The epitome of old-style country living, Calatrava terracotta tiles will create a homely, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere in any room.
Our Handcrafted Terracotta tiles are handmade, making each tile subtly different. Colour variation & small size differences are to be expected. This is an inherent characteristic of handcrafting. Wider grout joints, which will suit this product, and dry laying before fixing will ensure these variances are accounted for and the desired finish is achieved.
Please note this product is a natural stone and therefore you will find colour and pattern variations in the tiles due to the way the product is made. We recommend laying out your tiles before fixing to ensure you get a good mix of shades across the area. For very large areas please ask our experts in store for further advice.
Terracotta is one of the most porous stones available and as such should be sealed three times. It is essential that the correct products are used for both the initial clean after fitting and to maintain them throughout their life.
PRPEARE: For an initial clean use diluted Residue Remover for Honed and Polished Stone. Allow the residue remover to sit on the tile at least 10 minutes to allow the grout residue to be broken down. The use of an emulsifying pad will aid with removal of grout residue.
PROTECT: 3 coats of unpolished protector are required. The first coat should be applied after the initial cleaning has taken place before grouting to help prevent absorption of grout into the tile. Apply with either a brush or roller and allow each coat to dry thoroughly.
PREPARE: After grouting use diluted residue remover for honed and polished stone. Allow the residue remover to sit on the tile at least 10 minutes for the grout residue to be broken down. The use of an emulsifying pad will aid with the removal of grout residue.
PROTECT: Apply the second and third coats as required, apply with either a brush or a roller, allow each coat to dry thoroughly.
CLEAN: To prevent the build up of deposits it is important that the correct cleaner is used, to maintain the tiles we suggest Tile & Stone Cleaner diluted.
Acidic or highly Alkaline cleaners are not recommended for maintenance of this tile as they will damage the life of the sealer .