A distinct mosaic designed with a mixed finish, each hexagon is polished, sandblasted or scored to create an edgy tactile effect. Available in both a Carrara white and Basalt Grey, the neutral colour palette of this range is ideal for a contemporary finish and is suitable for both wall and floor.
Bathroom, Study, Bedroom, Hallway, Living Room, Kitchen, Conservatory
Home or Store
Most textured tiles will not require sealing, however due to the nature of the textured surface they are prone to retaining grout in the crevices on the front making grout cleaning more difficult. If the grout is not cleaned off correctly, the tile will look like it has been stained and have a grout residue left on.
PREPARE: Before grouting you should apply BAL Protective Sealer, in some cases 2 coats will make grout cleaning an easier process by stopping the grout sticking to the tile. It should be applied with a clean colour fast lint free cloth. The first coat should be left to dry for at least 15 minutes. The second coat must be left a minimum of 1 hour to dry.
GROUTING: Grouting should be carried out using a hard grout float as it is less likely to fill all the voids of the tile with grout.If using a rapid set grout so not allow the grout to sit on the tile for longer than 15 minutes.
CLEAN: After grouting a grout clean up pad should be used to remove any excess from the tile. Once dry the tile should be buffed to remove any final residue. (Grout should not be left in contact with a tile for more than 15 minutes). To remove protective sealer and any left over grout haze, the tile will need to be cleaned at least twice using Tile and Stone Cleanerdiluted. This can also be used to maintain the tile for ongoing cleaning requirements.
Acidic or highly Alkaline cleaners are not recommended for maintenance of this tile as they will damage the life of the sealer.
Travertine and Marble are very soft stones and should be maintained using PH neutral products as acid and alkaline will damage the stone and reduce the effectiveness of any sealers that have been used on the stone.
PREPARE: After grouting for an initial clean, use diluted residue remover for honed and polished stone. Allow the residue remover to sit on the tile at least 10 minutes to allow the grout residue to be broken down. The use of an emulsifying pad will aid with removal of grout residue. Sometimes, particularly on a textured surface, after using residue removers there is still some residue which may be due to the polymer within the grout. This needs to be softened with an alkaline detergent. Use Tile and Stone Stain Remover in the same way as the residue remover.
PROTECT: Use polished protector or unpolished protector, 2 coats are required. Apply with a brush or roller, allow each coat to dry thoroughly.
CLEAN: To prevent the build up of deposits it is important that the correct cleaner is used, to maintain the tiles we suggest Tile & Stone Cleaner diluted.
Acidic or highly Alkaline cleaners are not recommended for maintenance of this tile as they will damage the life of the sealer .