Terracotta

“We are really pleased with the floor – it has made such a difference. I would also like to compliment the two lads that did the work, very polite, courteous and helpful in advising on how to maintain it. Both were a real credit to your company.”

Transforming Terracotta

We deep cleaned and resealed this terracotta floor to its former shine.

Cleaning dirty grout lines

We cleaned the dirty grout lines on this terracotta floor and resealed to a lovely shiny finish.

Floor Restorer and Terracotta

Choosing terracotta is straightforward enough but make sure it’s installed by an expert.

We can strip back existing terracotta flooring and re-apply linseed and wax or modern synthetic waxes and finishes.

As some stones and finishes are better suited to high traffic areas, we offer a consultancy service to help you choose the right type of floor for particular parts of your home or business.

History and uses

Terracotta is Italian for “baked earth” and is a type of earthenware, a clay-based ceramic. It has been used throughout history for sculpture and pottery as well as for bricks and roof tiles. In ancient times, terracotta was dried in the sun after being formed. Later, it was placed in the ashes of open hearths to harden, and finally kilns were used.

Very popular on the continent, terracotta tiles are often handmade and square in shape. They come in many different colours and finishes and are hard wearing when maintained correctly, which traditionally was with linseed and beeswax. Untreated terracotta though is notoriously porous and prone to marking.

Terracotta services

  • Cleaning and sealing
  • Grinding
  • Restoration
  • Scratch removal
  • Re-grouting
  • Cosmetic repairs
  • Crack repairs
  • Polishing and buffing
  • Vanity units and worktops
  • Fireplaces and staircases
  • Insurance work
  • Report writing

Flooded Terracotta

This terracotta floor had had a persistent leak underneath it causing white mineral salts to surface…