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.
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 the tile will need to be cleaned at least twice using Tile and Stone Cleaner diluted. 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.
PREPARE: Diluted First Wash 1:30 covers 50m2. Allow the solution to sit on the tile for 5 minutes and work residue off with a soft white emulsifying pad or cloth. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Sometimes after using a First Wash, residues may be left behind, this may be due to the polymer within the grout. In these instances use Tile and Stone Stain Remover diluted 1:5 in the same way as the First Wash.
PROTECT: If using Polished Protector, apply 1 coat using a brush or a roller, allow to dry thoroughly. A 1ltr bottle will cover apprx. 30m2. If using Unpolished Protector, apply 2 coats using a brush or a roller. Ensure you apply the second coat within 4 hours of the first coat. A 1ltr bottle will cover approx. 20 m2.
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 1:200.
PLEASE NOTE: Acidic or Alkaline cleaners are not recommended for use on marble. Marble does not require pre-sealing. Contrasting grouts can cause staining, so it is advised to test the grout on a small area before grouting commences.