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MaxFine Porcelain


 

  • Tropical Stone is happy to bring to you Iris Maxfine Porcelain Slab Collection!

  • The Iris-Group leads the flooring industry in innovative design and technology research around the globe and consists of Iris Ceramica and Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti (FMG).

  • Offered in several colors and with high resolution Natural Stone texture, these Porcelain Slabs come in a high-gloss polished finish to guarantee unique interiors and features high technology, stunning looks and great resistance.
  • Porcelain slabs and tiles are available in polished, honed or natural finish and are great for backsplashes, flooring, fireplace surrounds, exterior applications, steam showers, shower and tub surrounds, wall cladding and wainscoting.
  • We are excited to bring this amazing product to you and feel the design possibilities are endless for interior and exterior applications in both the residential and commercial markets.
  • Marble-look slabs, measuring  up to 120” x 60” x 6mm and 120″ x 60″ x 14mm, are ideal for residential and commercial installations – kitchen counters, vanity tops, shower surrounds and floor & wall applications.
  • Unlike natural marble, Porcelain does not require sealing and will retain its polished or honed finish under all types of high-use conditions.
  • The thin-porcelain allows for easy application over existing tile (eliminating tear-outs, saving time and money), and is also much lighter and easier to install than traditional stone slabs. Two workers can easily pick up one slab to apply to counters, walls or floors!
  • Installation is easy as well with trowel applied porcelain thinset mortar.  Cutting is a breeze with a grinder with a cutting wheel, or traditional slab cutting equipment can be used.
    Marble-look slabs are available in book match patterns and random patterns in a polished and honed finishes. It’s also available in large format tile (special order): 60×60, 30×60, 30×30 and 15×30.

 

 

 

Material Type  Slab Picture – 120" x 60"
Applications
Alps Heart Marmi
Arabescato Marmi
Arabescato Light Marmi
Bianco Lasa Marmi
Bianco Venato Extra Marmi
Black Venato Marmi
Blue de Savoie Marmi
Brown Citystone
Calacatta Marmi
Coffee Truth Roads
Corten Iron
Crema Marfil Extra Marmi
Dark Depth Roads
Dove Citystone
Eramosa Marmi
Estremoz Crema Marmi
Extra White Marmi
Gaudi Stone Marmi
Grey Calm Roads
Grey Citystone
Iron Black Iron
Iron Bronze Iron
Iron Grey Iron
Ivory Black Chromocode3d
Lavica Beige Pietre
Lavica Black Pietre
Lavica Dark Pietre
Lavica Grey Pietre
Lavica Pearl Pietre
Limestone Ash Limestone
Limestone Deep Limestone
Limestone Moon Limestone
Onice Oro Onici
Onice Perla Onici
Pearl Citystone
Pearl Mind Roads
Portoro Marmi
Sand Hearth Roads
Statuario Light Marmi
Stone Grey Marmi
Thassos Marmi
Titanium White Chromocode3d
Travertino Travertino
Travertino Classico Travertino
White Calacatta Marmi
White Purity Roads

 

Porcelain Resources » Download the Catalogue to view finished applications and surface colors.

 

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MAXFINE Installations

MAXFINE Fabrications

 

 

Handling

Handling and Storage

For the correct handling of the pallets, a fork lift truck must be used, at least 2.5 m long, with the forks positioned in the maximum width position. Under normal conditions, the forks are positioned in the middle of the long side of the pallet, as they must grip the whole depth of the pallet. To allow the extraction of the slabs easily and safely, it is recommended to position the pallets in a suitable area where the lift truck can be moved around all sides of the pallet.

For the correct handling of the pallets, a fork lift truck must be used, at least 2.5 m long, with the forks positioned in the maximum width position. Under normal conditions, the forks are positioned in the middle of the long side of the pallet, as they must grip the whole depth of the pallet. To allow the extraction of the slabs easily and safely, it is recommended to position the pallets in a suitable area where the lift truck can be moved around all sides of the pallet.

