TZ 5000 R Model Grout Cleanup Machine

Like the TZ 6500, this machine is specially designed to take the work out of grout clean-up. The TZ 5000 R Model is ideal for smaller commercial and residential jobs!

  • Designed to get into small and tight spaces
  • Puts the operator in a comfortable, upright position
  • Adjustable handle bars
  • Extremely maneuverable and lightweight, at only 60 lbs.
  • Made from high quality materials for a long service life
  • Electric motor for in/outdoor use
  • 30 second sponge and water bucket change
  • Solid, swivel casters
  • Long sponge life; approximately, 10,000 sqft
  • Cleans up to 1,000 sqft per hour
  • 8-inch sponge belt; low-cost sponge replacement
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Suitable for abrasive tile, quarry tile, glazed/unglazed ceramic, rough and polished natural stone
  • Comes with a 1-year limited warranty

With a minimal amount of training, one laborer can do the work of 3 and do it three times faster! Water is changed less frequently so there is less down time. The TZ 5000 R Model cleans up to 600 square feet per hour.

The TZ 5000 R Model uses a soft sponge belt which picks grout up off the floor surface, and is washed clean as it revolves around the rollers. Residue and water are pressed out in the attached bucket resulting in a clean, film-free surface. Only half the amount of water is required, unlike conventional methods, so grout joints are not washed out. Also, the operator works in an upright position, eliminating fatigue and stress on the knees and back.

The TZ 5000 R Model is equally at home on brick pavers, abrasive tile, sure tread tile, glazed and unglazed ceramic, rough slate, natural stone, polished and unpolished marble & granite, and Mexican tile

The TZ 5000 R Model is powered by electric hand drills which are serviceable in the USA and Canada. Parts, including sponge belts (regular & epoxy), are available directly from TILE-EZE or any authorized TILE-EZE dealer. This model is very durable and virtually maintenance-free. Movable parts have sealed bearings for a smother operation, and belt replacement is a snap - snap on, snap off.

Certain grouts may create excessive foam in the water bucket, making it necessary to change your water more often. To eliminate this problem, we recommend using TILE-EZE defoamer. One application of our defoamer will reduce excess foam.

The TZ 5000 R Model is ready to work when you receive it. All that remains to be done is inserting the handle and filling the factory-installed bucket with water. It is important to use a GFCI protector when dealing with the combination of water and electricity. With the GFCI protector in place, connect the unit to the closest 110v power outlet.

Read all enclosed directions completely before operating TZ 5000 R Model. We recommend practicing under controlled conditions before going to a job site to gain the techniques that ensure a professional job. The demonstration video included with the machine should be viewed before use. .

T - Transport 
L - Light Pressure
M - Medium Pressure
S - Strong Pressure
K - Knob for Fastening
A - Adjustment Arm

1. Disconnect electrical supply.
2. Remove water bucket "E".
3. Remove "W", and move "R" left to release.
4. Press down on spring load pin "FS" to release the double     pressure roller.
5. Remove assembly "W".
6. Open "B" to release sponge belt.
7. Pull sponge to release sponge belt.
8. Insert new sponge belt - arrow must face bottom.
a. Insert "W" arms into sponge belt loop.
b. Insert "W" into "WS" hooks.
9. Press down assembly & reconnect double pressure roller "FS".
10. Reconnect to "R".
Do not run sponge when dry or overfill water container.

1. Press down on sponge roller "W".
2. Move "R" to the left to release sponge roller.
3. Lift sponge roller.
4. Pull water bucket "E" out from side.
5. Clean bucket, refill with water to 3.5" from bottom. DO NOT overfill.
6. Add defoamer for longer water use.
7. Slide bucket back on bucket seat.
8. Press down on "W".
9. Move "R" to the right.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Please give us a call (239) 598-3737 as our machines vary in pricing and our technical advisers like to make sure the customer receives the correct machine for their job-site needs.

When properly maintained, the average lifespan of a sponge is anywhere from 5,000-10,000 sqft, on smooth surfaces. We have customers who have reported sponges lasting up to 40,000 sqft.

Please contact one of our technical advisers to discuss the epoxy grouting process.

During the washing process, if operated properly, the machine will leave a full and uniform grout joint. The sponge to floor pressure can be adjusted depending on the surface.

No. The mixing and spreading process remains the same. Please make sure to always follow the grout manufacturer’s instructions.

We only recommend using a grout release or wetting the surface of the tile if you are grouting highly absorbent products; such as, brick pavers, unglazed quarry tile, and Mexican Saltillo or grouting in direct sunlight.

The TZ grout machines can clean standard cement grouts, polymer modified grouts, ultra-high preforming cement grouts, rapid setting grouts, and polyurethane grouts.

Yes! The machines were developed for extremely rough surfaces and will work on smooth surfaces as well.

If the water is changed regularly, the machine will not leave a grout haze and will not require a second wash.

This depends on several factors: type of tile/stone, grout color, and the access amount of grout left on the tile’s surface. We recommend a water change once the machine starts to produce an excessive amount of foam or leaves a grout film behind; 150-350 sqft.

The sponge and water bucket change can each be accomplished in under a minute. We recommend purchasing an extra water bucket to save time in-between water changes.

The sponge moving through the water bucket will create a foam build-up. To prevent the foam from spilling out of the bucket onto the floor, we recommend adding 1-2 ounces of defoamer at each water change.

Yes! Many of our clients use the machines to preclean their floors in order to remove any dust particles and to achieve better adhesion of the thin set mortar.

The machines are manufactured in Austria and are powered by electric motors from Makita, or similar.

The machines come ready to work. Your initial purchase includes: the machine, one sponge, one water bucket, and a quart of defoamer.

All machines come with a 1-year parts and labor limited warranty, however, our machines are designed and engineered to last for many years of service. In the unlikely event that there is a mechanical malfunction of the machine, all parts are kept in stock at TILE EZE INC.

The machines are shipped via UPS or a freight carrier. The average shipping time is between 5-7 business days.

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