Tiles, ceramics and natural stone
Tiles, natural stone and ceramics are resistant. A fire can also cause damage here. The burn marks aren’t pretty, but they’re not a catastrophe either. Professionally renovated, your floor and wall coverings will be like new again in no time!
Ceramic materials like heat
Ceramics and ceramic tiles are made under heat. The ceramic materials only acquire their enormous resistance in the kiln. Traditionally, these materials are even fired twice: The first firing after drying strengthens the shape of the material. In a second firing, which can take place at significantly higher temperatures, the glazes are firmly bonded to the workpiece. The glazes are more than just paint – they seal the surfaces. We are moving here in areas of well over 1,000 degrees Celsius.
If ceramic materials don’t just like heat, they need it – why are we talking about fire damage? In a fire, tiles and ceramics are not really damaged. The surfaces are blackened after a fire, soot is deposited. The joint between the tiles decomposes in the heat and becomes porous, and the adhesive under the tiles may also come loose. The tiles and ceramics themselves are not damaged in a “normal” domestic fire. This can only happen at extremely high temperatures, which may be reached under the influence of chemicals and in industry.
Repair fire damage to tiles and ceramics - "clean" professionally!
After a fire, we professionally repair the damage to your tiles and ceramics. The surfaces are thoroughly cleaned to remove all residues. You will no longer find any traces of blackening and soot. As a professional company for renovation and fire protection, we also know what damage we have to look for. Joints and the strength of the materials are also checked by us and renewed if necessary. Experience has shown that a complete replacement of the tiles and ceramics is not necessary.
Natural stone can be sensitive
Granite, slate, basalt, sandstone, marble – natural stone is a beautiful material both outdoors and in living spaces. The stones radiate a natural strength that contributes to the atmosphere of security. In addition, natural stone is extremely resistant, both to the weather and to daily use. Some species just don’t do well with heat. This is due to the structure of the rock.
In the case of marble, for example, the crystalline structure on the surface of the rock can change as a result of heat. Marble is a very soft stone. We repair fire damage to marble after the surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned of soot and other fire residue. With special treatment methods, we can restore the original crystalline surface to the marble.
Shale and various types of limestone can also be difficult after a fire. The rocks are porous (slate) or soft and brittle (limestone). If cracks are hidden in the stone that are not visible to the naked eye from the outside, these can become visible after exposure to extreme heat. Heat causes the stone to expand greatly, as much as the material itself and the immediate environment will allow. Hairline cracks are predetermined breaking points, so to speak: Here the surfaces shift against each other, which can lead to splintering and breakage. As a rule, this only affects very small particles or areas that are hidden from the eye. In the event of major damage, however, natural stone should be replaced, especially outdoors. Because water can penetrate into cracks and crevices, which leads to frost damage in winter.
Repair fire damage professionally - so that you can enjoy your natural stone for a long time!
Whether tiles, ceramics or natural stone: We professionally rehabilitate your surfaces after fire damage. Incidentally, these are not purely cosmetic measures: the renovation is beneficial to the aesthetics. What is much more important, however, is that these care measures significantly extend the life of your tiles, ceramics and natural stones.