FOR THE LAYING-TREATING AND MAINTENANCE
hand made floors
speaking, hand made floors are laid with the 'splash' method: that is,
by letting the mortar splash out from under the tiles, then cleaning up
These can be cemented using the normal flooring glueing agents,
in this case the floor bed must be perfectly smooth. Since these brick
tiles, produced by a drawing process, are not constant in thickness, it
is recommended to apply a thicker layer of the glueing agent on to the
back of the tile before fitting it into place on the floor.
Our tiling can, in fact,
be laid with very little outflow, since calibration defects are negligible.
Grout cement and sand should be used for plastering, or better specific
products (also Mapei keracolor o ultracolor).
Washing and buffing the floor should only begin when all the other operations
have been completed and the floor has already expelled all the dampness
caused by the mortar ( time is too short when the tiles are laying with
adhesive mortar). One of the greatest advantages of our material is that
it has just the right porosity and is capable of absorbing dampness in
a uniform way. For washing, water with 10% muriatic acid added, or better
specific product (also Mapei keranet available on your request).You should
then rinse the small area you have washed using only water, and taking
care to remove any spots or stains with a brush. Once the floor is dry,
check thiat it has been properly washed and that the desidered results
have been obtained; if not, repeat the whole process. When the floor is
dry is completely dry (after 3-4 days) use a flat brush to spread an even
coat of linseed oil (crude, not refined) or even better you can use specific
wax (also Fila available in our store) solid for the first coat, liquid
for the second coat and for the maintenance.
Wash with a damp cloth every three weeks or so. adding a dose
of detergent or some other cleansing product available commercially (also
Fila cleaner available in our store).
us and our expert will able to help you with your problem of
laying and treatment.