Revelstone AutoSpec

Product Information

Revelstone is committed to customer service, innovative product development, manufacture and design. To help you obtain maximum enjoyment, satisfaction and long service from any of our products, we would be pleased to make you aware of the following:

COLOURS:

All products are reconstructed to have the appearance of natural stone where shades vary and are subject to slight variations. This is highlighted when products are hand made or custom made to ensure a unique shade or colour mix, Colours can appear to change significantly depending upon the prevailing conditions such as sunlight, shade, rain, method of installation and sealing. You are advised to check colour and actual appearance before ordering. In Manufacture every effort is made to ensure consistency of product colour, however variations in production hatches can occur. We therefore recommend that, when purchasing, especially in the case of larger orders, products are thoroughly mixed on site prior to laying to ensure a good colour distribution. All products are made using imported Iron oxides and are embodied to ensure excellent long term wear and appearance. The slight variations add to the natural appearance of all our products. Revelstone products will weather and wear over time in a similar way to natural stone. WE MANUFACTURE ANY PRODUCT IN OUR RANGE TO SUIT YOUR INDIVIDUAL COLOUR REQUIREMENTS.

SIZES:

All sizes, dimensions, weights etc. shown herein are nominal and subject to manufacturing tolerances. Our range is designed to simulate and replicate the appearance of natural stone where sizes and thicknesses vary due to being exact copies of original stone masters. This ensures that alt our products resemble as close as possible to naturally weathered stone, which they are simulating.

EFFLORESCENCE:

Revelstone cannot accept responsibility for the effect of Efflorescence, a common occurrence in all high quality coloured concrete products mistakenly interpreted as fading or washing out of the colour. Initially an apparent loss of colour or a milky white bloom is visible on the surface of the product which gives the impression that the colour has faded or washed out. This is not the case and the effect will disappear in time depending on location, degree of traffic/usage and natural weathering. It is in no way detrimental to the performance or strength of the product.

PRODUCT APPEARANCE:

Once the product has been laid and after varying lengths of time, dark and light patches can occasionally occur on the surface product. This is caused by differential weathering, water trapped beneath the product or when the surface of the product has at a different rate. These patches or marks generally disappear with time. The long term advantage of all our products is that they respond well to the effects of modern living, wear and weather conditions which all enhance their overall appearance. The colour shades will mature with age and become more attractive due to wear, traffic and natural growths giving the product character the desired weathered stone appearance.

MAINTENANCE:

Regular cleaning and maintenance is required to keep the overall appearance of the product. Please ask for a booklet on the procedure for sealing indoors and outdoors.

MATERIALS:

All our products are made using imported Iron oxides and are embodied to ensure excellent long term wear and appearance.

CATALOGUE:

The colours shown in this catalogue are as exact as photographic and printing processes will allow. We recommend that all colours are chosen from actual products and not on what is shown herein; actual samples are available free on request.

SHOWROOM:

At our newly upgraded showroom one of our sales team will help you in choosing the product suitable for you. Colour samples are available on request for you to lake home.

WEBSITE:

To view an even more comprehensive display of our product range and any news on new products, sizes, colours etc. go to: www.revelstone.co.za

Preparation Guidelines

 

Dry Bed / Loose Laid Pavers:

 

Ideally suited to random pavers laid onto a compacted bed with open joints, filled with tone chips, pebbles or grass.

 
     
  • A - Pavers (loosely laid)
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  • B - Sand (25mm thick)
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  • C - Bidim
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  • D - Existing Ground (levelled and compacted)
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Paving:

 

Specification as required when laying one or mixed sized pavers with grouted joints.

 
     
  • A - Pavers
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  • B - Slurry
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  • C - Sand and Cement (4 to 1 dry mix - 50mm thick)
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  • D - Existing Ground (levelled and compacted)
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FAQ

What is the product made out of?

All Revelstone products are cast concrete products ? only the very best materials have been sourced to ensure the best possible product ? a variety of sands, granite aggregates, iron oxides, and PPC Cement.

Must you use tile adhesive to lay tiles?

It is the ideal way to lay this type of tile as it adheres well and creates a sufficient bond between tile and concrete base or screeded floor.

Does the colour fade over time?

The colour cannot fade over time, all products are manufactured using imported iron oxides. In fact the colour will get better the more wear the product gets.

What is efflorescence and how does it affect concrete products?

Efflorescence is a common occurrence in all high quality colored concrete products and is mistakenly interpreted as fading or washing out of the colour. An apparent loss of colour is noticed or a milky white bloom is visible on the surface. This phenomenon will generally disappear with time depending on location, traffic/ usage, and natural weathering.

How can I remove efflorescence or lime bloom from my products?

It is advised that acidic cleaning be used only in extreme cases and that natural weathering and time will generally be the best treatment. See cleaning of tiles/ pavers.

Will salt chlorinated pools affect the coping?

No, all products are suitable to be laid around pools with salt chlorinators and will not be affected by the water. However products will be damaged or stained by acids and other pool chemicals if applied neat to the surface.

Can the products be submerged under water?

No, product deterioration and discolouring will occur in the long term. Any water running over the surface for an extended period of time will cause surface erosion.

What is the difference between a tile and a paver?

Tile ? 15mm to 25mm ? requires a concrete base on which to be glued down. Pavers ? 40mm to 55mm ? can be laid directly onto a well prepared compacted sub base.

Can any tiler or paver lay this product?

Cast Simulated stone products should only be installed by suitably experienced tillers, pavers or stone masons.

Is the product slippery?

All products carry the natural characteristics of stone where they are non-slip however if sealed they become more slippery especially when wet.

Can we get the same colour later?

All products are available in any colour (see standard colours list), there is continuity in colour as orders are custom made to order and all colours can be reproduced at any stage in the future.

Is the colour just on top?

No, all products manufactured are embodied to ensure excellent long term wear and appearance.

Why do the paving stones have dark patches?

This is due to differential weathering, where the surface of the paving has cured at different rates, causing darker colour variation on the paving surface. Generally this is exaggerated by the presence of efflorescence which, once removed, will reduce the effect of the dark patches. As with efflorescence the dark patches will generally disappear with time.

How often should I clean my patio?

Regular washing and brushing should be adequate to maintain your patio in pristine condition. However, you may wish to clean your patio using an acidic cleaner. This can enhance its appearance but it may affect long term durability and should only be used sparingly (only two or three times during the lifetime of the product). See cleaning of tiles/ pavers.

Can I use a sealant on my patio?

Yes, It is advisable to seal undercover patios as it will protect the tile from household stains and markings. Please note that applying sealant to tiles / paving will affect the colour (go slightly darker) and decrease the non slip properties that the product has.

Can I use Revelstone Tiles inside my house?

Yes, Revelstone Tiles have been used indoors for years and have many advantages over traditional ceramic and clay tiles however if not maintained correctly they can become stained and unsightly. It is essential to seal and polish in order to maintain its natural appearance.