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We wanted to get our terracotta floors waterproofed, so we contacted Tile Cleaners. The guys were very friendly, patience and enthusiastic; and offered us a couple of options. They finished the job a few days later and are very happy with the result. Thank you guys.

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Terracotta Tile Cleaning & Sealing Experts

We provide specialised cleaning & sealing solutions for terracotta floor tiles.

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To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, please Call 1300 771 201 or use our online enquiry form.

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If treated properly terracotta will provide beautiful floors which will be hard wearing, stain resistant and extremely easy to maintain.

Terracotta is a ceramic material that has been used for building construction and decorative arts since ancient times in different cultures around the world. Terracotta, which literally means “baked earth” (originally baked in the sun) is made from natural clay, which gives it a characteristic reddish-brown colour varying slightly depending on the clay used. Terracotta tiles provide an “old world” style, often referred to as south-western, Mediterranean or rustic.

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Terracotta is one of the few materials that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use with durability and beauty making it useful in several scenarios and settings in architecture. Terracotta flooring provide a look that is hard to imitate, and when sealed is improved further in quality, holding up to stains, moisture and scratches. Compared with other ceramic materials, terracotta floors aren't as cold, making them much more inviting and comfortable to walk on.

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Cleaning Terracotta Tiles

Tile Cleaners® know the importance of taking care of your terracotta tile floor. Tile cleaning & restoration is an important aspect of maintaining the natural shine of your terracotta floors. If treated properly, terracotta tiles will provide for a beautiful floor that is hard wearing, warm, stain resistant and extremely easy to maintain. Terracotta tile restoration and cleaning provides a holistic solution for floor maintenance.

Tile Cleaners® provide terracotta tile cleaning & restoration services for both commercial and domestic premises.

You can count on our technicians expertise, professionalism and experience to guarantee satisfaction with the condition of your terracotta floor.

Save yourself time, effort and money and let our professional team bring your terracotta tiles back to their best possible condition.

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To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, Call 1300 771 201 or use our online enquiry

Do Terracotta tiles need to be sealed?

When used indoors, terracotta tile floors can be left untreated, but usually terracotta is finished with a top coat sealer. Some terracotta tiles are purported to be waterproof, to the contrary, all raw clay tiles are like sponges when it comes to soaking up water, and therefore absorbing stains. Tile Cleaners® recommend sealing your terracotta surfaces with a deep penetrating, impregnating sealer.

Terracotta may come pre-finished or require application of various types of sealers or coatings on site to provide a wearing surface. Terracotta may crumble or show wear quickly unless sealed and installed on a waterproof layer. Terracotta should never be installed in high-traffic areas and should never be cleaned at pressures above 1100 PSI and then only if the grout is in good condition.

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Terracotta tiles are beautiful, and lend an informal and somewhat rustic air to residential floors. As a raw product it is always recommended that this type of flooring be sealed after installation. A professional tile cleaner having a thorough knowledge of the different sealers available as well as their application should be used.

We offer a complete terracotta cleaning and sealing service for both commercial and domestic premises.

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Two main sealing options exist for terracotta tiles

  • Deep Penetrating Impregnating Sealer
  • (Transparent Finish/Colour Enhancing Finish)

  • Topical Sealer
  • (Gloss/Satin/Matte Finish)

A deep penetrating impregnating sealer protects terracotta and grout from water and oil based stains by chemically reacting with the surface pores using nano-technology to create a breathable protective barrier. An impregnating sealer protects the terracotta surface and grout from absorbing stains while also resulting in cleaning and maintenance becoming much easier. Australia's Deepshield™ range of impregnating water based sealer's, offer long term benefits lasting for up to 10 years while Deepshield™ Gold, based on the latest fluoro-bond technology lasts for up to 15 years. A penetrating impregnating transparent sealer enters the pores of your terracotta and, once cured will not change the look of the tile. A penetrating colour enhancing sealer is designed to enhance and enrich the look of terracotta surfaces.

Tile Cleaners® are the experts at applying all types of sealer and will ensure your terracotta looks its absolute best. Tile Cleaners® experienced technicians can apply a topical sealer when especially required to create a high gloss, satin sheen or matte finish to your surfaces. Topical sealer is also helpful in situations where the old solvent based sealer can not be completely removed or when required to hide certain types of damage. Topical sealer's have a life expectancy of around 3 years.

