GRUPPOROMANI
SERENISSIMA
CIR
CERCOM
ISLATILES

Laying and cleaning


TECHNICAL NOTE
valid for all Cerasarda’s collections except Le Ossidiane * and Abitare la Terra*

DIMENSIONS

Since these are hand crafted tiles, the nominal length, width, thickness and rectangularity values, although accurately stated, must be construed as guideline.

RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS

Floor and wall surfaces for residential and lowtraffic commercial interiors. Crackle effect finishes are recommended exclusively for interior wall surfaces. Existing floor surfaces (refurbishment of original ceramic, marble, cotto and stone floors). Dry structural screeds in cement. Screeds with underfloor heating systems, floating floors. Interior walls, plasterboard surfaces (after applying a suitable primer to the substrate). Not suitable for installation on: floors with fitted carpets / other compressible coverings / exterior floors and walls / swimming pools / areas in constant contact with running water.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Check the flatness of the substrate and level it if necessary before proceeding. Since the tiles are hand crafted, check for possible traces of residual humidity before installing (if necessary, allow them to dry completely); select the adhesive in compliance with the substrate and follow the manufacturer’s directions for use.Do not wet the tiles before or during installation. These tiles can be installed using class C2 E cement adhesives or class R2 reactive adhesives (to be checked in accordance with the characteristics of the substrate). Colour and tonal differences between individual tiles are not to be viewed as defects but rather as an innate characteristic of highly artisanal products. At the time of installation we therefore recommend mixing tiles from different boxes to maximise the aesthetic effect of the finished surface. Before installing the tiles, check their dimensional characteristics (especially thickness, straightness and flatness), following technical-aesthetic best practices at all times to achieve the optimal results. We recommend creating joints of at least 2 or 3 mm. Use exclusively cement-based grouts (reactive grouts should be avoided) and remove surplus material rapidly while you work to avoid unsightly residues.For the maximum visual appeal of the surface choose a grout colour that is coordinated with the tile colour, taking care to avoid contrasting grout colours. After installation / grouting and cleaning, for the terracotta version we recommend waiting at least two days for the floor to dry completely and then applying a wax based protectant. We recommend protecting tiled surfaces with heavy cardboard when installing furniture and fittings.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPECIAL MAINTENANCE OR WORKSITE COMPLETION PROCEDURES

DO NOT USE ACID DETERGENTS FOR WASHING AND SURFACE TREATMENTS AT THE TIME OF WORKSITE COMPLETION, Clean the surface with a solution of water and neutral detergent (such as Fila’s “FILACLEANER”). The first pass should be done with a sponge or white buffing pad followed by a water rinse.

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

Avoid aggressive and abrasive cleaning products (SCALE REMOVER PRODUCTS, SCOURERS, ETC.). Use normal commercially available neutral cleaning products. Note that allowing Cerasarda tiles (with crackle textured surfaces) to come into contact with dirty or greasy water, substances or materials may cause irreversible damage to the crackle surface. For the terracotta version we recommend applying a water and wax solution after cleaning the surface. The surface of the terracotta version may remain somewhat absorbent so ensure any spills of staining or aggressive liquids are mopped up rapidly with a sponge moistened with water.

PRECAUTIONS:

The special extruded cotto tile body is highly absorbent. The glaze employed for these collections (with the exception of the waxed cotto finish) may display surface fissures commonly known as a crackle effect texture, this being a distinctive feature of highly artisanal ceramic products.

STAIN PROTECTION TREATMENT

When the surface is perfectly dry, brush on a coat of a stain protection sealant for glossy surfaces (such as Fila’s MP/90). Apply a small amount of the product, taking care to spread it evenly. From 4 to 6 hours after applying the sealant remove surplus product with a dry cloth or, if necessary, a damp cloth.

PERIODIC MAINTENANCE

We recommend repeating the STAIN PROTECTION TREATMENT at 2 or 3-year intervals in the case of surfaces at high risk of staining, such as kitchen wall surfaces and tops. Before applying the treatment the surface should be cleaned with a neutral cleaning product (such as Fila’s FILACLEANER). After washing, once the surface is dry apply a stain protection sealant for glossy surfaces (such as Fila’s MP/90).

* TECHNICAL NOTE – LE OSSIDIANE

TECHNICAL NOTES

All sizes are nominal. Cerasarda reserves the right to modify the information and the characteristics illustrated in this catalogue (which are in any case not legally binding) at any moment. The colours and appearance features of the products are as close as possible to reality, within the limitation of the printing process.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Lay some pieces of product (at least 3 sqm) to check the overall effect. Lay the material taking it from several boxes and carefully check its size accuracy, shade and material sorting. • Suggested laying using same color grout with 3mm – “1/16 grout joint and 4 or 5 mm – “3/16 or “3/16 joint in case of modular installation. • However, the designers has to establish the correct way of application of the tiles depending on the structure and the foreseen utilization of the floor.

* TECHNICAL NOTE – ABITARE LA TERRA

TECHNICAL NOTES

All sizes are nominal. Cerasarda reserves the right to modify the information and the characteristics illustrated in this catalogue (which are in any case not legally binding) at any moment. The colours and appearance features of the products are as close as possible to reality, within the limitation of the printing process.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Check the flatness of the substrate and level it if necessary before proceeding. Since the tiles are hand crafted, check for possible traces of residual humidity before installing (if necessary, allow them to dry completely); select the adhesive in compliance with the substrate and follow the manufacturer’s directions for use. Do not wet the tiles before or during installation. These tiles can be installed using class C2 E cement adhesives or class R2 reactive adhesives (to be checked in accordance with the characteristics of the substrate). Colour and tonal differences between individual tiles are not to be viewed as defects but rather as an innate characteristic of highly artisanal products. At the time of installation we therefore recommend mixing tiles from different boxes to maximise the aesthetic effect of the finished surface. Before installing the tiles, check their dimensional characteristics (especially thickness, straightness and flatness), following technical-aesthetic best practices at all times to achieve the optimal results. We recommend creating joints of at least 2 or 3 mm. Use exclusively cement-based or reactive grouts (reactive grouts should be avoided only for the white body cladding) and remove surplus material rapidly while you work to avoid any unsightly residues. For the maximum visual appeal of the surface choose a grout colour that is coordinated with the tile colour. We recommend protecting tiled surfaces with heavy cardboard when installing furniture and fittings.