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I was about to sell my business and wanted to clean and reseal my vinyl floors to improve the looks of them before having people over for inspection of the property. I did a booking with another company but was horrified when I realized that my floor was back to its horrible look in less than two weeks. I carefully looked up other cleaning companies, scared that I would chose the wrong cleaning company. A friend of mine recommended Tile Cleaners, but after what happened to my floor last time I got it cleaned I was really skeptic, but gave it a go. All I can say is thank you guys so much for a quick response and a good job. I sold the office and left your contact details with the new owner for future cleaning.

Brian Hook, Bayswater, WA

My mother's tiles were old and ugly, as she has been living in the same house her entire life without ever really taking care of her tiles. I called Tile Cleaners to get advice on what to do with them. They came to her house the next day to have a look at my mum's tiles. I am very satisfied with how patient and highly professional you were with my mother. I am sorry I couldn't be there when you arrived, and I am really impressed by how you managed to explain everything to my mom and help her out. Thank you for doing a great job.

Angela Coopers, Concord, NSW

I just got new tiles laid in my house that were very expensive. I needed to get them sealed but couldn't afford to pay much for it. On the other hand I didn't want to go for a company offering cheap and unreliably services. My boss recommended Tile Cleaners, saying that the company's prices were reasonable and that they offered quality service when he used them. I contacted them and ended up doing a booking with them. It is very pleasant to know that there are companies out there who actually care about providing very high quality services for affordable prices. I gave your contacts to my sister. Thank you for the job you did

Robert Williams, Norman Park, QLD

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Terracotta Stripping & Sealing Darwin

We provide specialised stripping & sealing as well as all restoration solutions for Terracotta tiles.

Save yourself time, effort and money and let our team of professionals bring your Terracotta back to its best possible condition.

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

We cover all Darwin suburbs

Tile Cleaners® prides itself on providing Australia's best terracotta stripping and sealing service. Our years of experience in the field of tile protection results in your terracotta looking its very best, protected against staining for the longest possible time. Terracotta tiles are quite porous and need a sealer to preserve their beauty and protect them against common staining and other damage that can be caused by your everyday spills. Sealed or not sealed, we will be able to help; our team of tile cleaning professionals will achieve the best possible results for your terracotta tiles.

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When your terracotta tiles begin to appear dull and start to stain easily, that means your previous sealer is wearing off and your terracotta tiles are in danger of permanent damage. Tile Cleaners strip/remove all necessary old sealer from your terracotta tiles, bringing back their fresh look using our state of the art cleaning machinery; we then seal your terracotta tiles with one of our top quality water based products. Tile Cleaners® are proud to be accredited applicators of Deepshield®, a new high quality advanced penetrating sealer based on nano-technology. Sealant technology has recently taken a giant step forward ensuring unmatched protection and reliability for all surfaces. Don't be caught faced with ordinary looking surfaces for the long-term in your home. Deepshield®, offers long term benefits and peace of mind. Whether you decide to seal your terracotta tiles using a Clear Impregnating Penetrating Sealer, a Colour Enhancing Penetrating Sealer that enriches the colour and texture of your stone or a high quality Topical Gloss/Satin/Matte Finish Sealer, you can rest assured your terracotta tiles are receiving the best possible protection and care.

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. Tile Cleaners® are Australia's leading experts in terracotta tile cleaning, stripping and resealing, with our large client base varying from the largest shopping centres to schools, hospitals, clinics, small to large offices, home owners, and various other businesses, you can rest assured that you are receiving the country's highest quality service. Our thorough cleaning processes combined with the highest quality products achieve the best and freshest looking terracotta tiles, protected and preserved against staining for the longest possible time. Give us a call, we are happy to help you with all your terracotta tile enquiries, or simply enquire with us online and we will call you back as soon as we can. Call now for a free quote and find out which service suits you. Tile Cleaners® guarantee your satisfaction with our professional services. You can call us any time, we provide our tile cleaning service in all in all Darwin suburbs after hours for your convenience.

What is Terracotta?

Terracotta is a ceramic material that has been used for building construction and decorative arts since ancient times in many 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 can vary depending on the clay used. Terracotta is hard-baked, brownish red earthen ware, often glazed and colored. Glazing provides extra durability or can provide extra colour. The colours range from natural earth tones such as grey and brownish yellow to various shades of red. Terracotta is waterproof and a very sturdy material.

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Sealing Terracotta Floors

Two main sealing options exist for Terracotta tiles

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

  • Topical Sealer
    (Gloss/Satin/Matte Finish)
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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 stone and, once cured will not change the look of the tile or stone. A penetrating colour enhancing sealer is designed to enhance and enrich the look of terracotta surfaces.

