By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2009
Grout Care of Tulsa owner Kent Kantor takes pride in making bath and kitchen grout and caulking look like new.
Grout Care of Tulsa owner Kent Kantor is all about saving you money by restoring ugly bath or kitchen grout and caulking to like-new condition.
The most common repair job Grout Care of Tulsa performs is removing and replacing grout in standard tub surrounds and shower stalls. “If you call a tile setter, most of them will only contract to do a complete rework by removing all existing tile, grout and caulking,” says Kantor. Since tile really doesn’t wear out unless it has been cracked or damaged in some way, it’s the grout and caulking that, with time, starts to look so terrible. “My company can restore existing grout and tile to like-new condition without tearing out all the tile. We can make the whole area look clean and beautiful again.” And this route is likely going to save the homeowner a lot of expense in materials and labor.
Cleaning and sealing kitchen floors is another option offered by Kantor. Most grout used in floors is sanded, which is more porous than non-sanded grout. The sand makes the grout more durable, but also more difficult to clean, maintain, and keep looking nice. It’s easier for dirt and grime to find its way into the rougher grout. After thoroughly cleaning the grout, Kantor can apply a sealer over it, ensuring that cleaning and maintenance are much easier.
Kantor shares a testimonial from a customer’s husband, whom he had never met. The man’s wife had contracted him to clean and seal the grout in their kitchen floor. Kantor received a phone call only a couple of hours after he had finished the job. The husband said, “What you did today to our kitchen floor was the best money we’ve ever spent on our home.” The gentleman had walked in and immediately noticed his like-new kitchen floor.
Staining the sanded grout in a kitchen floor is another Grout Care service. Staining will permanently seal the grout by filling it, therefore eliminating its porosity. Again, this paves the way for easier care and maintenance.
“Any of these three steps will improve the appeal and value of your home while reducing the time and money you spend in keeping grout and caulking looking nice,” says Kantor. He advises not to wait until a major repair is needed; consider a little preventive maintenance that could save you money in the future.
Although this may not be the best time to buy or build a new home, it is a great time for refurbishing or repairing grout and caulking in your existing home. It only takes about 15 minutes for Kantor to check out your grout and caulking and provide a free estimate, plus a detailed explanation of how the services of Grout Care can save you time, energy and expense in the long run. Call Kent Kantor at (918) 748-3030 anytime – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.