Protect the tiles from rain, wind and frost. Stone that are frost-sensitive can best be stored in a frost-free room. Prior to placing natural stone, both boxes and/or crates should be mixed to obtain a harmonious colour and structural range. Then the backside should be dusted off. If the tiles are still wet, they should be be left to dry out before starting the installation work.top
At entrances, ‘sandy’ shoes may cause wear or scratching to natural stone flooring, therefore a protective mat should be placed. Frequently walked on areas (such as kitchen floors) should be treated more intensively.
The underside of table or chair legs should have a protective film (compressed textile or cork) to avoid scratching when moving tables or chairs. Hard plastic should not be applied as it may cause wear to the floor.
Grease and wine stains should be removed immediately and thouroughly rinsed with hot water and a linseed oil based soap.
In order to install the mosaics in a most efficient way, the tiler needs to remove the parts of the mesh backings that are sticking out. This way the sheets will fit nicely together. Furthermore, the different rows need to be placed in stretcher bond, so the individual mesh backings wouldn’t be visual after installation and pointing.top
How do you recommend us to place these tiles, which products to use?
The products that are normally used for natural stones.
How do you recommend us to fill the joints, which products to use?
The products that are normally used to fill the joints of natural stone.
What do you recommend us for maintenance of the tiles after placement ?
First of all, after installation, it is important to remove any residue of installation materials such as cement, adhesive, grouting etc. To achieve this, the floor must be washed with water and neutral detergents. We advice to clean and treat the pietra lece with specific products for natural stones, such as detergents and stain-resistant products.
We recommend not to use acid based products to clean and treat the pietra lece, it is a limestone impregnated by bitumen, and therefore, the solvents and the acids would corrode the surface.
After placing the pietra lece we advice using the following products:
- cleaning: Fila Cleaner
- stain resistant: Fila W/68
- satined wax: Fila Stonewax
- polished wax: Fila Longlife
For daily maintenance it is enough to clean the tiled area with a cloth.
How can we remove the smell?
The smell disappears after 15 to 20 days. The use of the products advised above accelerate this process.