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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.

We provide specialised stripping & sealing as well as all restoration solutions for Terracotta tiles

Save yourself time, effort and money and let our team of professionals bring your Terracotta back to its best possible condition.

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

We cover all Darwin suburbs

Types of sealer's used on terracotta tiles

Water based sealer's and solvent-based sealer's can both be used on terracotta, however unless absolutely required for a specific reason, we always recommend applying a water based sealer that doesn't produce harmful fumes during application and removal. Water based sealers are easier to apply and remove and also require less drying time. One of the most popular product ranges available is Australian made Deepshield® quality impregnating water based sealer's that prolong the life of your surfaces by taking full advantage of recent advancements in nano technology, providing unmatched long-term stain resistance and reliability.

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It is important to ensure the correct water based sealer is applied to your terracotta tile, which will also depend on whether they are indoors or outdoors as most sealer's will not last long outside due to being designed for internal use. If your terracotta is outdoors, it is important to use a water based sealer that is specifically designed for outdoor terracotta.

There are two types of impregnating clear sealer, water based sealer & solvent based. In the past solvent based sealers were more widely used as they used to absorb deeper into the terracotta and grout and would also last longer. Today however, thanks to new technological advancements, it is recommended only to use water based sealer's, that last much longer and cause less potential damage to health and property.

Solvent based products are more difficult to apply and can create major problems when applied incorrectly as they are very hard to remove. Tile Cleaners® recommend our clients apply a long lasting water based sealer such as a quality product from Australia's Deepshield® range of sealer's to their terracotta tiles and grout. Topical sealer's (glossy plastic coating over the top of the terracotta) are still used on terracotta, but these older style sealer's can trap moisture in the stone and make the surface slippery when wet. When a topical sealer wears in higher traffic areas, the entire surface usually needs to be stripped and re-sealed.

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It is very important to ensure that tiles achieve their cleanest possible condition prior to being sealed. This will protect the appearance of the tile, and importantly ensure that there won't be any dirt, stains or other debris caught under the layer of sealant.

To provide the best possible protection from oil and water-based stains; 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 terracotta with a high quality, invisible, fully breathable impregnating sealer.

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We provide specialised stripping, cleaning & sealing as well as all restoration solutions for Terracotta tiles

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

We cover all Darwin suburbs

Frequently Asked Questions

The process of stripping a floor is to ensure that all necessary old and worn sealer is removed; once removed your Terracotta tiles can be resealed.

When your terracotta floors start to appear dull or matte, even after regular cleaning, it is a clear sign that they are ready for stripping, cleaning, and resealing. Additionally, if you notice that your terracotta tiles are prone to staining easily, it indicates that the previous sealer has worn off, making it crucial to reseal the floors promptly to prevent permanent staining. By addressing these signs and engaging in the appropriate cleaning, stripping, and resealing processes, you can revive the appearance of your terracotta floors and ensure long-lasting protection.

Yes, the process of stripping and sealing terracotta tiles is safe when carried out by professionals. Tile Cleaning ensures the safety of your terracotta tiles by using high-quality water-based products and state-of-the-art cleaning machinery. This combination allows them to provide an effective cleaning solution without compromising the integrity or safety of your terracotta tiles. By relying on their expertise and utilizing safe cleaning methods, Tile Cleaning can strip and seal your terracotta tiles to restore their beauty and enhance their durability.

When it comes to the stripping process of your granite tiles, Tile Cleaning prioritizes the use of high-quality non-solvent-based stripping and sealing products. These products are specifically designed to minimize mess and ensure the protection of your granite tiles and other surfaces in your home. With our current non-solvent-based strippers and techniques, there is no significant risk of damaging your walls or skirting boards. In rare cases, where solvent-based strippers may be required, we take extensive safety precautions and ensure that you are properly informed. If such circumstances arise, you may be required to vacate the premises for up to 48 hours to ensure your safety. Rest assured, we prioritize cleanliness and take every measure to safeguard your walls, skirting boards, and other areas of your home throughout the stripping process.

Tile Cleaning places great importance on the safety of your family throughout the cleaning process and guarantees the use of non-toxic finishing agents. Our commitment to safety is rooted in protecting your loved ones by avoiding any potentially harmful substances or ingredients. When selecting cleaning products, Tile Cleaning exercises utmost care to exclude any ingredients that could pose health risks. This approach not only helps preserve the condition of your stone tiles but also exemplifies our dedication to prioritizing the overall health and safety of your household.

