prices, please ensure apples are compared with apples.