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Technical characteristics, installation and maintenance

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Anodising of aluminium is the phase in which aluminium is ennobled from the state of metal to a real surface. The process that underlies this transformation is an electrolysis process (which is carried out in special tanks with a current flowing through them) that enables the surface of the metal to be coloured using specific pigments. Although micron, this type of colouring is fixed deep down at the molecular level, and is therefore preferable to any other painting or finishing process. The electrolytic transformation that takes place at the level of the first microns of the aluminium surface physically modifies its molecular structure, making the external surface of the metal unassailable by atmospheric agents and decidedly more robust.

The substrate must be perfectly dry, smooth, clean, free of moisture stains, any hint of mould or seepages. A good foundation is essential for the durability and reliability of Metalborder floor and wall coverings, so the subfloor must be perfectly level. It can also be laid on a pre-existing floor (e.g. ceramic tiles). If it becomes necessary to cut Metalborder surfaces, it is recomended to use a jigsaw fitted with a blade for cutting iron or a circular saw with a blade for cutting iron. Protect the surface to be cut and proceed with the cut carefully and attentively, but above all, very slowly. Absolutely do not use an angle grinder for cutting. 

On perfectly smooth pre-existing substrates, it is possible to use transparent neutral MS silicone.


On cementitious substrates, we recommend using Kerakoll's SUPERFLEX ECO adhesive (or equivalents from certified and recognized manufacturers). Spread the adhesive using a notched trowel over the entire back of the piece, not just in the center, leaving a 2-3 cm perimeter free of adhesive to prevent it from seeping out during installation. Any adhesive residues on the visible surface must be ABSOLUTELY removed while the adhesive is still fresh, using a clean cloth or sponge moistened with water and possibly neutral detergents.


If the material is to be grouted, we recommend using Kerakoll's Fugalite Bio. Immediately clean any grout residues on the surface using a soft cloth or sponge with water and/or neutral detergents. Do not wait for the grout to dry.

Under no circumstances (installation, grouting, and cleaning) should abrasive products, acids or alkalis, acetone, solvents, or thinners be used. Do not apply tape, adhesive tapes, or similar products to the visible surface.

For cleaning, use neutral products and a soft cloth or sponge. Do not use aggressive products, solvents, acids or basic products.


The colours and aesthetic characteristics of the materials illustrated in this catalogue are to be considered purely indicative.