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Treat and maintain the cement tiles

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That they are put on the ground as on the wall, cement tiles have to receive a treatment of protection which will be definitive. This stage of the treatment is necessarily made after pose.
To start with, it is necessary to clean tiles with a cleaner which is going to eliminate the white ascents, gone back up by soft roe of cement, which are going to appear on the tile due to the humidity of joints and glue. This product must be diluted in 20 % of water and applied by means of a sponge or of a wide brush. It is necessary to let act 5/10 minutes then to rinse with some clear water. If these tasks persist, you can remove them with a sponge Adhesive tape Brite or a fine sandpaper, not to reuse of cleaning. Let dry the minimum ground 24 hours.

Once these white eliminated tracks and once the very dry and very clean ground, you go to be able to apply the definitive treatment: the waterproofing hydro/oléofuge which is going to allow to block the pores of the tile. This product applies with a stamp sponge to window or a cloth in two plentiful and regular crossed layers. Let dry tiles approximately 2 at 3 am between every layer. To verify that your tiles are waterproofed well, made the test of the drop of water. If the water pearls, then your tiles are handled well!

After a time of drying of 24 hours, you can then take advantage of your ground either add a wax for a satiny aspect / brilliant. This wax applies pure in 1 or 2 coats with a time of drying of 4 hours between every coat. She can be also diluted in 10 or 20 % in the water. Application with a wide brush, a sponge or a stamp sponge with window. Drying in approximately 30 minutes or 1 hour.

For the cleaning of your ground on a daily basis, the Cement works of the Tower advise you some clear water with a soap neutral pH such as the liquid soap of Marseille. Not especially not apply of aggressive products on cement tiles such as Javel, anti-scale, spirit vinegar etc….
Especially no cleaning in the soft soap which contains some linseed oil before treatment. It would turn out catastrophic, because the pores of tiles are immediately blocked by the linseed oil. It will be necessary in this case there, resolve to use always some soft soap for the maintenance of this ground!

If you have any doubt, do not hesitate to contact us!

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