TIPS FOR THE USE OF STONE IN OUTDOORS

//TIPS FOR THE USE OF STONE IN OUTDOORS

The stone is a unique element of nature, which throughout mankind has been used by man in the construction of large buildings, temples, cathedrals, roads or monuments, which have remained intact over time. Many of these buildings pay homage to Gods or Kings, or are important civil engineering constructions such as aqueducts that carried water to the cities.

 

Man throughout history is aware that it is a unique, limited good, of great value and that nature lends us. That is why its use has to be responsible.

When we decide to make a construction or use stone in our home, we know that it is a durable, resistant material and that it is an investment for the rest of our life.

In nature we can find a wide and wide variety of types of stone. Each one of them is different, since they come from different regions and parts of the world.

“No stone is the same, each of them has exclusive conditions and characteristics.”

 

  • Sintered: Composed of minerals from granite, glass, silica and natural oxides. Extremely resistant Ideal for interior, exterior, facades, etc.
  • Marble: Very resistant to moisture. It requires polishing and care every so often.
  • Slate: Hard and compact, it is resistant, waterproof and long lasting.

The human being is aware that it is a scarce good, so he has developed new materials such as synthetic stone. Formed from other quartz and marble.

 

  • Granite: It is the hardest and resistant to erosion. It barely has pores.
  • Quartzite: Smooth or rough, with beautiful streaks and colors, it is perfect for outdoors.
  • Limestone: It’s hard and nothing porous. It has slight streaks in natural tones.
  • Sandstone: sedimentary rock of variable color, is resistant to wear, erosion and corrosion. It can be cut and polished to create ornamental pieces.

Problemas que encontramos en la piedra y cómo resolverlos

 

Humidity

 

 

 

  • Origin Oxide: It can be an irreversible problem, but before the installation of the stone can be prevented with non-acid products, for stones such as limestone or marble.

 

When rust appears to eliminate it, it can be a complicated job. We can use acid detergents if the stone is resistant to it. In addition we will avoid its reappearance since these products cover the pores of the stone. A perfect example of detergent is the  BERT 27.

 

 

  • Calcareous Origin (Salt): When moisture is combined with the appearance of minerals or salistres, dark colored spots appear on the surface of the stone, causing the stone to flake and destroy. To avoid this we must apply a protector before installation.
  • Fungi: Once the stone is installed, the accumulation of moisture can generate the appearance of algae or mosses. Easy disposal with chlorine cleaners, such as Antialalgas BelCare Profesional.

Meteorological

 

The passage of time and weather conditions are inevitable, and these affect the appearance and image of the stone, eliminating its natural brightness.

 

The stone protectors penetrate to internal layers, allowing it to breathe and absorb water, as well as protecting it. In MASER we have a great offer of this type of product, an example is IDEA GOLD: Hydro-Oil repellent, formulated to prevent the penetration of residues in the pores, as well as to provide shine.

 

Ice is another agent that can damage our stones. To prevent the stone from suffering and flaking, we must waterproof it. Closing the pores of the surface and we will prevent the ice and thaw from staying inside our stone. An example is the HIDROTOP and TOP SEAL protectors, which do not alter the color of the stone and its breathability.

Stains

 

Spaces of abundant traffic and work are inevitably affected by stains, which cause deterioration and loss of the original appearance of the stone. In order for them not to penetrate deeply, they must be eliminated quickly. For this, it is advisable to use detergents and special products for each stain.

Adequate prior impregnation also prevents the penetration of organic elements that can cause problems such as discoloration caused by leaves, coffee, spices and tannins of plant origin.

If this protection has not been carried out, and we find stains that a common cleaner cannot eliminate, we must apply some professional solutions such as this:

 

  • Grease or oil stains, the BelCare Professional OIL CLEANER, penetrates deeply and removes debris.
  • Stains of wine, coffee, rust, Bellinzoni SPOT REMOVER paste, will penetrate the surface, completely removing any residue.
  • High traffic and sliding surfaces. For these cases, the wide range of BelCare Professional ANTI-SLIDES, solvent or water, will prevent slips and stains, preserving the stone

Solutions to avoid these problems

 

Protection and impregnation

 

These are some of our proposals to protect and remove stains from the stone:

 

  • IDEA HP e IDEA XCProtects against the penetration of water, oil, edible fats and moisture.
  • IDEA RAPID COLOR Revives, ages and protects very absorbent materials. Perfect protection against stains caused by oil, grease, moisture and prevents mold formation.
  • AQ PROOF V It acts against water-based stains, with natural effect for marble, granite, calcareous stones. Very effective against the penetration of water, oil, grease, moisture.
  • IDEA STONAGERIt revives, ages and waterproofs and protects against oil, grease, moisture stains and provides for mold formation.
  • ULTIMATE STRIPPER General cleaning and effective removal of waxes, silicones, acrylics
  • CONSOLIDANTE LIMESEALER Stone consolidation, recommended for very porous stones that does not allow the expulsion of moisture salts and unsightly efflorescence. Also protection against moisture.