You can easily test how porous your terracotta is by applying a drop of water to the surface and watching how the water is absorbed by the terracotta. You can then see how any type of water based stain can be absorbed by the terracotta tile surface and grout.

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Stripping & Sealing Terracotta Tiles

In most cases we will be able to chemically remove your existing floor finish and treat any staining and marks that will have occurred due to the ineffectiveness of your current floor seal. When our technicians are satisfied that we have achieved the best results possible- preferably by returning the terracotta to its natural state, then we allow a sufficient drying time before applying between 2-4 coats of our specialist terracotta floor tile seal.

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Tile Cleaners® technicians have years of experience in restoring and refurbishing terracotta flooring. Even the most neglected terracotta can very often be restored with remarkable results. There is only one real way to restore terracotta that is by returning the terracotta to its natural state, allowing it to dry, then sealing it with between 2-4 coats of impregnating penetrating sealer and then applying a surface coating finish. Only this process is able to create a long lasting finish and stain proof of your terracotta.

You can count on our expertise, professionalism and experience to give you the highest level of satisfaction.

Save yourself time, effort and money and let our professional team bring your terracotta tiles back to their best possible condition.

To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, Call 1300 771 201 or use our online enquiry form

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Terracotta Tile Stripping and Sealing

No matter where your terracotta tiles are, Tile Cleaners® will strip, clean and professionally reseal them for you. In your kitchen, shower, bathroom, around the swimming pool, your backyard, outdoors or any hard to reach indoor areas.

Terracotta Cleaning and Sealing

If you have terracotta surfaces that have become dull and not showing their true colour, or perhaps you have recently installed your terracotta or your previous sealer is wearing off, Tile Cleaners® Cleaning and Sealing is your best choice to clean your tiles effectively and efficiently and protect them against future staining and deterioration.

Terracotta Tile and Grout Cleaning

Cleaning tile & grout takes a combination of specialised industrial equipment and heavy duty cleaning products. By using specially developed cleaning solutions & high pressure van mounted cleaning equipment we are able to clean your tiles & grout to the highest standards.

Terracotta Tile Sealing

All porous tiles should be sealed, sealing your tiles helps prevent & reduce staining. Sealing your terracotta will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination. Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your surfaces against stains.

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Terracotta Stripping

Stripping, scrubbing and cleaning to remove old sealant and its residue, restoring the original appearance of the floor. Our technicians are equipped with all necessary equipment and possess all skills and experience needed to provide your terracotta tiles with an extensive floor stripping service. We can strip and reseal any hard surface flooring as well as wall tiles.

Efflorescence Treatment

Efflorescence is the formation of salt deposits on or near the surface of the tile and grout. Tile Cleaners® technicians have a variety of equipment for the effective removal of efflorescence. We also carry all the required treatments, agitation tools as well as chemical solutions to safely and effectively removed efflorescence deposits internally and externally.

Minor Tile Repair

Do you have cracked tiles, chipped tiles, loose tiles or discoloured tiles in your walls, floors, stairs or around the swimming pool. Do you have spare tiles left over from installation? Tile Cleaners® have professional & experienced tilers in our team that can assist you with repairing your indoor & outdoor tiles and replacing the broken/damaged tiles.

Grout Colour Sealing

Tile Cleaners® technicians are able to re-colour badly stained grout or change the colour of existing and/or stained grout. Tile Cleaners® Grout Colour Sealing service is specifically designed and developed to rejuvenate your dirty old grout and make it look BRAND NEW once again!

You can once again enjoy your terracotta tiles in their best possible condition Give us a call today on 1300 771 201, our knowledgeable and friendly customer service can assist you with all your questions and bookings.

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Frequently Asked Questions


You will know it's time to have your terracotta floors stripped, cleaned and sealed once they begin to appear dull or "matte" even after you have given them an efficient regular clean. If you notice that your terracotta tiles are staining easily, it's a good indication that your previous sealer is wearing off and your terracotta floors will need to be resealed immediately to prevent permanent staining.

Yes, our tile cleaning services are safe! Tile Cleaners® generally use only the highest quality water based products alongside our state of the art cleaning machinery to provide the best cleaning solution without compromising your terracotta tiles.

