Ceternit

Large-format, slip resistant ceramics for outdoor use with a wide range of applications, depending on the substrate, can be laid loose or glued.


Ceternit 46-30-01 Minerale

Available as floor tile
Surface:
structured R11 AB-UGL
Thickness :
2,0 cm
Formats:
60 x 60 cm; 120 x 60 cm
  • Ceternit 46-30-01 Minerale, structured R11 AB-UGL


Technology:
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Material

 
Porcelain ceramic or fine stoneware

The natural preliminary materials such as clay kaolin, quartz, feldspar, lime and colour additives are pressed into the mould after successful mixing. The pressed panels pass through a so-called fast-burn roller oven, in which the material components fuse at a temperature of up to 1600 degrees Celsius. The panels can be further processed untreated as they come out of the oven, or the surface can be ground and polished after firing. A large number of technical procedures provide a wide range of design possibilities in terms of colour, structure and pattern. The exact splitting of the panels into worktops is carried out by means of waterjet cutting technology and CNC-supported processing centres. The gluing and chamfering of the workpieces is carried out with the highest precision at specialized manual work stations.

Product characteristics

The high quality and creative look of the products made of ceramics are characterized by the use of raw materials found in nature. Thus, for example, colour differences between production batches or feldspar particles located in the material are unavoidable. Their presence is not a reason for complaint, but they correspond to the living and natural character of this stone.

Surfaces

The natural or matt honed surfaces are highly compacted, water repellent and do not require any further surface treatment in the form of an impregnation.

Breaking strength

The worktops made of ceramic have a thickness of 6 mm and are reinforced by a high-quality, stable substructure. The risk of breakage is generally only given if the work piece is not properly handled. Transport and handling may only be carried out in a vertical position. The panels must not be used as a step, for example, to clean windows or to replace lamps. This creates the risk of excessive punctual load, which can lead to cracking in the sensitive web areas of the sink and hob.

Scratch and cut resistance

The ceramic worktops and tiles have a very high scratch-hardness and are therefore scratch-resistant and cut-insensitive. We recommend the use of suitable cutting boards to prevent metallurgy marks and to keep your cutting tools safe.

Acid resistance

Ceramic worktops and tiles in natural or matt finish are resistant to conventional acids such as citric and acetic acid. Food colourings such as coffee, tea, wine, mustard, vegetables or fruit do not leave any traces that are not removable, but should be removed as soon as possible after their formation and do not allow to dry on the surface. Contact with aggressive chemicals or highly alkaline cleaners can lead to irreparable damage.

Heat Insensitivity

The material is heat-insensitive. Short-term placement of hot pots can generally not cause any damage. Items with very high temperatures can cause discoloration in the material over a longer period of exposure. Since cracks can also be caused by shock heat input, we recommend the use of suitable pot holders for storing hot pans, pots, baking sheets, etc. coming directly from the cooking area or from the oven.

 

Formats

 
Standard formats for floor tiles

The products are available in 2 different formats in the thicknesses of 2.0 cm. Tile edges are chamfered and comply with required dimensional tolerances. Please see our installation recommendation.

Tile weight factor
Thichness / Weight
2.0 cm / 53 kg/m²

 

Surface finishes floor

 
Surface – Slip resistance – Treatment

The STONE.De range offers porcelain ceramics in various surface finishes, which apart from their use characteristics differ in their appearance and degree of slip resistance. Polished, matt, natural and textured surfaces are highly compacted and therefore easy to clean. These surfaces do not require any further treatments in the form of first-treatment and / or impregnation after installation.

Surface type Optic Slip resistance
DIN 51130 (4)
BGR/GUV-R181
Slip resistance
DIN 51131
BGI/GUV-I8687
Treatment
polished gloss - - Not required
honed, natural silky matt R9 µ=0,46/mn=0,41 Not required
structured matt coarse R10/R11 µ=0,61/mn=0,42 Not required

Preventive measures

Clean walk-off zones in the entrance area contribute significantly to the preservation of the stone floor. This area should be adequately dimensioned so that the coating is not scratched by the entry of sand particles and wet soiling does not increase the risk of slippage, especially during the winter months. During the construction phase the floor must be protected against mechanical and chemical overloading by suitable covers.

Building basic cleaning / initial cleaning

Cleaning is carried out in the form of a dry cleaning to remove debris, loose dirt, residue from the floor etc. by sweeping or vacuuming.

Basic Cleaning / Intensive Interim Cleaning

A basic cleaning is to be carried out at least 48 hours after the installation is finished and complete drying of the joint compound has occurred. A possibly pronounced cement film formation should be eliminated already during the "washing after grouting".

Building dust, dirt crusts and light cement films are removed with the using a slightly alkaline basic cleaning agent, diluted in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, into the wiping water in a two-stage wet wiping process. After an exposure or soaking treatment time of 10-15 minutes, the dissolved dirt liquid is absorbed by suction or mop or the coating is repeatedly washed with clear water so that no residues of cleaners or dirt are present on the surface.

When using single-disc machines, use red micro-fibre pads or brushes.

As soon as installation-building residues can no longer be removed by maintenance cleaning, intensive, manual or machine interim cleaning should be carried out. The choice of detergents depends on the degree of soiling and the nature of the residues.

First-treatment / Impregnation

Ceramic surfaces are easy to clean. These surfaces do not require further treatment in the form of initial treatment.

For ceramic surfaces, we recommend the use of Lithofin products:
Hy Clean Cleaning Cleaner
Clear Top Intensive Cleaner

If other agents are used, the suitability of the cleaning products must be checked before starting to clean. The respective manufacturer data must be observed.
The content of this cleaning recommendation is based on our many years of experience and takes into account the current state of the cleaning technology provided that it was known to us at the time of publication. However, no liability is accepted for the completeness, correctness and applicability of this information in individual cases. The instructions of the cleaning and care agent manufacturers must be observed.
 

Installation

 
Installation instructions for large ceramic tiles and panels

Introduction

CETERNIT is designed with regard to its technical properties, such as very low water absorption, break strength, thermal shock resistance, stain resistance and high chemical resistance for use in indoor and outdoor applications.
Even use in demanding wet areas is ensured due to the slip resistance values of (R11 A + B UGL). The following application areas are intended to illustrate the different possibilities as ceramic floor tile for indoor and outdoor use ...

Installation methods

Laying on supports or floating flooring in order to ensure, for example, easy access to below surface equipment or the drainage of rainwater.

Laying in grass or soil, for walkways in gardens, drive ways for cars or as an optical delineation of surfaces.

Laying in the sand or gravel bed, as an outside terrace area with natural drainage effect in the underlying soil.

Laying on screed, with expansion joints and grout mortar, in the outdoor area, for example, for parking spaces, ramps or garage floors, indoors for floors in rustic optics such as in winter gardens or in the living and bath area.

Please consult the provided applicable instructions for Ceternit and Cerconit for the laying of Ceternit balcony and terrace slabs on concrete and screeded surfaces.