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I noticed that some of the tiles in my bathroom walls were loose and the grout was coming off. I am a very busy so kept on postponing calling someone to fix it. One day I got home and the loose tiles were lying broken on the floor. Can you imagine my frustration? I rang my brother in panic and he gave me Tile Cleaners' contact details. I rang them straight away. The guys told me I needed a tiler and professional regrouting work done so I thought it would take ages to fix my problem. However they organized the work very well. I had my tiles fixed on Friday night the same week and the entire bathroom regrouted on Saturday. Thank you some much for your quick help; it was such a relief.

Kerry McMyre, Mosman, NSW

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 have several different freshly laid tiles in my new house. All pathways have stone tiles and there are marble tiles in the bathrooms and porcelain in the kitchen. I needed to get them sealed and was not sure if it was possible to seal them all. I contacted Tile Cleaners because my dad recommended them. He had a similar situation in his house and was very happy with the job Tile Cleaners had done. I was very worried about my tiles since they were brand new and very expensive. Tile Cleaners team were very patient with me, explaining how they were going to apply the sealer on different types of tiles, what sealer they would use, how long it would last for and advised me on how to take care of my tiles. I called Tile Cleaners a few times confirming details, asking for prices, making sure they could to the job during the weekend etc. The guys were amazingly patient and helpful. When I had gathered all the information I wanted, I was ready to go ahead. The work done by Tile Cleaners actually took less time than what it took me looking for information about it. Sorry for the pain I caused, and again thank you.

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Terrazzo Sealing Bayview Heights - Cairns

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We provide specialised sealing solutions for Terrazzo tiled surfaces.

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

We cover all Cairns suburbs and all Bayview Heights area

Terrazzo tiles are still stain sensitive and require sealing with an appropriate Terrazzo sealer to keep them looking their best. Tile Cleaners ® only uses high performance Terrazzo tile sealers which will give a high degree of protection against water, grease, oil, dirt and other contaminants depending on requirement. Our Terrazzo maintenance services not only preserves the protective treatment but also greatly improve their appearance.

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What is Terrazzo tile?

Terrazzo is composed of marble chips and/or marble dust with a cement binder. It is available as finished individual tiles or as poured in place over a concrete slab and then ground to the polished finish. The presence of marble in the chips and/or dust means that the surface can dull down by etching from acidic liquids. To prevent this effect, it needs to have a sealer protecting it.

Terrazzo floors are a beautiful choice for flooring and can retain the original beauty for a very long time when cared for properly. Tile Cleaners ® can help you maintain your Terrazzo floors and keep them looking beautiful for longer.

Terrazzo has always been dependent on being one of the most durable floor surfaces in the floor tile industry. Terrazzo is usually a poured surface; however, it is now available as a precut floor tile. It is mainly used for commercial applications and it is available in many colors. Tile Cleaners ® uses only top quality Terrazzo cleaners, Terrazzo sealers, and Terrazzo polishes.

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We provide specialised sealing solutions for Terrazzo tiled surfaces.

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

We cover all Cairns suburbs and all Bayview Heights area

Sealing Terrazzo has been debated among us in the stone and tile industry for many years. Terrazzo is a mixture of marble and Portland cement mixed together. Marble chips are sprinkled on the surface so that a majority of the surface is marble, the marble part of its surface is almost non-absorbent; however the cement binder is very porous and absorbs stains easily. This is the part of the flooring which will cause you the most grief. In older floors this seems to be the biggest problem, however if you are having a new Terrazzo floor installed, our recommendation would be sealing your Terrazzo when it's first installed using penetrating sealant approved for Terrazzo. This sealant will be absorbed by the concrete pores, greatly reducing the absorption quality of the concrete.

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Terrazzo is best sealed with a topical/surface sealer which protects it from both staining and traffic wear. However Terrazzo can also be sealed using a penetrating sealer and sacrificial wax combination or can be treated using our diamond pad polishing system.

Allow new grout to cure for 72 hours before applying the sealer.

Allow the sealer to penetrate and dry for the recommended amount of time. Drying time will vary with atmospheric conditions. However the surface should be touch dry within 60 - 90 minutes of application however it should not be opened to full traffic until totally cured which is normally 24 hours. Terrazzo sealer applied to concrete-based binding will dry more quickly than sealer applied over resin-based binding.

