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1:19 minCement tile installation and maintenance - video

Tile installation
- Cement tiles must be installed on a well-levelled, clean and dry surface. Humid subsoil will cause fur deposits on the tile’s surface.
- Apply the adhesive evenly on the surface the tile is being laid on, using a large-toothed comb trowel. Also apply adhesive on the back of the tile (double-bonding).
- Position the tiles with your hands – without hammering – leaving a thin gap (1 or 2 mm, thickness of a filling-knife) for the joint. A thicker gap should be used with under-floor heating and outdoor installation (min 2mm).
- Once the tiles are installed and the cement adhesive dry, clean the surface by scrubbing it and clear with water. It will remove the thin layer of pigmented dust that can still cover the tiles.

0:30 minGrouting - video

Grouting
- Use white or light grey grout only, never use dyed or dark grout; pigments from the joint filler might stain the tiles irreversibly.
- Wipe the tiles with a moist sponge before grouting.
- Fill the gap between the tiles using a filling-knife, without spreading the grout on tiles.
- The grout surplus must be cleaned immediately with a wet cloth/sponge.
- Never use acid (cement dissolver) to remove the excess or stains of grout.

1:27 minTreatment with sealer (Mosaic Sealer) - video

Treatment with sealer (Mosaic Sealer)
- The sealer is applied after the installation of the cement tiles, over a clean and dry floor.
- Mosaic Sealer is a resin solvent-based sealer that limits water and oil penetration.
- Mosaic Sealer impregnates the tile, reduces its porosity and keeps its natural matte aspect.
- It must be applied with a brush or a roller on a dry and clean surface. One or more successive applications until the tile is saturated.
- After a few minutes, once the tiles are saturated, you should remove the remaining sealer, which might be on the surface with a fine cloth to give it an even distribution.
- Do not apply too much. The excess would leave glistening stains on the surface (brush traces).
- Always try the sealer on a loose tile before applying it on the entire surface, in order to measure the grade of absorption of the tiles.

0:28 minMaintenance - video

Maintenance
- A regular use of wax (for marble) enhances the colours, it creates a patina and protects the cement tiles.
- Clean with natural PH Neutral soap and water.
- Never clean with harsh detergents, acid or alkaline.
- The toughest stains can be smoothed out by scrubbing with an abrasive like Scotch Brite and/or a solvent (White Spirit).

0:53 minCleaning and stripping a very dirty floor  - video

Cleaning and stripping a very dirty floor
- For cleaning and stripping a very dirty floor (thought stains, construction site stains, excess of sealer, a worn out and old floor…) use a large diameter floor polisher with a fibre disc, water and PH neutral soap.

Heavy traffic floors
- bars, shops, restaurants, etc. These floors require special protection and attention. Please consult our customer service team.

15 secCutting cement tiles  - video

Cutting cement tiles.
- cement and skirting tiles can easily be cut straight or at a 45-degree bevel angle. For best results, the use of a wet saw with diamond blade is recommended.

Cleaning and maintenance products

  • SEALER
    • Sealer
    • Litre: 1L
      Price: £25 excl. VAT
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    • PROPERTY - Mosaic Sealer is a liquid impregnator that limits absorption of water and oils into porous materials. It penetrates the pores of the tiles and does not affect the natural finish of a cement floor. This solvent and resin based product is to be applied with a brush, cloth or roller on a clean and dry surface. One or more successive applications until the tiles are saturated. Ensure the room is ventilated and avoid applying in excess. Any sealer not absorbed within a few minutes will remain on the surface. You may buff the surface with a fine cloth to remove any excess and avoid a shiny or patchy finish. Always try the sealer on a loose tile before applying it on the entire surface, in order to measure the grade of absorption of the tiles.

      DANGER - Highly flammable liquid and vapour. May be fatal in case of ingestion affecting airways. May cause serious skin and eye irritation. Can cause drowsiness and vertigo. Toxic to aquatic life with long-term negative effects. Should medical advice be required, take the label or container with you. Keep out of the reach of children. Keep away from heat sources, sparks, open flames and hot surfaces. No smoking. Wear protective gloves, clothes and eyewear and protective mask. IN CASE OF INGESTION: Immediately call the POISON CENTRE or seek medical help. IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH THE SKIN (or hair): Remove immediately contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water or shower. IF INHALED, take the person outside and maintain in a comfortable position for breathing. IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH THE EYES: Rinse carefully with water for several minutes. Do not swallow.
  • NEUTRAL SOAP
    • Soap
    • Litre: 1L
      Price: £12.5 excl. VAT
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    • PROPERTY - Liquid PH neutral soap for daily use. Diluted in water, the soap will disinfect and nourish cement based tiles.

