Technical Data

DRY-PRESSED UNGLAZED (UGL) PORCELAIN STONEWARE TILES. GROUP B1A – BRANDS AND NF/UPEC CLASSIFICATION – EUROPEAN STANDARD

Room floors are rated on the growing intensity of attacks from wear (surface abrasion), heavy traffic, water for maintenance or normal use and so-called staining or chemical products.
The tiles are subjected to tests to determine their resistance to these attacks and are NF/UPEC classified.

Quality and Antislip Standards

Packaging Information

 

Laying and maintenance advice

LAYING TILES / TILES ON SHEETS

To achieve an uniform finish, it is advisable to open several boxes, take several sheets haphazardly and lay them randomly.

PHASE 1 : CLEANING THE CEMENT FILM

Immediately after laying, the tiles are covered with a whitish film. This is normally surplus cement film introduced during grouting. These cement residues are cleaned using acid products and mechanical treatment. This operation is essential: it must be carried out initially by the tiler.

Products to be used :
Special unglazed tile cement film stripper.

Method :
– Sweep the coating and eliminate the largest residues
– Moisten the joints
– Spread the product on part of the surface (treatment per area). Leave to work for a few minutes.
– Rub the floor mechanically.
– Rinse thoroughly with water (several times if necessary) to neutralise the product and recover the cement particles.

PHASE 2 (OPTIONAL) : APPLYING AN ANTI-STAIN WATERPROOFING AGENT

Although this stage is optional, it can take place a few days after laying new, clean tiles (cement film must be removed in advance without fail).

The tiles should ideally be protected to prevent staining products (grease, ink, etc.) affecting the surface of the product, For this, it is recommended to apply a waterproofing agent one to two weeks after laying. The treatment is applied to clean, dry tiles.

Products to be used :
Special unglazed tile anti-stain waterproofing agent

PHASE 3 : ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

The purpose of routine tile maintenance is to keep the original appearance of the tiles as long as possible. Frequent washing is therefore necessary. The choice of detergent and the quality of the water (preferably soft) will influence the cleanliness of the tile.
Linseed oil products will not normally be used as they are a source of grime on the floors.

Products to be used :
Any standard alkaline product or Winckelmans cleaner.

Àvoid :
Linseed oil products (grime the tile)

Never use :
HF hydrofluoric acid and by-products (damage the tile)