Faber Tile Cream
Scratches are unavoidable. All it takes is an object getting dragged across the surface to form a mark, however small it may be. These objects range from the grit and soiling particles that are dragged in from the outdoors and wind up being ground against the surface of the floor, to larger furniture in the building which, instead of being carried, were pushed/pulled on the floor. Do you have a pet? Cats and dogs are notorious for causing scratches, especially when they run around the house with their claws drawn to increase traction. Dullness, on the other hand, can simply be caused by everyday wear. This can be attributed to foot traffic, or abrasive pads that were used during cleaning operations. Whichever the case, over time it takes away the beauty of the installation. From glazed ceramics to porcelain stoneware- it no doubt costs you lots of money to have the installations set up. You don’t want to watch all that time and resources gradually get eroded- not while the situation can easily be salvaged. You won’t need to do a complete overhaul. Simply touch things up with the Faber Tile Cream. Here is a look at what it has to offer:
- Get rid of scuffs and scratches
They are unsightly, and take away the appeal of your floors. What’s more, constant foot traffic wears down the finish, and that shiny lustre that made the surface pop gets dulled over time. The Faber Tile Cream has been designed to reverse these effects. It’s an ultra-abrasive cream, that restores the elegance to the installation, without putting the underlying structure at risk. You get to set an even finish, and won’t have to worry about overlapping defects with the treatment.
- Sealing action
The Faber Tile Cream seals the porous surfaces, preventing dirt from adhering to them. This makes it easy when it comes to cleaning, reducing the amount of time and energy spent on the task. Speaking of which, to safely clean surfaces that have been treated with the Faber Tile Cream, use products such as AlgaFloor, Faber Deterfug or Faber 30. Here, the formulation you go for will be dependent on the level of soiling that is on the surface, and the type of the material being handled.
- Diverse applications
During surface maintenance, you want to be sure that you are using products that are suitable for the particular material you’re working on. The wrong chemicals can react with the installation, causing anything from etching to weakening of the adhesives used to set it up, thus affecting its structural integrity. The restorative elements of the Faber Tile Cream can be safely applied on different materials, from glazed ceramics to boost the shine and enhance the dirt-resistance of the surface, natural, polished and lapped porcelain stoneware that has been worn down by foot traffic, and smoothening the excessively rough sections of textured porcelain stoneware, all through to making the appearance of quartz-resin agglomerate floors more even. There are also those situations during surface finishing through the mechanical polishing process where the machinery being used is not practical to handle sections of the surface. Here, the Faber Tile Cream will come in handy to prepare the target area for the latter stages of the finishing process.
You get all this without breaking the bank. The Faber Tile Cream comes with a pocket-friendly price tag. What’s more, since you won’t need to pull up the tiles and replace them, it saves you on the extra costs that would have been incurred in the process.
How To Use The Faber Tile Cream
The equipment needed for the application can be a manual rotary brush, or a single disc machine, that has at least 1.5HP. For instance, you can work with the Warrior single disc machine from Faber Chimica, which clocks 2.2HP, and has been specially designed for such tasks. Set the unit to 150 – 200 rpm. The surface also needs to be cleaned. Give it a thorough wash to remove any dust particles and greasy residue that are on it.
Next, divide up the sections that you are working on. While you can work on the entire floor at once, it’s advisable to break it into more manageable sections of 2m² each. Remember to protect adjacent sections that are not to be worked on. Once ready, proceed with these steps:
- Shake the Faber Tile Cream well in its bottle.
- Pour out 2/3 spoons of the cream onto the target 2m² surface.
- Add some water to the cream. You can use a general ratio of 1:1, where each spoonful of the Faber Tile Cream is mixed with 1 spoonful of water.
- Immediately you’ve added the water, proceed to apply the cream over the surface. Ensure that you have achieved an even coverage, passing over each section of the floor in an equal number of times. Usually it needs 15 to 25 passes, depending on the type of surface that is being worked on. Note that the creamy consistency should be retained all through. If you notice it beginning to dry, you can gradually top up the water.
- Continue polishing the surface until you obtain the desired result. You can easily confirm this by pausing and removing some of the product using a squeegee mop to check the outcome.
- After you’re done, vacuum away the residue on the surface.
- Rinse the floor with lots of water.
The floor can now be used. You won’t need to wait any longer.
Tips For Using The Faber Tile Cream
- The surface should be dry before applying the cream.
- Ensure that the cream doesn’t dry as you apply it. Add water to it to maintain that creamy consistency.
- When it comes to the routine maintenance, use products from the same brand that have been recommended for the task. For instance, daily cleaning can be carried out with Faber AlgaFloor. For those cases where an intensive cleaning is required, products like the Faber 30 and Deterfug come in handy. Here the choice depends on the type of dirt that you’re dealing with.