Shower Glass Restoration in New Zealand

The shower is one of the most used areas of your home. This means that over time, shower glass can become stained and etched by the minerals in the water supply. While you may think that replacing the glass is your only option, you can save money on replacement costs and opt for restoration instead.

In this blog post, we’ll explain the main benefits of restoring glass surfaces—and how GroutPro can help as professional shower glass specialists.

Advantages of Shower Glass Restoration

If you’ve tried every product and cleaning hack to remove scum, stains and water spots, professional shower glass restoration is a great solution. Here are the main advantages that people see from shower glass restoration. 

  • Save time cleaning in future, as shower glass restoration reduces the effort of ongoing maintenance.
  • Save costs associated with shower glass replacement. Restoration will also reduce the potential for future damage and consequent repair costs.
  • Save the environment and keep your shower glass out of the landfill unnecessarily.

Importance of Shower Glass Coating

While our specialists can certainly bring your glass back to life, it’s important to protect against future buildup and water spotting as well. Unprotected glass will always degrade—bringing you back to square one, as you consider whether to replace or restore once again.

In a single application, our Enduroshield coating will create an invisible barrier on the glass to repel hard water minerals and soap scum. Being anti-stick, the benefit of this is that your shower will stay much cleaner for longer, and will be easier to clean when you do need to give it a scrub. Our shower glass coating provides a durable and slick finish. 

Types of Glass Damage

Glass is sensitive to damage, and can easily become discoloured, stained, cracked or scratched. The level of severity can vary from mild to severe. Here are the most common types of glass damage that our specialists have dealt with in their years of experience.

Hard Water Stains

By far, hard water stains are the most common culprit when it comes to glass damage. This is because when water droplets are left on the glass, the mineral deposits etch into the glass in the shape of water drips. This can result in a hazy look, which is very stubborn to remove.

Soap Scum Stains

Like hard water, soap scum has a filmy white or grey appearance—and is also the result of mineral deposits left on the glass surface. Calcium stearate and magnesium stearate react with hard water, creating a chalky and filmy residue that can prove very difficult to clean.

Scratches

Scratches can be unsightly, tarnishing an otherwise pristine piece of glass, and are usually caused by over-aggressive cleaners. The severity of scratches can range from being invisible to the naked eye, all the way through to being the product of graffiti. Unfortunately, there is very little that can be done to remove scratches from glass so care must be taken when cleaning to minimise this risk of damage.

Why Work With GroutPro?

If you’re looking to bring that sparkle back to your glass, GroutPro is qualified to deliver with great results. Our technicians have experience repairing and restoring glass shower screens all over New Zealand. 

With GroutPro, our specialists will gently remove damage using specialised non-corrosive, eco-friendly products. Our products are family safe and free of acids, solvents and harsh abrasives. To have your shower glass looking brand new for years to come, request a no-obligation free quote today.

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FAQ

  • What should I clean my grout with?

    Unless your grout has been sealed properly there is nothing that will keep it clean. Many people resort to bleach or even acids to try and remove stains which will, in fact, damage the grout. GroutPro specialises in sealing the grout so that mild eco-friendly cleaners are all that is needed to keep it looking in tip top condition. If your grout is already stained we can recolour it and seal it with our Colourseal sealer.

  • How long does silicone stay mould free in a shower?

    There is no easy answer to this question as it comes down to your daily maintenance process. Moisture, heat, and soap residue are what mould thrives on, so in order to minimise growth we recommend ensuring a good extractor fan is used during showering, and that you wipe your shower dry after each use. This removes the conditions that mould needs to grow.
    We have found that silicone in a shower typically requires replacement every couple of years.

  • What kind of grout is best for a wet area such as a shower?

    Epoxy grout is recommended in wet areas as it is waterproof and much more resistant to staining. We regrout shower bases with Epoxy to provide the longest lasting solution. Grout on shower walls can be protected using our Colourseal grout sealer, which provides similar protection to Epoxy grout.

  • Can you fix a broken tile?

    This really depends on the extent of the damage. Small chips and cracks can be disguised so they are much less noticeable, but larger damage requires us to replace the tile.

  • Why can’t I get the water marks off my shower glass?

    Water spotting is caused my minerals such as calcium, lime, and iron in the water supply fusing to the microscopic pores of the glass. This happens when the water droplets are left on the glass after showering – the water evaporates leaving the minerals. Over time these minerals block the clarity of the glass. Specialist abrasive products (and a lot of elbow grease) are required to remove these minerals without damaging the glass. In most cases we can restore 80%-90% of the clarity, but occasionally the glass is unable to be restored.
    The best way to minimise water marks is to dry the glass after each use.

Book a GroutPro quote now

For any enquiries regarding the restoration or maintenance of your tiled areas, or to request a quote, please enter your details and your local GroutPro franchisee will be in touch to arrange an appointment as soon as possible. If you prefer not to give a full address at this stage feel free to book a quote by phone at the free phone number below.

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