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Old 07-04-2018, 09:29 AM   #1
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Grout cleaning system worth it?

Most of my projects tend to be moderate size bathrooms and kitchens with tile on floors, shower/bathtub surround and sometimes walls and ceilings. Traditionally I have just used a bucket and sponge. However, I wondering if a grout cleaning system (bucket with rollers and special sponges) will speed up and make the grout cleaning process easier and more consistent.

Any thoughts on if a grout cleaning system is a worthwhile investment / upgrade over a sponge and 5 gallon bucket? Any preference of the Raimondi, Barwalt or Rubiclean systems (or other)?
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Old 07-04-2018, 12:23 PM   #2
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I have one and think I've used it twice...big open floors its nice. On smaller stuff I don't bother with it. The sponges hold alot of water and even with the rollers its hard to get all the water out.
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:32 PM   #3
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I agree. With large floors, its worth i'ts weight. Good to have two people and there is always "touch up" with a sponge or microfibre.

After vigorously running the sponge over the rollers...use the palm of your hand to extract the last bit of extra water.....
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If you get one get the one with a foot pedal to squeeze the water out of the sponge like the Raimondi Pedalo
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:29 AM   #5
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Very interesting comments. I was thinking (hoping) that these units would actually do a better and easier job of getting water out of the sponge than wringing by hand.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:52 PM   #6
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i have 1 of these, first time i use it was grouting a 200m2 carsales showroom, never got my hands wet.
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I think you need one of these...http://www.raimondispa.com/en/prodotti/rosina/

I will even deliver
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I think you need one of these...http://www.raimondispa.com/en/prodotti/rosina/

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As long as you demonstrate how well it works on the ceiling, I'm in!

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