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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-11-28

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lidVertOria/ GroutLikeNew

Bring New Lifr To Your Tile

GroutLikeNew restores dirty, stained and moldy grout to like-new condition.


ook at your tiled bathroom, kitchen
or foyer. What kind of shape is your
grout in? Does it look as clean and
stain-free as it did when it was installed? Or
has it become dirty, spotted or moldy? If it's
the latter, you've probably gotten on your
knees countless times with bleach, powdered
cleansers or specialty grout cleaners you've
found at the hardware store or online — all
to no avail. Your grout still looks dirty.
That's because grout, like fabric, is very
porous, and over time it absorbs moisture,
dirt and stains until it looks dingy and dirty
looking — no matter how often you clean it.
Fortunately, GroutLikeNew, a Jewish-owned
and operated Birmingham-based business
has a solution that will restore your grout to
its original look and
luster, resist future
staining for the life
of the tile — all for
a fraction of the
cost of replace-
ment. It's called
color sealing, and
it's an effective and
affordable solution
to dirty, stained or
moldy grout.
uses an exclusive
five-step process
that starts by deep cleaning customers' tile
and grout. The company never uses steam,
pressure washers, harsh acids or hard brush-
es — these can permanently damage your
grout and tile. After patching any missing or
cracked areas, GroutLikeNew color seals your
grout to match the original color (or any color
you specify) and provides a barrier against
future stains or mildew.
After color sealing, the team replaces
any yellowed or moldy caulk (the rubberlike
material around tubs or where a backsplash
meets a countertop.) They even match the
caulk to the color of the grout for a clean,
uniform look.
Finally, using an orbital buffer and exclusive
polishing agents, the GroutLikeNew team
buffs out your tile, restoring its original shine
and luster. The result is a tiled surface that
looks as good (or better!) than the day it was
installed. In fact, one customer's cleaning
person came in the day after her bathroom
was color sealed by GroutLikeNew and asked,
"Did you get a new bathroom?"
In 2010, David Schmier, a Birmingham na-

tive, was living in New York with his wife, Lisa,
and daughters Sophie and Audrey. When
they decided to move back to Southeast
Michigan to take advantage of the great
schools, amazing housing stock and quickly
improving economy, Schmier began look-
ing for business opportunities in their new
"I had observed the color-sealing process
in my New York real estate holdings and
believed Michigan residents would want
the color-sealing solution for their dirty and
stained grout," Schmier said.
He spent a year researching the best color-
sealing products and techniques available
and, in 2012, he launched GroutLikeNew —
Southeast Michigan's premier grout cleaning
and color-sealing
Unlike his competi-
tors, Schmier is not a
franchisee. By avoid-
ing costly monthly
franchise fees, he
can offer the highest
quality services at af-
fordable prices.
"And no one beats
GroutLikeNew for our
attention to detail and
customer service,"
Schmier added.
The results can be found in their before-
and-after pictures and the hundreds of
testimonials it has received from customers
who are thrilled with their restored grout.
"Now that our grout looks better than new,
I love walking into the house! I can't believe
it's the same space," wrote Cheryl F. in West

"We dramatically transform the areas
that families typically use the most — bath-
rooms, kitchens and entries," said Schmier,
who, along with his family, attends Temple
Beth El in Bloomfield Hills. "These spaces go
from tired, dirty, stained and unattractive to
beautiful at a fraction of what it would cost
to re-grout those tiled areas."
To see some of the rooms transformed by
GroutLikeNew, visit the company's website at
www.GroutLikeNew.com . You'll also find valu-
able cleaning tips, testimonials and details on
how to schedule a free in-home estimate and

Happy Customers
"Thank you for the incredible job you
did on our shower. The before and after
results are amazing!"
— Kevin W, Birmingham

"We used another service at our old
house and had to have them back
twice before we could approve the
job. GroutLikeNew was genuinely
concerned with the quality of the
job. Can't recommend them highly
— Phil B., West Bloomfield

"It was a pleasure dealing with a con-
tractor that 'walked the talk'! We were
extremely pleased with their commit-
ment to excellence, diligence in work-
manship and true professionalism!"
— Sheryl T, West Bloomfield

Restore Your Dirty, Stained Grout to Like-New Condition!

Grout Like New'

The Grout Cleaning & Restoration Experts!




In-Home Estimates!

Jewish Owned and Operated


"I can't believe how wonderful the floors look
now. It's better than the original!

of $350 or

Not valid with any other offer
Expires 12/12/13.

Cheryl F - West Bloomfield

oors • Kitchens • Countertops • Bathrooms • Backsplashes

November 2013 • Floor Space Magazine 19

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