Terracotta Tiles – Cleaning and Sealing

Terracotta Tiles have been around in certain parts of the world for over two millennia, in fact the word Terracotta means burned earth. The ancient Romans used a variety of terracotta tiles in their villas and palaces for many centuries. Terracotta tiles are thicker than most modern tiles giving them strength and durability.

Services Include
Deep Cleaning Terracotta Tile
Deep Cleaning Terracotta Tile
Terracotta Tile Maintenance
Terracotta Tile Maintenance
Terracotta Tile Restoration
Terracotta Tile Restoration
Sealing Terracotta Tile
Sealing Terracotta Tile
Removing Wax From Terracotta
Removing Wax From Terracotta
Dealing with Efflorescence
Dealing with Efflorescence
Grout Cleaning
Grout Cleaning
Terracotta Kitchen Floors
Terracotta Kitchen Floors
Terracotta Conservatory Floors
Terracotta Conservatory Floors

 

Terracotta Tile Maintenance

The one big downside to Terracotta is the fact that it has no glaze on the surface and can pick up and store muck and dirt very quickly. If you have ever owned a Terracotta floor before you will be able to relate to this problem.

The answer of course is to seal them, but which sealants do you use as there are so many of them on the market, the best answer is to get some advice and as any tiler worth his salt will tell you Terracotta tiles are the most problematic to seal . Wax sealants tend not to soak all the way into the tile and some residue is left on the surface which overtime with traffic wear, tends to discolour to a darker shade whilst leaving the outside edges clean where they are not walked on that much.

The best sealant I have found to overcome this problem are water-based sealers. Water based sealers are much thinner than solvent or acrylic sealers and therefore soak much deeper into the tile. The only drawback if there is one is the fact that you require many coats of sealant before saturation is achieved, Whilst doing a clean and reseal on a Mexican Terracotta floor, which tends to be the most porous of all terracotta, on one installation we had to use nine coats of Seal & Go sealer before it was fully sealed.

To find out how we can help with your Tile, Stone or Grout problem contact us
on 0345 512 0122 or email info@TileDoctor.co.uk.

Recommended Cleaning and Maintenance Products
Tile Doctor Neutral Tile Cleaner
Tile Doctor Neutral Tile Cleaner
Tile Doctor Pro-Clean
Tile Doctor Pro-Clean
Tile and Grout Cleaner
Tile Doctor Oxy-Gel
Tile Doctor Oxy-Gel
Tile Doctor Remove & Go
Tile Doctor Remove & Go
Sealer & Coatings Remove
Tile Doctor NanoTech HBU Remover
NanoTech HBU Remover
Tile Doctor Wax Away
Tile Doctor Wax Away
Tile Doctor Grout Clean-Up
Tile Doctor Grout Clean-Up
Tile Doctor Acid Gel
Tile Doctor Acid Gel
Black Buffing Pad
Black Buffing Pad
Tile Doctor Seal & Go
Tile Doctor Seal & Go
Tile Doctor High Shine Sealer
Tile Doctor High Shine Sealer
Tile Doctor Colour Grow
Tile Doctor Colour Grow

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Removing Wax from old Mexican Terracotta Tiles in Bucklebury
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To find out how we can help with your Tile, Stone or Grout problem contact us
on 0345 512 0122 or email info@TileDoctor.co.uk.

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