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.

A terracotta tile strip and seal process involves removing the existing coating or sealer from terracotta floors and applying a new sealer to restore their appearance. Over time, terracotta flooring can become dull and lose its natural beauty. By stripping off the old coating and resealing the tiles, the original lustrous look of the terracotta can be rejuvenated. This process not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the flooring but also helps to protect it and extend its lifespan, saving you the expense of replacing the entire floor.

When we arrive to reseal your terracotta floors, our professional team will guide you through the step-by-step process. First, any previous sealer that was applied will be stripped off. Next, the terracotta will be meticulously cleaned and neutralized to ensure it is free from dust, residue, and any other substances that could affect the new sealer. Once the surface is prepared, a fresh coat of sealer will be applied to the dry terracotta floor and allowed to set. The result will be a revitalized and protected terracotta floor that not only looks new but is also easier to maintain.

The frequency of sealing terracotta floors depends on several factors, including the type of sealer used and the level of foot traffic the tiles are subjected to. Deepshield® Gold, a deep impregnating water-based sealer, offers long-term protection for up to 15 years. Topical sealers typically have a lifespan of around 3 years. However, high foot traffic or severe weather conditions can shorten the lifespan of the sealer. It is also important to consider the condition of the tiles. If you notice patchy areas and increased susceptibility to staining, it may be a sign that resealing is necessary. For personalized advice and assistance, feel free to contact us, and our team will be happy to help.

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 ideal time to seal your terracotta floors is right after their installation to proactively protect against accidental staining or damage. You can determine if your terracotta tiles need sealing by observing patchy sealed areas on the floor or noticing that the tiles are becoming more susceptible to staining. These signs indicate that resealing is necessary to maintain the integrity and appearance of your terracotta floors.

Efflorescence is a common issue that can occur with terracotta and other porous tiles. It occurs when water in the terracotta brings salts to the surface as it evaporates, leaving behind a whitish coating that can ruin the appearance of the tiles. Sealing your terracotta tiles with a high-quality water-resistant sealer can help mitigate the risk of efflorescence. Additionally, it is important to address any sources of water penetration, such as leaks or damaged grout, to prevent the recurrence of efflorescence. By sealing the tiles and addressing the underlying causes, you can minimize the chances of efflorescence affecting your terracotta floors.

Tile Cleaning has the capability to remove efflorescence from terracotta tiles. Efflorescence is a result of salt buildup and can be effectively eliminated using specialized cleaning techniques and efflorescence removers. It is crucial to address the underlying cause of efflorescence, such as a leak behind the tiles or damaged grout lines, to prevent its recurrence. By resolving the root issue and implementing the necessary cleaning methods, Tile Cleaning can successfully remove efflorescence from terracotta tiles.

To maintain the pristine appearance of your terracotta tiles and grout, Tile Cleaning suggest cleaning them on a weekly basis using a gentle detergent. This will effectively eliminate any accumulated dirt or grime from the terracotta surface. It is important to avoid using harsh detergents containing strong acids or alkalis, as they may negatively impact the sealer. Instead, we highly recommend opting for mild detergents and pH neutral substances for optimal results.

Tile Cleaning follow a pricing model based on the square meter measurement for each individual room. You can find a detailed price list on the Tile Cleaning website for your reference. Prior to commencing the work, we will accurately measure each room, discuss the specific tasks to be performed, and provide you with a comprehensive cost breakdown for your approval.

When measuring a terracotta area, it is recommended to measure each section individually. The simplest approach is to multiply the width of the area by its length. For example, if a room has dimensions of 3 meters in length and 2 meters in width, the total area can be determined by multiplying 3 by 2, resulting in 6 square meters.

Tile Cleaning provides assistance with moving furniture during the floor sealing process. Their team of dedicated technicians is available to help with the relocation of furniture items that can be reasonably managed by one person, such as those with wheels or lightweight furniture like tables and chairs. However, it is important to keep in mind that while Tile Cleaning takes precautions to protect your belongings, they cannot be held responsible for any damages that may occur during the furniture moving process. To ensure the safety of valuable or fragile items, it is recommended to either relocate them to a secure area or properly secure them before the technicians arrive. By taking these necessary precautions, you can help ensure the safety of your furniture and minimize the risk of potential damage while the floor sealing process is being carried out.

To prepare for the cleaning of terracotta surfaces, it is important to clear the floor of any furniture or objects. This will ensure that the area is ready for the cleaning process upon the arrival of our team.

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