Marble+Floor+Polishing
Marble Floor Polishing
1C Greenmount Industrial Estate
Harolds Cross
Dublin 12
Registered Business Number:
403702
Marble+Floor+Polishing
marblefloorpolishing.ie
Office / Landline:
01 4733666
Dublin - Centre, Ireland, 22-Sep-2014 /PRzone.ie/- Marble Floor Polishing,

Terracotta floor tiles, and their smaller, thinner cousins, quarry tiles, became popular in Victorian times for use in kitchens and servantsí quarters. In an age when hygiene became more important, they were easy to keep clean but not as expensive as the decorative encaustic tiles laid in halls.
In the 19th century unglazed terracotta floor tiles were laid directly on sand. With no damp-proof membrane beneath, moisture would percolate through the tiles to evaporate harmlessly in the air. To make them more resilient they would have been impregnated with boiled linseed oil so that dirt and spills were not absorbed into the tile.

Naturally terracotta tiles become more porous over the years, allowing watermarks and stains to set in. Test yours for porosity by placing water in the middle of a tile. If, after 5 minutes, the water has soaked into the floor the tiles will need to be impregnated with a suitable sealer. This will darken the tiles a little so, to get an idea of the finished colour, wet the tiles to assess the effect.

As these tiles have been laid on top of a damp-proof membrane itís safe to apply a floor sealer that will merely require sweeping or vacuuming to prevent dirt and grit becoming ingrained. An occasional wipe with a damp mop will freshen up the finish - check every year whether your tiles are becoming porous again.



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About Marble Floor Polishing
Marblefloorpolishing is the residential division of P Mac Ltd. P Mac are the leading experts in stone cleaning and stone floor restoration in Ireland and have over 15 years experience cleaning, polishing and sealing marble floors for the residential home owner. P Mac have vast experience revitalizing all marble floors and surfaces, including crema marfil, travetine, limestone and granite. They also specialize in quarry tile, porcelain, terazzo restoration and cleaning and colour sealing grout. As heritage contractors they have the knowledge and skills to work on all stone surfaces dating back to Georgian times and beyond.

For further information
Marble Floor Polishing
Tracy Cassidy
Marketing Manager

1C Greenmount Industrial Estate
Harolds Cross
Dublin 12

Phone: 01 4733666
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www.marblefloorpolishing.ie