Materials

CRISTALPLANT

COMPOSITION

CristalPlant® is an innovative material which top companies and outstanding designers have chosen for its soft touch effect, its beauty and its similarity to natural stone. Add to its aesthetic quality is technical superiority. Whilst other materials used in this segment once scratched or chipped remain damaged CristalPlant® is a unique, technologically advanced composite material, consisting of a high percentage of natural mineral charges and of a low percentage of polyester and acrylic polymers of considerable purity; it is an inert material, hypoallergenic and non-toxic, 100% recyclable, fireproof (class 1); it has a great resistance to UVs, it is dense and non-porous, hygienic, durable and pleasant-touching, easy on the hands for its velvety texture, similar to natural stone. It is very important to emphasize that frequent cleansing of CristalPlant® ensures that its original beauty is maintained and prevents any signs of wear and ageing.

CARE AND CLEANING

Caring for CristalPlant® is both fast e and easy. Just wash with soapy water and normal detergent to remove most stains and dirt which deposits on the surface. The detergent can be applied with a soft sponge, cotton cloth or abrasive pad like Scotch Brite®. After cleaning, rinse the surface well to prevent halos from forming. Surfaces painted externally with SOFT TOUCH (bicolor): clean with normal detergents for surfaces, using a spray product and soft sponge or cotton cloth. Don’t use abrasive sponge and abrasive products.

STAIN

The inner surface of the CristalPlant® is subject to intensive use that could cause signs of surface wear (scratches, zones with different levels of shine, halos). The original beauty of CristalPlant® can easily be restored using an abrasive Scotch Brite® pad with normal detergent. To clean CristalPlant® and parts painted with SOFT TOUCH you can use the following products: Ammonia solution 10%, Ajax classic, Glassex, Vetril multiuse cleanser, Lysoform for the home, Rio for the home, Mia for floors, Mr. Clean. After cleaning, rinse the surface well to prevent the formation of halos. CristalPlant® is a material that is homogeneous throughout its thickness and scratches, cigarette burns and stubborn stains.

DAMAGE

In case of scratches or deeper damage, we recommend smoothing the surface with fine sandpaper (320 grain). Note: do not use the abrasive pad or sandpaper on the external part painted with SOFT TOUCH (bicolor).

TO AVOID

Do not use: products containing bleach: they can create halos on surfaces painted with Soft touch bicolour. Solvents like denatured alcohol, acetone, cleaning fluid or mother solvents used in painting can alter the surface of white Cristalplant and lacquered bicolor. Acids and strong basics such as muriatic acid and lye can alter the surfaces of Cristalplant and lacquered bicolor. Do not use drain cleaning products.
Do not use abrasive pads and sandpaper on the parts tinted with Soft touch bicolour. If you are not sure of the aggressive potential of a product, try it first on a small zone out of sight before using it (for both surfaces).

CERAMILUX MAT

COMPOSITION

Mat is the result of a mixture of minerals and resins (acrylic). The particular application of the gel , makes the Mat solution satin and matt at touch. It resists at wide temperature variations, UV rays and stains. Is antibacterial and has a good impact strength (tensile and bending).

CARE AND CLEANING

To remove water stains and dirt that normally settles on the surface, simply wipe with soapy water or common non-abrasive detergent used with nonabrasive sponge.

STAIN

In case of stubborn stains, the surface of Mat can be restored with the use of slightly abrasive products (Cif cream).

DAMAGE

Some improper use can cause visible defects on the surface. In order to repair deep scratches, minor cheaps and stains, products for sanding can often be used on the surface. If the film surface is not damaged in all its thickness, fine sandpaper (800-1000 grit) can be used until surface is completely uniform.

TO AVOID

Do not use harsh chemicals such as acetone, turpentine, acids, paint strippers, cleaning for ovens or for the cleaning of metals. Some substances such as ink, cosmetics and dyes in prolonged contact with the product, can leave stains on the surface. Do not put lighted cigarettes on the surface, do not cut directly on the surface. Mat is a product with good resistance to heat but avoid placing hot objects on the surface.

CERAMILUX LUX

COMPOSITION

Ceramilux Lux is the result of a mixture of minerals and resins. The particular application of the gel, makes the Ceramilux Lux solution perfectly bright and unalterable. It resists at wide temperature variations, UV rays, and stains. Is antibacterial, and has a good impact strength (tensile and bending).

CARE AND CLEANING

For daily cleaning, use only nonabrasive products, suitable for cleaning the bathroom, apply with a soft cloth.

STAIN

The surface can be restored with the use of products for the polishing of bodywork (polish) available in Hobby stores and applied with a soft cloth and a circular motion. The low abrasive effect of this product, removes minor damage and restores the shine of the surface.

DAMAGE

In case of more evident scratches, which may not exceed the thickness of the gel surface, rub down with very fine sandpaper (grain 1200 / 1500) always in a circular motion, then proceed as for stains.

