(781) 793-0700

How do you take care of Encaustic Tile?

Dec 11, 2018

One of the new design trends in flooring is Encaustic Tile. In Victorian times they were very popular in the churches around England. The intricate patterns were a result of using multiple colors of clay rather than glaze to create intricate patterns.  Usually only two colors, but often as many as 6 were used to created an inlaid look.  Current day encaustic tiles are Cement tiles are made of concrete and the color in the pattern comes from mineral pigments which are mixed and poured into a mold.

 

So how do you take care of them? Because they are cement and as such can be very porous, we recommend applying a coating to keep out dirt and other substances.  We recently did do at for a gorgeous floor at Flour Bakery in Cambridge. The area right in front of the register was so high traffic that management couldn’t keep it clean. BSR thoroughly cleaned the floor and then applied Microuard anti-slip coating in high gloss. The results speak for themselves.

Get your project quoted today

Related posts

Slate Floor Restoration, Newport, RI

Slate is metamorphic rock that is easily split into smooth, flat pieces used in a wide variety of...

Are your kitchen counters over 2020 already?

Are you still working from home? Are you kids doing hybrid or remote learning? If you answered yes...

Got a yacht? Your stone might need us

Not only does Boston Stone Restoration handle stone care on the land, we also handle stone...

Stone restoration: We’re helping businesses get back to work!

Our team at Boston Stone Restoration has been busy doing what we love,...

Bedford Inn Restoration New Hampshire

There's nothing we love more than a quaint New England Country Inn. Charming and cozy, they are...

Fossil Countertops: Bearers of Nature, History, and Beauty

Countertops serve both a functional and aesthetic purpose in the kitchen. While they are great...

Bar Top Restoration | Ritz Carlton Boston

One of our favorite places to work in downtown Boston is the residences at the Ritz Carlton on...

Kintsugi Style Concrete Floor Restoration | Newton, MA

Beyond being lovers of stone, we like to think of Boston Stone Restoration as problem solvers,...

Kintsugi Style Concrete Floor Restoration, Part 1 | Newton,MA

Here at Boston Stone Restoration, we pride ourselves on being problem solvers and...

Marble Floor Restoraton | Porter Square Hotel

Are you visiting the Boston area soon and searching for a place to stay?...