CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

CLEANING AFTER LAYING

For correct handling and to ensure operator safety, below we recommend some tools to use when transporting large and thinner ASCALE tiles and slabs.

PROTECTION

The material's stain-resistant and atmospheric agent-resistant properties can be improved to make it easier to maintain.

REGULAR MAINTENANCE:

For a good cleaning of the floor we suggest the use of a natural detergent with a high cleaning power. In case of strong dirty and encrusted by the time, we recommend to consult the following scheme to find the perfect solution to every situation.

Type of dirtyProduct
Greasy, drinks, food, tire marks, colours, marker, etcNON SOAP DEGREASE
Residuals, stains and halos of epoxi jointsEPOXI DESCALER
Zement, Kalkstein, metal tracer, rustCEMENTIOUS DESCALER
GrafitisACETONE AND ANTIGRAFFITI STAR

RECOMENDATIONS FOR CLEANING

1. Once the tiles have been grouted and any excess grout cleaned off, it is important to wait the stipulated time before using the tiled surface; in other words, any cleaning should wait until the tiled surface is completely dry. We recommend waiting 5 days before cleaning in readiness for full use.

2. The newly tiled surface must be protected from water and damp while the adhesive and grouting materials are maturing and hardening. This is particularly important in outside spaces and areas where there is a risk of freezing.

3. Measures should also be taken to protect the newly tiled surface against mechanical or chemical damage resulting from subsequent work by other professionals or later installations. Damage can be prevented by covering the floor tiles with thick cardboard or similar material.

3. Measures should also be taken to protect the newly tiled surface against mechanical or chemical damage resulting from subsequent work by other professionals or later installations. Damage can be prevented by covering the floor tiles with thick cardboard or similar material.

4. For the final cleaning of the tiled surface, the products used should be compatible with the chemical resistance of the tiles. Avoid solid detergents with abrasive particles and solutions containing hydrofluoric acid, which attacks the glaze and causes irreversible damage to the ceramic tile.

6. For stains that cannot be completely removed with a conventional detergent and require the use of specific solvents or cleaners, we recommend that you first check the chemical resistance class of the slab.

7. We advise against using waxes, oils or similar products.