Darryl Pocklington


About Us

I have been a GroutPro specialist since 2009 and am a locally owned business servicing all of the Canterbury area.

I have a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of tile & grout restoration/aftercare services and thoroughly enjoy the satisfaction of transforming customers “tired” tiled spaces back to something they are proud of whilst adding value to their home.

I believe in delivering a very high level standard of workmanship every time, honesty and reliability being other important core values to my business, working with our customers to provide best possible outcome each and every time.

I’d absolutely love to help you with ‘Making the place you live, the place you love’

 Feel free to contact me directly.

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View some of my work

Mosaic benchtop Revived in Rangiora.

Monday 22.Mar.2021

Even an old benchtop can be restored.

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Total Shower Refurbishment in Canterbury

Monday 22.Mar.2021

An economical alternative to a new shower.

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An easy to maintain tiled kitchen floor in Christchurch

Monday 22.Mar.2021

Grout can be made "easy clean" with our Colourseal.

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GroutPro Portfolio

Restore the tiled areas of your home to their former glory

Keeping your grouting looking great isn’t easy. But you shouldn’t let bad grout come between you and loving the tiled areas of your home. From cleaning tile and grout, recolouring old grout, replacing damaged grout, replacing mouldy silicone, to complete shower and bathroom overhauls, GroutPro is here to help. We use the very latest in cleaning and restoration technology to bring your tiled areas back to their original beauty, and protect them for years to come. We also have solutions to protect new grout so it looks newer for longer.

Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning

Most people don’t realise that without proper protection and periodic maintenance, tiled surfaces very quickly become dirty, damaged or mouldy. Most tilers aren’t interested in maintenance. Most commercial cleaning companies don’t have the specialist cleaners, sealers or equipment to carry out tile and grouting care and repair. But GroutPro specialises in restoring tile and grout surfaces to their original beauty. We use specialised deep cleaning solutions and high pressure water to clean all surfaces whether inside or out. We then use suction on these surfaces to remove chemical residue and make sure it doesn’t attract more dirt. We can tackle even the dirtiest surfaces. Efflorescence, hard water deposits, rust stains, grout haze, mould and mildew, calcium build-up, we can deal with them all. And we recommend carrying out a periodic deep clean for all your domestic or commercial tiled floors.

Grout Recolouring, Sealing, and Replacement

Grout Coloursealing is GroutPro’s unique flagship service. It’s specifically designed and developed to bring your dirty old grout back to life and make it look brand new again! Grout is porous and has to be sealed following installation to prevent moisture soaking in. Unfortunately, tilers rarely do this. So over time, the grout becomes stained by cleaning products, spills and general wear and tear. It’s incredibly difficult to remove the staining through cleaning alone. That’s why Colourseal recolours the grout and seals it in a single step. We have 89 different colours to choose from and we can even custom mix or colour match. When we’re done, your grout will look completely rejuvenated and revitalized, and will be stainproof to boot.

If your grout is in poor condition there may be no choice other than replace it. Regrouting is our bread and butter and we use the right techniques and products for each job, including recommending sealing brand new grout to protect it.
For wet areas such as showers and outdoors, Epoxy grout has become the industry's recommended product GroutPro has been trained to be specialists in its use.

Damaged Tile Repairs

Tiles can become loose, chipped or cracked and GroutPro has a number of methods to repair or disguise damage.  In the event that some tiles are beyond saving, (it does happen) we can remove and replace individual tiles without damaging the surrounding ones. We’ve got plenty of experience repairing large tiled surfaces with significant damage. So no job is too big (or too small) for us.

The first question we will ask though is "Do you have any spare tiles?"

Silicone Removal and Replacement

Silicone is applied to the joint between the floor and the walls, around your bath, shower, basins and kitchen sink to give a flexible waterproof seal. It helps protect your home against water damage. But only if it’s done right. Applying silicone requires training and practice so it’s a job we take very seriously. In fact, we specialise in silicone installation and the removal and replacement of old silicone. Our products are designed for wet areas, come in a range of colours and are all environmentally friendly.

Showerdome Installation

We think the Showerdome is a genius invention and we are a nationwide preferred installer of them. It cuts down on steam, mould and mildew in your bathroom and means you are less likely to need an extractor fan to get rid of moisture.  You won't need the water temperature to be so hot, and you’ll enjoy a clearer mirror when you step out of your (warmer) shower. Showerdomes are made in New Zealand and there are a range of shapes and sizes to suit most existing and new shower cubicles.

While Showerdomes are perfect for acrylic showers, GroutPro doesn’t recommend installing them above tiled showers because they don’t allow moisture to escape the enclosure, which increases the chance of mould growth in the grout and silicone. Tiled showers need to have the moisture removed from the environment using an efficient extractor fan.

Shower glass Restoration

You’ve probably tried every off-the-shelf product that promises to clean your shower glass. But, like most people, you’re also probably less than satisfied with the results. The hard water staining and spots is caused by mineral deposits in the water and can be really difficult to remove?

GroutPro’s professional glass restoration process gently removes all the staining from your glass to a near new finish. We use an environmentally friendly and family safe product to remove calcium hard water staining. It’s non-corrosive and contains no acids, solvents or harsh abrasives. Once it’s clean, we can coat the glass with a professional anti-stick protective coating called Enduroshield that wil keep your glass looking great for years.

We’ll have your shower glass looking like it’s just rolled off the factory line – and at a fraction of the cost of replacing it.

Total Shower Refurbishment

If it’s total transformation you want, we can do that too. While they look fantastic when new, tiled showers are the perfect environment for bacteria and mould growth. Has your grout turned a pinky orange colour? That’s bacteria. Has your silicone turned black? That’s mould. The reality is that tiled showers require periodic refurbishment. And that’s exactly what we do. Using all the techniques listed above, we’ll restore your shower to its former glory. In fact, we’ll have it looking better than the day it was installed.

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