Technical area

Aluminium surfaces, mosaics and liners.

CUSTOMIZATIONS

According to clients’  request

RECYCLE

Aluminum is a 100% recyclable material

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION 

The good condition of the material should be checked before use. Control if the material correspond with the order. It must be stored in a dry room. Recommended room temperature: should be at least 10°C and maximum 30°C. The subfloor should be dry, clean and free of mold, infiltrations, moisture, spots. A good starting point is crucial for the resistance and reliability of the floors and walls METALBORDER;  the subfloor must be flat. The subfloor is considered leveled if there is less than 2/3 mm height difference over a distance of one continuous meter. It can be installed also on any kind of existing surface (ex. Ceramic)

LAYING

On flat pre-existing subfloors should be used MS silicon, transparent and neutral.

On concrete subfloors  we recommend KERAKOLL SUPERFLEX ECO  glue  (or correspondents products from certified  producers)

If the material is grouted, we recommend Kerakoll’s Fugalite Bio.  In case of joints we recommend FUGALITE BIO KERAKOLL.  Apply the glue on the back of the piece with a gear spatula on the entire surface and let 2/3 cm perimeter without glue, to avoid that it leaks during the laying.

Any eventual excess of glue that goes on the part in view must be eliminated when the glue is still fres using  water and a soft sponge. CLEANING: It is recommended to use a soft cloth dampened with water and soap, alcohol or mild detergents (not acid nor basic). NOTE: Do not use in any situation (installation, surfacing and cleaning) abrasive, acid and basic, solvent and diluent products.  Do not use scotch tape on the visible part.  It is recommended to contact an electrician before installing  a grounding system according to safety rules.

MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING

CLEANING: It is recommended to use a soft cloth dampened with water and soap, alcohol or mild detergents (not acid nor basic). Do not use abrasive, acid and basic, solvent and diluent.

Place a doormat at the entrance. We suggest  protective felt pads under furniture and chairs. After the installation other wax application is suggested, in order to make the finish easily predisposed to the cleaning and long life.

 

ALUMINIUM ANODIZING

Aluminum anodizing is the phase in which aluminum is coated, passing from a metallic state to a real surface.
The difference between the two lies in the fact that the electrolytic transformation that occurs at the level of the first micron of the aluminum surface, physically alters the molecular structure making the outer surface of the metal weather-resistant, more robust and ready for the consumer. Afterwards, other surface finishes may be applied, such as aluminum polishers, which render the surfaces even more beautiful and precious.

The process that underlies this transformation is an electrolysis process. It is performed in special tanks traversed by an electric power, which may also contain the coloring for the metal surface. Although there is talk of microns, this type of colorization is fixed in depth at the molecular level, and is therefore preferable to any other coating or finishing process suitable for other metals.

The control of this transformation process determines the quality of the final product.