FILA has launched a new protective treatment for natural stone surfaces. New Filamarble Aid is said to be an odourless, solvent-free treatment that protects against the aggression of staining, blocking the damaging effects of acids, alkalines, stains and heat.
It reportedly creates a natural-look polished barrier for stone, marble, limestone and travertine that won’t yellow, dis-colour or create an ‘acrylic’ look.
Filamarble Aid is claimed to have a safe, water-based formulation, with a low VOC content. It can be applied to new and existing surfaces, where it apparently ‘buys time’ by giving protection for up to 24 hours.
Unlike traditional treatments, which are UV-cured and removed by grinding, the new protector is applied onto a clean dry surface, in two coats, with a short-hair applicator.
Fila says it can then be easily removed, if necessary, with Filanopaint Star and reapplied.
The new treatment is suitable for bathroom and kitchen surfaces and is certified safe for food preparation areas. As well as post installation application, it can also be applied ‘in-line’ as a factory finish, to give protection before fitting.
Filamarble Aid is a two-component treatment and it gives about 9.2sq m of coverage per 233ml package.
Specialist advice on application is available via Fila’s partner, Superior Stone.