Most church floors we have come across at Tile Doctor have been laid with Quarry Tiles which are a classic hard wearing tile often utilised in high traffic areas. Although hard wearing however the appearance of Quarry tiles will quickly degrade once the sealer is worn down and will then prove difficult to keep clean.
Below you will find some guidance for stripping, re-sealing and maintaining Quarry Tiles and also on this website you will find examples of some of the church floors we have restored back to their former glory.
Quarry Tile Maintenance
|To remove any excess sealer before cleaning use Tile Doctor Remove & Go Sealer remover.Use Tile Doctor Pro-Clean Tile & Grout cleaner to effectively clean tiles, highly effective against Wax Sealers, Grease, Grime and general dirt build up.
For difficult floors mix Pro-Clean with Nanotech Ultra Clean for a double whammy cleaning solution. Nanotech-Ultra Clean incorporates Nano technology to help lift the dirt from the tiles (it really works), especially useful for those hard to clean floors where the dirt has ingrained itself over many years.
Remove any cleaning solution using a wet-dry vac machine (any cleaning solution left on the surface may impact the performance of the sealer) then neutralise floor with clean water prior to sealing, remove with a wet-dry Vac machine and allow to dry for 12 hours or more.
For a low sheen finish apply Tile Doctor Seal & Go sealer using a paintpad applicator and tray. 4 to 5 coats of sealant may be required, always allow to dry before applying furhter coats. Use a water test to achieve full cure sealability (F.C.S.).
Most sealers break down after 2-3 years (depending on usage and cleaning products used) so for regular cleaning use a sealer friendly cleaning product such as Neutral Tile Cleaner which has been especially formulated for the regular cleaning of Sealed Stone and Tile surfaces keeping them fresh with a pleasant mint scent.
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