FAQ

Ceramic material should be preferred to other materials in many cases, by virtue of its:

•    resistance to abrasion
•    resistance to chemicals
•    hygienic properties
•    resistances of colours to light
•    fire-resistance

Because Blustyle offers simple and modern solutions of great aesthetic and technical value, all with the quality guarantee of Cotto d’Este, a leading manufacturer of high-end ceramic flooring and cladding.

Blustyle is a brand that respects the ecosystem and its porcelain stoneware flooring and cladding tiles are produced in manufacturing facilities that are eco-friendly and certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and EMAS. Furthermore, the products are certified ECOLABEL, CE and LEED.

For more information visit the Sustainable Development section.

Blustyle guarantees the “frost resistance” of its products for 20 years and guarantees their “resistance to wear” for 10-20 years, depending on the type of use in public or residential spaces. The warranty exclusively covers the cost and replacement of defective materials according to current European regulations.

The warranty is effective from the date of purchase and applies to first choice and properly laid tiles.
The warranty is issued by the dealer at the time of purchase.

To maintain the beauty of Blustyle flooring or cladding over time, just a few maintenance precautions are necessary. The user plays a fundamental role in maintaining the technical and aesthetic qualities of the product over time.
For more information please visit the Maintenance and Cleaning section.

Blustyle sells its products exclusively through Authorized Dealers and does not engage in direct sale.

Before ordering you must calculate the total square meters of the surface to be clad and the technique and design with which the floor will be installed.

Having determined these two details, you must keep in mind that:

  • If the tiles need to be cut or perforated, you must take into account a certain amount of waste
  • It is a good idea to set aside a few tiles for any necessary future repairs

It is therefore recommended to order a quantity equal to the surface area to be covered plus an extra 4%, preferably in a single order as it is possible that a subsequent order may not perfectly match the previous one.

Porcelain stoneware is a ceramic material that is compact and hard, coloured, and non-porous. In Italian the use of the word “gres” means that the ceramic mass of the tiles is highly vitrified, compact, and for this reason is extremely durable.

This ceramic material is produced from a mixture of clay, sand, and other natural materials that, after specific preparation, are fired at extremely high temperatures (1000 – 1300 C°).

Among the most salient of porcelain stoneware’s characteristics is also its extraordinarily high scratch resistance, or rather its resistance against actions related to the movement of bodies, surfaces, or materials that come in contact with it.

The salient properties of ceramic materials are the result of their composition and structure and are determined by the manufacturing processes mentioned above:

  • Hardness and mechanical resistance
  • Rigidity
  • Inertia

Rectification is the process by which the edges of the tiles are perfectly squared off to create a natural effect.

Post-installation cleaning is necessary when work is complete, for both glazed and unglazed tiles. Poor post-installation cleaning, or none at all, often results in halos that make it impossible to keep the floor clean despite daily maintenance. To guarantee optimum cleaning we recommend using a single brush floor scrubber with appropriate disks (green for structured/non-slip surfaces, red for all others).

CEMENT STUCCOS MIXED WITH WATER In order to remove traces of cement, grout, lime, cement stucco between tiles, etc., one must carry out a post-installation cleaning after at least 4-5 days from the installation to allow the grout to fully harden, but not after more than 10 days because cleaning can become far more difficult. Cleaning must be done using specific products made with buffered acids.

EPOXY, DUAL COMPONENT, AND REACTIVE GROUTING MATERIALS These grouting materials must be removed immediately and thoroughly because they harden very quickly, in as little as minutes. Follow the cleaning methods indicated by the manufacturer of the grouting material carefully and verify their efficacy (also with a backlight) by doing a preliminary cleaning test before grouting the entire floor/wall.

NON-SLIP SURFACE Due to their characteristics, after laying non-slip, rough, or structured surfaces remove the excess grout quickly, by rinsing frequently using a sponge and water until the floor is completely clean. Afterwards it is necessary to do an acid wash using a single brush floor scrubber with the green disks.

REFERENCE STANDARDS

The rigid regulations which characterize the ceramic tile industry have led to the definition and approval of an articulated series of technical norms at the national, European, and international levels.

These norms are an important and consolidated reference for everyone, both manufacturers and end users.

It is the manufacturer’s responsibility to inform the end user of the characteristics of the material offered.

It is therefore the end user’s right to verify to what extent the material conforms and adheres to that which the manufacturer declares.

In order to make the individual regulations easy to understand, Blustyle has compiled a document entitled “Aesthetic Characteristics”, which includes useful recommendations for making an informed choice when choosing its products.

CARE AND CLEANING

To maintain the beauty of Blustyle flooring or cladding over time, just a few maintenance precautions are necessary. The user plays a fundamental role in maintaining the technical and aesthetic qualities of the product over time. In this section Blustyle outlines several suggestions for the maintenance and cleaning of its products.