EUVAL® is a terrazzo produced with marble grits and white cement. For the cleaning, protection and care we advise to use products with a neutral pH (7 to 10), because terrazzo is an acid sensitive product.
Post-laying cleaning is very important to secure a lasting beauty and to maintain the high value of the material over many years. After the installation, we advise as soon as possible to remove cement rest and dirty, an inadequate or late first cleaning can alter the surface appearance.
After the completely dry of the mortar, it is recommended to clean the surfaces with a specific stone care product. Before proceeding to use stone care products, always follow the manufacturer's instructions.
After the first cleaning it is recommended to give a protective treatment with an impregnator sealer, to increase the stain resistance and to make the cleaning easy.
Before grouting and to give the impregnator sealer, the terrazzo must be dry. It is necessary to let dry the material and mortar moisture.
We advise a waiting time for the completely dry of ca. 4 till 6 weeks. These waiting times are approximatively, and may vary depending on weathering and circumstances of project.
Before to seal the surfaces, it is recommended another cleaning with a dry time of ca. 24 hours, to remove all dirt residue.
Attention: it is very important to lay untreated material. An impregnation of the material before the lay is not recommended, because the moisture of terrazzo and the of mortar can not dry uniformly. After the lay, the foreign moisture can dry only through the open joints.
The possible consequences of a not uniform drying of moisture can be: difference of colour and deformation with cracking.
In addition, with an impregnation treatment before the lay, the joints remain untreated, and it is therefore necessary a further treatment.
For a regular cleaning we advise to use only hot water with a neutral pH detergent, without additives.
What you need to know
Avoid contact with products such as vinegar, wine, lemon juice or sanitary cleaners (pH < 7). There are
acid and can damage the surfaces. Also highly alkaline (pH > 10) and solvents or abrasive can damage the surfaces.
For the cleaning, protection and maintenance of EUVAL® terrazzo, we advise FILA or MÖLLER CHEMIE products.
Ask directly to your local retailer, for specifically terrazzo's cleaning, protection and care products.