Terracotta Floor Cleaning

Terracotta and Clay Floor Cleaning Kent covering Maidstone, Medway, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet 

Terracotta is a ceramic material that has been used for building construction and decorative arts since ancient times in cultures around the world. Terracotta, which literally means “baked earth,” is made from natural clay, which gives it a characteristic reddish-brown colour.

The colour varies slightly depending on the clay used. Terracotta may be glazed for extra durability or to provide colour. It is a waterproof and very sturdy material, and many ancient terracotta sculptures are still in excellent shape.

Terracotta was widely used in the decorative arts of ancient China, perhaps most famously in the tomb soldiers of 2nd century BCE emperor Qin Shi Huangdi. Terracotta vases and other sculptures are known from ancient Egypt, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, West Africa, and Central and North America. Terracotta pipe was also one of the oldest materials used in plumbing.

Cleaning Procedure

Firstly we come in and using diamond Pads a Rotary floor polisher and wet vac device we strip back the floor of any existing polishes and seals to where the floor resembles it’s Natural State.

Once the floor is prepared we leave it to dry over night.  This is highly important as the marble will retain moisture and will react with the seals/polishes.  Beware any company who say they can do this all in a day!

Next day we come back and apply the Seals/Polishes.  Sounds simple but take my word there is an absolute art to this especially when your talking polishing a floor.  You need patience a keen eye and attention to detail.

Seals and polishes are built up some require 2 coats some 5, its the Technicians job to be able to judge this……..

After each coat the floor is buffed back to avoid application marks.  Each coat will take 30-45 mins to dry the floor will be ready for light use (Walking on) 2 hours after last coat heavy traffic (Moving furniture around) that evening.

Terracotta Floor Cleaned