Terracotta is a natural product, so you can expect it will have colour tone variation, minor structural deficiencies such as pitting, and other marks all of which make each terracotta floor unique. Terracotta will arrive in its natural form, which can be much paler than the sealed finish, this is due to the sealing process. There are other ways in which you can seal terracotta please visit LTP to see other options, this guide covers the traditional way of sealing terracotta. The process of laying terracotta begins with spreading out your adhesive on your primed concrete or timber floor using a … Continue reading How To Fix & Seal Hand Made Terracotta
Patio’s can give that refined and uniform look to a garden area, a clean cut from grass to stone, and when newly laid they look fantastic. If you had them laid before the winter months however they probably won’t look the same now as they once did. With the amount of rain that we have had over the last few months, the probability is that you will have some form of green growth on the tiles. This green growth is a mix of Algae, moss and lichen which builds up on the tiles, normally more common in areas of higher … Continue reading How do I clean my external paving?
LIMESTONE, MARBLE AND TRAVERTINE. In our showroom in wellington, somerset. We have noticed an increase in customers wanting to know the ins and outs of these natural stones and the process in how they are made and what the different finishes before being sealed really mean. Limestone Limestone is a sedimentary rock formed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite and the consolidation of sediments, and other organic matter. Each limestone exhibits its own characteristic colours and markings, and can vary in density. Some limestones also have a similar appearance to marble and can often lead to mis-classification. Some degree of edge … Continue reading Understanding Natural Stone