Method Statement List
Method Statement





Quarry Tiles or Unglazed Ceramics


Cleaning after fitting

To ensure the floor will have the brightest and most colourful appearance the floor needs to be totally cleaned.  This will be made easier and quicker by adding SMP Heavy Duty Residue Remover to the cleaning water, which in turn will break down any adhesive residues while at the same time removing any building dust and general dirt leaving the surface in the best possible condition to be sealed.


Protection (if required).

Most unglazed ceramic  and quarry tiles need very little protection and are generally hard wearing but some may be affected by grout, oil, grease, red wine, foodstuffs etc… If in any doubt we recommend that an application of SMP Stain Guard be applied following the instructions on the bottle carefully which in turn will leave the tiles safe from staining. (NB. If SMP Stain Guard is over applied and the excess dries on the surface this can be removed easily by rubbing the surface with a cloth dampened in white spirit and then buffing it dry with a towel or similar)


Finish required

Quarry tiles and unglazed ceramic tiles by their nature have a dull appearance. The finish can be enhanced, protected and rendered easier to keep clean by applying 2 - 3 thin coats of SMP Tough Coat Gloss which will leave a hard wearing gloss finish that can be easily re - applied when it wears down.



To keep the newly tiled surface in pristine condition only use SMP Sealed Floor Maintainer as the regular cleaning agent, as this will not only clean the floor, killing germs and odour producing bacteria without leaving any wax or acrylic build ups which can be slippery, but will also repair any minor surface scratches which may occur, and when dry can be buffed to a high shine if required.



The tiled surface will eventually need restored back to it’s original condition after years of wear and tear, producing ground in dirt which will dull the appearance. SMP Floor Tile Restorer is a quick and easy to use product which will provide excellent results revitalising any tiled surface. It will remove layers of dirt and old sealant leaving the tiles in an” as new “ condition ready to be re - sealed if required.