Tile Cleaners® prefer to use high quality non-solvent based stripping and sealing products. These products are not messy and won't damage your terracotta tiles or anything else in your home. Current non-solvent based strippers and techniques are more than adequate. Tile Cleaners® technicians can apply solvent based strippers in very specific circumstances, however this requires leaving the premises for up to 48 hours and a very high level of safety and protection.

Here at Tile Cleaners® we understand the importance of your family's safety, which is why Tile Cleaners® prefer to use non-toxic finishing agents as we not only want to protect your terracotta floors, but your families health too. Materials and agents that present potential health hazards are not in our product portfolio and never have been.

If you want your terracotta floors to be their cleanest and looking their very best you need to have a professional remove as much of the old sealer as possible. Once this is done the cleaning process will be carried out and the sealer applied. You will have the freshest and cleanest possible terracotta floors once we are finished with the process.

Terracotta tiles stripping and sealing is simply the process of stripping the coating off the terracotta floor before resealing it. Terracotta flooring can look dull and lifeless over time, making it look older and really bringing down the feel of the home. By stripping and resealing, you can bring back the beautiful, lustrous appearance of your terracotta and eliminate the cost of laying new flooring.

Our professional team will go through the job processes with you step by step so you know exactly what you're getting. The process includes stripping any previous sealer if it was applied, the terracotta is then thoroughly cleaned and neutralised so that it is free of dust, residue and anything else that can affect the new sealer. A new sealer is applied to the dry terracotta floor and allowed to set. The newly sealed terracotta floor will not only look new again, it will be protected and result in your terracotta becoming easier to maintain.

It depends on the type of sealer used and the amount of foot traffic the terracotta tiles are being exposed to. Australia's Deepshield® range of deep impregnating water based sealer's, offer long term benefits with Deepshield Gold® lasting up to 15 years. Topical sealer's have a life expectancy of around 3 years. If you have a high amount of foot traffic or perhaps severe weather conditions(for outdoor tiles), you may experience a shorter lifetime. Sealing your terracotta tiles can also depend on the tiles condition. Once they start showing patchy areas and are staining easily then you should have them resealed. Give us a call and we can assist you with all your enquiries.

Terracotta floors can damage easily, any oily or harsh spills can damage the terracotta tiles and penetrate the pores leaving a permanent stain, unreachable by domestic cleaning methods. We strongly recommend sealing you terracotta tiles to keep their fresh look and feel, to protect them against permanent staining and to prevent any future accidental damage. They will look their very best for longer and will be easier and more convenient to maintain.

The best time to have your terracotta tiles sealed is immediately after installation to prevent any accidental staining or damage. You will know that your terracotta tiles need sealing once you start noticing patchy sealed areas of the floor and/or your terracotta tiles are staining easier.

Efflorescence is a problem that terracotta and most porous tiles can face. It's the tendency of the water in the terracotta to bring salts from the material to the surface as it evaporates. The water evaporates leaving the salts on the surface resulting in a whitish coating and ruining its finish. The only way to avoid this problem is to seal your terracotta tiles with one of our highest quality water resistant sealer's and to stop the source of the water that is penetrating the tiles, for example a water pipe leak or damaged grout.

Yes we can. Efflorescence is a build up of salts and can be removed with efflorescence removers and other specialised cleaning techniques. Efflorescence is typically caused by a leakage behind the terracotta tiles or through damaged grout lines. The efflorescence can be removed but it is important the cause of the efflorescence is resoled.

To keep your terracotta tiles and grout looking new, Tile Cleaners® recommend cleaning each week with a mild detergent to remove any dirt or grime from the terracotta surface. Strong detergents(strong acid or alkali) may affect the sealer, mild detergents and pH neutral substances are strongly recommended.

Tile Cleaners® charge per square meter for each separate room. There is a price list on the Tile Cleaners® website for you to review. Before we begin our work we will measure each room individually, confirm the work to be carried out as well as confirm all costs with you.

We recommend that you measure each terracotta area separately. The simplest way to measure is by multiplying the width by the length. For example a room that is 3 meters long and 2 meters wide is 3 X 2 = 6m2 in total.

Move all furniture and items off the floor so it is ready for when we arrive.

Client Range

We clean and restore a
huge range of tiles and surfaces in all locations including:
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Showers, Swimming pools, Pool pavers, Restaurants, Cafés, Bars, Homes, Schools, Clinics, Hospitals, Companies, Offices

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