From Realtà Mapei n° 32 - 2021-06-22

Take Care

UltraCare products keep tile/stone/grout clean and beautiful

MAPEI introduced UltraCare Stone, Tile & Grout Care Solutions at Surfaces 2013 in Las Vegas and hasn’t looked back since. MAPEI is known for all things underneath and in between stone and tile installations. So with UltraCare, MAPEI entered into the care and maintenance world of all things on top of tile, stone and grout.

The line was developed to be high-performance, user-friendly and cost-competitive. MAPEI is proud to own the chemistry of this line, allowing for complete control of the entire production process. From the purchasing of raw materials, to the blending, packaging and shipping procedures, MAPEI is intricately involved every step of the way. MAPEI’s Technical Services team provides product support to customers, and our national sales and architectural teams provide sales and specification support to the distributors, contractors and dealers.

The UltraCare line offers 23 products that encompass four categories: Sealers, Cleaners, Finishes and Problem-Solvers. Each category is packed with high-performance, easy-to-use products that get results.

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Problem-Solvers

The products within the Problem-Solvers category consist of:

  • Grout Release, a sacrificial coating that protects the tile from grout stains and reduces the risk of grout haze.
  • Epoxy Grout Haze Remover, made to safely remove tough epoxy grout haze, without the harmful or toxic effects of other products.
  • Heavy-Duty Sealer & Coating Stripper, the “big brother” to the Epoxy Grout Haze Remover. It is made to safely remove latex-based paint, urethane finishes, adhesives and epoxy residue.
  • Cement Grout Haze Remover, which works effectively on all cement-based grout haze, as well as removing mortar residue.
  • Sulfamic Acid Crystals, which removes efflorescence, cement-based grout haze and mineral deposits.
  • Grout Refresh™, which color-seals grout and is available in 40 MAPEI grout colors.

“The Problem-Solvers category is a great foot in the door,” said Dave Mowery, Business Manager, TSIS Color Products & UltraCare. “When you start solving problems, you start making friends. Once the contractor uses the products and sees that they work and, more importantly, how they got him out of a jam, they become a customer for life. That’s the beginning of a great relationship.”

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Sealers

The Sealers category is composed of several penetrating/impregnating sealers that produce a natural, unchanged appearance to the surface. They also are vapor-permeable, allowing water to “breathe” out of the surface while remaining water-repellant, and are available in both water- and oil-based options.

Finishes

The Finishes category consists of High-Gloss Sealer & Finish and Low-Sheen Sealer & Finish. Along with sealing and protecting the surface, both products can provide a change in surface sheen. Plus, they produce a scuff- and mar-resistant finish that is easily maintained.

Cleaners

The Cleaners category offers a variety of cleaning products:

  • Concentrated Tile & Grout Cleaner is a highly concentrated, neutral cleaner for daily maintenance and cleaning of natural stone, tile and grout. Plus, it won’t harm the protective sealer.
  • Three products – Everyday Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner; Everyday Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner & Resealer; and Everyday Stone Clean & Polish – are great for maintaining natural stone and quartz countertops, tile backsplashes and grout.
  • Heavy-Duty Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner is a highly concentrated, alkaline cleaner and degreaser. It’s made to quickly dissolve organic soiling, such as dirt, grease and oil. It is safe for use on all ceramic and porcelain tile, grouts and natural stone, including polished marble. Also, it removes cement grout haze, acrylic and urethane grout residue, and synthetic floor finishes.
  • Abrasive Surface Cleaner doesn’t require any dwell time and uses mild abrasive qualities to remove ground-in dirt, grime, rust stains, mineral deposits and light grout haze from ceramic tile, porcelain tile and natural stone surfaces. Abrasive Surface Cleaner can work in combination with Heavy-Duty Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner to provide the “one-two punch” of a powerful, alkaline cleaner with added abrasive qualities. Excellent for use on heavily textured and hard-to-clean surfaces, it removes most factory-applied waxes and “transit coatings.”
  • Acidic Tile & Grout Cleaner is a concentrated cleaner, made to safely remove cement grout haze, mortar residue, mineral deposits and efflorescence from tile and grout.

MAPEI’s line of UltraCare products has quietly been making gains into wholesale distribution, retail and web presence, building a strong and loyal supply base. By offering high-performance products, combined with excellent representation and technical support, MAPEI has set the bar high for care and maintenance products for stone, tile and grout. Talk with your MAPEI sales representative today to find out more.

 

Nick Valenti

About the author:
Nick Valenti

Nick joined MAPEI in 2012 as the technical expert for the UltraCare line. He has been involved in the floor care and maintenance industry for more than 35 years, including 28 years as owner of a company that manufactured floor care and maintenance products. While his experience includes an in-depth knowledge of products, Nick also understands the major issues and problems that can arise with the surfaces to be protected and has solutions for these challenges. In charge of training MAPEI’s sales and technical service teams, Nick is even more importantly the in-the-field resource for MAPEI’s customers and end users.

