Saturday, March 19, 2016

Mexican tile is made up of clay and is very porous and is prone to "efflorescence" aka "white blotches" especially outside.

Mexican tile is made up of clay and is very porous and is prone to "efflorescence" aka "white blotches" especially outside. Under certain circumstances, a white powder can form on unglazed terracotta type floor tiles. This is a natural phenomenon call efflorescence. It is due to soluble salts rising to the surface from the concrete slab. When they dry out on the surface, the remaining salts appear white and powdery. Efflorescence often manifests itself in the cement joints of new brickwork or Mexican tile.


Numerous studies have been made around the world to try to determine why it can appear on an installation and not another under seemingly identical conditions. The only things that we do know are that it happens when Portland Cement is present and there is no real solution for it. Efflorescence does clear up over time unless there is an ongoing issue with rising damp from the substrate. It is defined as the 'migration of soluble salts.' This is not due to substandard tiles, adhesives, sealers, or grout; and generally there is nothing to worry about.

"Efflorescence Treatment" is part of a program of products that make an effloresced wall or floor look good, then keep the problem from coming back. Remove powdery white deposits without scrubbing. Just apply and leave it to work. No wipe off or other removal needed. Apply with brush or spray or whatever is easiest. Carries white powdery stains below the surface. Used by DIY and cleaning professionals.
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