This is a Terracotta Kitchen, Dining Area, Utility Room restoration project in Sevenoaks Kent. The client was looking for Even, clean finish on the Terracotta. I Removd the old sealer over five days and applied a apply a new hard-wearing sealer.
Hello folks, this is David Allen from Abbey Floor Care, and we are here today to talk about cleaning and sealing Terracotta floor tiles.
Before we begin, just a little bit of housekeeping. If you’re watching or listening to this after publication and have any questions, don’t hesitate to drop your question in the comments below or drop me a line at my website contact page.
The idea for this talk is from the questions I get about cleaning and sealing Terracotta. I suggest you visit this a couple of times or more, to get a good overview of the process before planning your work.
I started by applying a strong sealer remover to remove old sealer and wax residues. After an hour, I scrubbed the floor with a rotary floor machine to release the softened sealer residues.
Then I roinsed the floor and vacuumed up the slurry. I had to repeat the process a number of times to remove all of the sealer residues.
I left the floor overnight to dry.
I returned and applied a couple of coats of colour enhancing impregnating sealer. Once the sealer dried, I applied a layer of floor wax to give the floor a lovely natural look.
I advised the homeowners on the best way to clean their Terracotta floor to extend the life of the finish.