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Obtaining A Shine On Quarry Tiles

Discussion in 'Tile Cleaning & Restoration' started by Twirly23, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Twirly23

    Twirly23 New Contributor

    I have a Pilkington multiversa-tile red quarry tile floor. The tiles are very matt, with no shine. I tried using HG terra cotta shine seal, which has worked well on other quarry tiles in the house but it had no effect. I then thought that perhaps I needed to seal the tiles, so tried HG impregnating protector, and then the shine seal. Result? No difference. Still very dull. So what should I use, and do I now have to clean off the impregnator first?
     
  2. Albert

    Albert Awesome Contributor

    This is one for you Bob
     
  3. pjtiler

    pjtiler Serious Contributor

    pilks versa tile arnt quarry tiles there adamantine (fired to a much higher temperature )
    hence the mat finish
    you could try a few coats of wax and a load of elbow grease
     
  4. TomAstley

    TomAstley Junior Contributor

    HG did a product I used for versatile but although it looked OK, not sure it was the terracotta shine though.
     
  5. TomAstley

    TomAstley Junior Contributor

    Wasn't is wooliscroft who made the versatile, first?
     
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  6. pjtiler

    pjtiler Serious Contributor

    aye your quite right tom
    I think woolys went bump and pilks took all the stock
     
  7. TomAstley

    TomAstley Junior Contributor

    There was also another tile, I am sure it was called fire(something) but I can't remember.......... very like the wollis but they had spacer lugs on them.....only came in red IIRC.
     
  8. Albert

    Albert Awesome Contributor

    Fire-flash red , they were a very nice tile. I think they also did harvest flash.
     
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  9. Albert

    Albert Awesome Contributor

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    Fire-flash
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2015
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  10. Albert

    Albert Awesome Contributor

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    Harvest-flash
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2015
  11. TomAstley

    TomAstley Junior Contributor

    Brill Albert....don't remember the Harvest ones at all.
     
  12. pjtiler

    pjtiler Serious Contributor

    aye h&r Johnson made them buggers
     
  13. GHL Geoff

    GHL Geoff Serious Contributor

    They also made (and still do) Prg1's (6x6 white) done my head in when young and doing council work, used to get them by the pallet :mad:
     
  14. Lithofin bob

    Lithofin bob Junior Contributor

    Hi guys , may be to late on this one. These tiles can be problematic with topical sealers on. As they have little surface texture products will bind ,these finishes can scratch easily. Much harder wearing with just an impregnator for water and oil repelance.

    We have a product kf tile polish, this can be applied on top of the impregnator kf stain stop . You could test a couple of coats on 2-3 tiles in a discreet area ,on top of what you have first , jumbo car sponge and a light thin even coat leave 1h and repeat .have a look see how it reacts. If you then want to remove all products first, strip tiles with our wax off or other suitable stripper, leave 4-5 days or until fully dry, re impregnate and then 2 coats of the topical finish.
     
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  15. amir patwa

    amir patwa Serious Contributor

    But these tiles are not supposed to shine! Very heavy duty usage area will take any chemical abuse! In its original texture
     
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