Saltillo,Mexican,Terracota Tile & Brick Paver Stripping, Cleaning, Sealing
Saltillo, Mexican Tile and Brick Pavers or pavers from places beyond, are comprised mostly, if not completely, of clay. They are often very porous and therefore extremely versatile. They can be colored, sealed and finished an infinite variety of ways creating a look to suit any décor whether you have a new installation or wish to refinish your existing pavers.
Saltillo tile, terracotta tile, brick pavers and other similar tiles are usually sealed with a topical sealer or surface coating upon installation. This protective coating wears out without periodic maintenance. When the coating deteriorates and begins to crack and chip, it loses its ability to repel stains, oils, dirt, and other contaminates. Soon thereafter the tiles and pavers become a candidate for refinishing.
Stripping is done using a series of solvent or water based products suitable for the removal of the specific type of sealer on the saltillo, or terracotta tiles and brick pavers. Many sealers require very caustic, solvent-based strippers for their removal, while others will strip using gentler water based products. It is here that Heaven Sent Floor Care’s’ expertise and experience comes into play: each job is different. All work is done by hand; no machines are used on saltillio or terracotta tile or brick pavers due to their softness. Once the pavers have been fully stripped and detailed, they can be treated as though they were a new installation, allowing for coloring, staining, sealing and finishing as desired.
Saltillo, Mexican Tile, Terracotta and Brick Pavers Coloring and Staining Services
Saltillo, Terracota, Mexican, Brick Pavers or pavers from places beyond, are comprised mostly, if not completely, of clay. They are therefore very porous and extremely versatile. They can be colored, sealed, and finished an infinite variety of ways creating a look to suit any décor whether you have a new installation or wish to refinish your existing pavers.
Coloring, Staining and Washing
Coloring pavers is much more than choosing colors. Most of our paver colorants are actually three to six coats of different hue and intensity levels custom-combined to create a final appearance. The possibilities are endless: from light washing and aging to intense deep staining.
Saltillo, Mexican Tile, Terracotta and Brick Paver Maintenance Services
Heaven Sent Floor Care is a long established company that employs trained and experienced personnel to provide superior results. Heaven Sent Floor Care can provide you with the most appropriate maintenance solution for your stone and will deliver protection, durability, beauty, and satisfaction for years to come. When you have your stone sealed originally or restored at a later date, you are given specific maintenance instruction. All of our surface coatings are relatively easy to maintain. In the event that you are not inclined to perform the maintenance on your own, we are readily available to help.
Topical sealers or surface coatings applied to pavers, brick, slate, and sandstone need periodic maintenance. These coatings wear down due to abrasive foot traffic and cleaning procedures. If the stone is unsightly, dirty, or just needs a little TLC and does NOT have a topical coating applied, please review our section on stone maintenance.
For topical sealers the maintenance procedure includes the following:
- Small furniture items and personal belongings are shifted as necessary, all significant furniture and area rugs remain in place, although rugs are usually rolled at the edges.
- The stone is thoroughly scrubbed clean by hand using a mild cleanser. Cleansers, dirt and rinse water are fully extracted from the stone and grout.
- If your pavers have a stained finish, color touchup is performed, restoring the color to its original glory. Grout colorants are also applied to stains or discoloration of the grout lines. See more info on grout cleaning and grout coloring.
- Several coats of sealer are applied by hand in the same manner as the original sealer application.
- This process usually takes three to five hours to complete in an average sized room. The floor is ready to walk on within a couple of hours of completion. No significant odor, dust or damage is created.
With this simple process the floor looks as good as or better than it ever did before, every time maintenance is completed. We have many floors that we have maintained since 2000 and are more than happy to provide you with the contact information of some of their owners if you would like to hear more about the benefits of our maintenance services.
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You deserve to have your floors, countertops and other natural stone and tiled surfaces looking beautiful and elegant again. Professionally clean and enhance your surfaces so you can enjoy the everlasting beauty. If your having problems with tile and grout, or natural stone …we will get it looking clean and new again. That’s a promise! Give us a call today at (214) 763-8832 or click here to receive your free, no-hassle quote for service.