Steve Sinnott from Heritage Tiling and Restoration Co. chose Dry-Treat Stain-Proof, a world-leading impregnating, invisible and breathable sealer to restore a damaged tiled floor at the Ivy Cottage in Frodsham.

Steve was tasked with the restoration of the floor laid with Victorian geometric encaustic tiles, damaged by a porch added 10 years after the house was built in 1880.

The sealing solution was required to provide long lasting protection and warranty, offer protection against damage caused by water and oil; allow the surface to breathe; ensure minimal maintenance; and not change the look of the tiles.

Steve met these requirements with Dry-Treat Stain-Proof sealer, which in his opinion is one of the best sealers for sealing Victorian tiles as it allows the tile to breathe, doesn’t need to be stripped and re-applied like dwell-on sealers, and prevents oil and water borne spills from staining the tile surface. Steve has been using Dry-Treat products over the last 40 years and considers them the best ‘bar none’.

Victorian geometric tiles are very absorbent; therefore, a light pre-seal with Stain-Proof prior to the two main coats is recommended. Stain-Proof tile sealers help preserve the heritage value of the tiles and will not change their outward appearance.

Dry-Treat offers a 15-year performance warranty when Stain-Proof Original product is applied by an Accredited Applicator, and the surface is maintained regularly using their recommended maintenance system.

Dry-Treat Stain-Proof sealer is recommended for natural stone, tiles, pavers, concrete and grout.