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Floor Treatment

Terracotta tiled floor

Products for cleaning and waxing terracotta

One of the most used floor tiles is Terracota. A beautiful rustic tile that must be treated correctly because it is porous, easily absorbing all the dirt. This type of floor is treated with a sealant that allows it to breathe, and is finished with an acrylic wax of progressive shine. Another possibility is treatment with an oil-based product. The tiled floor is often used in kitchens, bars or lounges, places with a lot of movement and risk of staining.

Care in the treatment of manual terracotta in your home

Ceramic floors such as manual terracotta tiles are laid with adhesive cement, leaving a joint that varies between 0.5-2 cm, depending on the customer's taste and which can then be filled with a suitable mortar for joints. After laying, the final finish depends to a great extent on the client's wishes and on the site or dependency of the house where the tile is placed. After a good cleaning, always trying to avoid the use of chemicals or abrasives as much as possible, the tile remains with its natural aspect, without any finishing.

The manual terracotta, even without any treatment, is prepared to withstand different climatic conditions and normal use for this type of products, of an artisanal nature. Despite this, and as this type of tile is porous, like stone and other unglazed ceramic materials, it can absorb other undesirable products, such as oils and fats that are spilled on them, in addition to water. If you are in a place where there is a risk of contact with these products that may cause stains, a hydro-repellent oil can be applied to avoid this problem.

Treatment Waterproofing of Terracotta pavement

The product should be applied with a wide brush (recommended) or alternatively a roller or low pressure sprayer, spreading the product well so that it is not in excess in some places and missing in others. It is not by using product in large quantities that the waterproofing is better done, on the contrary, it can lead to the appearance of stains due to excess of product. In addition, the waterproofing agent or any other product for treatment should only be applied after the tile has dried.

After applying with TerraCota Manual Matierra glue cement, the surface must be cleaned with a damp sponge to remove all existing impurities, allowed to dry and treated with an interior waterproofing PT 100 or exterior PT 200 as appropriate, in two coats , one before filling the joints and the other after (for material without pre-treatment). For material with pre-treatment, only the second application (drying between 6 to 8 hours) is necessary.

Products for waxing Terracotta floors

A progressive shine acrylic wax can be used in the interiors to brighten the tiles. The acrylic wax greatly facilitates the cleaning of the floor's day-to-day life. Waxing the floor is an excellent treatment to increase the duration of the ceramic floor.

After wetting, cleaning and drying, apply the PM 151 wax with a brush, in two or more coats depending on the desired gloss. For colored waxes the necessary coats are applied up to the desired color, finally applying the neutral acrylic acrylic wax PM 151 for greater protection of the colored wax. On waxed floors care must be taken to use neutral detergents to perform the cleaning.

The PM151 Acrylic Wax for interior tiled floors does not require polishing, it is naturally acquired when the wax is dried.

Terracotta floor maintenance products
Washing and waxing terracotta tiled floor

For maintenance, you should use the PM 158 washer and wax, from the same product range, in order to obtain better results with its use. Maintenance treatment washing and waxing with product for terracotta tiled floors. For daily cleaning use neutral detergents. For maintenance use a washer and wax from the PM 158 product range.

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