Restoration of Historic Encaustic Tiles at Christchurch Cathedral

Historic Dublin church required floor restoration

Client: Christchurch Cathedral

Made from layers of cement, Encaustic tiles are hand painted with patterns pressed into the surface resulting in a wide range of beautifully artistic patterns. They are known for their durability making them a popular option for floors. Like Ceramic, Encaustic tiles are generally easy to clean and generally need low maintenance. We gently cleaned and removed contamination from the original encaustic tiles at the iconic Christchurch Cathedral.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Encaustic tiles however being made from cement so should be sealed to avoid dirt becoming trapped in the pores of the tile which will make them difficult to clean. Once sealed make sure you only use a neutral PH cleaning product such as Stone soap to clean the tiles as stronger off the shelf products will reduce the life of the sealer.

Marble and natural stone floor cleaning

Marble and natural stone floors are an expensive and luxurious item and you should only entrust their restoration to an experienced and knowledgeable professional.

Most marble and natural stone floors and surfaces can be revitalised and returned to their original state. When installed and cared for correctly, your stone or marble floor should last a lifetime. We have cleaned, polished, sealed, repaired, and restored thousands of marble and stone floors, dating from the 1700s to modern times.

All our operatives have undergone extensive training and have many years experience restoring and conserving stone and marble floors.

Heritage Contractors

Pmac projects are very varied. Our legacy is quality projects we can be proud of and the below projects are an example of them. We value the inputs of our customers, our team and our supply chain in reaching positive outcomes. Health and safety to our people and the public is a priority for us and without compromise.

If you are working on a similar project we would love to hear about it. Dont hesitate to call us or send in the details of your project through our contact page at

PMAC is a registered Heritage Contractor and a link for the site can be found below.

The majority of Pmac projects are based in Dublin but we also work all over Ireland. Our wide range of services are available to both residential and commercial clients.