We only use our own unique long-term seal to protect your terracotta floor our product is completely stain proof and will last for up to 10 years before recoating is required! We have used this product for many years and on hundreds of floors and upon request our past customers will be pleased to confirm our seal’s resilience to you.
Contact us for a free tile sample with our seal applied and ask our competitors to do the same so that you can compare and test the resilience yourself! We also provide you with a 5-year free warranty with this system.
Our terracotta floor restoration services:
Removal of in ground soiling and ineffective seals and polishes.
Installation of our *long term seal
Either whole floor or partial re grouting of the terracotta floor.
Replacing missing or damaged terracotta tiles.
Grout deep cleaning.
Provide you with full aftercare instructions to ensure a trouble free terracotta floor!
*Our seal is stain proof (this is quite different to stain resistant offered by other suppliers and contractors). We receive regular emails and phone calls from people complaining that their flooring contractor or indeed a product that they have applied themselves has failed and lasted just 12 months!
Many of our enquiries are from people who have actually considered taking up their terracotta floor and replacing the floor with another floor type. There really is no need for this type of expensive and disruptive action as in most cases when we are finished the floor will look as new and result in a stain proof terracotta floor that is very easy to clean.
What to expect:
Our seal is glossy to begin and will tone down to a more natural satin finish after 2 months; the fully cured finish will then resemble a naturally waxed floor – that said a number of our customers prefer the glossy appearance at the beginning!
Fired Earth terracotta floor in Chipping Sodbury
Rustic Terracotta floor restored in Cambridge
Terracotta tiled floor in Guilford Surrey
Very soiled terracotta floor in Bath
Terracotta floor damaged by others in Kent
Please see below our final examples of terracotta floors that we have restored - we have lots more – and as we have said we can often send you a photo of your own terracotta type floor fully restored and stain protected.
Terracotta floor before sealing in Dorset
Common problems with Terracota floors and Solutions - We provide the full range of services
Terracotta tiles attract dirt and stain easily and are difficult to clean.
Ineffective and inferior seals /polishes applied which fail to prevent soiling of the tiles.
Removal of all existing seals back to bare original clay tile - the stripping technique as well as the difficulty /ease of this process will depend on the seals previously applied. If you are considering our system then please do not apply any seals or polishes, as their subsequent removal by us might be more costly!
Recoat with our own unique purposely-designed terracotta seal to ensure a trouble free and greatly enhanced floor.
Terracotta tiles are yellowing and discoloured; the finish is obscuring the natural colour and beauty of the tile.
In correct seals applied – as above – the polish has degraded and yellowed.
We will Remove inappropriate seals and treat as above.
Terracotta tiles are cracked or chipped.
Tiles laid on newly laid concrete floor that has not had sufficient drying/curing time; the subsequent movement of the concrete causes the tiles to crack.
Terracotta tiles laid on incorrect adhesives – the adhesive should be flexible to allow for contraction and expansion.
In cases where the tiles are newly laid then If under floor heating is installed then this should be set to its lowest setting and gradually increased over a period of 4 weeks; setting the temperature on a high setting will inevitably lead to cracking of the tiles as the adhesives and grout should be permitted to dry naturally as well as acclimatizing the tiles.
Structural movement – natural under floor movement of concrete etc.; again this is more prevalent in cases where the adhesives are not flexible and tends to occur at weak spots such as doorways.
We will carefully remove the tile/s before replacing the tile embedding it on a flexible adhesive and grout.
Please note that if you have electrical circuit type under floor heating system fitted that there is a risk of damage to the system and that whilst we take every care in removing the tile that we are unable to accept responsibility for any damage.
There is far less risk of damage involved with a 'wet' under floor heating system which consists of water heated pipes located 1-2" below the substrate and in any case any damage can be more easily rectified.
Terracotta tiles grouting is discoloured or missing in areas.
General wear and tear; inappropriate seals applied which attract soiling.
We will deep chemical clean the grout and in most cases the grout will return almost to its original condition.
Missing grout will be replaced with very closely matching filler. After the above the grout will be sealed with the same high efficiency penetrating seal as above.
In cases where the grout is generally loose, crumbling etc. we can also remove all of the grout and replace it with fresh grout.