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Sustainability is at the top of mind at Schellevis. To support the environment and our surroundings, we use inland waterways to ship raw materials, energy-efficient production methods, and select suppliers based not only on quality but environmentally friendly practices too. In addition, Schellevis concrete is 100% recyclable and lasts for many years.

That’s why we’ve been awarded "The Green Label".

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When you purchased your Schellevis tiles, you received a high-quality product. Schellevis tiles become even more beautiful with age and require little maintenance. If you want to get the most out of your investment in Schellevis tiles, then follow the maintenance advice below. If you have recently had your new tiles laid, you might see efflorescence on the top of the tiles. This layer will disappear with time.

PDF: cleaning Schellevis tiles

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Green deposits on paving are a natural phenomenon that occurs as a result of combined temperature, humidity, and light. Deposits can be easily removed by spraying with a product such as Biomos or another anti-algae agent. Products like these can be obtained from most hardware stores or DIY stores. Apply the product in accordance with the instructions for use and it will go away by itself, without the need for scrubbing. Ideally, you should spray once in early spring and again in the autumn. For further information, please contact your supplier.

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We strongly discourage the use of high-pressure cleaners, so as to help preserve the top layer of the Schellevis tiles. If the top layer wears, the tile will age prematurely.

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If your tiles have suffered from organic contamination, get hold of a tile and stone cleaner product like Varistone. Make sure to read the instructions for use carefully before applying it!

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Has some steak fallen from your BBQ onto your tiles? Don’t worry: what naturally occurs will naturally disappear again. Steak is a natural fat.

A speck of red wine? Again, don’t worry, Rinse the wine from the tile, then clean it the next day with warm water and a small amount of mild soap.

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What naturally occurs will naturally disappear again. Simply remove the animal droppings from the tile. If a mark is left behind on the tile, it will fade over time.

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The best way to maintain your tiles is to rinse them clean with water once a month (or more frequently). Use your garden hose and a spray head. There is no need to use soap.

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You can use road salt in freezing temperatures if the tiles have become slippery. But be careful! Salt isn’t generally good for concrete, so scatter with care.

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Schellevis tiles cannot be laid without joints. This is because they are tapered, which means that they are wider at the bottom than at the top.

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We recommend a joint width of at least 5 mm for all tiles up to and including 100 x 100 x 5 cm. The larger the tile, the wider the joint should be. If you opt for a tile of 10 cm or thicker, we recommend a joint of 10 mm.

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We have deliberately chosen a taper of 1.5 mm on each side to give them a facet, or bevel. The taper means that tiles are not in contact with one another at the top, thereby stopping the tiles from chipping.

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You can use a suitable vacuum device if necessary. Bear in mind that the nozzle should be of the right size and have the appropriate lifting capacity. But be careful! Do not use too strong a vacuum with 5 cm tiles – the pulling force should not exceed 250 kg, and the vacuum nozzle should be small enough that it does not cover the entire tile.

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5 cm thick tiles are not suitable for a driveway. We recommend using 7 or 8 cm thick tiles to pave a driveway for normal car traffic, and 10 or 12 cm tiles for heavier traffic, such as HGVs. Please refer to our quality documentation for further information about the bearing capacity of the tiles. quality

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Schellevis tiles are ideal for laying on a roof terrace. They can be laid on either rubber tile supports or adjustable tile supports. If you plan for heavier loads on the tiles, such as car/HGV traffic, please get in touch so that we can advise you accordingly.

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Schellevis edging is often laid flat like tiles, which is perfectly possible. The edging has the same appearance as tiles and is similarly reinforced.

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You can do all three to a Schellevis tile. It is important that you research well before doing so, and the following websites will guide you: Impregnating: varistone.nl Cleaning: varistone.nl and lithofin.de Bonding:poltec.nl

Need further information? Please ask the relevant parties for advice.

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Schellevis tiles can be coated, such as to give them a deeper colour or to make them suitable for use indoors. Our tiles are supplied without coating; we do not coat as standard. Specialist firms exist that are able to produce various types of coating. Please seek advice before use!

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Tiles can be laid in the stabilization in the normal course of work. It is important that you clean the tiles well after completing the work so as to prevent soiling.

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We recommend embedding the tiles with a material like stone chips (basalt, 1 - 3 mm) or clean tile sand, such as silver sand. Do not use crushed sand, as it can contain loam. Use clean materials and ensure that you remove all excess material after sweeping in the joints, then rinse the tiles clean with water.

You can also opt for a water-permeable joint. For this, you might like to consider LM Aqua produced by Varistone. Please watch our instruction video before using a water-permeable joint.

These days, you can also seal joints with adhesive – please get in touch for advice.

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Yes, you can cut and drill into Schellevis tiles. But be careful! Make sure to use the correct material – e.g. a diamond saw or drill bit. When drilling, stay far enough away from the edge. It is also important to remove the swarf from the tiles with water immediately after cutting or drilling so as to prevent soiling.

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Concrete naturally undergoes colour development, and so too do Schellevis tiles. This development typically occurs during the first few months. After a brief period of time, the colour of the tile will have developed into the colour that it will stay for the rest of its lifespan.

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If you lay some of the tiles under a canopy and some outside, those tiles under the canopy will stay darker in colour. Any hints of lime will take longer to clear. This is less of a problem with the colours grey and cream, as these tiles do not contain any colouring agent.

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You can obtain pricing information from your nearest dealer. Your dealer will also be able to assist you with other queries you might have about the tiles. If you’d like to know where your nearest dealer is, please get in touch by e-mail at verkoop@schellevis.nl.

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Unfortunately, it is not possible for private individuals to purchase directly from Schellevis. However, if you send an e-mail to verkoop@schellevis.nl, we would be happy to help you locate your nearest dealer.

Please do not place orders through the contact form.

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