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ABK produces floors, claddings, and large-format slabs in porcelain and ceramic for interiors and exteriors, worktops, and furnishings in the heart of Emilia, Italy providing cutting-edge products that combine sophisticated aesthetics with outstanding technical performance.
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Our Porcelain stoneware boasts excellent technical performances, making it suitable for a variety of settings, both private and public (for large areas such as airports, underground stations and shopping malls, and commercial areas such as residences, offices, factories). Because of the way the surface is treated, some collections (such as Jewels, for instance) are suitable for use only on residential walls and floors, or surfaces subjected to minor foot traffic. Depending on where a particular product is to be used, it is therefore necessary to check whether it is suitable.
For best results, we suggest using tone-on-tone grouting to reduce the contrast (e.g. between a white tile and black grout), especially for lapped and polished tiles. After grouting Porcelain stoneware tiles, it is important to remove excess filler before it sets, using a sponge and plenty of water.
The width of the gap may vary depending on the size of the tiles and the use required of the flooring. Closed joint laying is not recommended; a minimum gap of 2-3 mm allows the filler to adhere better to the sides of the slabs, as well as for better absorption of any movement in the bed/support structure and better adjustment of the slabs.
In large areas, it is essential that expansion joints be laid regularly, while in smaller areas it is sufficient to leave a small space between the tiled area and the perimeter walls. This gap will then be covered by the skirting for a proper finish. In all cases, the design engineer or construction site manager will be able to provide appropriate advice/suggestions.
The slab should be thoroughly cleaned straight after laying to completely eliminate all cement-based residues deriving from mortar, adhesives and epoxy residues that may occur around the grouting gaps. You need to choose specific products suitable for the different surfaces. Consult the technical data sheets that recommend the different detergents to be used.
Once you have chosen the most suitable detergent, scrub hard and rinse abundantly with water to eliminate any traces left over.
Thanks to the production process used, the surface of materials manufactured by FMG is basically waterproof. In this way, dirt is unable to penetrate the slab and merely needs to be removed from the surface of the material.
By cleaning the floor adequately you will enhance the aesthetic features of the material used.
The below-attached link provides a perfect explanation on how to tile an uneven floor via a step-by-step format.