what is terracotta
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Terracotta Floor Sealing

 

The terracotta floor sealing process helps to fill in the pores of the tiles, which prevents moisture from seeping in and damaging the terracotta. Terracotta tile sealing can be done by a professional, or it can be done at home. In order to seal terracotta properly, it is important to follow the instructions on the bottle carefully.

What is the risk of early sealing?

Terracotta is a material that is commonly used in construction and décor. It is durable and has a natural beauty that can add character to any home. However, terracotta is also porous, which means that it can absorb water and dirt. If the terracotta is not sealed properly, it can become stained and discolored. Additionally, unsealed terracotta can also be susceptible to damage from freezing temperatures. For these reasons, it is important to wait until the terracotta has been cured completely before sealing it. When terracotta is first installed, it needs time to harden and dry out completely. If it is sealed too early, the sealant will not be able to form a proper bond with the terracotta, leaving it vulnerable to stains and damage. By waiting until the terracotta is fully cured, you can help ensure that your terracotta will stay looking new for years to come.

Restoration of terracotta floor

In recent years, terracotta floors have become increasingly popular, thanks to their distinctive appearance and durability. However, terracotta floors can be damaged by a number of factors, including water damage, staining, and chips or cracks. If your terracotta floor is in need of restoration, it’s important to choose a qualified professional who has experience with this type of work. The restoration process will vary depending on the extent of the damage, but it typically involves repairing or replacing damaged tiles, as well as cleaning and sealing the floor.

My floor has white patches, what to do?

If you’ve ever noticed white moisture patches on your terracotta floor, the probable cause is that it was sealed when still wet. While terracotta is a very durable material, it’s not impervious to moisture. If your terracotta floor is sealed while wet, the moisture will eventually be forced to the surface, causing those telltale white patches. This problem can be resolved with a terracotta restoration. Simply remove the old sealant and apply a new layer. Once the new sealant has dried, your terracotta floor will look as good as new.

This can be costly due to the fact it is not always the easiest to remove the fresh sealer. It is much better not to be in this position. Although if this is the case, we can help you restore your floor to its former glory.

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