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Quarry Tiles - Cleaning and Sealing


A classic hard wearing tile often utilised in high traffic areas such as reception areas and also often used for outdoor patio areas and porches. Although hard wearing Quarry tiles are often neglected and hidden under years of grime, however all is not lost they can be restored, see below for details. 
Before Picture - A Quarry Tile Floor Restored by Tile Doctor After Picture - A Quarry Tile Floor Restored by Tile Doctor
A Quarry Tile Floor restored by Tile Doctor

Quarry Tile Maintenance

Sealer and Adhesive remover

Tile Doctor Pro-Clean Tile And Grout Cleaner

NanoTech Ultra Clean abrasive cream cleaner

Tile Doctor Seal & Go Sealer for Quarry Tile, Sandstone, Slate and Terracotta
Quarry Tile To remove any excess sealer before cleaning use Tile Doctor Remove & Go Sealer remover.

Quarry Tile Use Tile Doctor Pro-Clean Tile & Grout cleaner to effectively clean tiles, highly effective against Wax Sealers, Grease, Grime and general dirt build up.

Hand Painted Victorian Tile For difficult floors mix Pro-Clean with Nanotech Ultra Clean for a double whammy cleaning solution. Nanotech-Ultra Clean incorporates Nano technology to help lift the dirt from the tiles (it really works), especially useful for those hard to clean floors where the dirt has ingrained itself over many years.
Hand Painted Victorian Tile Remove any cleaning solution using a wet-dry vac machine (any cleaning solution left on the surface may impact the performance of the sealer) then neutralise floor with clean water prior to sealing, remove with a wet-dry Vac machine and allow to dry for 12 hours or more.
Quarry Tile For a low sheen finish apply Tile Doctor Seal & Go sealer using a paintpad applicator and tray. 4 to 5 coats of sealant may be required, always allow to dry before applying furhter coats. Use a water test to achieve full cure sealability (F.C.S.).

Most sealers break down after 2-3 years (depending on usage and cleaning products used) so for regular cleaning use a sealer friendly cleaning product such as Neutral Tile Cleaner which has been especially formulated for the regular cleaning of Sealed Stone and Tile surfaces keeping them fresh with a pleasant mint scent.
Quarry Tile Problem? Click here to Ask the Tile Doctor for his advice.
Name Question

I've seen your tile adhesive remover. We've recently removed some old carpet to discover some really nice old red quarry tiles underneath. The only problem is that the carpet was glued to the tiles and there is now a yellow glue residue which I cannot remove. Would any product get rid of this glue residue without discolouring the tiles?
Tile Doctor Your right about Remove & Go, it will get rid of the glue but it may take several attempts, the longer it has to dwell on the glue the better a job it does, Its won’t harm the quarry tiles but you may have to use the Heavy duty tile and grout cleaner to get the tiles clean; for best results use Seal & Go to seal the tiles afterwards.

Hi i'm trying to find material to bring 6x2 Quarry tiles back to there original high polish have tried to use red cardinal but has not covered effectively they still are very dull can you recommend any solutions I reckon that the tiles which are in a church are maybe 100 years old thanks.
Tile Doctor Hi Joe,
The tiles may have lost there face and will never come back to their original finish; we have a product called Seal & Go which is good at bringing out the colour of the tile and will give it some sheen again.

For more Tile Doctor advice see the Ask the Tile Doctor web page.