Terra cotta or Terracotta is an Italian term that means, "baked earth". Its use as floor tiles dates back to the Roman Empire. Terracotta clay is formed and fired in a wood burning kiln. The earth tone colors of Terracotta can make homes seem "warm" and cozy". Today these tiles are manufactured or handmade in Italy, Spain, France and Mexico. They can be found glazed or unglazed and considered a hallmark of beauty in many homes and businesses throughout the Southwest region.
Aside from the aesthetically pleasing appearance of Terracotta, there are benefits that lead homeowners and businesses to choose Terracotta flooring. At Stone Care of Arizona, LLC, we specialize in the cleaning, sealing and maintenance of handcrafted Terracotta.
Imagine the craftsmanship and expertise required to make Terracotta stone. We appreciate the workmanship of artisans who painstakingly craft every tile. Our methods are never aggressive and at Stone Care of Arizona, we take the time to give Terracotta floors the special attention each tile requires.
We can not emphasize enough how important it is to seal Terracotta tiles. Not only is sealing required to minimize staining, the quality of the sealant must be sufficient to work effectively. At Stone Care of Arizona, we use sealants that will penetrate and protect Terracotta tiles.
A topcoat is normally applied to Terracotta tiles for a high gloss or shine. These topcoats give Terracotta a luxurious luster that can make tile sparkle with a warmth that is unique to Terracotta clay tiles. Stone Care of Arizona Technicians can apply a topcoat for a beautiful shine.
Although Terracotta tiles can be stripped of their topcoat, these tiles should never be honed. Stone Care of Arizona, LLC is a leading expert in the industry. You can trust us to understand the nature of natural stones. We know which natural materials should be honed or stripped.
The porosity of natural stone means that any topcoat will routinely require expert stripping to remove soiled coatings or topcoats that have become dull. At Stone Care of Arizona, our Technicians carefully remove topcoats by stripping coatings with eco-friendly products and the expertise required for optimum results.
Stone Care of Arizona, LLC can easily repair minor chips in Terracotta tiles. When you have a concern about your Terracotta stone, feel free to call us and give us an opportunity to restore your natural stone. We are always here when you need us, so give us a call.
We love Arizona! That's why our team is dedicated to serving our neighbors and friends. We try extra hard to earn your trust and loyalty. When you call Stone Care of Arizona for natural stone care, our commitment goes much further than the current project. We live and work in your neighborhood and rely on your good opinion of us.
Our clients love us because we settle for nothing less than their complete satisfaction. We guarantee the services we provide and work diligently to ensure that you have an awesome cleaning experience. We call it our, "Make You Smile Guarantee." Call us for a comprehensive estimate of your project and let us demonstrate our commitment to you.