Problema
pav-cottoCotto is a material that is widely used as a finish for flooring, both indoor and outdoor; the characteristics of the material imply however that this is suitably treated, in order to be able to maintain it over time and easily manage in everyday maintenance. The treatments have undergone important changes over the years, partly due to the ever decreasing number of artisans, which have led to formulations that are increasingly easier to use and reversible.

CLEANING

The Cotto cleaning can be done differently, based on the dirt that needs to be removed. Below is a table with the description of the most common types of cleaning.

DEWAXING

• Apply pure CS
Allow it to act for not less than 1O min.
• Pour BASICOdiluted to 50%.
Work for a few minutes
Remove the whole with vacuum cleaner
• Apply ACIDOdiluted to 10%
Work it for a few minutes
Remove the whole with a vacuum cleaner

NEW FLOORING

Apply ACIDOdiluted to 20%.
Work for a few minutes.
Remove the whole with vacuum cleaner
• Rinse with clean water
Remove the whole with vacuum cleaner

UNTREATED COTTO

• Pour BASICOdiluted to 30%.
Work it for a few minutes
Remove the whole with vacuum cleaner
• Apply ACIDOdiluted to 10%.
Work for a few minutes.
Remove the whole with vacuum cleaner

SOLUTION FOR INDOOR

The treatment of indoor cotto floors is necessary in order to be able to carry out daily maintenance easily, since the indoor finish, in addition to giving the material a pleasant chromatic effect, creates a surface that allows the rag to slide.

COMPACT COTTO

• ApplyIDRO PTA or IDRO PTA TONO in two wet-on-wet hands
Wait approximately 2 hours
• Apply CIR WAX (LUX or MATT) in two hands about 1-2 hours apart on a dry surface

POROUS OR ARTISAN COTTO

Apply CR 7 (LUX or MATT) in two hands about 1 – 2 hours apart

SOLUTION FOR OUTDOOR

The treatment of outdoor cotto floors is necessary in order to maintain both the physical and chromatic characteristics of the material.

WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT

• Apply IDRO BASE in two hands wet on wet

STAIN REPELLENT TREATMENT

• Apply PTAor IDRO PTA in two hands about one to two hours apart
• ApplyIDRO PTA in two hands wet on wet

STAIN REPELLENT TREATMENT – WET LOOK

• Apply PTA TONO or IDRO PTA TONO in two hands distant approx 1-2 hours from each other
• Apply IDRO PTA TONO in two hands

WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT – WET LOOK

• Apply CIR TONO PLUS in two hands distant approx 1-2 hours from each other

NB. On previously treated floors, we recommend using PTA

MANUTENZIONE
Proper maintenance of cotto floor, especially for indoor surfaces, makes it possible to keep the treatment intact over the years, without altering it.

The CIR solution foresees the use of neutral pH maintenance cleaners, free from aggressive substances and solvents.

DAILY MAINTENANCE: PULI PAV

EXTRAORDINARY MAINTENANCE: PRATICOT(to be used every 4 months approx.)

VANTAGGI SOLUZIONE CIR
The solutions proposed by CIR enhance the aesthetics of the treated material, while maintaining its characteristics unchanged; moreover the finishing and treatment products for cotto floors are easy to use and completely reversible.
IL TECNICO CONSIGLIA
Before carrying out a finishing treatment on indoor flooring, it is advisable to always carry out a water absorption test on the flooring in question in order to evaluate the degree of absorbance, and then choose the appropriate treatment.

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