Our agglomerate products require very little maintenance. Just read these simple recommendations.

  • Maintenance & Care for all finishings

    Routine, daily maintenance will involve keeping dirt, dust and other soiling from building up. Spills, food and other potential staining materials need to be cleaned up in a reasonable period of time. Regular sweeping and light damp mopping is advisable.

    Monthly cleanings are often a simple scrubbing wash and rinse using a neutral pH stone & tile cleaner. This type of cleaning can be accomplished using a bucket and mop while a wet/dry vacuum is helpful for cleaning big floors. For commercial applications a swing machine fitted with a brush or pad or an auto-scrubber will help maintain larger installations.

  • Regular Maintenance Cleaning

    Highly alkaline, acidic, ammonia based, and/or abrasive cleaners, or bleach may damage the TREND Origina tile and may also degrade the sealer, adversely affecting stain repellency. The use of a pH neutral cleaner specifically formulated for stone & tile is the best assurance of not harming the TREND Origina or degrading any applied sealers.

    For routine cleaning of this TREND Origina tile STONETECH® Stone & Tile Cleaner is the preferred cleaner.

    Prepare a solution of STONETECH Stone & Tile Cleaner concentrate mixed with water based on these ratios:

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    1. For damp mopping or spray and wipe cleaning: 

    • Apply mixed solution with a damp mop or trigger sprayer. 

    • Work surface with wrung out mop or clean towel. Wipe dry or allow to air dry. 

    • When damp mopping, change mop water often to ensure that soil is not re-deposited.

    2. For hand or floor machine cleaning: 

    • Apply mixed solution with a mop, sponge or pump type sprayer. Thoroughly wet surface and allow to soak for a few minutes. 

    • Agitate/scrub surface with mop, deck brush, or standard 175rpm floor machine fitted with an appropriate scrub pad or brush. 

    • Remove cleaning liquid with mop, bucket and wringer or wet/dry vacuum. Scrubbed areas can be allowed to air dry or rinsed thoroughly with fresh water and vacuumed or air dried.

    3. Let area dry completely before allowing foot traffic to resume.

  • Heavy Duty Maintenance Cleaning

    Heavy cleaning is sometimes needed to maintain a tile surface in high traffic areas or after being exposed to materials which may require more aggressive cleaning. A method for this type of cleaning is outlined below. Please note that existing sealers are often degraded or stripped out of the tile when using stronger cleaning chemicals or techniques are employed. Resealing is often necessary after this type of cleaning to maintain a stain resistant surface.
    Use the STONETECH® DEEPKLENZ™ for this heavy duty cleaning.

    1. Spray a sufficient amount of cleaner on tile surface to thoroughly wet the soiled traffic area.

    2. Allow STONETECH DEEPKLENZ to work on the surface for 5-10 minutes (do not allow STONETECH DEEPKLENZ to dry on the surface).

    3. During this dwell time, lightly scrub the tile surface with a stiff bristle brush or nylon scrub pad to loosen the surface contaminants. Apply additional cleaner as needed to keep surface wet.

    4. Remove cleaning liquid with mop, bucket and wringer or wet/dry vacuum.

    5. Rinse area well with clean water. Vacuum or mop to remove rinse water.

    6. Repeat steps 1-5 if needed for more heavily soiled areas. Increase dwell and scrub times as appropriate to help with more heavily soiled areas.

    7. Once the surface is dry, reseal with STONETECH® BULLETPROOF® Sealer as needed.

  • Protect New TREND Origina Floors

    With the setting materials less than 7 days old, protect the new floor from heavy rolling loads by placing plywood on the floor in the path of heavy equipment like: scissors/man lift, pallet jack and similar. Even with plywood, it is recommended that NO extremely heavy loads like forklifts move across the new floor until after 7 days. During the first 7 day period protect the new floor from point loading.

Install agglomerate

We recommend installing the material in rooms which have been kept at a constant temperature between 50 and 80 degrees F for at least 12 hours. The adhesive must also be kept at the temperature recommended by the manufacturer for at least a few days prior to use.

All the tiles have to be back-buttered and the adhesive spread on the sub- oor using two di erent methods. This type of installation system is called “FULLY SUPPORTED" and assures better adhesion and support of each tile.

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