The slate veneer tiles have their own beauty, are not duplicate and are durable material, used as a wall facing slate in the interior and exterior in the constructions such as hotels, office buildings, resorts, villas, apartments … However, after a period of use, items using slate veneer tiles of most of the constructions have degraded with the main problems such as the surface is scratched, loss of gloss, water absorption … significantly reduced the inherent beauty of slate veneer tiles. Through the product experience, construction services, we present some of the main causes of these phenomenons as follow.
Firstly: The users have not done as per the instructions of the product suppliers and construction services of slate veneer tiles. For example, do not clean the stain with a suitable cleaning product as soon as they appear (stains from grease, coffee, tea, food, cosmetics, ball-pen ink, fountain-pen ink, paint, mold, lichen …) or do not perform periodic polishing to cause stains, dirts, loss of gloss …
Secondly: Quality of slate veneer tiles constructions and quality of slate veneer tile products are not satisfactory. For example, the slate has not been well waterproofed prior to construction or using slate veneer tiles that are not suitable for construction items. This is a great influence on the final quality of each item of slate veneer tiles. Therefore, the evaluation and selection of suppliers of slate veneer tile products and construction services are an important first step to achieve the quality and aesthetic requirements of the constructions.
Thirdly: The Building owners, investors have not really pay more attention to the care and maintenance of the slate veneer tiles. Therefore, almost all slate items are not cared for and maintained, but only normal sanitary.
Fourthly: It is concerned about the care and maintenance of slate veneer tiles in some large projects, hotels, offices but not implemented properly. These units perform poor maintenance themselves or hire industrial cleaning companies to provide maintenance. Most of these industrial hygienic companies do not have specialized products for slate veneer tiles as well as in-depth understanding of the slate veneer tiles for proper handling, maintenance and many cases are the direct cause of the deterioration of the slates.
Fifthly: There are some cases of slates that are dirty due to the nature of the stone or the calcified slates due to mineral salt water on the surface, when the evaporated water leaves yellow streaks. If they are not cleaned immediately, they will become yellow stains which are difficult to clean.
Here are the basic reasons for making decorativeacing slates in construction items worse. Understanding these causes, we can actively care and maintenance of the slate veneer tiles ato honor the beauty of them.