Because quarry tile is unglazed, it needs to be maintained with sealers. We recommend the use of least three coats. Apply an acrylic floor finish (at least two coats). Use a lamb's wool pad and a floor-polishing machine to apply a paste wax. Buff the floor once the wax dries. Periodically strip the wax off, clean the floor thoroughly and reapply the finishes. Stripping machines can be rented for this process. Dirt can be trapped under wax so be sure the entire floor is very clean before waxing. Use a synthetic scouring pad for stubborn spots and use a heavy-duty cleansing agent if you need to use a stronger product on stains.
Quarry tile is vulnerable to staining and, like brick, it can be broken if heavy objects are dropped on it. Tile that has been neglected for a long time may require a professional cleaner to return the tile to its best appearance. Some cleansers are better for indoor applications, so read your labels carefully.
A glazed or unglazed tile made by the extrusion process from natural clay or shale. This tile is most common in the dark red shades; however, shades of brown and gray are also available. Same hard fired material and color all through the body. Because quarry tile is fire-hardened and quite hard, it can be cleaned at pressures up to 1,450 PSI if the grout is in good condition.
Quarry Tiles are a good choice for both indoors and outdoors.
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