1) These genuine materials can present very conspicuous crack and also tones. Before lying, a good thing to do il to lay the material by changing the placing to the purpose of harmonizing the laying itself, taking away the more inhomogeneous and defective parts as well. For a better reading of the material itself it is necessary first to depen it, Note that some materials presenting a uniform vein can be laid down euther with vein tunning longitudinally or grain running across; for those (materials) presenting uneven veins it is advisable a blended laying.
2) As a rule you can find some pieces either shade or veins, very different from the medium avarage ones. To get a better aesthetically result the above the above parts must be rejected. Therefore. DO not forget to keep them in mind when you calculate te scraps, as it very difficult to find the some toned and vein as well, in the event of a supplementary order.
3) It is recommended to execute the laying by using the right glue, and in the particular case of trasparent light marble it is indispensable to use white glue. It is much better if you use white glue added with elasticising adhesive latex.
This sort of lying as the advantage in reducing the risk of the appearing on the surface of some afflorescences and prevent the coming up again, from the foudation of possible stains. For green marble and serpentines as well, it is advisable to use a bicomponent adhesive.
4) For the joints it is advisable to use plastic stucco with a colour similar to that of the laid marble. Before using it, it is necessary to verify as a sample if, because of the microporosity of the material, no traces of stucco as well as perimetrical halos remain on the marble even after cleaning.
5) The cleaning must be done before the stucco as become completely dry without using any acid substace that would ruin the polishing of the marble itself.
6) after laying, the polished marble must be protected from sand and from anything that could scratch or stain it before the end if the work. As protecting sheets, you can use hemp saks or cleaned and dried pieces of moquette after having carefully cleaned the floor. No sand must be left under the protecting sheets.
This simple and general information has the aim of giving you a view of the problems that you have to be carefully while the work is in progress. In the presence of particular situation it is recommended for the operator/planner to contact directly a specialized firm of the specfic field.
NOTES ON PREPARATION OF SUBSTRATE
Mostar composed of washes siliceous sand at a fine grading; medium resistance cement mixed in equal parts together with hydraulic lime; the required quantity of clean water enough to prepare the mixing (note that lime makes the structure itself more flexible in the meantime increases the setting time of the block).
It would be best to execute the laying by using readymade cement mostars. As for wood and terracotta we advice you against using expanded clays as they have the property of absorbing and holding the moisture firstly, and leaving in again in the future. When in presence of light marbles, they can bring to the surface some efflorescence that can create anaesthetic halos.
ON VERTICAL WALL
1st phase -Adhesive buttering by means of a teethed spatula (lactic addition advisable for exterior veneers)
2st phase (one day after)
– Joint grounting by applying a colored grout by mean of softener
– Cleaning up after one hour, with rogs.
Laying of Mosaic
Borga Design Srl can offer to its customers in the French Riviera, Italy, Russia and around the world the service of installation of artistic and craftsmanship mosaics.
In order to enhance the beauty of the mosaic the installation phase is of paramount importance.
The use of adhesives technical righteous (in the case of water in pools or dry coatings or mosaic floors), the use of fillers suitable for both color and for robustness makes this delicate work of great importance for obtaining the expected result.
Borga Design relies for this purpose only of highly skilled and innovative technical materials.
La Borga Design Srl può offrire ai suoi clienti in Costa Azzurra, Italia, Russia ed in tutto il mondo il servizio di posa in opera di mosaici di tipo artistico e artigianale.
L’uso dei collanti tecnici giusti (in acqua nel caso delle piscine o all’asciutto per rivestimenti o pavimenti in mosaico), l’uso di stucchi adatti sia per colore che per robustezza rende questo delicato lavoro di grande importanza per l’ottenimento del risultato atteso.
La Borga Design si avvale a questo fine solo di personale altamente specializzato e di materiali tecnici innovativi.
