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Inca Gray

Finish: Honed
Material: Basalt

Inventory
Availability:Type:Nominal Size:Thickness:Finish:
Limited StockMosaic5/8"x4-3/4"3/8"Honed

Care + Maintenance

  • Pre-Grouting Protection: Fila PRW200
  • Initial Cleaning: Fila Cleaner
  • Protection Natural Effect: Fila Fob
  • Protection Color Enhancing: Fila Stone Plus
  • Standard Maintenance: Fila Cleaner
  • Special Maintenance: NA

Applications

  • Exterior Cladding: No
  • Exterior Pavers: No
  • Interior Walls: Yes
  • Interior Floors: Yes
  • Kitchen Countertops: No
  • Other Countertops: No
  • Wet areas: Yes
  • Traffic: Medium Commercial

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This stone has areas of higher absorption that can become darker after installation. This is inherent in the material. As a basalt, it is a porous material with naturally-occuring holes that may remain unfilled or be factory-filled with resin or cement. Do not use resin-filled materials outside, as the resin will discolor over time. In general, mosaics can be difficult to maintain in flooring applications with heavier traffic, particularly due to the amount of grout required. Textured materials are more difficult to maintain than honed or polished. Use a sealer to minimize staining. See the Applications Guide PDF for alternatives.

ABRASION RESISTANCE

Medium

This material has medium abrasion resistance. It rates as a 3.5-6.5 on the Mohs scale. It is more resistant to scratching than materials with a low abrasion resistance rating (i.e. certain marbles and limestones, onyx, schist and slate). It is not as resistant to scratching as materials with a high abrasion resistance rating (i.e. granite, quartzite and porcelain tile).

ABSORPTION

High

This material has a medium to high absorption rate. Always seal this material prior to use. Properly seal the material prior to grouting by applying several coats of sealant or until water beads up on the surface. Use Fila PRW200 to avoid staining from grout residues and specify a grout color that is similar to the color of the stone to avoid color bleeding into the material. Use low moisture setting materials. To reduce the appearance of stains, always wipe up spills immediately. Oil and highly-pigmented liquids can penetrate and stain the stone and may need poultice to remove the stain.

ACID SENSITIVITY

Minimal

This material is minimally sensitive to acids. It will not acid etch or lose its surface sheen when exposed to acidic liquids such as lemons or tomatoes.

FREEZE-THAW

Not Recommended

Due to known material weakness or because this material has not been tested, this material is not approved for use in exterior applications.

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Inca-Gray-Honed-Chevron-Basalt-Mosaic

Inca Gray

Finish: Honed
Material: Basalt

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This stone has areas of higher absorption that can become darker after installation. This is inherent in the material. As a basalt, it is a porous material with naturally-occuring holes that may remain unfilled or be factory-filled with resin or cement. Do not use resin-filled materials outside, as the resin will discolor over time. In general, mosaics can be difficult to maintain in flooring applications with heavier traffic, particularly due to the amount of grout required. Textured materials are more difficult to maintain than honed or polished. Use a sealer to minimize staining. See the Applications Guide PDF for alternatives.

Care + Maintenance

  • Pre-Grouting Protection: Fila PRW200
  • Initial Cleaning: Fila Cleaner
  • Protection Natural Effect: Fila Fob
  • Protection Color Enhancing: Fila Stone Plus
  • Standard Maintenance: Fila Cleaner
  • Special Maintenance: NA

Applications

  • Exterior Cladding: No
  • Exterior Pavers: No
  • Interior Walls: Yes
  • Interior Floors: Yes
  • Kitchen Countertops: No
  • Other Countertops: No
  • Wet areas: Yes
  • Traffic: Medium Commercial
ABRASION RESISTANCE

Medium

This material has medium abrasion resistance. It rates as a 3.5-6.5 on the Mohs scale. It is more resistant to scratching than materials with a low abrasion resistance rating (i.e. certain marbles and limestones, onyx, schist and slate). It is not as resistant to scratching as materials with a high abrasion resistance rating (i.e. granite, quartzite and porcelain tile).

ABSORPTION

High

This material has a medium to high absorption rate. Always seal this material prior to use. Properly seal the material prior to grouting by applying several coats of sealant or until water beads up on the surface. Use Fila PRW200 to avoid staining from grout residues and specify a grout color that is similar to the color of the stone to avoid color bleeding into the material. Use low moisture setting materials. To reduce the appearance of stains, always wipe up spills immediately. Oil and highly-pigmented liquids can penetrate and stain the stone and may need poultice to remove the stain.

ACID SENSITIVITY

Minimal

This material is minimally sensitive to acids. It will not acid etch or lose its surface sheen when exposed to acidic liquids such as lemons or tomatoes.

FREEZE-THAW

Not Recommended

Due to known material weakness or because this material has not been tested, this material is not approved for use in exterior applications.