Recently a fairly famous local restaurant called us for a ‘semi-emergency’ tile repair and refinishing. They’re a local Boston legend in fine dining circles and were nearing the end of their renovation, which had to provide a true ‘first class’ experience.
But one of their dining rooms just wasn’t working out right. The floor was a magnificent old handmade Mexican Saltillo tile. And it had been worn down from foot traffic and needed refinishing. Plus, one tile had come loose and it was not going to be possible to find a suitable replacement – these tiles were somewhat unique in size and color.
Oh, and the job needed to be done by this weekend, as in, done and finished by Monday morning, along with a lot of other tile cleaning, tile repair and general cleaning to make the restaurant look good as soon as possible for an inspection.
If you give this job to someone who doesn’t know any better, he can actually ruin the floor. That’s because Saltillo is soft and can dissolve under heavy abrasion. Literally disintegrate!
So we used strong but safe cleaning liquids, minimal abrasion and commercial strength floor finish along with some hand scrubbing and TLC. Results? Monday morning the floor was ready to host a party and easily passed inspection.
If you have a Mexican handmade Saltillo tile floor or any tile you need repaired in the Boston/Cambridge/Eastern Massachusetts area, feel free to call us at 617-838-0795 or fill out the form below for a free price quote. We’ll take your work seriously!
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