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Pietra Cardosa

Natural Stone Type: ALT

Finish: Honed

Product Details

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Care + Maintenance

  • Pre-Grouting Protection: NA
  • 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: Yes
  • Exterior Pavers: Yes
  • Interior Walls: Yes
  • Interior Floors: Yes
  • Kitchen Countertops: Yes
  • Other Countertops: Yes
  • Wet Areas: Yes
  • Traffic: Yes
Important Information
Abrasion Resistance

Low

This material has low abrasion resistance. It rates as a 1-3 on the Mohs scale. Light scratching will occur with exposure to sand and other abrasives. The finish will patina or dull over time as a result of this scratching. Always use a cutting board for countertop applications and walk-off mats at entrances in flooring applications.

Absorption

Moderate

This material has a low to moderate absorption rate. Always seal this material prior to use. 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

All Exteriors

Due to this material's Minimal or Moderate Absorption rating, its Abrasion Resistance rating, color fastness and tensile strength, this material is suitable for all exterior applications where freeze-thaw cycles are a concern. Use MIA standards for thickness in exteriors and consult an engineer regarding fastening systems and thickness/tensile strength required for your project. This material will patina.

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