Find the answers you are looking for among the most frequent questions and answers on the agglomerate Trend.

  • FAQ on installation of the agglomeration

    Q: You can paste the clusters on wood and/or chipboard/metal/plasterboard?
    A: Yes, you can use a suitable adhesive (polyurethane, eg. TREND SHEETS).

    Q: The agglomerates can be laid on a cover pre-existing?
    A: Yes, but consider a few caveats, simple but important.
    a) The old coating must be well anchored to the existing surface (otherwise should be removed).
    b) Scuff or sand in depth of the old coating to facilitate the accession of shaving.
    c) Level the surface of installation using a newly sanded leveled (5mm). 
Only after these 3 steps you can lay agglomerations.

    Q: What kind of background we need to be able to put agglomerations?
    A: The substrate must be firm, clean, dry, level.

    Q: Can I put agglomerations of curved surfaces?
    A: Yes, the agglomerates can be placed on surfaces that have a minimum radius of 70 cm.

    Q: Can we add a decorative mosaic floor of a cluster?
    A: Yes, you simply fill with glue or shimmed properly the difference in level between decorum and agglomeration.

    Q: If you pose agglomerations in the facade, there is a risk that you can unplug?
    A: There is no risk of detachment if the installation is performed in a workmanlike manner.

    Q: I ensured that the consignment of agglomerates that I will be equal to the color of the color chart?
    A: The dominant hue of the color you choose will be the same, but small variations will be possible to tone slightly lighter or darker.

    Q: I ensured the equality of tone in a subsequent reorganization of material?
    A: No, you can not secure it for the peculiarities of the mosaic craftsmanship. Each lot has a slightly different hue.

    Q: How do you cut agglomerations?
    A: The dry agglomerates are cut with a diamond blade chain continues.

    Q: The agglomerates can be cut with water jet technique (water-jet)?
    A: Yes, without any difficulty this technique allows to get decorations and inlays of various colors and shapes.

    Q: The agglomerates can be smoothed, once installed?
    A: Currently this is only possible at the industrial establishment.

    Q: Agglomerates are slippery?
    A: The surface of the plates is comparable to that of ceramic-coated floors, granite, marble, etc..

    Q: Agglomerates change color over time?
    A: The color of the clusters remains stable over time, you may experience a slight variation in color just like natural stone when exposed to sunlight.

    Q: The agglomerates are absorbing?
    A: Agglomerates are considered completely not absorb according to European and American regulations...

    Q: If liquids are spilled on the agglomerations of normal household use, the agglomerates are ruined?
    A: No, the agglomerates are resistant to stains.

    Q: What products can be cleaned agglomerations for daily cleaning?
    A: The agglomerates can be cleaned with any mild detergent on the market and with our Trend Brilliant.

    Q: How do I remove calcium deposits from agglomerations?
    A: It can easily be removed with a solution of 3% HCl and water or alcohol, or with our Trend Clean.

  • FAQ about cleaning the agglomeration

    Q: How do you remove excess grout from the agglomerates at the end of the grouting phase?
    A: It can easily be removed using our Trend Clean detergent.

    Q: How do you remove excess grout from the hard agglomerates at the end of the grouting phase?
    A: It can easily be removed using our Special Cleansing Clean Trend.

    Q: For the installation of the agglomerates can use any glue Local?
    A: 1) We recommend the use of adhesive Trend;
    2) If not possible, we can suggest the adhesives products from suppliers who have worked with us to the formulation of the adhesive itself (Kerakoll, Mapei, Technokolla, etc..)
    3) If the above solutions are not practicable, ensure that the local supplier of the glue has responsibility to provide a product suitable for the purpose (paying particular attention that ours is an agglomeration, a tile).

    Q: What kind of stucco recommend for agglomerations?
    A: The choice of type depends on the intended use. The cement grouting can always be used, we recommend the epoxy grouting where mechanical strength is required and\or chemical upper (high-traffic areas, spa, spas, etc...).

    Q: How long have our clusters?
    A: Theoretically, the duration is indefinite, however, depends on the type of use.

    Q: With poaching agglomerations you crawl?
    A: Agglomerates are resistant to wear. Tests carried out by rotating a charge on the abrasive surface, allowed to classify the clusters as suitable for high traffic floors. However, to suggest such use of vivid colors.

    Q: You can see the traces on the agglomerations, where this is more common?
    A: Agglomerates are classified as "high traffic", however, depends on the type of use.

    Q: The agglomerates have a superficial abrasion resistance or the resistance also extends in depth?
    A: Agglomerates are resistant to abrasion is superficial to the deep as they are uniform throughout the thickness.

    Q: The agglomerates can be used in areas open to the public?
    A: Yes, certainly

    Q: The agglomerates as they should be treated before they pose?
    A: It is advisable to allow the material to be coated in the environment for at least 24 hours before starting the installation. 
 It is obvious that we are talking about put under cover.

    Q: How do I treat agglomerations, before installation, if they are shipped?
    A: The agglomerates are placed on a plane, "beautiful face with a beautiful face", with weights (maybe the bags and \ or cans of glue) placed on edges and left for 24 hours, then you can proceed with the installation (NOTE: Only if you have smoothed out!).

    Q: The agglomerates can be used to make the top?
    A: Yes, all clusters can be used to make the top.

    Q: The agglomerates can be used as a coating?
    A: Yes, of course.

    Q: When laying out, how they will behave agglomerations in the coldest months, are resistant to frost?
    A: Because they are resistant to frost, will not suffer any alteration.

    Q: Agglomerates are able to withstand the temperature changes between day and night temperatures and very sharp ones?
    A: Yes, they are certainly able to withstand these temperature changes.

    Q: Agglomerates are able to withstand the assaults of a chemical?
    A: Yes, the agglomerates are resistant to chemical attack of aggressive agents present in the common cleaners on the market.

    Q: Our clusters can withstand a collision?
    A: Yes, our clusters are impact resistant.

    Q: Our agglomerates resistant to cigarette burns?
    A: Yes, our clusters are resistant to cigarette burns according to European and American.

    Q: Our clusters are flammable?
    A: Our clusters do not propagate the flame.

Laying of agglomerates

Any type of installation begins with verification of site conditions. To put the open air is preferable to assess the possibility of full or partial coverage. The substrate must be properly seasoned: the practice of site suggested by the manufacturer

of adhesives is to wait for 28 days and cementitious screeds, 90 days for the casting of concrete. The anhydrite-based substrates allow a maximum of 0.5% moisture. It is of utmost importance to also carefully consider the influence of...

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