Caring For Terracotta.

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About Terracotta

What To Know

Terra cotta or Terracotta is an Italian term that means, "baked earth". Terra cotta is one of the oldest tile materials around, dating back before the birth of Christ, when it was sun-dried rather than oven-fired. People often use it, glazed or unglazed, when they want a rustic, weathered look.


"Quality terra cotta will last forever," says Dave Gobis, executive director of the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, "but unfortunately it's very difficult to assess the quality, even for tile professionals." Buy only from a seller whose reputation you trust; even then, you may encounter problems.


For practical uses, "terra cotta can be enhanced by the seal you put on it," says Daniel Dixon, a California-based tile construction expert. "It is highly recommended that it be sealed, and if it's for kitchen use, you must seal it particularly well."


The earth tone colors of Terracotta can make homes seem "warm" and cozy". Today these tiles are manufactured or handmade in Italy, Spain, France and Mexico. They can be found glazed or unglazed and considered a hallmark of beauty in many homes and businesses throughout the Southwest region.


Aside from the aesthetically pleasing appearance of Terracotta, there are benefits that lead homeowners and businesses to choose Terracotta flooring. Blue Moon specializes in the cleaning, sealing and maintenance of handcrafted Terracotta.


Terracotta Stone Cleaning


Imagine the craftsmanship and expertise required to make Terracotta stone. We appreciate the workmanship of artisans who painstakingly craft every tile. Our methods are never aggressive and at Blue Moon, we take the time to give Terracotta floors the special attention each tile requires.


Terracotta Stone Sealing


We can not emphasize enough how important it is to seal Terracotta tiles. Not only is sealing required to minimize staining, the quality of the sealant must be sufficient to work effectively. At Blue Moon, we use sealants that will penetrate and protect Terracotta tiles.


Terracotta Stone Polishing


A topcoat is normally applied to Terracotta tiles for a high gloss or shine. These topcoats give Terracotta a luxurious luster that can make tile sparkle with a warmth that is unique to Terracotta clay tiles. Blue Moon's Stone Care team can apply a topcoat for a beautiful shine.


Terracotta Stone Honing


Although Terracotta tiles can be stripped of their topcoat, these tiles should never be honed. Blue Moon is a leading expert in the industry. You can trust us to understand the nature of natural stones. We know which natural materials should be honed or stripped.


Terracotta Stone Stripping


The porosity of natural stone means that any topcoat will routinely require expert stripping to remove soiled coatings or topcoats that have become dull. Blue Moon's Stone Care Technicians carefully remove topcoats by stripping coatings with eco-friendly products and the expertise required for optimum results.


Terracotta Stone Repair


Blue Moon's Stone Care team can easily repair minor chips in Terracotta tiles. When you have a concern about your Terracotta stone, feel free to call us and give us an opportunity to restore your natural stone. We are always here when you need us, so give us a call.

Preservation.

What Stone Types Does Blue Moon Service?

Saltillo

Saltillo Stone

  • Saltillo Tile is the unique "perfectly imperfect tile," handcrafted from durable clay that only exists in the Mexican city of...

Marble

Marble Stone

  • Real marble has a beautiful, unique look like no other surface, with all their whirling patterns and shade variations. But the same... 

Granite

Granite Stone

  • Granite has a rich beauty that few other countertop materials can match. Granite is a natural product with a timeless aura and...

Travertine

Travertine Stone

  • Travertine stone tiles look great and can be a less expensive alternative to marble or granite. These tiles come in a variation of color and.., 

Limestone

Limestone

  • Limestone is a natural stone product that is cut into slabs and is generally used for flooring. It is a sedimentary rock that primarily consists of...

Slate

Slate Stone

  • Slate is quarried in large slabs from metamorphic rock and is typically found in green, gray, and black. However, it can also come...

Flagstone

Flagstone

  • Mined from many places around the world, flagstone is a general term that describes a wide range of flat sedimentary rock that is commonly used in landscaping and paving...

Terracotta

Terracotta Stone

  • Terra cotta or Terracotta is an Italian term that means, "baked earth". Terra cotta is one of the oldest tile materials around, dating back before the birth of Christ, when..

Cantera

Cantera Stone

  • Cantera Stone is a quarried, volcanic rock that is mined exclusively in various regions of Mexico and Central America. Its name derives from Spain, as the Spanish word for...

Quartz

Quartz Stone

  • Quartz stone is relatively new in terms of home interior applications, but  quartz has many good qualities such as its attractive appearance, durability and the fact it doesn't...

Six Traits of a Blue Moon Professional

Trust

  • We seek to provide you with a firm belief in our ability to satisfy and meet your need. From the moment our professionals first greet you to the final handshake, you can trust our company will take great care of you.

Values

  • In reviewing candidates for employment at Blue Moon, we focus heavily on identifying those who posses a set of principles, work ethic, and moral compass. Our people are the foundation of our value to you. 

Integrity

  • Honesty and integrity are essential traits of our professionals. We insist that our employees always answer questions clearly, truthfully and respectfully.  

Committment

  • The quality of our company is in direct proportion to the commitment to excellence among our professionals. Our passion for what we do daily for our clients is what drives us.

Reliability

  • Blue Moon professionals strive for consistently high marks from clients. This consistency means we bring an unmatched level of performance reliability.   

Empathy

  • It's part of the fabric of our company. We put ourselves in the shoes of our client. We stop and ask, "how would you feel if...?" We preach to our employees, "don't just do a good job, deliver a great experience."

About Us

Our History

Based in Los Angeles, Blue Moon began in the late 1990s when the company cleaned and restored filming sets, studios, and similar property locations. The company later expanded its client base and added related component services.

Our Commitment

Our company is committed to the complete satisfaction of its clients and customers. We use "team cross-checks" and various other quality assurance controls so Blue Moon ensures your project is completed with the utmost concern for safety and quality, 

Our Mission

Life Disrupted. Life Restored.

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BLUE MOON CLEANING & RESTORATION

9601 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1190, Beverly Hills, California 90210

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