Tratamientos Terracota

martes, 20 de enero de 2015

CLEANING AND PROTECTION OF TERRACOTA FLOORS

FLOOR CLEANING TERRACOTA

Undoubtedly mud floor cleaning, is the most important in order to obtain an optimal outcome process. The main characteristic of soils of clay (terracotta) is its porosity, which makes them particularly sensitive to absorption of liquids and stains.

We must differentiate the different circumstances that we usually find:

[] Virgin mud floors: We refer to clay soils that have been newly placed and not applied them to any treatment.

[] Virgin clay flooring factory pre treatments: Normally factory pre treatments are intended to prevent the absorption of stains during the placement process. Before these cases it is necessary to proceed to stripping the pretreatment since otherwise we could thoroughly clean the mud and much less then apply the appropriate treatment.

[] Antique clay soils without pretreatments: We refer to clay soils that have for years placed and you would never apply any protective treatment. In these cases the circumstances may be very different, since we can find soils with numerous embedded stains, mold and mildew outdoors, etc.

[] Antique clay soils previously treated: We refer to clay soils that have for years placed and those who have had any type of treatment (linseed oil, wax, ...). In these cases you must first conduct a pre-etching process to remove traces of this ancient treatment and thus able to thoroughly clean.

Our method of cleaning mud floors consisting of:

The first is to undertake sweeping the entire area best to avoid any dust. Subsequently, using professional rotating machinery, cleaning product injected into the mud, optimally distributing the entire surface. The use of the rotary machine is critical as it allows deep cleaning large surfaces. Similarly we use wet vacuum to go collect all the debris that the rotary machine is descaling.

For less than 20 m2 surface this procedure could be performed manually without using machinery. Thus the client could perform this process for yourself using our products and advice on how to use them.

Details of cleaning products used:

[] No emit vapors
[] No mud or impairs boards
[] You need to use work clothes, goggles and gloves to avoid splatter effects
[] You have to take special care with acid sensitive materials like polished marble and mosaics hydraulic

Sometimes after performing cleaning the floor can be seen that surface remains of saltpeter in some slabs. This is normal because the product makes the interior salt slab is expelled to the outside.
Once completely clean surface, leave to dry completely since otherwise the aftertreatment not grab. Normally the drying period varies depending on interior or exterior and the season. Typically indoor drying period of about 4-5 days needed; outdoor and about 3 days.




TERRACOTA FLOOR PROTECTION


Inside homes, what it is is to get to the mud a degree of total protection, so that repels liquids avoiding stains and is easy to clean and maintain.

In Terracotta treatments, we guarantee a level of total protection that lets you use clay floors even in areas like kitchens, without any problems.

The application of the treatment is applied by brush, using water-based products, it does not discharge into the mud and protect this from the inside, so that there is a surface treatment that over time can reach up, leaving unprotected slab against the absorption of stains.

Is carried out in two phases:

[] Application of base layer penetrates the interior of the slab covering clay porosity and only leaving a minimum degree of porosity to apply the finishing treatment

[] Application of topcoat. In this last step, proceed to 100% waterproof clay soil against absorption of liquids and stains; besides granting the selected finish.

There are different types of aesthetic finishes that we offer our customers, all with the same guarantee of total protection finish:

• Matte Finish.
• Finish Wet Effect.
• Leather Effect: Provides a more rustic finish the mud.







Outside of housing, seeks to give a high degree of protection mud and above all protect against inclement weather, which causes appearance of mildew or mold on some sunny wetlands, salt and occurrence of breakage expansion.

When we talk about high protection, we mean that outside is allowed a minimum level of open porosity mud to traspire. This makes the clay is protected against stains, but you have something more precautionary than for indoor clay.

The treatment is carried out by applying a monolayer of product over the whole surface, extending well and avoid leaving puddles; so the clay to absorb the product inner layers.

There are two types of aesthetic finishes that we offer our customers, both with the same guarantee of finish:

• Matte Finish.
• Finish Wet Effect.











martes, 13 de enero de 2015

TRABAJO DE ELIMINACIÓN DE MOHO EN SUELO DE BARRO EXTERIOR EN CORDOBA

La verdad es que tenemos que admitir que este es uno de los trabajos en los que peor estado nos hemos encontrado un suelo de barro con moho.  Sin embargo también tenemos que decir, que el resultado final obtenido fue como prácticamente dejar el suelo completamente nuevo.

Desde Tratamientos Terracota (http://www.tratamientosterracota.es/), el procedimiento que se llevo a cabo para realizar este trabajo fue el siguiente :

Estado inicial con el que nos encontramos el suelo :




Fase para proceder a la eliminación del moho y limpieza en profundidad de toda la superficie :

En primer lugar se procede a aplicar un producto especialmente diseñado para la eliminación del moho (http://www.tratamientosterracota.es/productos-limpieza-y-decapado/), que se deja actuar unos 20 minutos, para posteriormente con la maquina rotativa ir levantando el las capas de moho adheridas y con la aspiradora de líquido ir recogiendo los residuos.

En este trabajo en concreto tuvimos que repetir este proceso un par de veces para conseguir erradicar el moho.

Una vez eliminado el moho, se procede a realizar un enjuague con producto antisalitre para dejar la superficie limpia y lista para poder posteriormente aplicar tratamiento.  Este enjuague se realiza de nuevo utilizando la máquina rotativa y la aspiradora de líquidos.

Finalmente una vez el suelo se encuentra limpio y totalmente seco, tras haber pasado unos 4 días aproximadamente esta listo para recibir el producto de tratamiento.



En este caso el cliente eligió el tratamiento de exterior efecto mojado (http://www.tratamientosterracota.es/productos-tratamiento-barro-exterior/).  Este tipo de acabado proporciona al barro un aspecto donde intensifica el colorido natural de la losa de barro, muy similar a como cuando el barro se moja.  No obstante hay que aclarar que la mayor o menor grado de intensidad que coge, dependerá del tipo de barro; es decir, hay barros que cogen mucha mayor intensidad de colorido que otros con este tipo de acabado.

Para más información sobre este tipo de tratamiento podéis consultar el siguiente enlace : http://www.tratamientosterracota.es/tratamiento-suelos-de-barro-en-exteriores/




Aquí podéis ver el resultado final del trabajo con el suelo ya tratado :




Os dejo un vídeo donde se resume todo el trabajo realizado :



Por último animaros a que si os ha gustado este artículo lo compartáis con todas aquellas personas a las que creáis pueda ser de su interés.


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