TO AVOID

Do not use solvents (such as paint thinner, acetone, trichlorethylene), paint strippers, oven cleaners and metals cleaning. In case of accidental contact with the surface of these products, rinse immediately with running water, then, in the case of opaque surface, proceed as for stains. Lux is impact resistant, but heavy or sharp objects may leave marks and bruises.

MAK MAT

COMPOSITION

Mak Mat is the result of a mixture of minerals and resins (acrylic). The particular application of the gel, makes the Mak Mat solution satin and matt at touch. It resists at wide temperature variations, UV rays and stains. Is antibacterial and has a good impact strength (tensile and bending).

CARE AND CLEANING

To remove water stains and dirt that normally settles on the surface, simply wipe with soapy water or common non-abrasive detergent used with nonabrasive sponge.

STAIN

In case of stubborn stains, the surface of Mak Mat can be restored with the use of slightly abrasive products (Cif cream).

DAMAGE

Some improper use can cause visible defects on the surface. In order to repair deep scratches, minor cheaps and stains, products for sanding can often be used on the surface. If the film surface is not damaged in all its thickness, fine sandpaper (800-1000 grit) can be used until surface is completely uniform.

TO AVOID

Do not use harsh chemicals such as acetone, turpentine, acids, paint strippers, cleaning for ovens or for the cleaning of metals. Some substances such as ink, cosmetics and dyes in prolonged contact with the product can leave stains on the surface. Do not put lighted cigarettes on the surface, do not cut directly on the surface. Mak Mat is a product with good resistance to heat but avoid placing hot objects on the surface.

MAK LUX

COMPOSITION

Mak Lux is the result of a mixture of minerals and resins. The particular application of the gel, makes the Mak Lux solution perfectly bright and unalterable. It resists at wide temperature variations, UV rays, and stains. Is antibacterial, and has a good impact strength (tensile and bending).

CARE AND CLEANING

For daily cleaning, use only nonabrasive products, suitable for cleaning the bath, apply with a soft cloth.

STAIN

The surface can be restored with the use of products for the polishing of bodywork (polish) available in Hobby stores and applied with a soft cloth and a circular motion. The low abrasive effect of this product, remove minor damage and restore the shine of the surface.

DAMAGE

In case of more evident scratches, which may not exceed the thickness of the gel surface, rub down with very fine sandpaper (grain 1200 / 1500) always in a circular motion, then proceed as for stains.

TO AVOID

Do not use solvents (such as paint thinner, acetone, trichlorethylene), paint strippers, oven cleaners and metals cleaning. In case of accidental contact with the surface of these products, rinse immediately with running water, then, in case of opaque surface, proceed as for stains. Mak Lux is impact resistant, but heavy or sharp objects may leave marks and bruises.

TECNORIL

COMPOSITION

Tecnoril® is a material consisting of 70% natural mineral material combined with high quality acrylic resin (ATH & PMMA), rather than polyester resin. This ensures that it will maintain its original color for a long time without yellowing. Since it is a solid material, hygienic and flame-retardant, not coated or laminated, Tecnoril® can be used to obtain high-performance, elegant installations with excellent yield. The compact, non-porous surface is durable and easy to clean with normal household detergents. With its composition and uniform color through the entire thickness, small cuts, scratches and cigarette burns can be easily repaired to restore the product its original beauty (in this case we suggest contacting an expert).

CARE AND CLEANING

Tecnoril® is a sturdy, durable material but, like all sophisticated products, it can be damaged if used improperly. To ensure the long life of your sink or counter in Tecnoril®, we provide a few recommendations for easy maintenance, so you can be satisfied for many years with the product purchased. For general maintenance, we recommend cleaning the surface with warm water and mild detergent, using a soft damp cloth or sponge. Dry with a soft cloth.

STAIN

Tecnoril® is a non porous material and therefore stains are not absorbed below the surface. However, since the degree of damage will depend on the durations of the contact with the staining agent, it is best to remove stains immediately. In case of stains caused by hard water, soap or mineral products, clean with a scale-removing detergent (e.g.: vinegar, VIAKAL®,AJAX®, CIF® scale remover). Rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth. In case of other kinds of stains (markers, lipstick, grease, food residues, etc.) clean with an ammonia-based detergent (e.g.: CIF® ammoniacal). Rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.

DAMAGE

In case of particularly stubborn stains or small cuts or scratches, use an abrasive detergent (e.g.: VIM®, AJAX®) and an abrasive sponge (e.g.: SCOTCH-BRITE®). Rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth. In case of cigarette burns or small cuts, use the “Maintenance Kit” (supplied on request), or a sequence of fine-grain sandpaper sheets: 220/320/500 (possibly 1000, to finish), taking care to clean the area with hot water and a soft cloth between one sanding and the next.

