Terracotta Cleaning Melbourne

If treated properly terracotta will provide beautiful floors which will be hard wearing, stain resistant and extremely easy to maintain.

What is Terracotta?
Terracotta is a ceramic material that has been used for building construction and decorative arts since ancient times in different cultures around the world. Terracotta, which literally means “baked earth” (originally baked in the sun) is made from natural clay, which gives it a characteristic reddish-brown colour varying slightly depending on the clay used. Terracotta tiles provide an “old world” style, often referred to as south-western, Mediterranean or rustic.

Terracotta is one of the few materials that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use with durability and beauty making it useful in several scenarios and settings in architecture. Terracotta flooring provide a look that is hard to imitate, and when sealed is improved further in quality, holding up to stains, moisture and scratches. Compared with other ceramic materials, terracotta floors aren't as cold, making them much more inviting and comfortable to walk on.

Cleaning Terracotta Tiles
Experts Floor Care know the importance of taking care of your terracotta tile floor. Tile cleaning & restoration is an important aspect of maintaining the natural shine of your terracotta floors.

If treated properly, terracotta tiles will provide for a beautiful floor that is hard wearing, warm, stain resistant and extremely easy to maintain. Terracotta tile restoration and cleaning provides a holistic solution for floor maintenance. Experts Floor Care provide terracotta tile cleaning & restoration services for both commercial and domestic premises.

You can count on our technicians expertise, professionalism and experience to guarantee satisfaction with the condition of your terracotta floor.

Do Terracotta tiles need to be sealed?
When used indoors, terracotta tile floors can be left untreated, but usually terracotta is finished with a top coat sealer. Some terracotta tiles are purported to be waterproof, to the contrary, all raw clay tiles are like sponges when it comes to soaking up water, and therefore absorbing stains. Experts Floor Care recommend sealing your terracotta surfaces with a deep penetrating, impregnating sealer.

Terracotta may come pre-finished or require application of various types of sealers or coatings on site to provide a wearing surface. Terracotta may crumble or show wear quickly unless sealed and installed on a waterproof layer. Terracotta should never be installed in high-traffic areas and should never be cleaned at pressures above 1100 PSI and then only if the grout is in good condition.

Sealing Terracotta Tiles
Terracotta tiles are beautiful, and lend an informal and somewhat rustic air to residential floors. As a raw product it is always recommended that this type of flooring be sealed after installation. A professional tile cleaner having a thorough knowledge of the different sealers available as well as their application should be used.

We offer a complete terracotta cleaning and sealing service for both commercial and domestic premises.
Two main sealing options exist for terracotta tiles
• Deep Penetrating Impregnating Sealer
(Transparent Finish/Colour Enhancing Finish)
• Topical Sealer

(Gloss/Satin/Matte Finish)

A deep penetrating impregnating sealer protects terracotta and grout from water and oil based stains by chemically reacting with the surface pores using nano-technology to create a breathable protective barrier. An impregnating sealer protects the terracotta surface and grout from absorbing stains while also resulting in cleaning and maintenance becoming much easier. Australia's Deepshield™ range of impregnating water based sealer's, offer long term benefits lasting for up to 10 years while Deepshield™ Gold, based on the latest fluoro-bond technology lasts for up to 15 years. A penetrating impregnating transparent sealer enters the pores of your terracotta and, once cured will not change the look of the tile. A penetrating colour enhancing sealer is designed to enhance and enrich the look of terracotta surfaces.

Experts Floor Care are the experts at applying all types of sealer and will ensure your terracotta looks its absolute best. Experts Floor Care experienced technicians can apply a topical sealer when especially required to create a high gloss, satin sheen or matte finish to your surfaces. Topical sealer is also helpful in situations where the old solvent based sealer can not be completely removed or when required to hide certain types of damage. Topical sealer's have a life expectancy of around 3 years.

You can easily test how porous your terracotta is by applying a drop of water to the surface and watching how the water is absorbed by the terracotta. You can then see how any type of water based stain can be absorbed by the terracotta tile surface and grout.

Stripping & Sealing Terracotta Tiles
In most cases we will be able to chemically remove your existing floor finish and treat any staining and marks that will have occurred due to the ineffectiveness of your current floor seal. When our technicians are satisfied that we have achieved the best results possible- preferably by returning the terracotta to its natural state, then we allow a sufficient drying time before applying between 2-4 coats of our specialist terracotta floor tile seal.

Terracotta Tile Restoration
Experts Floor Care technicians have years of experience in restoring and refurbishing terracotta flooring. Even the most neglected terracotta can very often be restored with remarkable results. There is only one real way to restore terracotta that is by returning the terracotta to its natural state, allowing it to dry, then sealing it with between 2-4 coats of impregnating penetrating sealer and then applying a surface coating finish. Only this process is able to create a long lasting finish and stain proof of your terracotta. You can count on our expertise, professionalism and experience to give you the highest level of satisfaction.

Experts Floor Care Terracotta Services
Terracotta Tile Stripping and Sealing
No matter where your terracotta tiles are, Experts Floor Care will strip, clean and professionally reseal them for you. In your kitchen, shower, bathroom, around the swimming pool, your backyard, outdoors or any hard to reach indoor areas.

Terracotta Cleaning and Sealing
If you have terracotta surfaces that have become dull and not showing their true colour, or perhaps you have recently installed your terracotta or your previous sealer is wearing off, Experts Floor Care Cleaning and Sealing is your best choice to clean your tiles effectively and efficiently and protect them against future staining and deterioration.

Terracotta Tile and Grout Cleaning
Cleaning tile & grout takes a combination of specialised industrial equipment and heavy duty cleaning products. By using specially developed cleaning solutions & high pressure van mounted cleaning equipment we are able to clean your tiles & grout to the highest standards.

Terracotta Tile Sealing
All porous tiles should be sealed, sealing your tiles helps prevent & reduce staining. Sealing your terracotta will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination. Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your surfaces against stains.

Terracotta Stripping
Stripping, scrubbing and cleaning to remove old sealant and its residue, restoring the original appearance of the floor. Our technicians are equipped with all necessary equipment and possess all skills and experience needed to provide your terracotta tiles with an extensive floor stripping service. We can strip and reseal any hard surface flooring as well as wall tiles.

Efflorescence Treatment
Efflorescence is the formation of salt deposits on or near the surface of the tile and grout. Experts Floor Care technicians have a variety of equipment for the effective removal of efflorescence. We also carry all the required treatments, agitation tools as well as chemical solutions to safely and effectively removed efflorescence deposits internally and externally.

Minor Tile Repair
Do you have cracked tiles, chipped tiles, loose tiles or discoloured tiles in your walls, floors, stairs or around the swimming pool. Do you have spare tiles left over from installation? Experts Floor Care have professional & experienced tilers in our team that can assist you with repairing your indoor & outdoor tiles and replacing the broken/damaged tiles.

Grout Colour Sealing
Experts Floor Care technicians are able to re-colour badly stained grout or change the colour of existing and/or stained grout. Experts Floor Care Grout Colour Sealing service is specifically designed and developed to rejuvenate your dirty old grout and make it look BRAND NEW once again!
You can once again enjoy your terracotta tiles in their best possible condition Give us a call today on 1300 771 201, our knowledgeable and friendly customer service can assist you with all your questions and bookings.

We make it a priority top offer flexible services to accommodate your need.