An accurate cleaning after laying is fundamental for the life and future routine care of a ﬂoor.
First of all, we wish to point out that our slabs are regularly tested on stain resistance, according to the uni en norms. It is important to say that the surface of the slab is completely vitriﬁed and made of materials similar to glass; for this reason a careful cleaning with suitable products is strongly recommended. It is necessary to remove all residues from the laying process (mortar, concrete, plaster, adhesive etc.) by using an acid detergent, like È COSÌ Cherodal diluted in water 1:2 and applied with a ﬂoor cleaning brush or rag. It is also very important to rinse throughly until the water used becomes clear.
If this procedure is not performed correctly, the ﬂoor will keep an invisible surface calcareous ﬁlm and could easily get stained and in the future hardly cleaned. A perfect ﬁrst cleaning will mean an easy future maintenance.
In case the surface is still dirty (stains, dull tiles..) the cleaning procedure has to be carefully repeated. First, use an acid detergent, like diluted È COSÌ Cherodal and then wash and rinse the surface with clean water several times, as on the market you ﬁnd no detergents that are succefull after one cleaning.
Anyway, also during the routine cleaning you may see salt marks and stains appear on the surface, particularly on soft and smooth surfaces. We cannot forget that our products are vitreous and have to be treated accordingly.
For the daily care, it is sufﬁcient to remove dust with a dry rag, then wash the surface with the neutral detergent È COSÌ Velvet diluted 1:200 (1 small cup for 5 liters water) and applied with a dump rag that should be often rinsed in the solution.
The use of dirty water, polishing products or an extra quantity of detergent can produce an invisible ﬁlm and then spots and salt marks.
We remind you that our products are regularly checked and stable in the long term. Last, we remind to avoid using antirust or spray removers, as they contain hydroﬂuoric acid. There are no tiles on the market, neither ours nor from our competitors, withstanding this type of acid.
As last matter, we point out the right way to protect the joints: after installation, use a waterprooﬁng product like “fugaproof” by ﬁla. It prevents absorption of spots , makes dirt removal easier and preserve the joint for years. Waterprooﬁng is done directly on the joint with a small beak , and spreading the product ﬂat with a little brush. In this way the joint will be protected by an invisible ﬁlm , avoiding the deep penetration of dirt. After a few hours from the application, one can walk on the surface.
4.8 THICKNESS TILES ARE: resistant, thin, light, simple to cut and to handle, fire-resistant, frost-proof, eco-friendly and they don’t need special devices for their conservation. They are an ideal product both for internal and for external covering. Particularly suitable in case of restructuration of residential floors and coverings: they can be applied on the previous one without any demolition and related treatment costs.
DSG/4.8 is the ideal product for:
- Restructuration of the existing floor or covering
- Floor and covering Installation in new realization
- Public or private locations
- Respect for nature: sustainable choice as the reduction of thickness implies a lower environmental impact (expenditure of energy, raw materials, packing materials and transport)
- Ease of cutting: you can cut it simply with a cutter for glass or any equipment for the cutting of common tiles of ceramic surface
- Limited weight: a 120x120 tile weighs only 16 kg. Simple to handle also in big sizes
- Reduction of completion of construction times as you lay it on the existing one
24 mm RAISED FLOORS
The strength of 2 12mm thick tiles glued together with a two-components glue grants a modulus of rupture of 18.140 Kgf, where law prescriptions are of at least 1.300. ≠24mm is frostresistant, has a very high breakage load. ≠24mm does not change and lasts over time in any climatic contitions, characteristics that are a must for outdoor floor coverings.
The flooring can be done using different techniques, according to the kind of surface. the porcelain stoneware slabs, can be laid, using a dry installation system, directly onto gravel or sand substrates as well as with raised installation or gluing. Raised installation is made with a support structure made of polypropylene, prefabricated, load-bearing modules, which can be fix, adjustable and self levelling. They have a minimum height of 37,5mm and a maximum height of 230mm. the raised installation allows for easy inspection of underlying cabling and circuits without the need for burdensome work. ≠24mm raised floor is the best solutions for residential and commercial destinations such as balconies, paths etc., Protecting the under-space and easily allowing any kind of technical interven- tion. a 4 mm joint is requested for water drainage and installation of mixed sizes. 24 mm size, ideal for covered or uncovered patios and terraces, paths and walkways, pools and gardens.