Cleaning and Sealing Terracotta in Crewkerne Somerset

We were called to restore a terracotta tile floor in Somerset and as you can see in the first photo the seal on the terracotta tiles had been attempted to be cleaned with bleach or acid that had damaged the sealer and left horrible smears all over the floor.

Terracotta tiles marked by acid cleaners that need restoring

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We started by removing the old sealers with an alkaline based cleaner, then using a rotary machine with abrasive pads to deep clean and remove the most stubborn marks.

Once the terracotta was clean with sealers removed we left the floor to dry overnight. Returning the following day we applied two coats of colour enhancer topped with 5 coats of a water based sealer to create a satin finish which the customer had requested. Below you can see the finished floor which the customer was delighted with.

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We were amazed at how hard David worked. The floor is greatly improved.              Caroline P.  Crewkerne