Products mentioned in the article

UltraCare Abrasive Surface Cleaner
UltraCare Abrasive Surface Cleaner
Abrasive Surface Cleaner UltraCare Abrasive Surface Cleaner is a powerful, abrasive cleaner that is safe for use on a variety of ceramic,…
UltraCare Acidic Tile & Grout Cleaner
UltraCare Acidic Tile & Grout Cleaner
UltraCare Acidic Tile & Grout Cleaner is a highly concentrated acidic cleaner formulated to remove cement grout haze, mortar residue,…
UltraCare Cement Grout Haze Remover
UltraCare Cement Grout Haze Remover
Cement Grout Haze Remover UltraCare Cement Grout Haze Remover is a professional-strength formulation that helps to remove cement grout haze…
UltraCare Concentrated Tile & Grout Cleaner
UltraCare Concentrated Tile & Grout Cleaner
UltraCare Concentrated Tile & Grout Cleaner is a highly concentrated neutral cleaner with a lemon scent for everyday use. When used…
UltraCare Enhancing Plus Stone Sealer
UltraCare Enhancing Plus Stone Sealer
UltraCare Enhancing Plus Stone Sealer is a premium, color-enhancing penetrating sealer that enhances the natural colors of stone and…
UltraCare Enhancing Stone Sealer
UltraCare Enhancing Stone Sealer
UltraCare Enhancing Stone Sealer is an economical, color-enhancing penetrating sealer that enhances the natural colors of stone and…
UltraCare Epoxy Grout Haze Remover
UltraCare Epoxy Grout Haze Remover
Epoxy Grout Haze Remover UltraCare Epoxy Grout Haze Remover is a professional-strength formulation that helps to remove epoxy grout haze…
UltraCare Everyday Stone & Grout Cleaner & Resealer
UltraCare Everyday Stone & Grout Cleaner & Resealer
UltraCare Everyday Stone & Grout Cleaner & Resealer is a ready-to-use, everyday spray cleaner. This product helps to boost the performance…
UltraCare Everyday Stone Clean & Polish
UltraCare Everyday Stone Clean & Polish
Everyday Stone Clean & Polish UltraCare Everyday Stone Clean & Polish is a ready-to-use everyday spray cleaner and polish. This product…
UltraCare Everyday Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner
UltraCare Everyday Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner
UltraCare Everyday Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner is a high-performance, ready-to-use, everyday spray cleaner. This product helps to clean and…
UltraCare Grout Maximizer
UltraCare Grout Maximizer
Grout Maximizer UltraCare Grout Maximizer is a neutral-pH, APEO-free, fluoro-based, liquid polymer admixture for KeracolorTM S and…
UltraCare Grout Refresh
UltraCare Grout Refresh
Grout Refresh ™ Universal Grout Colorant and Sealer UltraCare Grout Refresh is a nonflammable, ready-to-use, water-based, polymer-modified…
UltraCare Grout Release
UltraCare Grout Release
Grout Release UltraCare Grout Release is a high-performance sacrificial coating that protects the tile surface from grout stains, improves…
UltraCare Grout Sealer
UltraCare Grout Sealer
UltraCare Grout Sealer is an affordable, water-based penetrating sealer that will provide protection against most common stains for sanded…
UltraCare Heavy-Duty Sealer & Coating Stripper
UltraCare Heavy-Duty Sealer & Coating Stripper
UltraCare Heavy-Duty Sealer & Coating Stripper is a professional-strength formulation that helps to remove tough coatings, lacquers,…
UltraCare Heavy-Duty Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner
UltraCare Heavy-Duty Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner
UltraCare Heavy-Duty Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner is a highly concentrated and high-alkaline cleaner and degreaser. This product is…
UltraCare High-Gloss Sealer & Finish
UltraCare High-Gloss Sealer & Finish
High-Gloss Sealer & Finish UltraCare High-Gloss Sealer & Finish is a one-step, water-based formula that provides a durable high-gloss…
UltraCare Low-Sheen Sealer & Finish
UltraCare Low-Sheen Sealer & Finish
Low-Sheen Sealer & Finish UltraCare Low-Sheen Sealer & Finish is a one-step, water-based formula that provides a durable, low-sheen satin…
UltraCare Penetrating Plus SB Stone & Porcelain Tile Sealer
UltraCare Penetrating Plus SB Stone & Porcelain Tile Sealer
UltraCare Penetrating Plus SB Stone & Porcelain Tile Sealer is a premium , natural-look, solvent-based penetrating sealer that uses…
UltraCare Penetrating Plus Stone, Tile & Grout Sealer
UltraCare Penetrating Plus Stone, Tile & Grout Sealer
UltraCare Penetrating Plus Stone, Tile & Grout Sealer is a premium, natural-look, water-based penetrating sealer that provides maximum…
UltraCare Penetrating SB Stone, Tile & Grout Sealer
UltraCare Penetrating SB Stone, Tile & Grout Sealer
Penetrating SB Stone, Tile & Grout Sealer UltraCare Penetrating SB Stone, Tile & Grout Sealer is a natural-look, solvent-based penetrating…
UltraCare Penetrating Stone, Tile & Grout Sealer
UltraCare Penetrating Stone, Tile & Grout Sealer
UltraCare Penetrating Stone, Tile & Grout Sealer is an economical, natural-look, water-based penetrating sealer that protects against most…
UltraCare Sulfamic Acid Crystals
UltraCare Sulfamic Acid Crystals
Sulfamic Acid Crystals UltraCare Sulfamic Acid Crystals is a granular powder that dissolves in water and produces a cleaner and…

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