Saltillo Tile Restoration
Saltillio tile also known as Mexican pavers are the most challenging of tiles to deal with, because of their porosity (the tiles are like a sponge). If the saltillo tiles are cleaned and maintained correctly, most floors maintain many years.
Grout cleaning and maintenance is a priority with floors made from Saltillio Tile or Mexican Pavers. If not maintained correctly, saltillio tiles begin to wear and deteriorate in high traffic areas, really fast. It is extremely important that people keep those layers of topical floor sealer or waxes built up on the pavers. The object of using the floor finish is to be walking on sealer and not the natural raw clay that the saltillio tiles start off as right out of the box, they really aren’t made to be walked on in this natural state. And your grout can stay cleaner longer if it is also sealed properly.
Saltillio Tile/Mexican Pavers stripping, refinishing and restoration is very Detailed and Professionally done on with machines if water base seals are present if solvent base seals we are on are hands and knees in stripping process. We also apply the stain by hand on our knees.
Total Floor Care strips the Saltillo/Mexican paver tile floors completely off all sealers, waxes, lacquer based sealer, water based sealer, and oil based varnish. Our stripper differs from the competition because it actually strips under the surface of the tile from the inside out. Saltillo Tile/Mexican Pavers Cleaning only counts if the floor is completely stripped of all sealer, and there’s no film or residue.
We then detail clean the Saltillo Tiles the exact same way we did our sealer removing process, making sure we get under cabinets, behind toilets, closets, corners, and other places machines just won’t reach. This is what makes the difference between an ok job and our magnificent/great pride job to our customers the HIGHEST QUALITY Pride Filled job with a superior outcome from start to finish. We dry the floor out really well before we apply our final saltillo tile sealing process. We sweep and vacuum very thoroughly.
The sealer we use has been a proven winner countless times, and holds up well to traffic, food spillage, scratching, and is slip resistant. Once we apply the proper amount of coats, the saltillio tile floor has a nice even shine throughout the flooring and the grout. We then apply a few proper layers of liquid floor polish to finish off the saltillio tile refinishing and refurbishing process, and at this point your floor is protected from staining and scratching. The Mexican saltillio tiles will look good for years to come. Remember every 3 to 4 years I would have the Saltillio floor tiles cleaned and resealed, keeping the sealer and floor polish built up.
Saltillo Tile Restoration Questions
Saltillo tile restoration is a comprehensive process aimed at renewing the appearance of Saltillo tiles. Over time, these tiles may show signs of wear, discoloration, or damage, making restoration necessary to revitalize their aesthetic appeal and preserve their longevity.
While basic maintenance can be done by homeowners, a complete Saltillo tile restoration is best left to professionals. Professionals possess the expertise, specialized tools, and products required to achieve optimal results without causing harm to the tiles.
Saltillo tile restoration involves thorough cleaning, repair of cracks or chips, resealing, and enhancement of color. The process is customized based on the specific condition and needs of the tiles.
The frequency of professional restoration depends on factors like foot traffic, exposure to the elements, and the quality of the initial sealing. Generally, it is recommended every few years, though high-traffic areas may require more frequent attention.
Yes, professional restorers can assess and repair cracked or chipped Saltillo tiles. The extent of the damage will determine the appropriate methods and materials used for effective restoration.
Yes, color enhancement is often achieved through the use of specialized sealers or stains during the restoration process. This can help bring out the natural beauty of the tiles or achieve a desired aesthetic.
The duration of the restoration process varies depending on factors such as the size of the area, the extent of damage, and the specific services required. The timeline can range from a single day to several days for larger projects.
Regular maintenance involves sweeping and mopping to keep the tiles clean. Harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaners should be avoided, as they can damage the sealer. Reapplication of sealer, typically every 1-3 years, is recommended.
Yes, professionals can tailor the restoration process to meet specific design preferences. This may include adjusting color tones, finishes, or other aesthetic elements to achieve the desired look.
The cost is influenced by factors such as the size of the area, the extent of damage, and the specific services required. It is advisable to obtain a detailed quote from a professional after a thorough assessment of the tiles.
Remember that it’s essential to consult with a professional at Total Floor Care for an assessment of your specific Saltillo floor and to get tailored advice on the restoration cost, process and maintenance.