INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROCESSING

It takes only a few little steps to a finished Slate-Lite project: We will show you in our step-by-step-manual how it's done!

(Note: Our new Starterset includes all necessary tools to start with your individual Slate-Lite idea immediately.)

SLATE-LITE

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PREPERATION
Verarbeitung: Vorbereiten
All sheets of Slate-Lite should be spread on a surface to check the vein of the material and be able to sort them to get a evenly distributed wall or floor application.
PROTECTION
Verarbeitung: Schützen
To protect the natural stone surface apply the impregnator with a sponge roller in a very thin layer. Let the material dry for 30 minutes and then wipe off any access moisture to ensure no staining in the material surface. This can be done before and after application.
ADHERING
Verarbeitung: Kleben
It is advisable to wear rubber gloves while working with Slate-Lite. For a full surface adhesion apply the adhesive to the back of the material or to the wall on which it shall be glued to with a B3 seraded scraper. (Do not use a smooth scraper).
Now apply the sheet to the required position and slightly press it onto the glued surface evenly. To reach the best possible result use a level and work from the bottom edge upwards or for flooring from on side to the other.
If any adhesive has come out between the seems you can use the Slate-Lite Special Cleaner to rinse the same away. After 48 hours you can put full pressure on the material.
GROUTING
Verarbeitung: Fugen
To make a grouting a joint space should be left between the sheets (if necessary tile spacers can be used). The edges should be taped off with masking tape. The tape should not be left on the sheets for too long.
Please make sure, no adhesive is left on the sheet, when you pull of the tape.
After taping the grouting can begin with natural stone silicon or special flexible grout. Afterwards pull off the tape immediatly before the grout is dry. Let the grout or silicon harden.
CUTTING / DRILLING
Verarbeitung: Schnitt
The material can be cut and drilled with standard wood working materials. When cutting large amounts of material it is advisable to use diamond bladed tools.
CORNERS
Verarbeitung: Ecken
To create corners the sheets should be cut to the correct form in the first step. Afterwards both pieces should be layed together edge to edge and fixed with packing tape over the complete seem to ensure tensile presure when bending the edge. Add the adhesive to the seem from the back side of the material and to the full sheets.
After applying the material to the required area, the adhesive must have time to harden. Once the adhesive has hardened pull off the tape and slightly sand over the edge with a fine sandpaper.
Depending on the requirement the corner can also be applied edge on edge and then sanded to the correct extent.
REMAINS OF GLUE
Verarbeitung: Klebereste
If glue sticks come on the sheets, you can carefully remove them with the Slate-Lite Special Cleaner. Almost all types of adhesives can be removed in this way.
EDGE ON EDGE
Verarbeitung: Fugenlos
On the case of jointless bonding, adhesive may escape from the joint. In order to protect the sheet, the edges on the front should be covered with masking tape before applying the adhesive.
If larger quantities of glue leak out, these can be carefully cleaned with the Slate-Lite Special Cleaner. If there is still glue on the bumper, carefully apply the color-matching pigments of the Slate-Lite Reparing Kit with a brush or by blowing. After hardening the adhesive, blow off the excess pigments.
QUICK AND EASY VARIATION
Verarbeitung: Sparvariante
Apply the adhesive to the back of the sheet in snake lines. For this you require approx. 5mm thick lines which can have up to 60mm distance to one another. The sheet can then be applied to the required surface.
Due to the adhesive is not applied to the full surface, hollow areas will be behind the sheet. Do not use this application method for flooring.

ECOSTONE

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PREPERATION
Verarbeitung: Vorbereiten
All sheets of Slate-Lite should be spread on a surface to check the vein of the material and be able to sort them to get a evenly distributed wall or floor application.
PROTECTION
Verarbeitung: Schützen
To protect the natural stone surface apply the impregnator with a sponge roller in a very thin layer. Let the material dry for 30 minutes and the wipe off any access moisture to ensure no staining in the material surface. This can be done before and after application.
ADHERING
Verarbeitung: Kleben
Is is advisable to wear rubber gloves while working with EcoStone. EcoStone can be processed with white glues, glass fiber glass adhesives, spray adhesives and contact adhesives.
Depending on the type of adhesive, the sheet, the wall or both should be glued. In the case of contact adhesives, the sheet hast to be put into the final position immediately, since no subsequent alterations are possible. Corrections can be made for other types of glue.
If any adhesive has come out between the seems you can use the Slate-Lite Special Cleaner to rinse the same away. After 48 hours you can put full pressure on the material.
GROUTING
Verarbeitung: Fugen
Usually it is recommend to process EcoStone seamless.
CUTTING / DRILLING
Verarbeitung: Schnitt
The material can be cut with scissors or a carpet knife.
CORNERS
Verarbeitung: Ecken
EcoStone can be bent around corners after heating (from 40°C).
In the approach EcoStone can also be deformed three-dimensionally.
REMAINS OF GLUE
Verarbeitung: Klebereste
If glue sticks come on the sheets, you can carefully remove them with the Slate-Lite Special Cleaner. Almost all types of adhesives can be removed in this way.
EDGE ON EDGE
Verarbeitung: Fugenlos
On the case of jointless bonding, adhesive may escape from the joint. In order to protect the sheet, the edges on the front should be covered with masking tape before applying the adhesive. If larger quantities of glue leak out, these can be carefully cleaned with the Slate-Lite Special Cleaner. If there is still glue on the bumper, carefully apply the color-matching pigments of the Slate-Lite Reparing Kit with a brush or by blowing. After hardening the adhesive, blow off the excess pigments.

TRANSLUCENT

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PREPERATION
Verarbeitung: Vorbereiten
All sheets of Translucent should be spread on a surface to check the vein of the material and be able to sort them to get a evenly distributed wall or floor application.
PROTECTION
Verarbeitung: Schützen
To protect the natural stone surface apply the impregnator with a sponge roller in a very thin layer.
Let the material dry for 30 minutes and then wipe off any access moisture to ensure no staining in the material surface. This can be done before and after application.
ADHERING
Verarbeitung: Kleben
It is advisable to wear rubber gloves while working with Translucent. For a full surface adhesion apply the adhesive to the back of the material or to the wall on which it shall be glued to with a smooth scraper. Be sure that no bubbles appear between material and underground.
Now apply the sheet to the required position and slightly press it onto the glued surface evenly. To reach the best possible result use a level and work from the bottom edge upwards or for flooring from on side to the other.
After 48 hours you can put full pressure on the material.
CUTTING / DRILLING
Verarbeitung: Schnitt
The material can be cut and drilled with standard wood working materials. When cutting large amounts of material it is advisable to use diamond bladed tools.
REMAINS OF GLUE
Verarbeitung: Klebereste
If glue sticks come on the sheets, you can carefully remove them with the Slate-Lite Special Cleaner. Almost all types of adhesives can be removed in this way.
CARRIER MATERIAL
Verarbeitung: Trägermaterial
For better stability and light distribution, the material can be glued to glass or acrylic. Especially acrylic plates with a dairy coloring have proven to be effective since they distribute the light effectively.