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Terrazzo Tile Maintenance

Maintaining Terrazzo can be easy, as long as you know what cleaners are best and how to use them.

When cleaning Terrazzo we recommend using a neutral floor cleaner. Neutral meaning neautral pH or pH of 7 on the pH scale.

For daily cleaning, use a microfiber mop, with warm water and your neutral cleaner. Mop your floor and dry with dry mop.

When it comes to sealing Terrazzo tile and grout, we strive to help educate our customers on the best protection they can have, helping them save time and money in costly restoration costs down the road.

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Pre Sealing Preparation

As with the application of any protective treatment, surface preparation is vital to the longevity of the protective coating. The following should be adhered to for long lasting protection:

  • Always ensure that the surface to be treated is totally free of soil, oils, wax, chemicals and loose material.
  • Always ensure that the surface is totally dry.
  • The sealer will not satisfactorily adhere and cure on a damp floor.
  • Never apply sealer in direct sunlight. The surface will dry too fast, and the sealer will not level nor cure correctly.

Tile Cleaners ® will take care of all pre sealing preperation required for your tiles. Ensuring the Travertine tiles are sealed after the tiles have been cleaned back and restored to their best possible condition.

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We provide specialised sealing solutions for Terrazzo tiled surfaces.

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

We cover all Cairns suburbs and all Bayview Heights area

Cleaning Terrazzo floor tile is the same as cleaning any natural stone and isn't a hard task, don't be worried about damaging your stone. We always recommend neutral cleaners for all natural stone surfaces and that includes Terrazzo cleaning, that is because neutral cleaners are safe for all natural stone and tile and grout surfaces. The most important thing you need to know about cleaning Terrazzo is not to use strong chemicals.

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We provide specialised cleaning solutions for Terrazzo tile and grout surfaces.

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

We cover all Cairns suburbs and all Bayview Heights area

We provide specialised cleaning solutions for Terrazzo tile and grout surfaces.

We cover all Cairns suburbs and all Bayview Heights area

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sealing tiles and grout is essential to protect them from various factors that can cause deterioration and impact their appearance. Foot traffic, UV rays, moisture, chemicals, oil, grease, acids, and salt are among the culprits that can lead to problems like cracking, pitting, scaling, spalling, delamination, dusting, discoloration, efflorescence, and salt damage. To address these issues effectively, it is recommended to seal your tiles and grout using high-quality products like Australia's Deepshield™ deep impregnating range of sealers. Sealing provides excellent maintenance benefits by preventing unsightly stains, safeguarding against discoloration, and ensuring that your tiled floors maintain their optimal condition for an extended period. Applying a reliable sealer enhances the longevity and appearance of your tiles and grout, allowing them to withstand the test of time while preserving their visual appeal.

The lifespan of a sealer before reapplication is influenced by the type of sealer used. Topical sealers typically provide protection for approximately 3 years before requiring reapplication. In contrast, impregnating sealers are more durable and can last up to 15 years or even a lifetime when applied to vertical surfaces. However, areas with high foot traffic or frequent use may necessitate more frequent inspections and resealing to ensure ongoing protection. Conducting a water absorption test can help assess the porosity of the surface and aid in selecting a sealer with longer-lasting durability. It is advisable to refer to the guidelines provided by the manufacturer and consult professionals to determine the specific reapplication schedule suitable for your tiles and grout.

If the tiles themselves cannot be sealed, it is possible and highly recommended to seal only the grout lines. This is particularly important if the grout lines are light in color. Sealing the grout lines provides several benefits, including protection against stains and discoloration. By applying a sealer to the grout lines, you create a barrier that prevents dirt, moisture, and other contaminants from penetrating the grout, making it easier to clean and maintain. Additionally, sealing the grout lines helps to extend the lifespan of the grout, reducing the need for costly regrouting in the future. Therefore, focusing on sealing the grout lines is a practical and effective approach to preserving the appearance and durability of your tiled surfaces when the tiles themselves cannot be sealed.