Laying of parquet
Installation of wooden floors:
The parquet can be laid on the ground glued (with PVA or two-component) or float, or nailed (type in “strips” or even prefinished thickness approximately 22 mm) on the substrate in which they were previously drowned lists wood, with a dovetail section (called laths) where you go to actually stick the nail that secures the table. The pose nailed, having regard to the particular preparation of the substrate, good dexterity required, the necessity of at least 22 mm thick boards, and secondary effects not easily accepted (possibility to have tables which move slightly creaking) is rapidly becoming obsolete. Plank 22 mm, which until years 1980/1990 were nailed, now are dried with particular methods (vacuum) by the manufacturer, giving it greater stability, and glued with special glue.
Before laying parquet is necessary to verify that the screed has a moisture content compatible. To do so, our specialists use the most advanced instruments.
In order to reduce the drying time of the screed is possible and advisable to use fast drying screeds technical premixed
Polished and Bright Marbles
– Wash with clean potable water and neutral cleaners (for example LEM 3 Bellinzani, FilaCleaner or similar)
– Apply liquid wax for flooring and wait until dry
-Wipe with woolen clooth
Carrara White (Bianco Carrara) «C»- «C/D» Statuary White (Bianco Statuario- Calacatta)
We would inform you that the abovelisted marbles can be often affected by some little craters whitch formation is due to the crystallization of the calcium carbonate togheter with the underground waters. These craters are called “Taroli” in the local slang.
These craters are found expecially on dry light crystalline materials.
Consequently, being the abovelisted marble qualities light and dry, more or less accentuated “Taroli” can be easily found therein.
It does not exist any law establishing the size tolerance of these craters.
Anyhow as per stone sector usage sing and custom in force the craters cannot be accepted when having a diameter more then 5mm.
The “Tarolo” is not cinsidered as a marble defect but a “state of nature” of some particular light crystalline marbles composed by more than 90% calcium carbonate and having a imbibition coefficient of about 0.02%
How to Clean Corian® Guidelines
DuPont™ Corian® solid surface is designed for carefree maintenance. Just follow the simple How to Clean Corian® Guidelines below to keep your Corian® surfaces looking fresh and smart for years to come.
Start with Common Household Cleaners
For most residues, all you need to clean your Corian® countertops is warm soapy water, ammonia-based household cleaner, or a dedicated countertop cleaner. Do avoid window cleaners, however, as they can leave a waxy build-up that dulls the surface.
Keep Your Countertops Dry
Film will build up on countertops if water is left to dry on the surface. This film will dull the countertop surface, making the finish appear blotchy and uneven. To prevent film build-up, it is very important to wipe the countertop completely dry immediately after spills and cleaning.
Some colors of Corian® may require more frequent cleaning to maintain a uniform finish. Darker colors tend to require more attention than lighter colors. Over time, even with proper care, your countertop will acquire a sheen. Dark colors may show light scratches more readily. But rest assured — restoring your countertops to their original glory is an easy process.
Preventing Heat Damage
While Corian® solid surface is heat resistant, as with all countertop materials, it is important to minimize direct heat exposure to protect your surface and investment.
Important — Do not place hot pots, pans, etc. directly on the countertop surface.
Always use heat trivets or pads when placing hot objects on any surface. Always use a trivet under portable heat-generating appliances, such as a toaster oven. Allow cookware to cool before placing it into a Corian® sink.
Preventing Other Damage
In most cases, DuPont™ Corian® surfaces can be repaired if damaged. Be sure to follow these guidelines to help you prevent any permanent damage to your Corian® countertop.
- Avoid getting strong chemicals, such as paint removers, oven cleaners, etc., on your Corian® countertop. If a spill does occur, promptly flush the surface with water to fully rinse off the chemical. Do not cut directly on Corian® countertops. Use a cutting board.
- Boiling water alone will not damage your Corian® sink. However, it is a recommended practice to run cold water from the faucet while pouring boiling water into the sink.