 

It is a versatile element, which can be used in the construction of houses: walls, facades, roads. It is also present as a decorative element: fountains, gardens, cemeteries, or even in kitchen utensils, plates, glasses. Its high strength and longevity allows it to be reused. Proper care allows it to remain intact.

Unlike other materials used in construction such as metal or plastic, its production demands low energy and therefore generates less greenhouse gases, in addition to not generating polluting waste for the environment.

Types of Stone

 

“The stone is a good that nature brings us and which we must use responsibly.”

 

  • Sintered: Composed of minerals from granite, glass, silica and natural oxides. Extremely resistant Ideal for interior, exterior, facades, etc.
  • Marble: Very resistant to moisture. It requires polishing and care every so often.
  • Slate: Hard and compact, it is resistant, waterproof and long lasting.

The human being is aware that it is a scarce good, so he has developed new materials such as synthetic stone. Formed from other quartz and marble.

 

  • Granite: It is the hardest and resistant to erosion. It barely has pores.
  • Quartzite: Smooth or rough, with beautiful streaks and colors, it is perfect for outdoors.
  • Limestone: It’s hard and nothing porous. It has slight streaks in natural tones.
  • Sandstone: sedimentary rock of variable color, is resistant to wear, erosion and corrosion. It can be cut and polished to create ornamental pieces.

Problemas que encontramos en la piedra y cómo resolverlos

 

Humidity

 

 

 

  • Origin Oxide: It can be an irreversible problem, but before the installation of the stone can be prevented with non-acid products, for stones such as limestone or marble.

 

When rust appears to eliminate it, it can be a complicated job. We can use acid detergents if the stone is resistant to it. In addition we will avoid its reappearance since these products cover the pores of the stone. A perfect example of detergent is the  BERT 27.

 

 

  • Calcareous Origin (Salt): When moisture is combined with the appearance of minerals or salistres, dark colored spots appear on the surface of the stone, causing the stone to flake and destroy. To avoid this we must apply a protector before installation.
  • Fungi: Once the stone is installed, the accumulation of moisture can generate the appearance of algae or mosses. Easy disposal with chlorine cleaners, such as Antialalgas BelCare Profesional.

Meteorological

 

The passage of time and weather conditions are inevitable, and these affect the appearance and image of the stone, eliminating its natural brightness.

 

The stone protectors penetrate to internal layers, allowing it to breathe and absorb water, as well as protecting it. In MASER we have a great offer of this type of product, an example is IDEA GOLD: Hydro-Oil repellent, formulated to prevent the penetration of residues in the pores, as well as to provide shine.

 

Ice is another agent that can damage our stones. To prevent the stone from suffering and flaking, we must waterproof it. Closing the pores of the surface and we will prevent the ice and thaw from staying inside our stone. An example is the HIDROTOP and TOP SEAL protectors, which do not alter the color of the stone and its breathability.

Stains

 

Spaces of abundant traffic and work are inevitably affected by stains, which cause deterioration and loss of the original appearance of the stone. In order for them not to penetrate deeply, they must be eliminated quickly. For this, it is advisable to use detergents and special products for each stain.

Adequate prior impregnation also prevents the penetration of organic elements that can cause problems such as discoloration caused by leaves, coffee, spices and tannins of plant origin.

If this protection has not been carried out, and we find stains that a common cleaner cannot eliminate, we must apply some professional solutions such as this:

 

  • Grease or oil stains, the BelCare Professional OIL CLEANER, penetrates deeply and removes debris.
  • Stains of wine, coffee, rust, Bellinzoni SPOT REMOVER paste, will penetrate the surface, completely removing any residue.
  • High traffic and sliding surfaces. For these cases, the wide range of BelCare Professional ANTI-SLIDES, solvent or water, will prevent slips and stains, preserving the stone

Solutions to avoid these problems

 

Protection and impregnation

 

These are some of our proposals to protect and remove stains from the stone:

 

  • IDEA HP e IDEA XCProtects against the penetration of water, oil, edible fats and moisture.
  • IDEA RAPID COLOR Revives, ages and protects very absorbent materials. Perfect protection against stains caused by oil, grease, moisture and prevents mold formation.
  • AQ PROOF V It acts against water-based stains, with natural effect for marble, granite, calcareous stones. Very effective against the penetration of water, oil, grease, moisture.
  • IDEA STONAGERIt revives, ages and waterproofs and protects against oil, grease, moisture stains and provides for mold formation.
  • ULTIMATE STRIPPER General cleaning and effective removal of waxes, silicones, acrylics
  • CONSOLIDANTE LIMESEALER Stone consolidation, recommended for very porous stones that does not allow the expulsion of moisture salts and unsightly efflorescence. Also protection against moisture.

 

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