The recommended frequency for fully resealing tiles can vary depending on factors such as the type and quality of the sealer used and the expected lifespan of the sealer. It is advised to regularly assess the condition of the tiles and evaluate the effectiveness of the existing sealer. If there are visible signs of wear, staining, or diminished protection, it may be necessary to undertake a complete resealing process. The specific timing for resealing will depend on these factors, and it is important to consistently monitor the tile's condition and consult the manufacturer's guidelines or sealer recommendations to determine the appropriate intervals for full resealing.

The drying time required for a sealer to fully cure can vary depending on the specific product being used. In general, most sealers have a relatively quick drying time, with the surface becoming touch-dry within approximately 4 hours. This applies to both penetrating sealers and topical sealers. Penetrating sealers typically complete their curing process within 24 hours, while topical sealers may take up to 48 hours to fully dry. It is crucial to carefully follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer regarding the recommended drying time. Doing so ensures that the sealer properly sets and provides the intended level of protection. Adhering to the specified drying time will help guarantee the longevity and effectiveness of the sealer on your tiles.

No, it is not possible to apply penetrating sealers over existing topical sealers. This is because topical sealers create a barrier on the surface of the material, preventing effective absorption of the penetrating sealer. To achieve the desired results, it is necessary to remove any existing topical sealer before applying a penetrating sealer. By removing the topical sealer, you allow the penetrating sealer to penetrate the material and provide the intended protection and benefits. Removing the topical sealer ensures the maximum effectiveness of the penetrating sealer and optimizes the overall sealing process.

To maintain a sealed surface effectively, it is recommended to use a pH neutral cleaner. This type of cleaner effectively removes dirt and grime without causing damage to the sealant. In case of spills, it is crucial to clean them promptly using clean water to prevent potential staining or residue. For regular maintenance and dust removal, using a microfiber mop is highly advised. The fine fibers of a microfiber mop efficiently capture dust particles, ensuring a clean and dust-free surface. By following these practices, you can help preserve the quality and appearance of your sealed surfaces.

When a surface appears dull or matte, despite regular cleaning, it may indicate the need for cleaning, stripping, and resealing. This loss of luster suggests that the previous sealer has worn off and is no longer providing adequate protection. Another indicator is an increased susceptibility to staining, as the surface is no longer effectively shielded. Recognizing these signs is crucial, as it allows for timely action to prevent permanent staining and to restore the surface's visual appeal. By addressing these indications promptly, through proper cleaning, stripping, and resealing, the surface can regain its beauty and maintain long-term durability.

During the process of stripping and sealing surfaces, safety should be a top priority. Professional tile cleaning services, like Tile Cleaners®, understand the importance of safety and employ measures to mitigate potential risks. They use high-quality water-based products and advanced cleaning machinery to ensure effective cleaning solutions while safeguarding the integrity of the surfaces being treated. By prioritizing safety, these services provide a reliable and secure experience for their customers.

At Tile Cleaning, we take great care to minimize mess during the stripping and sealing process of terracotta tiles. Our approach involves using high-quality, non-solvent-based stripping and sealing products, which are designed to ensure a clean and tidy process. These products are specifically selected to minimize the risk of damaging your floors, walls, or skirting boards. Our team of technicians is trained to handle the process with utmost care, ensuring that your surfaces are protected throughout. In most cases, non-solvent-based strippers and techniques are used, which effectively achieve excellent results without causing any harm. However, in rare circumstances where solvent-based strippers are necessary, additional precautions may be taken. This could involve temporarily vacating the premises for up to 48 hours to ensure safety and provide optimal protection. Rest assured that our experienced technicians will take all necessary measures to maintain a clean and damage-free environment during the stripping and sealing process.

Tile Cleaning places a strong emphasis on the safety of your family during the cleaning process. They ensure that only non-toxic finishing agents are used, eliminating the presence of any potentially harmful substances or ingredients. Tile Cleaning takes great care in selecting cleaning products, specifically excluding any ingredients that could pose health risks. This commitment to safety not only helps preserve the condition of your stone tiles but also reflects Tile Cleaning's dedication to prioritizing the overall health and safety of your household. By choosing Tile Cleaning, you can have peace of mind knowing that the products used in the cleaning process are free from toxic ingredients.