TO AVOID

Some particularly aggressive chemical products such as strong acids (e.g. concentrated sulphuric acid), chetones (e.g. acetone), chlorinated solvents (e.g. chloroform) or combinations of solvents (e.g. paint removers) can stain and damage the materials. In case of accidental contact with these products, remove all traces at once. Whatever happens, nothing is irreparable: Tecnoril® can be repaired and restored quickly and easily by contacting an expert.

CERAMICA DI BASSANO

COMPOSITION

The Bassano ceramic is a very special and refined ceramic, which is often used for artistic and decorative creations; it is an inorganic product composed mainly of minerals, clay, siliceous sand and quartz which form the sweet part of the material which has been fired at 1000°C.The exterior paint is the result of a second cooking to the temperature of 990°C. The result is a very pleasant crystalline and smooth surface which is very common among the refined and handcrafted ceramics.

CARE AND CLEANING

Taking care of this material is easy and quick. Just clean the surface with soapy water or with common non abrasive gel cleaners and rinse carefully. The frequent cleaning of the ceramic, through these simple instructions, ensures that its original beauty is maintained and prevents signs of wear over time.

STAIN

Only colorants, ink or varnish can stain the ceramic’s surface: use appropriate organic solvents for cleaning and remove the stains. Rinse carefully after the treatment. Limestone can be removed with common specific products anti-limestone.

DAMAGE

The typical disadvantage of the Ceramic material is the breakable surface: safeguard the wash basin from bumps or accidental falls of heavy or sharp items which can damage the surface.

TO AVOID

Avoid abrasive sponges or cleaners. Avoid, as much as possible, all kind of bumps.

MITEK-MINERALMARMO

COMPOSITION

Mitek-MineralMarmo® is material composed of 75% natural mineral charges (calcium carbonates and aluminium trihydrates) blended with 25% polyesterresin. The gelcoat film that covers the surface of the material is of the acrylate polyester type which allows excellent characteristics of resistance to be obtained. Its appearance and its mechanical land chemical characteristics make this material perfectly suitable for furnishing bathrooms and public rooms.

CARE AND CLEANING

The frequent cleaning of MineralMarmo® ensures that its original beauty is maintained and prevents signs of wear over time. Some aggressive chemicals may damage the surface of MineralMarmo®. It is advised not to use strong acids and bases (such as hydrochloric acid and caustic soda), ketones (acetone), chlorinated solvents (trichloroethylene) and products used in the painting sector. In many cases it doesn’t have problem with make-up, nail enamel and related solvent.

STAIN

Taking care of MineralMarmo®. is easy and quick. In order to remove stains, limescale or stains that commonly deposit on the surface just clean MineralMarmo® with soapy water or with common non abrasive gel cleaners and rinse carefully. The cleaning products more used are: ACE gel, CIF gel, AJAX to use with non abrasive sponge or with a cotton cloth.

DAMAGE

Improper use can cause visible defects on MineralMarmo® surface. It is often possible to eliminate scratches, stains or splinters easily at home. If the gelcoat isn’t damaged totally in its depths, it will be possible to uniform the surface by using very fine sandpaper (800-1000 grain). To regain original brilliance use polish products (i. e. car bodies polish will be ok).

TO AVOID

Avoid abrasive sponges or cleaners. MineralMarmo® has a good resistance to heat but it is better to avoid leaning scorching objects on the surface. Do not use aggressive chemical cleaners such as nail varnish remover or trichloroethylene. Some substances such as ink, cosmetics and dyes could leave stains on the surface after a prolonged contact. Do not lean directly on Mineralmarble lit up cigarettes. Do not cut anything directly on MineralMarmo® surface.

CEMAK

COMPOSITION

Cemak is a material similar to cement (cement’ s grit plus acrylic resins), an organic product, natural, inert and hypoallergenic. Usually this material is quite absorbent but it becomes much stronger and completely stain - and waterproof thanks to a special treatment with epoxy paint. Its color is homogeneous but rough to the touch for expressing the real feeling of the unrefined stone.

CARE AND CLEANING

Taking care of Cemak. is easy and quick. In order to remove stains, limestone or stains that commonly deposit on the surface just clean Cemak with soapy water or with common non abrasive gel cleaners and rinse carefully. The frequent cleaning of Cemak, through these simple instructions, ensures that its original beauty is maintained and prevents signs of wear over time.

STAIN

Some substances such as ink, cosmetics and dyes could leave stains on the surface after a prolonged contact. Clean the surface with CIF Gel or cream and a soft sponge. Rinse with lots of water and if it is necessary repeat the treatment.

DAMAGE

The composite and the rough surface of Cemak, make this material very strong against bump and scraping off. In case of visible and deep damages it is recommended to contact your dealer.

TO AVOID

Do not lean on the surface items which can scratch or cut into the surface itself. Do not use harsh chemicals such as acetone, turpentine , acids, paint strippers, cleaning for ovens or for the cleaning of metals. Some substances such as ink, cosmetics and dyes in prolonged contact with the product, can leave stains on the surface. Do not put lighted cigarettes on the surface, do not cut directly on the surface.