The surface of terracotta is generally uneven. Cleaning can remove accumulated soil, but professional stripping is necessary to remove old coatings, sealers and wax. We use commercial grade sealers, these specialized coatings have high wear characteristics and will enhance and protect the colours of the natural stone, help prevent staining and make for easier maintenance. The modern sealers we use are non-flammable, non-toxic and low VOC's.
Firstly we do a quick test on the sealer/coating on the slate/sandstone floor to determine which sealer has been applied previously, to ensure the new sealer is compatible. Some coatings may need to be stripped completely before commencing any works. We will advise our recommendations upon inspection. (We offer free quotations.)
At Best Marble & Tile Care, we specialize in cleaning, stripping, re-sealing, and restoring of Terracotta floor tiles.