      DANGER - May cause serious eye irritation. Should medical advice be required, take the label or container with you. Keep out of the reach of children. Read the label before use. Wash hands thoroughly after use. Always wear protective gloves, clothes and eyewear as well as a protective mask. IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH THE EYES: Rinse carefully with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses. Keep rinsing. If the irritation continues, seek medical attention.
  • NEUTRAL WAX
    • Cire
    • Litre: 1L
      Price: £17.5 excl. VAT
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    • PROPERTY - Liquid Wax which can be used diluted in water or pure. Once dry, the floor can be buffed with a cloth, fibre or felt pads which will give the tiles a sheen and enhance colours. The wax will help create a patina and protect the tiles further.

      DANGER - Product not classed as a risk for health or the environment. Keep out of the reach of children. Read the label before use. IN CASE OF INGESTION: Immediately call the POISON CENTRE or seek medical help. IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH THE EYES: Rinse carefully with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses. Keep rinsing. In case of an accident or drowsiness immediately call the POISON CENTRE or seek medical help. Should medical advice be required, take the label or container with you. Dispose of content and container according to local waste management regulations.
  • CLEANER FOR HOUSEHOLD USE
    • Cleaner1
    • Litre: 0,75L
      Price: £12.5 excl. VAT
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    • PROPERTY - The household stain cleaner helps tone down grease stains and other marks resulting from daily use with a cement tile floor. Spray the product thoroughly on the area to treat, leave it a few minutes before scrubbing with a buffing machine and fibre disc or a green scouring pad. Add water if necessary. Rinse very well the residues to finalise the process.

      DANGER - Always wear protective gloves, clothes and eyewear as well as a protective mask. May cause serious skin and eye irritation. Should medical advice be required, take the label or container with you. Keep out of the reach of children. Read the label before use. IN CASE OF INGESTION: Rinse mouth and DO NOT induce vomiting. IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH THE SKIN (or hair): Remove immediately contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water or shower. IF INHALED, take the person outside and maintain in a comfortable position for breathing. IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH THE EYES: Rinse carefully with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses. Keep rinsing and do not ingest. In case of an accident, immediately call the POISON CENTRE or seek medical help. Dispose of content and container according to local waste management regulations. Do not use this product with a paint spray gun.
  • INDUSTRIAL CLEANER
    • Cleaner2
    • Litre: 0,75L
      Price: £12.5 excl. VAT
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    • PROPERTY - Soft acid-based liquid cleaner that acts on calcareous elements and residues from installation.It will also dissolve a thin layer of the tile surface and help with cleaning. The product is sprayed over the floor. It may be used pure or diluted, depending on the level of cleaning required. Upon spraying, the acid reacts with the calcareous elements, producing gas bubbles and a coloured sludge. A few seconds after spraying, the acid is no longer acting and the chemical cleaning process must be immediately completed with mechanical abrasion using a buffing machine with a fibre disc (or a green scouring pad). If necessary, add water prior to buffing. Rince immediately and thoroughly with clear water to remove the residues and sludge.

      DANGER - May cause serious skin irritation and ocular injuries. Should medical advice be required, take the label or container with you. Keep out of the reach of children. Read the label before use. IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH THE SKIN (or hair): Rinse skin with water and soap. Remove contaminated clothing immediately and wash. IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH THE EYES: Rinse carefully with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses. Keep rinsing. IN CASE OF INGESTION: Immediately call the POISON CENTRE or seek medical help.
  • CRYSTALLISER FOR HOUSEHOLD USE
    • Crystalliser
    • Litre: 0,75L
      Price: £17.5 excl. VAT
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    • PROPERTY - To be applied using a floor buffing machine once the floor has been fully cleaned, rinsed and dried. Crystalliser, without magnesium fluorosilicate. Hardens the tiles, leaving them more resistant to abrasion and stains while giving them a slight shine. Spray a small amount over the area to be treated and work the surface with the buffing machine and discs (fibre or stainless steel wool discs) until the product has been absorbed and the tiles are completely dry and shiny.

      DANGER - May cause serious burns to skin irritation and ocular injuries. Should medical advice be required, take the label or container with you. Keep out of the reach of children. Read the label before use. IN CASE OF INGESTION: Rinse mouth and DO NOT induce vomiting. IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH THE SKIN (or hair): Remove immediately contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water or shower. IF INHALED, take the person outside and maintain in a comfortable position for breathing. IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH THE EYES: Rinse carefully with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses. Keep rinsing and do not ingest. In case of an accident, immediately call the POISON CENTRE or seek medical. Keep this product in a secure and locked location. Dispose of content and container according to local waste management regulations.