Internal Stone
Internal Stone & Timber Floors
Preparation is the most important step in laying internal stone tiles. For perfect adhesion surfaces must be totally free of loose material, grease or dirt must be cleaned thoroughly.

Paving slabs can be laid on timber floors. You need to make sure that the timber structure is strong enough to accept the weight as paving slabs are heavy. Timber floors have movement, whether they are individual floorboards or sheets of tongue and groove. This is due to existing timber flooring being secured where it meets joists underneath. These fixings are generally not adequate to stop the boards from moving. This can result in flags lifting, gaps or even cracking of flag. We advise that an additional covering of 22mm plywood is fixed at regular intervals of max (200mm) to improve rigidity.

Concrete Floors
If the concrete floor is uneven, the mortar mix must be applied to allow for any depressions.

Sealing Interior Flags
Treadstone recommends AQUASEAL is applied annually to preserve the aesthetic qualities of the stone and prevent staining from accidental spillages. This applies to and is dependant on the type of stone flooring you purchase. Please follow the instructions and safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer.

Important
All surfaces should be regularly cleaned with a damp cloth. Using the right care product will facilitate the cleaning process and will maintain the fresh appearance of the surface.

Care products should always be tested as to their effectiveness and their compatibility to the surface in a small, inconspicuous area.

For protective treatment (impregnation) the surface must be completely dry. Marble, travertine and limestones will be damaged when exposed to acidic substances (cement residue remover, bathroom cleaners, vinegar, ketchup, wine, cola, fruit juices, etc.). For more extraordinary kinds of dirt and blemishes (e.g. paint, wax, grease, oil, tar, algae, etc.) special cleaning products are available.