Practical case

HOW TO PROTECT AND CLEAN
POROUS LIMESTONE SLABS

INITIAL STATE OF THE LIMESTONE SLAB

the stone is inlaid with moss and black lichen and urban pollution.

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TREATMENT OF THE LIMESTONE SLAB

The application of a HYDRO-MINERAL TFT moss cleaner works immediately and makes mosses and lichens appear in a different light. The colour change is caused by the destruction of plant material.

A Hydro-Net cleaner was also applied to remove residual traces of pollution.

THE STONE RETURNS TO ITS ORIGINAL COLOUR

The stone recovers its original colour, with its shades of pink and beige.
After cleaning the stone has become clean again but remains in a vulnerable state.
A treatment with a TS mineralizer will allow to fill its porosities and to ensure a protection against future incrustations.

THE EFFECTS OF MINERALIZATION

Mineralization then provides protection against water infiltration into the substrate by blocking porosities.
Without humidity and housing, mosses and lichens will find it difficult to develop again.
Protection also applies against grease stains near the barbecue or incrustation of urban pollution.
The hardness of the stone is also reinforced, giving it a better resistance to wear and tear and to the friction of the tables and chairs that are pulled onto the terrace.

CONCRETE PROBLEM: HOW TO PROTECT AND TREAT THE CONCRETE, WHILE PRESERVING ITS NATURAL APPEARANCE

La Chapelle district in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, the raw concrete is honoured in a building of the Armand Nouvet Architecture & Urbanisme agency. This achievement shows that concrete can be protected and treated while preserving its natural appearance.

In order to protect the façade from ageing, climatic damage or even tags, without altering the natural colour of the concrete, the choice of mineraliser was decisive. On the Pajol Street construction site, TS Mineralizer was combined with Oléo+ mineral supplements.

Each of these elements will thus facilitate the cleaning of the surface and protect the concrete against water, hail, but also taggers, who would like to express their talent. Oléo+ allows a matt or wet effect, and offers different shades, ranging from neutral to light yellow.

Sivagami Casimir

“BETON[S]” magazine

September/October 2017

TURKMENBA

The Turkmenba Palace is a public building in the city of Ashgabat, capital of the Republic of Turkmenistan. Seat of the Presidency of the Republic, the construction of which was completed in March 1997.

The realisation of this monumental building is entrusted to the French group Bouygues, in collaboration with architects from the Turkmen Ministry of Construction and Architecture and the French architectural firms Bellon and Art Études (for interior design).

Mineralization protection solutions have been used on walls covered with Carrara marble slabs, Pyrenean marble columns, and on the square covered with granite paving in three different shades, decorated with fountains and water features.