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General specifications

Conditions of use and maintenance

Shower bases and Fontana collection

Follow these easy advices and you will enjoy your FIORATM SILEX shower base for many years.

For routine cleaning (after showering), all you have to do is rinse the shower base and make sure that the bathroom has proper ventilation.

For deeper cleaning, rinse the shower base with water and use a wet cloth or non-abrasive sponge with any available commercial bathroom cleaning product. Avoid using cleaning products or disinfectants that contain alcohol. Abrasive products (scouring pads, rough rags or other similar items) should not be used, since they can damage the shower base surface.

Limescale-resistant sprays or other similar shower cleaning products can be used for maintenance. These products should be applied directly to the shower base and then rinsed – recommended for locations that have a very hard water supply (with high levels of limescale).

Furniture

Front and sides of furniture

Made with highly moisture resistant materials with zero absorption capacity so that they can be cleaned with a cloth moistened in water or any general cleaning product available at any supermarket. DO NOT USE PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN SOLVENTS OR ABRASIVE ELEMENTS FOR CLEANING.


Sinks

For routine cleaning, all you have to do is rinse the surface with water after use.

For deeper cleaning, rinse the surface with water and use a wet cloth or non- abrasive sponge with any available domestic bathroom cleaning product. Avoid using cleaning products or disinfectants that contain alcohol. Abrasive products (scouring pads, rough rags or other similar items) should not be used, since they can damage the surface of the sinks.

Limescale-resistant sprays or other similar shower cleaning products can be used for maintenance. These products should be applied directly to the sink and then rinsed – recommended for locations that have a very hard water supply (with high levels of limescale).

It is very important to seal the entire perimeter of the countertop adjacent to the furniture in order to prevent water coming into contact with the parts of the furniture made of mdf. make sure that the installer carefully follows these instructions when performing this operation.


ATTENTION:
The use of dyes, acids or solvent products, such as universal solvents, turpentine, or acetone may damage and/or alter the color coating if they exceed the maximum exposure time limits explained on the product table.

Products effect tests

In our everyday life we use many products that, at one moment or another, can come into contact with the products that FIORA BATH COLLECTIONS, S.L. makes. For this reason our R+D+i Department subjects all our materials to different tests
to determine the level of incidence, the durability and the resistance of them when faced with the possible effects of these products.

These tests are always conceived and carried out from a practical point of view, using real products that we can find at any supermarket. However, the application conditions on the FIORATM article are much more severe than what would happen within normal conditions of use.

The results obtained are shown on the next table using real SILEXPOL samples.

  • Product tested

    Exposure
    time

    SILEXPOL
    deterioration

  • Wine vinegar

    8 h

    A

  • Bleach

    1 h

    A

  • Window cleaning agent

    8 h

    A

  • Iodine

    1 min

    B

  • General cleaner (<5% anionic surfactants)

    8 h

    A

  • Degreasing agent (< 5% anionic surfactant agents and polycarboxylates and 5%-15% non-ionic surfactant agents)

    8 h

    A

  • Limescale remover

    8 h

    A

  • Hair dye (medium colour)

    1 min

    B

  • Hair dye (dark colour)

    1 min

    D

  • Vegetable oil for human consumption

    8 h

    A

  • Makeup remover liquid

    8 h

    A

  • Acetone

    1 min

    A

  • Alcohol 96o

    8 h

    A

  • Hydrogen peroxide

    8 h

    A

  • Merbromin

    1 min

    B

  • Organic solvent

    1 min

    A

  • Fruit juice

    8 h

    A

  • Coffee

    8 h

    A

  • Red wine

    8 h

    A

  • Lipstick

    8 h

    A

  • Ammonia

    8 h

    A

  • Ink

    8 h

    A

  • Permanent marker

    8 h

    A

  • Pen

    8 h

    A

  • Pencil

    8 h

    A

  • Hydrochloric acid solution

    1 h

    B

The classification used corresponds to the following codes:

A: Without important visible changes.

B: Slight change of colour.

C: Moderate change in colour.

D: Significant change in colour.

E: Layer etched.