The international success achieved by wood-effect solutions is the best testimonial for this product. Naturally, reviews and comments are extremely positive: it is incredible how these floor coverings retain the structure and warmth of wood, giving interiors the homely appeal of the natural material, while offering the outstanding technical characteristics of stoneware.
The price is also highly competitive in relation to dimensions and sizes, and therefore porcelain stoneware is an excellent solution for covering even large indoor and outdoor surfaces. And it is not only the price per square metre that is attractive; the savings in medium and long-term care and maintenance are also very beneficial. In fact, this durable product does not require any routine care.
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Another benefit of ceramic coverings is their easy installation. What do you need to know before you start? First of all you need to decide which installation technique you are going to use: it may be uniform, geometrical or interlocking. After choosing the technique, you have to decide whether to use a cement mortar or an adhesive. Usually installation with adhesive, especially synthetic resins, provides the best performances in terms of elasticity and adaptation.
Not many tools are needed for installation: a trowel, a wooden mallet or hammer, spacers and sawdust. Naturally, installation is a very high-precision job, so it is essential to check the conditions of the screed, the layer of concrete applied to the basic structure; if damaged, it must be optimised for installation.
7 Imitation wood: cleaning and care advice
Wood-effect stoneware is quick and easy to clean, but some simple procedures must be used, especially for cleaning after installation.
First of all, wet the floor with a little water, and then pour on a solution of cleaner diluted in water (about 1 litre of product for every 5 of water). For the very best results, the solution should be left on the floor for 2-3 minutes, before scrubbing briskly with a brush. Finally, to complete cleaning, simply rinse the floor with plenty of water.
If one is available, especially after installation, it is an excellent idea to use a wet-dry vacuum cleaner to remove the dirty washing water, so that it does not get swept across the floor. This ensures that grouting residues cannot cause semi-permanent stains due to their ineffective or late removal.
Routine care is also essential to keep the floor covering looking perfect and splendid throughout a long lifetime. The recommended routine treatments are standard stain-resistant primers, which protect the stoneware floor covering from possible damage caused by paints, inks, stains, rust or any other products with high penetration potential.
In other words, wood-effect tiles have now become a keystone of interior and exterior design, thanks to the vast combination potentials.
01 January 2020