I have recently by LEOSTEEN heard what can you actually do all with it?
Everything you like!
LEOSTEEN can be coated for floors, walls, kitchen countertops, etc. LEOSTEEN also can be employed for the design of concrete-coated bathrooms and shower in modern design bath.
It is advantageous that this method does not joints are present. Walls and floors are made of one piece. It's appear "work stone block" as a.
Basically is possible almost anything your imagination allows.
How durable is LEOSTEEN? When can we expect with a wear out?
LEOSTEEN based on an old technology that has been invented already in 1857 by Mr Stanislaw Sorel in Paris. In the past, the method was used in residential buildings on wood-beamed ceilings construction. The normal vibrations of such wooden beams hold the LEOSTEEN coatings made without tearing or cracking. In fact, it is along term of practical knowledge.
Even today, such floors can be used by more than one hundred years.
The wear out depends on user habits. The surfaces are very hard, but also very elastic and resistant.
For the regular maintenance of a wiping wax is used.
If errors occur in the surfaces, this by repair by the same method. Only after decades or in poor nursing wear by running it can be seen. These can be re-ground / polished.
Occasionally today mixes with the process of "Sorel" are produced as on industrial floors with havy usage.
In this case, a slightly greater thickness is used (about 2 cm). This soil is acid and oil - resistant, also free of electrostatic charge and not slippery.
In the BMW-car fabrication in Germany all floors with Sorel cement be coated. At these levels on industrial floors preferably drive automated transporter (robot) with tons of heavy loads between
storage and workstations.
As an example, are further the Cotton Spinning Factory (Baumwollspinnerei) in Leipzig, all floors, school and classrooms of the Bauhaus building in Dessau, many residential and industrial buildings of the architect brothers Taut in Berlin, building the period of industrie revolution in Germany, residential building in the 70s in East Germany, and more to call.
The definition of terrazzo is the mixture of mortar with additives such as natural stone, basalt, marble, or even fossils or metals.
With LEOSTEEN all kinds of mixtures are possible.
After curing, the surface is grinded, then inclusions are visible.
What colour can be mixed?
All colours are mixable. You have the Possibility your favorite colour from the RAL - colour fan.
With the method strongly coloured surfaces can be produced. Additions of natural - coloring pigments up to 10 - 15% are possible.
How can I protect the surfaces of LEOSTEEN?
By care cleansing with carnauba wax - emulsion gives the surface a seal, in addition the material from discoloration and stains is protected.
After setting the ground creates a stressed-like surface which is very dense.
By applying with a natural varnish from renewable raw materials, the pores are closed. Thereafter, the normal (daily) care with wiping wax can be carried out.
These positive characteristics LEOSTEEN at a material thickness of only 5mm in floors and about 2- 3 mm in wall surfaces and countertops.
LEOSTEEN is a sustainable natural product.
I want to renovate my old bathroom. Can LEOSTEEN applied directly on tiles?
LEOSTEEN can also be applied to existing tiles. However, this must be grease, soap and limescale prior to application. As a primer, a barrier coat is brushed.
Which preconditions must be met for coating?
1 stable base, dust, grease, soap and oil-free and dry,
2. temperatures around 20 ° C (Higher temperatures reduce, lower temperatures slow down the curing process)
3. Underfloor heating is not a problem
4. subfloors can concrete, ceramic, plasterboard, MDF, chipboard, OSB boards or metal plates be
The acid-base cement combines completely and inextricably linked to the ground.
How long does it take to process LEOSTEEN for flooring?
Depending on the size of the area from about 4 days
Day 1: Prepare ground, commissioned by an outsize protective coating.
Day 2: Contract LEOSTEEN (casting - or spraying)
Day 3: drying time, depending on layer thickness and weather conditions, such as humidity
Day 4: Grinding and polishing, sealing,
After about 4 hours, the soil is already accessible, completely cured after one day and resilient.
After grinding and polishing and another day drying the first wax sealing can be carried out with an addition of natural carnauba wax on cleaning water.
LEOSTEEN can only by a trained service processed be applied.
This ensures the qualitative processing of the product, thus acts the customer and therefore contributes to the good reputation of the product. In addition, various safety rules in the handling of hazardous substances (which are not allowed in the trade) to be observed.
What does the use of concrete by LEOSTEEN a professional?
Depending on the circumference of the application you need with a price
of approximately 120.00 - up to € 180.00 / m2 additional costs such as journeys and site equipment expected.
Can LEOSTEEN also used for kitchen worktops and how it looks with the food compatibility?
LEOSTEEN is often used for kitchen countertops. All materials are natural products, includ sealing. An intolerance in human body is not known or proven.
By using it can possibly lead to spotting. In general, these have disappeared after one day drying. It is to leave to avoid hot fat or long-acting acids act longer. Sealing wax and natural lacquer being damaged and must be renewed thereafter.
It should also be placed no red-hot pots on the LEOSTEEN surface as this will be destroyed.
It can also be a DD PU-sealing, 2- ply, in addition to the sealed LEOSTEEN - is applied surface may be employed. The food-compatibility has not been established.