FAQ TERRAZZO TREND ORIGINA®

Find the answers you’re looking for in our FAQs about TREND Terrazzo.

Q: Can I install TREND Origina® on wood, plywood or metal?
A: Yes, but you must select the proper adhesive. For these substrates you should use epoxy-polyurethane adhesive.

Q: Can I install TREND Origina® directly on drywall?
A: Yes, but you must use a proper adhesive or use before a primer.

Q: Can I install TREND Origina® on an existing floor?
A: Yes, by following these few easy steps:
a) Check that the existing floor is well anchored to the substrate. If it is not, then you should remove it.
b) Clean the surface with a degreaser and then use an abrasive to roughen it, so it can hold the adhesive better.

Q: When installing TREND Origina®, what kind of substrate do we need?
A: The substrate must be clean, dry, free of dust and perfectly leveled. 

Q: Is it possible to install TREND Origina® on a curved surface?
A: Totally, but you need a minimum curving radius of 27 ½” (70 cm).

Q: Can I insert a mosaic decoration in a TREND Origina® Floor?
A: Absolutely. You can either use adhesive to fill up the difference in thickness between the mosaic and TREND Origina® or we recommend installing the mosaic on a backer board (fiberglass) to make it the same thickness as TREND Origina®. 

Q: If I install TREND Origina® on a vertical surface, do I run the risk of future delamination?
A: You should run no risk if the installation is done properly. 

Q: Can there be a difference in shade between the sample I have seen in your TREND Origina® binder and the actual production?
A: The dominant tone will be the same, but each individual production batch may have some variation. To avoid problems you may ask for a sample of the current lot.

Q: If I order the same color of TREND Origina® several months apart, will I receive the same shades?
A: If the lot produced for your first order is still available, then you will receive the same lot without shade variation. If that lot is no longer available, there may be a difference in shade.

Q: How can I cut into a piece of TREND Origina®?
A: TREND Origina® can be cut using a continuous diamond blade, possibly a water fed saw. 

Q: Can I perform water jet cuts with TREND Origina®?
A: Absolutely and easily. Water Jet cutting allows you to be creative with your TREND Origina®.

Q: Can I re-polish my TREND Origina® after the installation?
A: Technically you could, but we don’t recommend due to the small thickness of the material.

Q: Does TREND Origina® pass the ASTM TEST for slip resistance?
A: Yes. Our surface is comparable to other ceramic, marble and granite surfaces.

Q: Can the color of TREND Origina® change with time?
A: It’s possible that there might be some tone variation, just as with natural stones.

Q: Is TREND Origina® poures?
A: Overall our engineered stones (TREND Origina®) are considered non-poures under the current European or American regulations.

Q: Is TREND Origina® stain resistant?
A: Yes, absolutely. But be aware that stain resistant does not mean stain proof. You should always clean a stain as quickly as possible to limit possible problems in the future.

Q: What should I use for daily maintenance?
A: You can use any kind of detergent available in the market.

Q: How can I remove hard water stains from TREND Origina®?
A: It is possible to use common products on the market that are suitable for removing this kind of stain, always doing a preliminary test in a hidden corner.

Q: How do I remove grout residue from TREND Origina®?
A: There are several products available in the market today. Use the one suitable for the type of grout used.

Q: What kind of Adhesive do you recommend for TREND Origina®?
A: Contact the TREND technical office who will advise you on the basis of format and destination use.

Q: How long will my TREND Origina® floor last?
A: Theoretically, TREND Origina® has an unlimited life span. Depending on the heaviness of use, your floor will look fantastic even after 30 years if well maintained and cared for.

Q: Can I scratch the floor just by walking on it?
A: Because TREND Origina® is scratch resistant, it is perfect for high traffic flooring.

Q: Is the abrasion resistance only superficial?
A: Because it is a homogeneous product, TREND Origina® is resistant to abrasion not only on its surface but even deeper.

Q: How should I handle TREND Origina® before the installation?
A: Always store your TREND Origina® in a controlled indoor environment. If it will be an indoor installation and the temperature is between 65 and 90 degrees F, move the material into the area where the installation will occur 24 hours before the installation. Always keep TREND Origina® flat, since it is a flexible material.

Q: My TREND Origina® is warped; what should I do?
A: Position your TREND Origina® on a flat clean surface with a piece of cardboard underneath. Stack at least 20 tiles, face against face, then back against back. Place some weights on the tiles. Leave the material to rest for at least 24 hours. Check the tiles again before starting with the installation.

Q: Can I use TREND Origina® as a countertop surface?
A: Yes you can.

Q: Can I install TREND Origina® vertically?
A: Yes you can.

Q: If I use TREND Origina® in an exterior application in a frigid climate, what can happen?
A: TREND Origina® is frost resistant, so it can be used without any problem.

Q: Is TREND Origina® thermal shock resistant?
A: Yes, your TREND Origina® is thermal shock resistant.

Q: Is TREND Origina® resistant to chemicals?
A: Yes, TREND Origina® can resist the chemicals present in the majority of detergents available on the market.

Q: Is TREND Origina® resistant to cigarette burns?
A: Yes, TREND Origina® is resistant to cigarette burns, based on European and American requirements.

Q: Is TREND Origina® flammable?
A: TREND Origina® will not allow a flame to propagate, so based on ASTM E84 it is considered CLASS A.