2. Can I paint on Mortex?
The physical properties of Mortex are similar to those of a stone. You must ask the supplier of your paint on which support it can be applied. In all cases, it will be advised to remove the protection if there is one.
5. Is a private individual able to make his own Bealstone?
Regarding the application itself, a private individual could do his own BEALSTONE on small surfaces. However, in practice, for larger areas, it is not always feasible. BEALSTONE requires indeed special and very expensive tools (rotary sander with diamond disks) that quite often only professionals possess.
7. What is the difference between a slab, a screed or stabilized soil?
Slab: (wet mix) is armed and is used to stabilize the building. The look is raw and in general unpolished. Cement load: 350 kg/m³
Screed: (Wet mix) is lower in cement, 250 kg/m³, no aggregates but only sand and cement.
Stabilized soil: (dry mix) is even poorer in cement, is rather used, for instance, for paved floors, because it crumbles. Forbidden for MORTEX.
9. Should Mortex be protected?
Mortex behaves as a natural stone (waterproof but micro-poreous on its surface). Therefore, a protection against stains (wine, grease…) is recommended indoor: varnish, oil, etc. In all cases, we recommend tests and samples beforehand to validate the appropriate protection.
10. We are thinking about installing a dynamic floor heating, which means that the floor covering is directly placed on the circuit, without intermediate screed. Is it possible with Mortex?
For this type of floor heating, no project has been made in Mortex yet. If this type of heating accepts thin screeds, the application of Mortex might be considered. Trials need to be done!