The Terradine Natural Terracotta tile range is hand made and very traditional, they vary in shade and texture, many will have imperfections that are part of traditional characteristic of the natural clay, and natural imperfections will include surface flaws and minor cracks these should be used in a project to create a floor that will look old and rustic.
These tiles may be used outside providing they are sealed prior to our winter months. Unfortunately they are not guaranteed against severe frosts. We recommend you order an additional 5% over your requirements to cover for potential damages in transit, like many natural floor tiles they do not travel well; broken or chipped tiles should be sorted and used for cuts where possible.
Once the Terradine Terracotta is fixed, it should be sealed with Linseed Oil. Two coats are ideal to create a barrier to protect the surface against staining. Once sealed with oil they should be left to dry and not walked on. Once dry, the tiles can be grouted. It's best to grout a small area at a time; cleaning as you go. When you've finished the grouting, the floor should be left to dry. Once dry, Mylands Wax should be applied to the floor to create an additional, traditional protective barrier. A second or third coat of wax can be applied to add shine to the floor. Additional waxing should be done from time to time to maintain the protective barrier.