HOW TO: MEXICAN TILE CLEANING INFORMATION SARASOTA FL

October 25th, 2010

Mexican Tile Renew services the Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice area.
    
Mexican Saltillo Tile Clean & Seal. Spanish Tile, Terra Cotta Tile all cleaned & sealed.
FREE ESTIMATES Sarasota-Venice-Bradenton-St. Pete-Tampa Fl
Phone..941-926-7444 or Toll Free 866-926-7444 Mon to Sat 8:30am to 5:00pm
MEX TILE CLEANING- SARASOTA-BRADENTON-VENICEkitchen floor
MEXICAN TILE FLOOR PROBLEMS WE CAN HELP
Degraded non-slip liner adhering to glaze
DO NOT USE RUBBER PADS UNDER CARPET ON MEX TILETarry stains from conventional rug backing
Under adverse conditions, after strong flooring strippers have been used, it may sometimes be necessary to sand old Mexican tiles that have Mex-Seal embedded in the tile and/or black/white dots from a rubber pad embedded in the tile, an oscillating hand held sander is used and does not mark the tile with any circles.

A simple sanding will take care of the problem seen above using a small oscillating sander, oscillating sanders are easy to control, you can use them to round edges, sand inside corners as well as smooth a flat or rough surface. If stain appears near the surface of sealed clay, gently try sanding away stain. Follow this step by cleaning and re-sealing with a sealer that will color enhance, see http://www.saltillotileconnection.com/care-and-maintenance/caring-for-it/

About Us restoring Mexican Tile

Mexican Tile Renew  Cleans and Restores Mexican Tile, see below important facts;Saltillo tile is made of natural clay that is first shaped by hand and then dried in the sun. Saltillo tiles are then kiln fired to ensure hardness and durability. The tiles are carefully positioned in the kiln in order to create different colors. Depending on the tile position in the kiln, the resulting tiles can range in hue from pale amber to dark terra-cotta.
Traditionally, Saltillo tiles are left unglazed, although some manufacturers sell them pre-treated or pre-sealed in order to increase their durability.Saltillo tile is not terribly strong or hard. Although it is comparable to other stone tiles (such as slate) it can chip and crack. When used as exterior tiling, it can only be used in very mild climates, as harsh weather can damage the tile.
This type of tile typically has a MOH (measure of hardness rating) between 3 and 4.  Saltillo tile was introduced to Mexico by Spaniards hundreds of years ago, and the process of making the tile has remained the same since. The tile is actually named after the Mexican town of Saltillo, which produces the right clay and weather for making this popular tile.Saltillo tile has a few drawbacks.
Unsealed and untreated tile needs to be laboriously cleaned with diluted ammonia and “elbow grease”, and lots of rinsing.  Mexican Tile Renew suggests that existing Saltillo tile floors need stripping and resealing (about every 4 to 6 years), before and after cleaning to do a proper job.  Installing Saltillo tile also has to be done carefully, as the tiles are delicate. 
Any grout or chemicals spilled on the tiles can damage them, so it is crucial to keep the tiles covered with paper until the installation is complete.  It is important to wipe up spills and dirt right away, as the tiles can stain. The floor cannot be flooded because it will weaken the delicate tiles.  
Only slightly damp mops can be used on the floors, and only the mildest cleansers (no harsh chemicals, no bleach or vinegar). A sealant will have to be reapplied to keep the floor in good condition. Despite these disadvantages, there are many benefits to selecting Saltillo tile for your flooring needs. Satltillo Mexican tile is beautiful and offers design flexibility.  Whether you have a modern home, a country French-style residence, or love the Mediterranean style,
Saltillo tile can make your home look great. Although the Mexican tile is a little more effort, many homeowners and decorators feel that it is well worth it for the beauty it brings to any room. Today’s sealants do make cleaning and caring for Saltillo tile easier than ever before. The tile is inexpensive and many homeowners like the all-natural products that go into the tile-making process. At a time when we are surrounded by chemicals, it is nice to bring a natural product into the home.
   Mexican Tile Renew Clean and Seal Sarasota  Fl. CALL VEL AT 941-926-7444. email mexicantilerenew@aol.com

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