StarQuartz Urethane Grouts, Richmond Tile & Bath of Staten Island, N.Y., Solve Homeowners' Mold and Mildew Problems

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. —  Mold and mildew are unrelenting parasites that feast in the shower and bath areas of our homes. Their mere presence is unsightly, unhealthy, costly and, at times, embarrassing for the homeowners.

The battle to prevent an home invasion of mold and mildew may seem futile, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

“Part of the solution rests upon the type of grout being used,” said shower systems expert Tony Vanario, president of Richmond Tile & Bath. “Mold and mildew feast on most types of grout. If you remove their source of food, you’re preventing a mold and mildew problem from even getting started.”

Richmond Tile & Bath suggests replacing traditional grouts with the cutting-edge products of StarQuartz, the inventor and leading manufacturer of Urethane Grout Technology.

“It’s truly amazing. These revolutionary urethane grouts are highly resistant to mold, mildew and staining,” Vanario said.

StarQuartz’s urethane grouts are a logical complement to wedi(R) products, which “provide an opportunity to construct entire bath systems in a totally waterproof environment,” Vanario said.

“StarQuartz’s QuartzLock(2) and StarGlass Grouts are arguably the best choice you can make when replacing or upgrading common grouts,” he added.

“The manufacturer’s urethane grouts are very easy to clean,” Vanario said. “They’re nonporous and not as brittle as conventional grouts, so they are less likely to crack.”

About Richmond Tile & Bath

Since launching in 1973, Staten Island, N.Y.-based Richmond Tile & Bath has grown to become one of the nation’s leading retailer’s of top-quality tile and luxury bath products, including such brands as wedi(R) backboard and shower systems; BainUltra spas; Sant-Agostino tiles; SIGMA faucetry; urethane grout manufacturer StarQuartz, Steamist saunas and steambaths, and many others. The company’s 30,000-square-foot location houses the very finest in shower systems; massage and soaking tubs; luxury-plumbing faucets; bath furniture; mirrors; fixtures; medicine cabinets; a host of wellness-oriented products, such as therapeutic home spas, and much more.

For additional information, Richmond Tile & Bath may be reached at 718-317-8500, or visited online at

   HEADQUARTERS: 718-682-1509
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