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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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Sydney Terracotta Tile Sealing Experts

We provide specialised sealing solutions for all terracotta surfaces

Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your terracotta against stains

We cover all Sydney suburbs

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If treated properly terracotta will provide you with beautiful flooring that is hard wearing, warm, stain resistant and extremely easy to maintain.

What is Terracotta?

Terracotta is a ceramic material that has been used for 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 a characteristic reddish-brown colour varying slightly depending on the type of clay used. Terracotta tiles provide an “old world” style often referred to as rustic, south-western or Mediterranean.

Terracotta is one of the few materials suitable both indoors and outdoors with its durability and beauty making it useful in several scenarios and settings in architecture. Terracotta flooring provides a look that is hard to imitate, and when sealed correctly is improved further in quality, holding up to stains, moisture and scratches. Compared with other ceramic materials, terracotta flooring isn't as cold, making it much more inviting and comfortable to walk on.

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, however to the contrary all raw clay tiles are like sponges when it comes to soaking up water, and therefore absorbing stains. Sydney's Tile Cleaners® recommend sealing your terracotta surfaces with a deep penetrating, impregnating sealer.

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Terracotta may come pre-finished or require the 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 very high-traffic areas and should never be cleaned at pressures above 1100 PSI and then only if the grout is in good condition.

Save yourself time, effort and money and let our team of professionals restore your terracotta to its best possible condition

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

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Sealing Terracotta Tiles

Terracotta tiles are very attractive, and lend an informal and somewhat rustic air to residential and commercial flooring. As a raw product it is always recommended that this type of flooring be sealed following installation to avoid permanent damage. A professional tile cleaner with a thorough knowledge of different sealers available as well as their application is advised.

Tile Cleaners® offer a complete terracotta cleaning and sealing service for both commercial and domestic premises.

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Two main sealing options exist for limestone tiles

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

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

A deep penetrating impregnating sealer will protect your terracotta and grout from water and oil based stains using nano-technology to chemically react with the surface pores resulting in a long lasting, 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™ impregnating transparent or colour enhancing sealers are water based offering long term benefits of up to 10 years while Deepshield™ Gold, based on the latest fluoro-bond technology protects terracotta for up to 15 years.

A penetrating transparent sealer enters the pore structure of your terracotta and once cured wont change its appearance whereas a penetrating colour enhancing sealer can be applied which will change the appearance by slightly darkening and enriching the appearance of your terracotta tiles.

Tile Cleaners® technicians are experts at applying all types of sealer and will ensure your terracotta looks its absolute best. Our technicians can apply a topical sealer when especially required to create a high gloss, satin sheen or matte finish to your surfaces. Topical sealers can also helpful in situations where your old solvent based sealer can't be completely removed or when required to hide certain types of damage. Topical sealer's usually 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. You can then see how any type of water based stain can be absorbed by your terracotta tile surface and grout.

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

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If your terracotta surfaces have become dull and no longer showing their true colour, or you have newly installed terracotta or perhaps your previous sealer is wearing off, Tile Cleaners® Cleaning and Sealing is the best solution, ensuring your tiles are cleaned effectively and efficiently as well as protected against future staining and deterioration.

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

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

You can count on Tile Cleaners® expertise, professionalism and experience to guarantee satisfaction with the condition of your terracotta surfaces

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Sydney's 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; by returning the terracotta to its original state, allowing it to dry, then sealing it with between 2-4 coats of impregnating penetrating sealer and then applying a surface coating finish. This is the only process able to create a long lasting finish and stain proof of your terracotta tiles. deepshield generic terracotta

We provide specialised sealing, cleaning and restoration solutions for all terracotta surfaces

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

We cover all Sydney suburbs

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Frequently Asked Questions


A sealer is a liquid, or carrier containing a specially created resin that is applied to porous natural stone or man made surfaces that helps prevent staining from water and/or oil based materials. Sealing will also ensure better results when cleaning and maintaining your surfaces.

Sealers are different from polishes and are actually designed to keep liquids and dirt particles from sinking into your terracotta surfaces. It is extremely important to have your terracotta sealed. All terracotta tiles should be sealed after installation; this initial seal can last up to 15 years depending on the quality of sealer used and the level of regular wear and exposure. It is important to call us as soon your terracotta tiles are installed so we can protect them before any accidental damage occurs.

You will know it's time to have your terracotta floors stripped, cleaned and re/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.

All of our sealing products are water based, we do not apply solvent- based sealer except in certain cases where it is the only option. The sealer will not affect the texture of your terracotta tiles in any way; however, it will protect your terracotta from staining and help maintain that lustrous finish you are looking for.

Yes we do. Colour enhancer is a compound designed to enrich the natural look of terracotta tiles. It darkens and enhances the colour of your tiles and brings out the natural beauty in your terracotta.

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 and allowed to set. The newly sealed terracotta will not only look new again, it will be protected and result in your terracotta becoming easier to maintain.

It all depends on the size of the area that we are sealing however most jobs require 4 - 8 hours to complete. We perform the cleaning and resealing in the same day so you don't have to fuss with more than one appointment.

It takes 4 hours for penetrating sealers to be touch dry and 24 hours for the sealer to fully cure which is when you can put everything back into place. Nothing hard such as furniture can be moved on to the tiles and grout and the surfaces should not become wet for at least 24 hours. Topical sealers usually require around 48 hours to fully cure.

Tile Cleaners® apply two main types of high quality sealer, deep penetrating sealer and topical sealer. Topical Sealer has a lifetime expectancy of around 3 years and Australia's Deepshield™ range of impregnating water based sealer's last for up to 10 years while Deepshield™ Gold based on the latest fluoro-bond technology can last for up to 15 years, dependent on usage and weather conditions.

Deepshield™ Impregnating Penetrating Sealer does not alter the slipperiness of your terracotta tiles' surface as the sealer penetrates the top layer (surface pores) of your terracotta. Topical Sealer may result in your terracotta floors becoming slippery when wet. To maintain the look and slip resistance of your terracotta and to prevent damaging moisture from being trapped within the stone, it is recommended to seal your surfaces with a high quality, invisible, fully breathable impregnating sealer.

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. Strong detergents (strong acid or alkali) may affect the sealer, mild detergents and pH neutral substances are strongly recommended. Our best advice to protect your terracotta tiles is to seal them with one of our highest quality sealers. This is the best protection your terracotta tiles can receive against staining.

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.

Tile Cleaners® technicians can help to move items that one person could be expected to move such as furniture with wheels, light furniture, tables and chairs, however as Tile Cleaners® insurance covers our restoration services, we will not be held liable for any damage caused to furniture or property you request our technicians to move.

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

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