Technical Advise

How To Do Treatment For Indonesia Natural Stone

Treatment stages in Indonesia natural stone can be differs in 4 stage:

  1. Pre-Treatment
  2. Treatment After Laying
  3. Protection
  4. Finishing

Pre-Treatment

Pre-treatment is not an obligatory stage, Its only reccommended when the matterial is very absorbent. Pre-treatment have several advantages such as : protects the surfaces from grout residues, makes the grouting process is easier and simplify the cleaning after laying.

We reccomend chemical FILAPRW200 for the pre-grouting protector, this chemical devised to protect floor between laying and groting. FILAPRW200 also very effective againts dirt which is produced when laying and makes grouting. By using this chemical, cleaning process also easier whithout altering the natural stone materials appearance.

Stone matterial that laid with adhesive should be pre-treated at least one day prior to grouting.  

Although pre-treatment process is not fully necessary but this stage can be avoid some problem especially the salt deposits/efflorescence. By using sealing the backside of the natural stone with breathable water repellent protector such as FILAW68.

Treatment After Laying

Washing after laying has many advantages such as makes the subsequent stages easier of protection and maintenance.  This treatment stages also removes the residues of cement, adhesive and another building-site dirt.

This treatment stages has different chemical to use depend on the stone matterial characteristic as follow:

No Matterial Ph Scale Chemical Product
1 Marble, Basalt Neutral FilaCleaner
2 Basalt Acid Deterdek
3 Sandstone, Limestone, Alkaline FilaPS87
4 Glass Mosaic Alkaline FilaPS87

Protection

Protection stages have several advantages such as prevent absorbtion of water and oil stains, makes easy on maintenance and prolongs the life of natural stone matterial.

The protection stages on Indonesia natural stone particularly reccomended for absorbent matterial such as polished marble and the exterior natural stone floor and surfaces such as limestone and sandstone.

The protection stages of Indonesia natural stone use the chemical which is according to the stone matterial to be treated, the location of the matterial (inside or outside, floors or walls, the type of the protection (water repellent or stain resistant, and the desired effect (natural, colour-enhancing or wet look).

Water Repellent Protectors VS Stain Protectors

  Water Repellent Protectors Stain Protectors
Character Breathable, penetrate right into the stone matterial pores Breathable, penetrate right into the stone matterial pores
Character Repelling water and allowing air and water vapour to pass Repelling water and allowing air and water vapour to pass
Use Suitable for exterior surfaces Suitable for interior surfaces
Protection Protect matterial from the wheater Protect from the stain
Protection Prevent from Mould, Moss and Efflorescences Give the stone matterial desired effect: natural, color enhancing or wet look
Product Hydrorep, FilaPT10 FilaStonePlus , FilaMP90, FilaPT10

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How To Select Best Indonesia Natural Stone 

Select your matterial

In our website you can view some product in the comfort of your home and make personal selection through our product menu or our range menu. You can also review our project photo for getting more idea of your home design.

For detailed consultation, book an appointment with our representatives you can call +62 231 8300496 (office hour only) or you can directly contact Winsen Setiawan mobile no +62 8174122259.

If you have no time to leave country, our Stone Depot team can arrange to sent one  of our qualified consultant along with their extensive range samples to your country.

Instalation, Cleanning and Care

Stone depot can give you advise how to instal the product, some stone product needs special skill labor to do instalation especially the random crazy cut. Stone depot also can arrange to sent one of our qualified technical staff to train your labor how to install the product. We do this quite often especially for overseas project.

Stone depot reccomend ongoing cleaning and care maintenance for all our range product. For detailed information on what type cleaning and care you need for your stone you can visit our Cleanning & Maintenance menu.

Herewith some tips of how to care the natural stone product:

  • Use place mats especially under ceramic and other polishing product
  • Use mats or trivets under hot dishes or cookware
  • Use coasters under glasses, especially if contains alcohol or citrus juices
  • Place a small mat or rug at entryways to trap dirt and sand from normal foot traffic
  • Blot up spliils immediately to minimize permanent damage to the stone
  • Regularly clean surfaces with neutral cleaners designed for stone
  • Dont use abrassive cleaner such as dry cleaner or soft cleaner
  • Dont use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for stone

Indonesia Natural Stone Character

Every natural stone has different character, some natural stone like a soft limestone is forbiden to instal in the area with has non tropical season such as europe. So that you may discuss with us in which area do you want install the stone product.

Natural stone is not much harder to maintain than other materials, the added value as a natural product provides as a living character is wonderful. Knowing that your feet every morning glides on a marble floor, or that you are resting your eyes on a slate wall that took the earth millions of years to create is a powerful feeling. It is this real sense that no tile or tiles can give you.