1. How does Basalt tile
compare to other flooring for durability and cost?
Basalt tile is unmatched in durability and long-term
cost savings. In studies conducted by independent laboratories,
basalt tile proved to be far more durable and to have less long-term
cost of any material tested including vinyl, carpet, and wood.
2. Isnít Basalt tile slippery?
It has been said that Basalt tile is slippery. Tile
is about as slippery as vinyl or wood. Naturally, if the floor gets
wet, any of these hard surfaced materials will become slippery.
There are tiles that are slip resistant, but keep in mind ,that the
more abrasive the surface is, the more difficult it will be to
maintain. You might consider using a mat in the wet areas.
3. Can you wax Basalt tiles?
Basalt tiles never need waxed, but if you prefer
shine that is greater than normal it can be waxed or polished
4. What warranties do you carry on your Basalt?
page for warranties.
5. What is a sub-floor? And why do I need one?
A sub-floor is needed for structural stability when
installing a basalt floor.
6. If I put Basalt tile in a small area should I
use small tiles?
It is a misconception that you should use a small
tile for a small area. Larger tile will make your room more elegant
and give a more open, less busy effect.
7. Will Basalt crack easy?
Properly installed Basalt tile is a permanent
flooring solution. Of course, under extreme conditions, it is
possible to crack a tile, but itís not common. No floor covering
is sledgehammer proof.
8. Weíve heard that Basalt is very cold, is that
Most people assume this, but it is not true. Basalt
tile is a dense, thermal product that absorbs both heat and cold. A
Basalt floor is only a cold as the room temperature. It is warm in
winter and cold in summer months.
9. How do you clean Basalt tile?
Tile should be maintained on a regular basis to
prevent build-up of soil, grease residue, soap detergents, etc., to
maintain a clean surface and lessen slippery conditions. First, the
tile should be cleaned with clear water and/or a neutral liquid
cleaner (soap less). Follow with a clear water rinse and wipe dry to
prevent film formation. Generally, tile has to be washed less
frequently than other surfaces that receive similar amounts of
traffic and soiling.