Deco - E

Can adhesive films be applied to flooring?

No, adhesive films are not intended to be walked on. The film will be scratched and destroyed.

Can clear lacquer be sprayed onto the film to give it a matt appearance?

In principle, this is possible. However, it is important to take into account whether the lacquer is resistant to plasticisers and which solvents are in the lacquer. (Ethanol/isopropanol/water/benzene are suitable solvents)

Can the adhesive films be applied to woodchip wallpaper?

In principle, the film will adhere in 90% of cases. However, it depends on the embossing. Woodchip wallpaper should not be painted with latex or emulsion paint that contains resin and silicone additives. This reduces the bond of the adhesive.

Can the adhesive films be removed from glazed wooden doors without leaving any residues?

There is a risk of them leaving small residues, therefore test at an inconspicuous place beforehand.

Can you apply an additional adhesive film to an existing one, e.g. on a door?

This is generally possible. However, the surface should be as smooth as possible (e.g. no chequer plate film) and free of dust and grease.

If the bottom layer is a PP or PE film (polyolefin), for example, the adhesion will no longer be as strong as on other surfaces.

If the film is applied to an existing PVC film, it will no longer be easy to remove at a later date because the films form a strong bond.

Do the films adhere to chipboard or MDF panels?

The film should adhere in principle. However, it also depends on the condition of the surface. It is important that it is free of dust, grease and dirt. It’s best to vacuum the surface and wipe it with a damp cloth (then leave it to dry). Apply the film to the surface in one go and rub with a roller, squeegee or cloth. Gently smooth down the corners and edges of the surface.

How can adhesive residues be removed from the surface?

Option 1:
Spray the adhesive residues with clean water and let it soak for a few minutes. The adhesive swells and can be scraped off with a spatula / scraper.

Option 2:
Wet the adhesive residues with a mixture of white spirit and isopropanol (at a ratio of 1:1), let is soak and scrape off with a spatula / scraper. If necessary, finish with a (window) cleaning agent.

How can air bubbles be removed while applying the film?

Some water can be sprayed onto the surface in the case of non-absorbent surfaces. This makes the film easier to apply. In addition, make sure that you remove the backing paper slowly bit by bit and use the squeegee to immediately push out the air bubbles at all sides.

What type of adhesive can be used to help if the adhesive film does not adhere properly?

We recommend Pattex strong transparent adhesive or UHU all-purpose strong adhesive to help with the application in particularly critical situations. These are solvent-based adhesives where you should allow as much as possible
of the solvent to escape before the surface and film are brought together. According to the manufacturers, the adhesives
are suitable for many plastics, however, we recommend testing this beforehand to see how the surface on
which the film is to be applied reacts to the adhesive. Alternatively, you can also use water-based (solvent-free) adhesives – it is important to ensure that the adhesive is resistant to plasticisers. However, a specific type of glue cannot be recommended here.

Glass - E

Can adhesive films be wiped and cleaned with alcohol-based disinfectants?

There is a risk that the print colour fades or blurs slightly. The use of alcohol-based disinfectants must therefore be avoided.

Can adhesive window films also be applied wet?

Transparent adhesive films can also be applied wet (with water) – this is even recommended in order to avoid air bubbles.

Can the films be used in rooms with high humidity?

The films can be used in rooms with high humidity. For example, they can be applied to a shower cubicle or window.

How can the films be removed again?

You can use a hair dryer to apply heat to an adhesive film and then remove it. A static adhesive film can simply be removed.

On which surfaces can the static film be used?

The film can be used on real glass and perspex glass.

Why does the film not adhere to the window?

Check that you have removed the transparent backing paper on the underside of the film.

Why does water have to be sprayed onto the film even if there is already some on the window?

The water makes it easier to apply. The squeegee slides easier over the film.

Ceramics - E

Can ceramics be applied behind cooker hobs?

Yes, ceramics can be applied behind cooker hobs. Splashes of grease can be removed easily with some water.

Can ceramics be applied in a bathroom?

Yes, ceramics can be applied in a bathroom. However, it is important to ensure that all edges and butt joints are sealed with PVC cold welding paste (for PVC wallpapers), especially in wet rooms. This prevents moisture penetration. Then ventilate the room well!

Can ceramics be applied to sloping walls?

They can be applied to sloping walls without any problems.

Can ceramics be applied to tiles?

It is possible to apply them to tiles. The joints can be covered with adhesive and do not need to be removed with filler.

Can ceramics be removed without leaving any residues?