The purpose of floor stripping is to achieve the cleanest and most visually appealing results for your floors. When professionals perform this task, their objective is to meticulously remove the old sealer, ensuring a thorough process. This stripping sets the foundation for an effective cleaning procedure, followed by the application of a fresh sealer. By following this meticulous approach, the surfaces are revitalized, resulting in a pristine and immaculate appearance. Ultimately, the floor stripping process aims to deliver the freshest and cleanest outcome for your floors.

When discussing floors, the term "strip and seal" refers to a procedure where the existing coating or sealer on the floor surface is removed, and a new sealant is applied. Over time, floors can become dull and lose their shine, diminishing their visual appeal. By undergoing the strip and seal process, it is possible to revitalize the floors and bring them back to their original condition. This method provides a cost-effective solution for rejuvenating worn-out surfaces, making it a preferable alternative to complete floor replacement.

When our professional team arrives to seal your floors, you can expect a thorough and transparent process. We will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the entire process, ensuring effective communication. The sealing process typically begins with the potential removal of any previous sealer, if necessary. The floor will then undergo meticulous cleaning and neutralization to eliminate dust, residues, and other substances that could affect the performance of the new sealer. Afterward, a fresh layer of sealer will be applied, allowing sufficient time for it to set and cure properly. This will restore your floors to their original appearance while providing enhanced protection. Additionally, the sealed floor will be easier to maintain, reducing the effort required for routine cleaning and upkeep.

The recommended frequency for sealing floors can vary depending on factors such as the type of sealer used and the amount of foot traffic on the tiles. Deep impregnating water-based sealers, like Deepshield™ Gold, are known to provide long-lasting protection for up to 15 years. However, topical sealers typically require reapplication every 3 years, although this can be influenced by factors such as heavy foot traffic or harsh weather conditions. Regular assessment of the floor's condition is important, looking for signs like patchy areas or increased susceptibility to staining, as these may indicate the need for resealing. For personalized guidance and more detailed information, it is recommended to consult professionals or providers such as Australia's Deepshield™ for assistance and inquiries.

Neglecting to seal floors can leave them vulnerable to potential damage. Without proper sealing, spills containing oil or harsh substances can penetrate the surface, resulting in permanent stains that are difficult to remove using regular household cleaning methods. It is essential to prioritize sealing in order to protect the fresh appearance and structural integrity of your floors. Sealing creates a protective barrier that guards against permanent staining and helps prevent accidental damage in the future. By investing in floor sealing, you can extend the lifespan of your floors' optimal appearance and enjoy the benefits of easier and more convenient maintenance.

To determine the appropriate timing for sealing tiles, it is beneficial to adopt a proactive approach and seal them immediately after installation to prevent potential staining or damage. However, if you are considering sealing existing tiles, there are indicators to look out for. Keep an eye out for patchy areas on the floor where the sealer has worn off, or observe if the tiles are becoming more vulnerable to staining. These signs suggest that resealing is necessary to preserve the appearance of the tiles and provide effective surface protection.

Efflorescence is a phenomenon where salts migrate to the surface of porous materials during water evaporation, resulting in a whitish coating and potential damage to the surface finish. To effectively prevent efflorescence, it is crucial to apply a high-quality water-resistant sealer from a reputable range. However, it is important to note that efflorescence can also be influenced by factors such as water penetration. Therefore, it is essential to address any underlying causes of water penetration, such as repairing leaks or damaged grout, to effectively prevent efflorescence. By combining proper sealing with resolving the water source, proactive measures can be taken to minimize the occurrence of efflorescence and maintain the integrity of the surface.

Yes, it is possible to remove accumulated efflorescence from surfaces. We have the expertise and tools required for this task. Our process involves using effective efflorescence removers and employing specialized cleaning techniques. It is important to note that efflorescence is often caused by underlying issues such as leaks behind stones, tiles, or damaged grout lines. While we can successfully eliminate the visible efflorescence, it is crucial to address and resolve the root cause to prevent its reappearance in the future. By addressing both the efflorescence buildup and the contributing factors, we can restore the surface to its desired condition.

When selecting a sealer for tiles, it is crucial to consider factors such as the type of tile, its porosity, surface finish, and intended usage. Different tiles have varying levels of porosity and maintenance requirements. To ensure compatibility and provide optimal protection, it is important to take these factors into consideration when choosing a sealer. Seeking advice from professionals or tile sealing experts can help determine the most suitable sealer for your specific tile type and the conditions in which it will be used.

