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Victorian Tiles - Cleaning and Sealing

General

A hard wearing tile that gives a classic look to any space which is commonly found in the reception areas of older buildings, especially in hallways. We often find that the beauty of these tiles are hidden under years of grime and neglect, however all is not lost they can be restored, see below for details. 
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Hallway restored to its former glory by the Kent Tile Doctor
Victorian Tile before being cleaned by Kent Tile Doctor
Tiles before Cleaning & Sealing
Victorian Tile after being cleaned by Kent Tile Doctor
Tiles after Cleaning & Sealing

Victorian 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

Hand Painted Victorian Tile To remove any excess sealer before cleaning use Tile Doctor Remove & Go Sealer remover.
Hand Painted Victorian 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.
Hand Painted Victorian 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.
Victorian Floor Problem? Click here to Ask the Tile Doctor for his advice.
Name Question

Richard
Essex
We have discovered in our hallway a lovely Victorian tile floor. Unfortunately it is stained and discoloured as well as having deep dirt marks. We have tried tile cleaners from local tile shops but with little effect. Are your products considered stronger than in the shops and so remove these stains/marks? Also the colour in the red tiles in particular is patchy and dull what do you recommend to restore them to their former glory.
Tile Doctor Hi Richard,
A lot of the solvent based products available in the UK have been diluted in order to comply with new European health and safety regulations. The products we use are streets ahead of their rivals because they use water based poly cure technology which has the added benefit of being better for the environment.

Stephen
Wrexham
Hello Tile Doctor. We have a Victorian tiled floor in our utility room. Someone has glued carpet gripper rods to it - we want to get them off without damaging the tiles. Can you help?
Tile Doctor Hi Stephen,
You can use Remove and Go for this purpose, cover with plastic sheet over the remover so it doesn't oxidise, leave for 30 to 40 minutes and then the hard glue should scrape off.

David
London
I am attempting to clean an exterior Victorian chequerboard style tile pathway. Can I use an acid based cleaner for this purpose as the tiles are rather discoloured, especially the white ones.
Tile Doctor Hi David,
Thanks for the e-mail, however please don't use Acid cleaners for any tiles as they will only damage them, try an alkaline cleaner instead, we have one called Pro-Clean Tile And Grout Cleaner, if it is outside you may be able to use a power sprayer as well, and that should give you a good result. Ps... We sell a sealer called Seal and Go, it works outside and inside.

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

A Victorian Floor in Cheshire Restored by Tile Doctor A Victorian Floor in Cheshire Restored by Tile Doctor
Floor in Cheshire hidden under Carpet for 25 Years and restored by Tile Doctor
A Victorian Floor in Cheshire Restored by Tile Doctor A Victorian Floor in Cheshire Restored by Tile Doctor

Victorian Tile before being cleaned by Tile Doctor Victorian Tile after being cleaned by Tile Doctor

Another Victorian Tiled floor restored by Tile Doctor