The PVC layer can be removed without leaving any residues, even after many years. The paper layer applied to the wall is an ideal base for the next wallpapering project or can be soaked with water and then scraped off with a spatula.

Can the strip be removed again during application to correct its position?

The strip can be removed again and reapplied as long as the paste or adhesive has not fully dried.

Do the strips need to be glued with an overlap?

No, the strips must be glued edge to edge.

How can ceramics be cleaned?

Ceramics are completely waterproof. It is therefore very easy to clean and care for them. They can be cleaned with gentle household liquid detergents, soap solutions or similar. Then wash the wall surface with clean water. Attention: Avoid acetone, white spirit and direct heat!

What condition does the surface have to be in to apply the ceramics?

The condition on which the ceramics are to be applied must be smooth, firm, dry and free from cracks and holes. Large uneven areas must first be removed with a suitable filler.

Which adhesive / paste is recommended?

The special ceramics Fix paste can be used for absorbent surfaces. The special ceramics Fix adhesive can be used for non-absorbent surfaces.

Click Tiles - E

Can the Click tiles be cut?

The tiles can be cut to the desired size with a jigsaw or good knife.

Can vehicles be driven on the floor tiles?

It is not problem at all to use them in a garage or carport. One square metre of click TILE floor tiles can withstand a weight of up to 110 tons.

Can you also walk on the floor tiles in high heels?

It is possible to walk on the flooring easily, even with very high, narrow heels, because the structure of the click TILE floor files is relatively compact.

Do the corner and edge strips have to be purchased as accessories?

It is not essential to purchase the corner and edge strips as accessories. The smooth side can also form the outer edge without connecting pieces especially when the sides of the room or patio / balcony are enclosed by a wall or grille. We generally recommend using the corner and edge strips as a clean edge in open areas as this also increases the overall stability and does away with connecting pieces in the floor tiles.

How can the floor tiles be cleaned?

The tiles can be cleaned without much equipment with water or also a high-pressure household cleaning agent.

How can the tiles be separated again quickly?

Make sure that the corner and edge strips are removed first, then remove the floor tiles row by row. Carefully separate the male and female pieces from each other.

On which surfaces can the floor tiles be laid?

The floor files can be laid easily on the following surfaces:

  • Ceramic tiles
  • Natural stone tiles
  • Stone flooring
  • Concrete
  • Wood
  • WPC (wood plastic composites)
  • Screed
  • Asphalt
  • Laminate
  • Parquet
  • Linoleum
  • Cork
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Restrictions when laying the tiles / information:
    • Gravel –> The floor tiles can be used for private use while camping but not for a large area supporting the weight of a tent, for example
    • Earth / grass –> The floor tiles can be laid if the earth / grass is dry, hard and stable.

Table - E

Are the easy-care tablecloths heat-resistant?

Moderately warm items, such as a coffee pot, can be placed on the tablecloth for a short time. Contact with hot items, such as a frying pan, must be avoided, otherwise the surface of the tablecloth may be damaged.

Can I eat food that has come into contact with the tablecloth?

All d-c-table tablecloths are food safe. This means that you can eat the food even if it comes into contact with the tablecloth.

Can tablecloths that are suitable for machine washing be washed as often as you like?

In principle, the tablecloths that are suitable for machine washing can be washed repeatedly without a problem in accordance with the care instructions. However, there is a risk that the stain guard finish gradually deteriorates if they are washed too frequently or regularly in a washing machine. The tablecloths should therefore not be washed more than 5-6 times in a washing machine.

Do stains or marks have to be removed immediately?

We recommend wiping stains off the tablecloth immediately after use with a mild cleaning agent and a damp cloth. Stains, liquids, inks and particularly aggressive and heavily pigmented substances (e.g. ketchup, mustard) should be removed immediately. Strongly abrasive and chlorine-based cleaning agents must never be used as they may attack the surface coating and discolouration may occur. Note: Petals, leaves and moisture may cause stains when used outdoors for long periods of time.

How can fold marks be removed from the tablecloth?

These folds can be more or less removed by ironing the reverse side of textile-backed tablecloths. Tablecloths that are made entirely from PVC (e.g. lacquer film, transparent) must never be ironed.

What is the correct tablecloth size for my table?

Measure the length and width or the diameter of your table and add twice the overhang you want on the sides. This is generally 25 cm.

Which side of the Uni table protector is the top and which is the bottom?

The textile side of the table protector must be placed face down on the table, otherwise table surfaces with a shellac or nitro cellulose lacquer finish and a hydro or unhardened lacquer finish may be affected by the PVC foam.