New Porcelain Tile Protector joins LTP’s ECOPROTEC® range

LTP has introduced a new eco-friendly ECOPROTEC® protection treatment for unpolished porcelain tiles.  Suitable for use indoors and outside, the new ECOPROTEC® Porcelain Tile Protector is a water-based ‘pre-and-post-grout’ treatment; it is designed to protect tiles from staining and allow easy removal of residues of cement-based grouts and two-part resin based jointing compounds, as well as stubborn organic matter.   Ideal for…

LTP ECOPROTEC® chosen to protect granite at Salford skyscraper

Cheshire-based natural stone supplier Rockford has recently completed a bespoke installation in Salford’s tallest building – Exchange Court – using Italian Granite protected by LTP’s ECOPROTEC®Natural Finish Stone Sealer.  Over 40 stone slabs were used for the installation, which spans the building’s main atrium, including the foyer, staircases and walls. Developed by Renaker Build Ltd for AQ Investments, Exchange Court is…

Hard surface maintenance made easy with ECOPROTEC® treatments

Over the winter months, moisture and bacteria can lead to moss and algae build-up, discolouring hard landscraping and making it slippery.  Fallen leaves and other dirt and debris will also stain slabs, and a combination of rain, frost and UV will fade darker surfaces. To remove dirt and slippery residues, it’s generally best to avoid acid-based products, as these can…

Removal of white blooms and chalky residues

White, mineral-based residues can ruin a tile installation. They come in various guises – from that chalky white grout haze left after an installation, to white blooms that rise up from a subfloor. As well as compromising appearance, they can also make maintenance really difficult. So, how can you remove them without damaging a tile or natural stone surface? Most…

Your Tribute & LTP join ‘Bremner Square Project’ team

Your Tribute and LTP are working as part of the team involved in Leeds United’s Bremner Square Project. The extensive redevelopment project will create a new landscaped area around the original statue of the team’s most successful captain – Billy Bremner.  It will provide a ‘permanent fixture’ at the team’s home ground, in Elland Road, and will feature personalised, engraved…

A good example is the best sermon

It’s not always easy to encourage people to use the correct maintenance products. They can get very suspicious. It often reminds me of those awkward after sales conversations, in shoe shops and electrical stores. The problem is that when it comes to natural flooring, people need to be educated – now, more than ever before. A few years ago, we received…

Protecting and maintaining terrazzo

The stunning speckled patterns of terrazzo have taken the industry by storm this year.  In fact, this fabulous surface finish has become so popular, that its style is being replicated on all sorts of materials – from rugs to wallpaper. On floors, terrazzo is either poured into place, trowelled onto a concrete slab (often referred to as ‘rustic terrazzo’) or precast…

Golden industry veteran – Rex Walker – to retire from LTP

After a remarkable 50 years in the tiling industry, Rex Walker will be retiring at the end of the year. For the last 12 years, Rex has been part of LTP’s sales team, which he joined after he ‘officially’ retired from Marlborough Tiles in 2007.  Rex’s immense professionalism, reliability and energy have shaped his career; he will be greatly missed…

New Residue Remover using ‘acid-replacement technology’ joins ECOPROTEC® range

LTP has launched its new ECOPROTEC® Cement, Grout & Salt Residue Remover. The new product replaces conventional acids normally used to remove cement and grout residues, and can be used on all types of tile and natural stone surfaces, except those with a polished finish. This means it can be safely applied to unpolished acid-sensitive surfaces, including limestone and travertine. As well…

Ecoprotec® lifts graffiti – and spirits – at St John’s church

PRESS RELEASE September, 2018       LTP’s Ecoprotec® Graffiti system has helped restore the church interior at St John’s, after an chancel wall was recently vandalized.  The restoration project was carried out by Farcroft Restoration, by its stone technician Dave Berry, and involved removal of orange aerosol from an original Portland stone wall within the church nave.  Having been…