"The terracotta kitchen floor still looks great after 6 months use
Mrs G, Kingston
[Terracotta floor clean and polish]
DirectStone Ltd: 01727 731248 or email@example.com
Cleaning, Restoration, Efflorescence Removal, Sealing and Polishing of Terracotta.
Terracotta, Quarry and Glazed Encaustic tiles are all highly porous tiles with a very open molecular structure. They are very susceptible to staining and dirt penetration unless correctly sealed and maintained from the beginning.
Since they are natural clay they have a very high mineral content. These minerals are drawn to the surface through the wet/dry process that occurs on the floor. The minerals are deposited on the surface and range from a powdery residue to a crystalline deposit. This is called efflorescence and heavily detracts from the natural beauty of your tiles.
This needs to be stripped back using highly specialised chemicals, the tiles re-finished where necessary and then, once fully dry, re-sealed. Once the sealer has cured the surface is further protected by either an oil or wax finish. These treatments will protect the tiles from staining and etching and will eliminate the white mineral deposits.
Like limestone, terracotta and quarry tiles will benefit from an annual maintenance programme to deep clean re-seal and wax the surface to keep the floor looking like new. DirectStone can work out a maintenance programme with you according to budget and required finish.
We have specialist technicians covering the following areas: Greater London, St Albans, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Derby, Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and York.
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