diameter 285 mm x 17 mm
pre-impregnated at delivery
packaging unit: 1 piece, singly packaged
requirement for 1 sqm: 18 pieces/sqm
Price: ¤ 5,50
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This hexagonal cement tile is a reproduction of a design by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi (1852 - 1926), probably the best-known exponent of Modernismo. He designed this tile for the Casa Mila in Barcelona, a building that impresses with its idiosyncratic curving roof and wall constructions. The relief tiles reflect the soft and organic shapes: floral, fossil and maritime motifs are strung together and create a harmonious continuous surface.
The single-layer, solid-coloured plates are made of a high-quality special cement, which is strongly compressed by vibration. The panels are characterized by a high bending tensile strength and are very hard and durable. The floor can therefore be used not only in the private sector, but also in the commercial sector.
Due to materials used and workmanship the tiles exhibit low water absorption of <3%. They can therefore be used in roofed outdoor areas. Slip resistance is classified as R9.
These single layer tiles have a thickness of approximately 17 mm. The edges are even and gently rounded.
Single layer tiles are completey solid-coloured and show a slight surface gloss. The relief embossment is shaped smoothly and comfortable to walk on barefooted.
For these tiles no packaging units apply. They are individually wrapped in foil and can be ordered according to your required quantity. One square meter corresponds to an amount of approximately 19 tiles. Please calculate excess quantities for cuttings. In an eventual reorder the color may vary slightly depending on the batch.
The tiles are usually in stock and are shipped directly from our central warehouse. Lead time is approximately 8-10 days.
Tiles can only be transported safely with a forwarding agency. We would be pleased to provide you with an offer for delivery on your construction site. Transport cost depends on weight and distance. To prepare the offer we need to know the amount of tiles you plan to buy and your postcode.These tiles are delivered directly from our central warehouse to your construction site.
Please note that tiles must be transported to dry premises immediately, and cannot be put into interim storage in the open due to potential moisture absorption.
The tiles are already pre-impregnated at the factory with an impregnation of water glass / silicate basis. The mineral impregnation silicified the surface of the tiles. In order for the tiles being impregnated in the joint area, it is advisable to apply the impregnation again after laying. This can already be done about a day after the jointing.
The mineral impregnation is applied thinly on the dry surface on the entire area with a microfiber floor mop. Apply the first layer going in one direction and the second layer in the opposite direction, as if painting a cross. Surpluses and striation should be avoided. Apply as much material until the desired protective effect is achieved and absorbence of the floor is no longer detectable (no darkening on contact with water). Requirement for pre-impregnated tiles: ca. 1l for 30sqm. The surface must be protected against moisture and must not be coated or treated otherwise for 24 after treatment. Full resistance is reached after 7 days.
All tiling work must only be carried out by a qualified specialist. We cannot accept any liability for damages due to incorrect installation.
To achieve a harmonious play of colours we advise you to mix the packs among one another before laying them in the adhesive bed, leaving a thin gap (1-2mm) for the joints. Individual tiles may exhibit more pronounced colour differences, which is part of the laying pattern. However, before very differently coloured tiles are laid, this should be agreed between the tiler and the customer. The small joint width is a special design and should also be agreed explicitly between client and tiler.
The surface must be clean, even, load bearing, resistant to deformation, dry and free from anti-adhesive substances as well as solid and crack-free. Substrate treatment should be carried out according to the data given by the manufacturer of the tile adhesive. In order to bind the residual dust on the substrate and to reduce the absorbency of strongly absorbent substrates, the substrate should be pre-treated with a primer. (e.g. Oktamos UG 30 from Kiesel)
As tile adhesive we recommend using a very fast setting and hardening, high-strength and deformable mineral flexible mortar with crystalline water retention (e.g. Servoflex K-Schnell SuperTec from Kiesel). Firstly, a contact layer of the flexible mortar is applied to the substrate with the smooth side of the large-toothed comb trowel. Using a 10 tooth comb trowel, the adhesive layer is applied which, when pressed and carefully aligned, allows a flat surface without runs and hot spots. For an almost cavity-free laying it is advisable to use the buttering-floating-technique. The open time / correction time of the adhesive must always be observed: the tiles must be inserted into the fresh thin-bed adhesive. Care must be taken that no skin has formed on the surface of the adhesive. Never stir too much adhesive and do not apply any more adhesive than can be processed during this time. Do not use already thickened residues. Moisture absorption of the tiles should be reduced to a minimum. Re-moistening of the tiles or irregular moisture content in the surface e.g. by drying too quickly, may cause effervescence.
The cement floor tiles can be cut best with a diamond blade. Even mitres can be cut that way, so that clean mitre joints on outer edges are possible. The cutting should be done dryly.
If the laid out tiles need to be covered, this should be made with a breathable material (Do not use cardboard as this might leave marks and discolouration).
Cleaning the tiles after they were laid out constitutes the basis for the impregnation. Begin with sweeping or vacuuming the floor, if necessary remove grout- and/or colour residues with a spatula; then go on with wiping the tiles with a slightly damp cloth. Coarse constructional contamination can be scrubbed of with abrasive powder after the floor was made wet. Never clean with acid! Rinse the tiles with pure water and leave the clean surface to dry out well.
The tiles can be jointed 2-3 days after laying.
Before jointing, the surface of the flooring should be slightly pre-wetted in order to avoid burning out the joints. The jointing of the tiles is made with a mortar made of 2 parts trass cement and one part quartz sand (grain size 0 - 0.3mm) that are combined with water to a yoghurt like texture and applied to the well-swept floor. The mortar is pressed into the joints with an epoxy resin floorboard and is worked in until the joint no longer falls (i.e. the mortar fills the joint completely).
ATTENTION: Do not use prepared joint fillers with plastic content, as these may establish a grey film. You will get the necessary trass cement and quartz sand in a hardware store.
After completion of a well-reachable section, the laying surface is completely cleaned by wiping with a slightly damp tile-laying sponge. However, the tiles should never be washed off wet! This could lead to cracking due to swelling and shrinkage.
Silicon joints should be made before the impregnation is applied. Please use a natural stone silicon that does not release acetic acid when curing in order to avoid discolouration. .
Every cleaning procedure consists of cleaning and care. It is important that the cleaning effect is not reached by using acidic cleaning agents, but by using alcaline, slightly re-fatting cleaning agents!!! Acidic cleaners roughen the surface and should never be used. Coarse contaminations can be removed with abrasive powder. Traditionally, terrazzo floors were cleaned with a re-fatting soft soap – soft soap contributes to the care of the floor as it is naturally re-fatting.
Haste makes waste – a patina will form over time and protect the floor.
Any dripped liquids, especially red wine should be removed immediately. Stubborn stains can be removed with a scourer, scouring pads or rough brush and scouring powder. However, stains that arose prior to the impregnation or due to incomplete and deficient impregnation, are usually irreversible. Grinding with a diamond sanding pad can help in order to conceal this - but if need be, the tile must be replaced.
The below mentioned products for laying and surface treatment are available at our company:
If you have further questions we are happy to help you personally or by by phone on Tuesdays to Fridays from 9.00 to 12.00 and 13.30 to 18.00 o'clock as well as on Saturdays from 10.00 to 14.00 o'clock.
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