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To Saltillo, Or Not to Saltillo

Saltillo Tile

Many of our clients are business and home owners that have installed Saltillo tiles (Mexican unfired clay tiles).  These tiles remain one of the cheaper alternatives on the market for large areas that require a hard surface (about $1.50/sqft), but many ignore the warnings concerning proper protective measures and maintenance needed for these soft tiles. We at Surface Solutions would like to share with you what we have learned about Saltillo tiles and hope you can find the right solutions for your beautiful tiles.

When considering Saltillos for flooring make sure your contractor protects the tiles “before” the joints are grouted.  These tiles are so porous they will soak up what we call “grout haze” and nothing will remove it...

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What Sealer Should I Use – Part 2

Surface Solutions Sealers

Part 2 of our sealer series concerns topical sealers such as Siloxanes, Silicones, Acrylics and Polymer Resins.  For the right applications these sealers can extend service life and prevent staining of cement, stone, tile & grout and much more.

Siloxanes are a derivative of Silicones and react, behave, and protect accordingly.

Silicones in general have great hydrophobic (water repellent) and oilophobic (oil repellent) properties.  These traits may sound like they are great concrete sealers but unfortunatley that is not the case in most situations.  Silicones are widely known to have a “short” life span, and are more often than not UV (Ultraviolet Light) unstable.  They are not recommended for surfaces that will experience normal abrasion issues such as floors and are better suited to v...

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Celebrate Our Schools with AXXESS

Hard Surface Restoration

WE ARE THE SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR CLEANING HEADACHES. 

WE ADDRESS THE PROBLEMS THE NORMAL JANITORIAL SERVICE SIMPLY CANNOT SOLVE.

The best way to improve our environment is to educate our youth on the importance of environmental principles like “conservation”, so would you please join us in helping our local schools by purchasing a Santa Barbara Axxess book.  This book is full of savings at local restaurants, shops and even amusement parks, and it is the best fundraising opportunity for our underfunded schools.  The average savings per year for a family is $300.00 and I know some of you will appreciate saving up to $3.75/person on discounted movie tickets good for any Metropolitan Theater in S.B. and Goleta.  Our family uses it often and we know you will too...

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Oil Eater: Safe for the whole family!

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Surface Solutions is proud to offer the Santa Barbara area another scientific innovation that makes cleaning the worst of messes, simply a breeze.  Oil stains on concrete, greasy floors in kitchens, and just plain filthy garages with oil spills are no match for our OIL EATER products and services.  At the heart of the process are microbes (small organisms) that eat oil.  These microbes are cultivated, not genetically engineered, to eat oil and other organic substances such as paraffin, grease, creosote and aromatic hydrocarbons.  They convert oil, gasoline and diesel fuel to harmless, natural occurring products, environmentally safe for humans, pets, plants and aquatic life.

THE OIL EATER PROCESS is:

•  NATURAL AND NON-TOXIC

• AN EXCEPTIONAL CLEANER

• PROBLEM SPECIFIC (HYDROCARBON...

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