In this article we will try to answer the questions we most commonly performed our customers about doubts about how clean and treat terracotta floors both indoors and outdoors for housing.
We also include several links that delve into details resolving the issues raised. All these questions as we said, are the ones we have more commonly found along our over 15 years of experience.
Frequently asked questions
HOW LONG HAVE TO WAIT AFTER TREATING THE FLOOR IN ORDER TO MAKE A NORMAL USE OF THE?
After applying the treatment product, you can make a normal land use after about 24 hours from the application.
I have been told or have read that there are home VERY EFFECTIVE TREATMENT METHODS
Home methods, they are still that: Home methods. In addition, it is usual that the intended result is not obtained and that needs to be applying the homemade product continuously to keep the impermeable soil stains.
HOW LONG it takes to treat several 100 M2?
Or so we are talking about a week since we started the cleanup process, until the end of treatment.
DO I NEED TO HAVE ALL CLEAR OF FURNITURE TO THE TREATMENT?
Yes. This is a necessary, because otherwise we can not achieve a clean and treat the areas that are occupied by furniture.
WHAT IF MY HOUSE IS FURNISHED AND ARE LIVING IN IT?
In these cases it is normal to carry out the work in stages, so that the furniture would clear as much of the area and proceed to work this area. Once the already treated area would handle and following desocuparía and proceed the same way.
CAN YOU DEPRESSED WHILE SOIL AFTER DRY CLEANING?
No. It is very important to respect this rule, to avoid fingerprints on the bare ground, because when we apply the treatment, if any traces can be highlighted and visible.
I HAVE MILDEW IN MY HOUSE EXTERIOR CLAY. How can I remove it?
Before cleaning and treating are proceeding with the removal of mildew or mold with the use of specific products.
More information on removing mold and mildew
I MADE A TREATMENT AND HAS NOT BEEN GOOD. WHAT CAN I DO?
In these cases, pre-cleaning step is necessary to proceed to the removal of the previous treatment because otherwise we could not clean the floor and grab the new treatment correctly.
Learn more about recovery and floor stripping mud
IN my porch I HAVE MUD, AND I WILL USE THIS AREA FOR CELEBRATIONS AND
barbecues very often. What treatment do you recommend?
In this case, although the case of an outer mud; because of the use to which it will do, you should use the same treatment as applied within mud, as this guarantees a degree of total protection against stains.
Keep in mind that on the outside, exposed to the sun, indoor treatment deteriorates with the passage of time it will require to apply a finish coat from time to time for further processing properties of the first day (depending on use of incidence of the sun, we can be talking about once every two years or so)
Can I buy the products and do the treatment on my own?
If we are talking about small area to treat (no more than 60 m2), if it could be done by following our instructions. For larger areas, it is not going to compensate effort and time.
How should I maintain MUD once treated?
To maintain the finish of the first day, recommend applying a maintenance product composed of natural waxes (product supply boats from 5 liters) about once a week, dissolved in a bucket of clean water and applied with mop on the floor.
WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD I used to clean the mud floor TREATY?
Always use any product not acid. We can identify the different brands, including products for delicate surfaces neutral pH. Do not forget to apply the recommended maintenance supply products.
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT?
Performing a process of proper maintenance, we can say that the treatment is effective and aesthetic for a long time. There are houses that have tried more than ten years and are almost like the first day.
This durability will depend a lot of wear and tear suffered by the soil. For example it is not the same soil in a home than a restaurant. Also outdoor wear treatment is greater.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DRY SURFACE CLEANED ONCE THE MACHINE?
Depending on whether it is inside or outside, and whether it is winter or summer; we can say that about a week for about four days indoor and outdoor.
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