For manual handling and subsequent laying of the slabs, in order to guarantee the operators’ safety and the integrity of the slabs, it is strongly recommended to use a frame with suction cups, available upon request, particularly suitable for large dimension formats (e.g. 300×150 cm – 150×150 cm) whereas on smaller formats (e.g. 150×75 cm) two double suction cups are sufficient.

Tools and Instruments Required

The instruments for lifting and handling the slabs can be chosen according to the size of the slab and the activities to be performed on the site, in particular:

– Fork lift truck with forks 2.5 m long;
– Frame with suction cups for handling large format slabs;
– Double suction cups for handling slabs with format up to 150×75 cm.

Cutting and Holes

Easy to work with

Maxfine can be easily processed by using some simple tools. It is recommended to process the slabs on a flat work surface, at least 5 cm longer than the slab from each side or double suction cup. It is recommended to perform the cutting operations with at least two operators. One operator is sufficient for making the holes.

Instruments required

Depending on the type of cut and process to be applied to the slab, the recommended types of tools are listed below:

– Handling frame with suction cups or double suction cups;
– Cutting guide with cutting carriage for linear cuts of 150/300 cm;
– Cutting pliers;
– Wet core bits;
– Angle grinder with diamond blade;
– Diamond buffer.

Traditional Floor Laying

Description and technical features

Maxfine requires the adhesive to be applied both on the setting bed and on the back of the slab. Maxfine slabs for flooring require the following conditions:

– A flat surface;
– Clean and free from dust, scraps and any lumps of cement;
– The setting bed must be uniform and have already undergone the drying shrinkage process;
– Repair of any cracks;
– Any uneven parts on the surface must be filled with suitable levelling compounds.

Instruments required:

– Cement-based powder adhesive for full spread, class “C2E according to EN12004 and S1 according to EN12002 standards”;
– 3×3 mm square toothed trowel and 15 mm round toothed trowel;
– Frame with suction cups for handling or double suction cups;
– Non-bounce plastic mallet 170×370 mm;
– Levelling system: base clip + wedge + pliers.

Wall Covering

Laying System

The laying system with hidden mechanical safety hook on 6 mm Maxfine slabs allows the wall covering to be installed in complete safety with a great impact.

For this application system, the Maxfine slab is pre-processed in the factory, so that it is delivered to the site already equipped with the hidden mechanical safety hook, sealed onto the back of the slab and complete with protective film on the back.

Instruments required:

– Handling frame with suction cups;
– Cement-based powder adhesive for full spread, class “C2E according to EN12004 and S1 according to EN12002 standards”;
– 15 mm round toothed trowel;
– 3×3 mm square toothed trowel;
– Gas-powered nailing machine and relative nails.

General Recommendations

For commercial and heavily used surface areas such as airports, hospitals, supermarkets, and any public spaces with heavy foot traffic which are thus subject to considerable soiling, it is necessary to use automatic cleaning machines with suction of the washing liquids.

This allows not only deep cleaning, but also the continuous removal of liquids containing substances that cause soiling, thus preventing the formation of films which are very difficult to remove. Any detergent on the market can be used in the desired concentration for cleaning the high technology sinterized FMG products, with the exception of HYDROFLUORIC acid (HF) or its compounds, according to UNI-EN 176 standards. After the floor is laid it is necessary to make a very accurate initial cleaning with proper products.

Maintenance and care

Thanks to the characteristics of the production process the surface of FMG material is waterproof (the water absorption is minimum). Therefore the dirt cannot penetrate but it is necessary to remove it from the surface.

For this procedure do not use detergents containing waxes or waxing products, in order to avoid the forming of greasy layers; After the installation of floors, particularly of those made with polished materials, the surfaces should be adequately protected with particle board or other suitable materials in order to protect them from dirt and on-site processing.

For choosing the most appropriate detergent refer to the section Clean and Maintenance.