Yes, you can lay faces with a shadow joint or a normal joint. The ceramics make either option possible.
Simply with silicone or a standard mounting adhesive available on the market.
No, the ceramics are not designed to withstand frost. Fluctuations in temperature can lead to cracks, water entrapment and spalling in the glaze, which in turn causes damage to the ceramics.
You plan and build, our ceramics adapt. Together with our faces designers, we have developed a system with which connections can be flexibly and attractively installed in multidimensional faces ceramic surfaces. No matter where, how big or in what shape. An individually produced, flat connecting plate is the solution. Find out more!
Is it possible to have custom glazes based on NCS, Pantone, RAL or Farrow and Ball, or another color palette?
Yes, for a development flat-rate fee of €150.00, we can produce something precisely according to your color specifications. In glossy or matt, it’s up to you.
Yes, feel free to make a request. As a manufacturer, we love these kinds of challenges.
Yes, the size of our faces tiles can be adapted using conventional water jet cutters, tile cutters or a Flex angle grinder.
This is variable and depends on the respective faces series. The following overview gives you a good basis for planning:
The most important thing first: thanks to their surface characteristics and glaze, ceramic tiles have outstanding cleaning qualities and are very resistant to stains. The more sculptural or rough the tile, the more dust and dirt can accumulate on its surface. Only use strong cleaning agents in an emergency, and avoid using cleaning agents containing hydrofluoric acid or fluoride. These compounds can damage the ceramic surface, even in low concentrations.
Instead, simply use lukewarm water or biodegradable, environmentally-friendly washing agents or neutral cleaning agents for minor dirt. Less is more!
The first clean (final construction cleaning)
You need to be quick if you want to remove construction dust and dirt containing cement from the joints. This is because hardened cement residue can only be removed with special acidic cleaners which, in turn, are so aggressive that they will attack the cement-based grouting material. It is therefore worthwhile to protect joints in advance by wetting them first, and rinsing the entire surface directly after the grouting work.
In spite of this, regular cleaning is simple and uncomplicated. Dry dirt can simply be brushed away or, ideally, removed with a vacuum cleaner. Depending on the degree of dirt, wet cleaning can be carried out using environmentally-friendly, general household cleaning agents or slightly acidic or alkaline cleaning agents. Additions such as vinegar-based cleaners or neutral soap are also suitable. On the other hand, you should avoid products which contain cosmetic care agents. Over time, this may cause sticky deposits to form which make the tiles more difficult to clean and affect their appearance.
Yes, in 2021, the renowned research institute FGK tested our faces ceramic tiles for various stress criteria and in consideration of DIN standards relevant for construction. Their result: We are up to code in every way.
- Water absorption pursuant to DIN EN ISO 10545-3:2018-06
- Resistance to bending pursuant to DIN EN ISO 10545-4:2019-06
- Strain shrinkage analysis pursuant to DIN EN ISO 10545-8:2014-09
- Thermal endurance pursuant to DIN EN ISO 10545-9:2013-12
- Resistance to crazing pursuant to DIN EN ISO 10545-11:1996-09
- Hygroexpansivity pursuant to the FGK’s method of application “Bestimmung der Feuchtedehnung mittels Dilatometer” [Determination of hygroexpansivity by means of a dilatometer] (2018-03)
- Stain resistance pursuant to DIN EN ISO 10545-14:2016-02
- Chemical endurance pursuant to DIN EN ISO 10545-13:2017-04
- Determination of the release of lead and cadmium pursuant to DIN EN ISO 10545-15:1997:12