Terracotta Floor Treatment and Protection
To treat a new or old terracotta floor, several steps and different products are essential:

1 - Preparation

Cleaning, Stripping :

Before any other treatment, dirt and previously applied products must be removed to give back to the stone its original appearance.
Stripper Dirt Remover LOUIS XIII is a highly concentrated product which eliminates waxes, grease, dirty oil, grime...

End of job cleaning:

Acid Based Remover LOUIS XIII is an extra- powerful produc without hydrochloric acid which also eliminates rust and oil while protecting the joints. Can be used on sandstone, terracotta or natural acid-resistant stone.

White Stain Eliminator LOUIS XIII is an exclusive acid-free formula which eliminates resistant white veils (risings of lime), essentially on previously laid and already waterproofed floors. Nourishes the floor tiles in depth. Recommended for terracotta and red tiles, it intensifies their colour.

2 - Treatment


To protect your floors against water, oil, wine ...ect. stains, oils, wines..., Valmour recommends : Water Repellant Anti Stain Impregnator LOUIS XIII.

It is the basic treatment for all porous floors, and in particular for interior or exterior terracotta tiles. In-depth waterproofing action, while preserving the original natural appearance of the support.

We recommend this product because it is solvent-based (maximum temperature 25°C) which makes it easy to apply even by a non-professional. It does not contain  linseed oil and does not modify the original appearance of the treated surface.

The product being very efficient, your floors will be permanently protected against water, oil, and wine stains etc... It is advisable to apply one coat everywhere and add a second coat on all exposed areas of your floor like kitchens, the surroundings of fire places or tables...

If you have treated your floor before with White Stain Eliminator, wait for about 10 days before applying Water Repellant Anti Stain Impregnator.

Remarks :

- For easy and effortless application of these products, use our Rotating Mop below, without having to stoop or to wet your hands !

- To give a warmer appearance to your terra cotta floor, consult the following advice card: Care for Terra Cotta Floors.
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Rotating Mop Spongio DUO

Spongio 360° DUOrotating microfiber mop. Very easy to use, the rotating disc slips everywhere, easyand effortlessrinsing by mecanism situated in the broomstick, no need to stoop, no wet hands! Easy to store: both buckets fit into each other. Can be used onall surfaces: floors, glas, windows, cars. . thanks to the microfibers which respect every type of ...
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Cotton Cloths for DIY

Cotton cloths cut from cotton sheets. This fabric is very hardwearing and absorbant and particularly adapted for DIY. The size can vary from 20 cm to 40 cmside-length. Available per unit or in boxes of 120 pieces of great quality sorted out by hand, or in boxes of 10 kg in bulk. . Available below : per ...
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Acid Based Remover LOUIS XIII

Final cleaner. Formula without hydrochloric acid, preserves tiles and pointing. Recommended for removing veils of cement, lime, plaster, limestone, saltpeter, rust, oil... Remarks : Average useapprox. 1 litre for 30m². After rinsing, we recommend to protect porous surfaces like terracotta with the Anti Stain Impregnator LOUIS XIII below.
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Stripper Dirt Remover LOUIS XIII

Efficient strippingof all surfaces encrusted by successive applications of wax or self-shining emulsions or by grease, dirt, grime... on terra cotta, tiles, plastic floors. (Do not use on wood or wooden floors). Stripper Dirt Remover Louis XIII is alkali-based, usediluted in 4 to 20 times its volume ofwarm waterRemarks : Interior/exterior use. Average use10 m² ...
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White Stain Eliminator LOUIS XIII

Exclusive two-in-one product: Eliminates cement, lime andlimestone stains and veils and prevents their rising. Nourishes andbeautifiesfloor-tiles, terracotta, sandstone... byintensifying their colour andgiving them abeautiful natural satiny appearance. -Average useapprox. 20 to 30m² per liter. Remarks : Acid-free, does not attacktiles or pointing. Interior/exterior use. On afloor subject torepeatedrising of white veils, the Eliminator ...
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