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Frequently Asked Questions


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53 Tulip Road | Monavoni | Centurion
 

PRODUCTS ARE HANDMADE. ALL SIZES ARE APPROXIMATE. ACTUAL COLOURS MAY VARY FROM COLOUR CHART AND PICTURES. COLOURS MAY VARY BETWEEN BATCHES. PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY RETURNS.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU VISIT THE FACTORY TO ENSURE THE COLOUR IS CORRECT.

 

01: QUESTION:

Are these real?

ANSWER:

No


02: QUESTION:

What are the products made of?

ANSWER:

A white cement/aggregate/additive mix (basically concrete.)


03: QUESTION:

Can I use it outside?

ANSWER:

Yes, as it is a concrete mix, the elements won’t damage it in our time.


04: QUESTION:

Can I use the paving round the pool?

ANSWER:

Certainly yes, the products are non slip and splashing water, won’t damage it. Be careful of pool acid on the paving.


05: QUESTION:

How do we cut the stone?

ANSWER:

Use a angle grinder with a diamond blade.


06: QUESTION:

What do we use to fix the product to the wall?

ANSWER:

A 2:1 coarse sand, cement mix


07: QUESTION:

Can we use the big straight edge pavers on our driveway?

ANSWER:

Technically speaking, we use the same mix for our cobbles and the pavers are the same thickness, but because of their size, the chance of bad foundations and cavities are just to great, so the answer is no.


08: QUESTION:

Can I use the cladding on a braai?

ANSWER:

Definitely yes, just as long as no naked flames touch the cladding.


09: QUESTION:

Will algae and moss grow in dark moist areas?

ANSWER:

Yes, just like natural stone, our product are porous, so all those uglies are going to appear, at some stage. Sealing the product will slow this process down, drastically.


10: QUESTION:

Can we clad our vibacrete wall?

ANSWER:

Only if it is stable. First shred it with a grinder, and then paint on a Keycote or binding agent.


11: QUESTION:

Can I clad my wooden panels?

ANSWER:

Yes, paint on a Keycote and use Superflex.


12: QUESTION:

Can I clad face brick?

ANSWER:

Yes


13: QUESTION:

Does my product need sealing around a pool?

ANSWER:

Yes if you use it round a pool. Salt water from the chlorinator will attack and damage it if not properly sealed.


14: QUESTION:

What about fading?

ANSWER:

The darker products tend to fade more obvious than lighter products. We use color to ensure longevity. Limited fading is unavoidable if in direct sunlight.


15: QUESTION:

My installer messed cement on my paving, how do I clean it?

ANSWER:

Make a mix of 10 parts water to 1 part pool acid, and by using a scrubbing brush and some elbow grease. We recommend doing it in manageable areas at a time. Rinse off quickly as possible, if left it will damage the product surface.