Marble Tile Grout Brush

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Hey guys, so I have a pretty big marble tile and grout job coming up. I've done some smaller bathrooms before in the past and was actually afraid to use a regular stiff nylon grout brush in fear of scratching the glazed shiny marble tiles. Again these were small bathrooms and I used a toothbrush to clean it and it worked perfect. Theres no way I can do this next job with a toothbrush haha, so Im wondering what the best grout brush is to purchase that has soft bristles like a toothbrush that won't scratch the shiny marble tiles?
 

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Try cleaning the stone & grout without scrubbing first, you may be surprised just how good the grout will clean up. Here's one I did a couple weeks ago.

 
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Thanks Todd, I was thinking of trying that too, in the past I've done some jobs where I didn't have to scrub at all and it came up like new, however I did want to have a backup plan just in case it didn't come up the first time. Azstone guy I see that brush is listed at "stiff nylon" you don't think that will dull or scratch the shiny glazed tile?
 

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Thanks Todd, I was thinking of trying that too, in the past I've done some jobs where I didn't have to scrub at all and it came up like new, however I did want to have a backup plan just in case it didn't come up the first time. Azstone guy I see that brush is listed at "stiff nylon" you don't think that will dull or scratch the shiny glazed tile?

It will not harm polished marble.
 

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I find that your brushes are kinda pricy and the bristles start to fall out after first use.

You must be doing some insane scrubbing. I used Dave's mini sharks on some hotel bathrooms, I chose to use one per floor to maximize efficiency, because yeah after about 20 or so the brushes started to show wear. But that's 33 bathrooms per brush, and I was using the brush on the entire 5x7 area in each bathroom. At $6 from https://shop.truckmountforums.com that's $36 on a $6000 job. I wouldn't call that pricy at all.
 

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You must be doing some insane scrubbing. I used Dave's mini sharks on some hotel bathrooms, I chose to use one per floor to maximize efficiency, because yeah after about 20 or so the brushes started to show wear. But that's 33 bathrooms per brush, and I was using the brush on the entire 5x7 area in each bathroom. At $6 from https://shop.truckmountforums.com that's $36 on a $6000 job. I wouldn't call that pricy at all.
Well I was talking about the standard size not the mini.
 

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Well I was talking about the standard size not the mini.

Ok so $12. And I still make at least $1000 per brush. I haven't had any jobs large enough to wear out a brush on it's own so I don't have an exact figure.

I'm just saying if I were you I would reexamine what's going on. Because it's atypical for them to wear after one job. Did you call Dave when the brushes were wearing so quickly?
 

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I find that your brushes are kinda pricy and the bristles start to fall out after first use.
That's a first! You should have gone back to your distributor for a replacement or refund.
Which brush were you having trouble with?
I make tens of thousands at a time so is certainly is possible for to get a Lemon.
I'd be more than happy to replace them for you.
 

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Ok so $12. And I still make at least $1000 per brush. I haven't had any jobs large enough to wear out a brush on it's own so I don't have an exact figure.

I'm just saying if I were you I would reexamine what's going on. Because it's atypical for them to wear after one job. Did you call Dave when the brushes were wearing so quickly?
Thank you Joe!