Stuart Dean Presents Advanced Marcoat® Grout System to Restaurant Industry at RFMA 2012 Conference

Advanced Grout System Prolongs Life of Floors to Avoid Costly Repairs

NEW YORK - Stuart Dean, a renowned provider of architectural restoration services throughout the United States, will present its Marcoat® Epoxy Grout Floor System as an advanced solution for grout degradation March 4-6, 2012 at the Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) 2012 Annual Conference at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Grout degradation is a common and costly back-of-the-house problem for RFMA attendees, which includes restaurant facility directors, managers, project coordinators, owners/operators, construction managers, and operations and purchasing managers. The company will be at Booth #311.

"Grout deterioration is accelerated in the restaurant environment for several reasons, including heavy traffic, moisture, food by-products, cleaning agents and grease, which cause the average high-performance restaurant chain to re-grout every two to four years depending on volume," said Mark Parrish, president and CEO of Stuart Dean. "Our exclusive Marcoat Epoxy Grout Floor System is a replacement for conventional grout and eliminates corrosion for the long term by standing up to the rigors of daily wear and tear in commercial kitchens."

Marcoat is a nonporous epoxy that eliminates the pockets where food particles, liquid and grease can accumulate in traditional grout and cause health hazards. The product is impervious to oleic acid and enzyme cleaners that are present in the kitchen environment, and also protects tile from breaking and chipping. Additionally, its special formulation is impervious to mold and mildew.

Marcoat comes with a limited two-year warranty on workmanship and an additional manufacturer warranty against product failure of three years, for a total of five years of coverage against product breakdown under normal restaurant conditions. The material features industry-leading return on investment, with a total cost of ownership four times less than conventional grout.

"Marcoat is NSF-certified for use in the food service industry and is designed to be a long-lasting solution in the restoration and new construction of restaurant kitchens," Parrish added. "We are excited to introduce Marcoat to the restaurant professionals who attend RFMA."

RFMA is a professional organization dedicated to advancing industry awareness of restaurant facility management, and promoting professional and ethical standards to serve customers with added value. Drawing restaurateurs from across the country, the RFMA Annual Conference spotlights the latest technological advances in the restaurant facilities' industry. With more than 230 exhibitors displaying products and services, renowned speakers and breakout sessions, the RFMA conference has established itself as the leader in assimilating new information on restaurant facility maintenance.

About Stuart Dean

Stuart Dean is the country's preeminent architectural restoration company, specializing in metal polishing, stone cleaning and sealing, wood refinishing, glass restoration, and commercial-grade grout installation. Thousands of clients entrust Stuart Dean to protect, maintain and restore their buildings, retail stores, institutions and restaurants every day. Stuart Dean offers a portfolio of services to enhance the beauty and retain the value of a wide array of architectural assets. The company has been in business for nearly 80 years, with 22 offices in the U.S. and Canada and over 450 employees. Major markets served include New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, D.C./Virginia, Phoenix, Charlotte, Miami, Atlanta, Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Tustin, San Diego, and Toronto. For more information, visit

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