Universal Tile Restoration Inc. Ranks #1 in Field of Re-Bonding Hollow Tiles

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Boca Raton-Based Tile Restoration Company Specializes in Salvaging Floors by Eliminating the Need for Removal and Replacement

Universal Tile Restoration, Inc. is top-ranked, licensed contractor in the field ofre-bonding tiles that are hollow.

Universal Tile has saved thousands of floors that otherwise would have to be ripped out through their process of injecting a bond. Many brand new floors are not installed correctly or the bonding has failed so Universal Tile is called upon by builders, developers and homeowners to correct this problem.

“We have saved thousands of floors that otherwise would have to be ripped out with by utilizing our process of bonding injection.”

DAPHNA SHAHAR, OWNER

Bonding is a process that repairs even the most delicate of flooring, including glass tiles, without the expensive total replacement most other flooring companies would suggest.

The company’s unique injection system allows them to deliver a permanent bonding agent underneath the tile to fill the void. They use their own proprietary material exclusive to Universal Tile Restoration, Inc. As licensed flooring contractors, they are recognized in the industry as leaders in this innovative process. Immediately after the repair, representatives clean the floor and color stain the grout lines, hiding any evidence of floor repair.

“We are able to repair the floor for a fraction of the cost at minimal inconvenience usually repairing the entire affected area within a day or two,” says Daphna Shahar, Owner at Universal Tile Restoration, Inc. “We have saved thousands of floors that otherwise would have to be ripped out with by utilizing our process of bonding injection.”

Many condominiums gave strict requirements for sound proofing, and there have been failures over the years with bad sound proofing. This is why it is ideal to go through Universal Tile as they typically are able to finish the repair within a day or two. In addition, these services are ideal for homeowners who are thinking of putting their property on the market.

By contacting Universal Tile Restoration, Inc. for a free estimate, homeowners and property managers can spare the cost and hassle for complete floor replacement. Homeowners and property owners can also be sure when hiring Universal Tile for home improvements that they are following Florida law which requires contractors to maintain the proper licensing to perform residential and commercial repairs.

About Universal Tile Restoration, Inc.

Family owned and operated since 1987, Universal Tile Restoration, Inc. is located in DeerfieldBeach where their office and showroom are open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Universal Tile provides a full range of services including Loose and Hollow Tile Restoration, Grout Staining and Sealing, Marble Polishing and Restoration, Mexican Tile Strip and Seal, Shower Restoration, Re-Grouting and Re-Caulking, and New Installation. They have also developed their own products based on their extensive experience with hard floors including a neutral green cleaner suitable for all tile and stone (TB 200); and, a NSF-approved cleaner for stone and marble countertops, sink tops and tub areas (3-In-1 Stone Counter-Top Cleaner/Polisher/Protector).

For more information or to receive a free quote, please visit http://universaltile.net.

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New Technique Fixes Loose Tiles For Less

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Loose and cracked floor tiles drive people crazy. When floor tiles fail, nine times out of ten, it’s because tile installers did not remove paint that got on the concrete slab while the walls and ceiling were being painted.

That’s a big mistake; the tiles won’t bond properly. Sometimes the tiles lift up years after the warranty on the house expires. That can cost $10,000 for a typical single-family home, and be a tremendous inconvenience. Bookshelves and other furniture must be removed to do the job. The alternative?

Several homeowners and contractors swear by a relatively new technology that can save the headaches, as well as thousands of dollars. It involves injecting liquid glue under the floor.

The trick for the homeowner is to detect loose tiles early, since floors in the final stage of failure must be removed and reinstalled.

The earliest stage can easily be detected by tapping on a floor with a broom handle. Loose tiles give off a distinct hollow sound, compared to their solid counterparts.

The second stage of failure shows up as cracks in the grout. The third and final stage is called “tenting,” where rows of tiles lift off the floor and look like tiny pup-tents.

Injection won’t help those floors but it can help floors caught in the first two stages.

“It’s like a disease. The trick is to catch it in the early stages,” said Daphna Shahar, of Universal Tile, which has repaired hundreds of floors since 1986.

The job involves drilling small holes on either side of the tile in the grout–the cement between the tiles–and pumping glue through a device that resembles a large hypodermic needle.

When the glue is completely under the tile, it squirts out holes drilled in the grout on the other side. The cost? About a quarter to half the expense of replacing the tile, which runs about $10,000 in a typical single family home.

“I wasn’t sure it would work, but it’s been in there five years and it works perfect. No failures,” said Carl Styles of Pembroke Pines.

by John Maines, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Taken From – Sun-Sentinel Newspaper ©1996

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Tile Tips

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  • Purchase a good quality dust mop and sweep your ceramic tile floors daily. This is especially important in new installations where the grout has not fully cured. Dirt, mud, and sand tend to ground into the grout mortar from heavy foot traffic.
  • Dirt collecting carpet mats should be placed in frequently used entrances and shaken out weekly.
  • We do not recommend the use of floor waxes as they can be difficult to remove from ceramic tile floors. As long as your floor is properly sealed and maintained, you should find no need for these products.
  • Shower stall and tub enclosures should have proper ventilation. Stagnant water breeds stain causing mildew as well as other fungi. All inside and outside corners of shower walls, curbs, and sills, should be caulked with a silicone mildew resistant caulk.
  • Many tile cleaners are acid based and their use should be limited. Always read the manufacturers label to find out. All acids, no matter how weak, will etch marble surfaces. Natural marble is commonly installed as thresholds in doorways and is also installed in window sills and shower curbs. In addition, avoid using any cleaner that contains harsh abrasives.
  • 1) Sweep or vacuum your hard floor surface before cleaning.
    2) Damp mop (using clean towels or a mop that is washed regularly) the floor with TB 200- our specially formulated cleaner. Use 1 cap full of TB 200 per gallon of water. No rinsing is necessary and you can leave the floor to dry or buff with a dry towel.

*TB 200 is available at our office and is available to be shipped. Please call our office for more information.

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