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For your convenience in this section you will find SDS (Safety Data Sheets), Cleaning Instructions and other documents you may find useful available for download

Metz Porcelain Tiles SDS

Cleaning Instructions

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Sicodur® are high quality European pressed tiles, which provide the ultimate in long term slip resistance.  The abrasive grit in the Sicodur® tile is incorporated all the way through the body of the tile. As the surface wears, more grit is exposed and the slip resistance is maintained.

Sicodur® Technical Data Sheet 

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Metz has supplied our Europave® commercial kitchen floor tiles for decades.  Europave® is a thick, heavy duty floor tile for restaurant, fast food and institutional kitchens.  Its extruded production makes it a great value product and the 15mm thick version provides excellent bang for the buck.

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All Metz commercial kitchen floor tiles come with corresponding coves, with a minimum radius of 25mm.  Most have internal and external pillars to create a neat junction of floors and walls.

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Epoxy Grouts for Floors
Basic Metz 19 – basic epoxy grout for food areas with minimal frying – sandwich bars, cafes, bars

Superior Metz 70 – superior epoxy grout for kitchens including significant amounts of fried foods,  – QSR’s bakeries, retail meat & fish

Premium Metz 5NF-5NFA – premium chemical resistance epoxy grout  – suitable for exposure to heavy oils contamination, chicken fat etc

Grouts for Walls
Superior Cementitious Metz CG2 – mixture of cements, graded aggregates and special pigments used for grouting ceramic tiles with joint widths from 1mm to 8mm.

Premium Metz 11E – premium epoxy grout for impermeability and enhanced stain resistance

Membrane
Metz 27M – 2 part premium flexible waterproofing membrane

Adhesives (wall & floor)
Regular Metz HSA – CTES1  adhesive in 20kg bags

Premium Metz 27 – C2TES2  2 part super high strength flexible adhesive in 20kg bags and 20kg pails

Movement Joints
Metz 20B – 2 part caulk-in polyurethane joint filling compound

Metz 20D/SS – Pre-formed reinforced movement joint for heavy wheeled traffic

 

For a fully detailed compliant ceramic tile specification for your project contact Metz.

 

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Chemical resistance is another critical requirement for a kitchen floor system, food residues can be extremely corrosive. Just ask any dentist! Chicken fats, certain oils and other products can have an adverse affect on even some epoxy grouts.

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Kitchen tiles should be thick – heavy items dropped on a thin tile may break the tile. Twice the thickness typically equals four times the strength. Thinner tiles must be fully bedded with no voids under the tile…or they will definitely break upon impact.

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Slip resistance is achieved by surface profile or surface texture, or a combination of both.

Metz experience based on our client’s advice is that flat surfaces incorporating a gritty texture perform the best for slip resistance in commercial kitchens.

Surface profile can be achieved by either raised protuberances or depressions on the surface (slate finish).

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Porcelain tiles are extremely resistant to staining due to the low porosity. Metz porcelain tiles are unaffected by all janitorial cleaning products even in concentrated form. Cleaning products containing acids, alkalis, bleaches, solvents can be used without concern for the tiles.

Metz strongly recommend that proprietary floor cleaners be used as these are specifically formulated with beneficial properties for this task.  General purpose detergents and other cleaning products may perform poorly and leave residues that can build up and trap dirt.

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Standards Australia publish two slip resistance handbooks:-

  • HB197:1999     An Introductory Guide to the Slip Resistance of Pedestrian Surfaces
  • HB 198:2014    Guide to the Specification and Testing of  Slip Resistance of Pedestrian Surfaces

In the years following the publication of HB197, many designers and operators took the view that this was an optional guideline (not a standard) and that compliance was a choice.  Insurers quickly disagreed when courts were awarding significant payments to claimants in slip cases and in general settled claims where a design did not meet the minimum recommendations of this Handbook.

A number of strong criticisms emerged about aspects of the handbook, several were likely justified, however a number of problems arose simply because users did not familiarise themselves with some of the details and explanations that were within the pages.

 

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