Anti-Slip Treatments to ceramic, porcelain and natural stone surfaces

Posted onMarch 17, 2010

Anti-Slip Treatments

We are able to apply Anti-Slip Treatments to ceramic, porcelain and natural stone surfaces.

poDifferent situations require different methods to achieve the desired result. We are able to perform several procedures, these are:

  • Titanium Micro-pore Technology
  • Non-Slip Surface Coatings
  • Acid etching
  • Sandblasting

To achieve an Anti-Slip finish on this polished floor surface, several procedures were undertaken.

First the stone was sandblasted to ‘key up’ the surface. This provides the anti-slip finish. This procedure considerably lightens the stone, as can be seen in the bottom right corner of the photograph.

The area was then enhanced to bring the colour up to match as closely as possible to the surrounding areas. This sealer is shown surrounding the light sandblasted patch in the left hand side of the photo.

This is a highly beneficial procedure for external paths and pool/patio areas. Shower bases also benefit from this treatment, as these are a fairly common hazard area around the home.

Contact:
Lustre Ltd
P. 09-526 4581
F. 09-526 5909
Dino Gagas – M. 021-930 066 – dino@lustre.co.nz

Donovan Ryan – M. 021-792 498 – donovan@lustre.co.nz
Scott Schrader – M. 021-987 970 – scott@lustre.co.nz

STAIN-PROOF – the world leading, permanent impregnating sealer developed by Dry-Treat

Posted onMarch 17, 2010

Dry-Treat

Dry-Treat manufactures innovative sealers for porous building materials, including natural stone, brick, paving, tiles engineering concrete and grout. Our aim is to continue developing new technologies which provide effective protection from common problems, including: water ingress, staining, salt attack (efflorescence), picture framing and graffiti.
Dry-Treat innovation

Dry-Treat began in 1991 as a premium developer of specialist concrete sealers for the civil engineering industry, to protect large concrete structures such as bridges, high rises and factory floors in harsh conditions, including seawater and alkaline soil. Over nearly 2 decades Dry-Treat’s team of engineers and chemical scientists have continued to developed unique sealers to provide premium protection for a wide range of porous materials, including natural stone, tiles, brick and paving.
The Dry-Treat Difference

Dry-Treat’s impregnating sealers are technologically different from commonly available silicone, teflon and siloxane impregnators. Our specially engineered molecules penetrate deeper into porous materials and bond permanently inside the pores, without blocking them. This creates a deep barrier of protection within the tiles, paving, natural stone etc, which not only protects against staining, but against other serious damage, such as salt efflorescence. Dry-Treat impregnating sealers stand up to cleaning chemicals, traffic, sunlight, and even commercial cleaning techniques such as high pressure hosing. We back our technology with written performance warranties of up to 20 years, when the sealers are applied by a Dry-Treat Accredited Applicator.

STAIN-PROOF – the world leading, permanent impregnating sealer developed by Dry-Treat:

hg * Unique impregnating sealer technology. Specially engineered molecules penetrate much deeper, and bond permanently inside the sealed material.
* Lasts many times longer than other sealers and provides unparalelled protection
* Permanent sealer designed for indoor or outdoor use.
* Seal against water and oil-based staining
* Repels graffiti.
* Protects from salt attack and freeze thaw damage.
* Ideal as a wall, counter-top, facade or floor sealer.
* Engineered for sealing natural stone, paving, tiles, grout and concrete.
* Sealed areas keep their original appearance, become easier to clean.
* No special cleaners are required. Standard non-acidic cleaning chemicals will not harm the sealer.
* STAIN-PROOF stands up to even commercial cleaning techniques such as high pressure hosing.
* Maintains slip resistance of the surface.
* Suitable for homes and large scale commercial applications.
* Written 15 year performance warranty is available when STAIN-PROOF is applied by a Dry-Treat Accredited Applicator.
* STAIN-PROOF has proven its worth in homes and iconic buildings, malls and monuments all over the world.

Dry-Treat Dealer. Accredited Applicator.
189 Marua Rd Ellerslie
Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Contact : Dino Gagas Phone 09 526 4581 , Fax 09 526 5909 , Mobile 021-930 066
Aucland
Website : http://www.lustre.co.nz
Email : dino@lustre.co.nz

DRY-TREAT 100N -impregnating, invisible and breathable sealer that protects engineering concrete

Posted onMarch 17, 2010

DRY-TREAT 100N

DRY-TREAT 100N is an impregnating, invisible and breathable sealer that protects engineering concrete from damage caused by water and water-borne chloride ion salts. Exposed surfaces become easier to clean, maintain and keep looking good for longer. DRY-TREAT 100N provides lasting protection for engineering concrete.

Typical applications: DRY-TREAT 100N is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including marine infrastructure (such as bridges, wharves and jetties), building facades, car parks and swimming pool surrounds.

Benefits: DRY-TREAT 100N is able to repel water and water-borne chloride ion salts; non film-forming; able to work without changing the appearance of the surface – keeps the original look; able to greatly reduce water uptake and minimize moss growth, freeze thaw spalling and efflorescence; an excellent chloride ion salt screen by 98 per cent – ideal for marine and pool areas; highly water vapour permeable – able to breathe so there is no build-up of subsurface moisture allowing it dry out; deeply penetrating – protecting against weathering and wearing; solvent free – 100 per cent active ingredient; very alkali resistant – won’t breakdown in contact with cement based materials, and able to seal hairline cracks up to 0.3 mm (0.012 in.) and does not flake or peel. The treatment can extend the service life of concrete by up to 100 years.

Warranty: A 30-YEAR PERFORMANCE WARRANTY is offered when applied by an accredited applicator following our written instructions and tested by us.

Application rates: Total application rate is approximately one litre per 1.66 sq. metres depending on absorption.

How to use:
1. ALWAYS TEST PRODUCT ON A SMALL AREA FIRST and allow a 24 hour cure time to determine the ease of application and desired results.
2. Ensure surfaces to be treated are dry, clean and free of residues.
3. Product is to be applied without thinning.
4. Generously saturate the surface with product using a low-pressure hand spray, a clean brush, or similar. Surface should have a mirror-like “wet” look for 3-5 seconds. Avoid contact with surrounding areas.
5. After a minimum of 12 hours, repeat Step 4. Total application rate is approximately one litre per 1.66 sq. metres depending on absorption.
6. Allow 10 minutes for product to penetrate surface then polish surface with a clean white dry cloth to remove excess product.
7. Clean equipment with methylated spirits.
8. Sealer will not prevent surface etching or wear and may lighten or darken some surfaces.

Precautions: Do not take internally. Apply when surface temperature is between 5 – 35ºC (40 – 95ºF). Avoid moisture contact with the surface for six hours after application. Protect surrounding areas from over-spray. Keep away from drains, plants, water and soil. Use only in well-ventilated areas. Use a positive pressure respirator if ventilation is inadequate. Wear suitable solvent-resistant gloves, protective clothing, safety goggles and an organic vapour respirator during application. Avoid applying in windy conditions. Wash hands thoroughly.

Active content: Greater than 99 per cent isobutyl triethoxy silane.

Pack size: 20 and 200 litre steel drums.

Dry-Treat Dealer. Accredited Applicator.
189 Marua Rd Ellerslie
Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Contact : Dino Gagas Phone 09 526 4581 , Fax 09 526 5909 , Mobile 021-930 066
Aucland
Website : http://www.lustre.co.nz
Email : dino@lustre.co.nz