Typically, tiles receive 2 to 4 coats of sealer during the sealing process. However, the exact number of coats can vary depending on factors such as the desired finish and the specific characteristics of the tiles being sealed. Professionals consider these factors to determine the optimal number of sealer coats needed to achieve the desired outcome in terms of both appearance and protection for the tiles.

While sealing tiles creates a protective barrier that offers more time to clean up spills before they potentially stain the tiles, it does not guarantee absolute prevention of stains. It is important to promptly clean up spills and regularly remove dirt to minimize the risk of staining, even on a sealed surface. Sealing significantly reduces the likelihood of stains, but maintaining proper cleaning and maintenance practices is still crucial to keep your tiles in optimal condition.

The recommended waiting time before walking on sealed tiles and placing furniture back on them is typically around 4 hours. This allows the tiles to become touch dry, making it safe to walk on the surface and return most furniture items. However, it is important to avoid mopping the tiles or exposing them to moisture for at least 24 hours to prevent washing off the sealer. The sealer requires up to 24 hours to fully cure and provide optimal protection. It is also advisable to refrain from placing rugs on the floor for at least 24 hours, allowing the tiles to breathe until the sealer is completely cured. Following these guidelines ensures the best results and longevity of the sealer on your tiles.

The effect of sealing on the surface's appearance can vary depending on factors such as the type of sealer used and the number of coats applied. Different sealers can produce different visual outcomes for the tiles. Some sealers may enhance the natural color and sheen of the tiles, while others may result in a more subdued or matte finish. It is important to consider your desired outcome and consult professionals for guidance in selecting a sealer that aligns with your aesthetic preferences and goals for the surface's appearance. By discussing your requirements, you can choose a sealer that enhances the overall look of the tiles to your satisfaction.

Opting to hire a professional for tile sealing provides several benefits. Professionals possess the expertise and experience to choose the appropriate sealer type based on industry standards and the specific requirements of your tiles. They can also ensure a thorough and professional cleaning of the tiles before the sealing process. This step is crucial because sealing over dirt and imperfections can lead to the sealer trapping these blemishes, potentially affecting the desired outcome. By relying on professionals, you can have peace of mind, knowing that your tiles will be expertly cleaned and sealed using the appropriate techniques, ultimately resulting in optimal and long-lasting results.

While sealing offers significant benefits such as easier maintenance and increased resistance to staining for tiles or stone surfaces, it is important to acknowledge that regular maintenance is still necessary. Sealing creates a protective barrier that allows contaminants to remain on the surface for a longer period, providing more time for cleaning before potential staining occurs. However, sealing does not make porous surfaces completely impervious to staining. While it significantly reduces the immediate risk of staining, it does not eliminate the need for regular cleaning. Utilizing appropriate stone cleaning products and maintaining a consistent cleaning routine are essential for preserving the condition and appearance of sealed tiles or stone surfaces. Regular maintenance remains crucial for ensuring the longevity and optimal condition of the surfaces, even after they have been sealed.

The pricing structure for floor sealing services at Tile Cleaners® is typically determined based on the square meterage of each room. You can find a price list on the Tile Cleaners® website to get a comprehensive understanding of the costs involved. Before beginning the project, the team will measure each room and engage in a discussion with you to understand your specific requirements. They will then provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs, ensuring transparency and clarity regarding the pricing information. This transparent approach allows you to have a clear understanding of the expenses associated with the floor sealing services and ensures that there are no surprises along the way.

When measuring the size of an area for floor sealing services, it is typically done by measuring each section individually. The process involves multiplying the width by the length of each section to calculate the area. 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 meters by 2 meters, resulting in a total of 6 square meters. This method ensures accurate measurement and calculation of the area size for proper pricing and service planning.

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 your floor sealing appointment, it is important to take necessary precautions. One crucial step is clearing the floor area by removing all furniture and items. This ensures a clean and unobstructed space for the professionals to efficiently carry out the sealing process. By ensuring that the floor is free from any objects, you can help facilitate a smooth and effective floor sealing experience. This preparation allows the technicians to access all areas of the floor and ensures optimal results in the sealing process.

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.

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