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…

Up-to-date advice – in an instant – with new ECOPROTEC® Product Selector

      LTP has launched its second-generation Product Selector tool at ecoproductselector.com.  The free online resource – which identifies the correct eco-treatment according to surface type and symptom – has been updated to include the latest tile finishes and related issues.  It now provides even greater scope and support for tile and stone specifiers, installers and end users, as…

New Press release-No more ‘fade to grey’ with new ECOPROTEC® Blackstone sealer & restorer

Surface care specialist, LTP has introduced a new outdoor sealer and restorer to its ECOPROTEC® range.  Developed for dark natural stone and artificial stone surfaces, new Blackstone has an eco-friendly water-based, impregnating formulation which restores the appearance of faded limestone, marble, slate and concrete.  Like all LTP products, the new treatment is manufactured in the UK and is offered alongside…