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New Floor: Why Washing After Laying is Essential

After buying a new house or after renovation involving installation of a new floor, it is indispensable to wash the surfaces thoroughly to remove any residues of concrete, grout and glue remaining after laying. Unfortunately this operation is often not carried out or non-specific products are used and, over time, this may cause various problems […]

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Coverage calculations made easy with free Fila app

Step-by-step advice on how to download the Fila app and use the handy Product Calculator

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How to remove red wine from polished granite

Polished granite is a fabulously hardwearing material and makes a great kitchen work surface. Most marks will wipe away but, if wine is left in contact with the surface – say, from a spillage or the bottom of a bottle or glass – it can absorb into the granite and be difficult to remove. Lemon […]

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How to Enhance the Natural Colour of Stone Like Slate, Tumbled Marble or Granite

Fila has devised a series of products studied specifically to enhance the natural colour of the stone and at the same time protect it from stains.

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Why do I need a pH neutral cleaner?

If you’ve recently had a stone floor installed, you’ve probably been recommended to use a pH neutral cleaner.  But, what does that actually mean? The pH scale is used to measure how acidic or alkaline a solution is.  It ranges from 0 to 14 – a value less than pH7 is acidic; a value more […]

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How to remove stubborn deposite of limescale from ceramic tiles

Shower areas can quickly lose their sparkle, as limescale builds up. The crusty, white mineral deposits are left behind by hard water and they can be really hard to shift. It’s tempting to blitz limescale with a tough cleaning product but this can lead to further problems. Many ‘power cleaners’ contain non-buffered hydrochloric acid which […]

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Protecting limestone during installation

Advice on pre-sealing limestone tiles before fixing with FILAPRW200.

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How to enhance your curb appeal

Oil marks can really ruin a driveway and your home’s curb appeal. So, how can you remove these stubborn marks and improve the look of your frontage?

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How to protect your patio from grease and wax

Advise on how to create a wipeable surface outdoors, giving the material a wet-look effect.

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How to protect terracotta from stains with FILAW68

Terracotta tiles bring a warm, rustic vibe to the home and, after a while in the wings, they’re back on-trend again!
They can be laid indoors and outdoor but, because they’re really absorbent, you’ll need to seal them.

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How to clean grout between tiles

Dirty grout lines can really spoil the overall look of a tiled floor or wall.  You may think that some bleach and a toothbrush will do the trick, but this can cause other problems. Bleach can dull polished tiles, erode natural stone, damage tile sealant and turn the grout yellow, so try a Fila solution […]

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How to Clean and Care for Tumbled Marble Tile

Tumbled marble has a really distinct look – a sophisticated feel without the sharp edges – but it does need to be treated with care.   Step 1 – Sealing Tumbled Marble Tumbled marble should be sealed after installation with a sealer formulated specifically for stone to maximize protection against dirt, dust and debris becoming […]

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New Natural Stone Floor? Don’t Forget The Initial (And Most Important) Clean!

The initial clean is one of the most important stages of a stone floor installation, yet it’s often not carried out properly, which can store up lots of problems! An initial clean should take places after stone have been laid – when the grout is set and before the surface is sealed. It’s important to […]

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3 Simple Steps to Protect Floors from Stains

3 simple steps to prevent stain problems by protecting the surface with FILAW68, the eco-friendly stain protector by FILA that respects the surface and the environment.

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Two Golden Rules for Cleaning Wood Floor

Advice on how to clean a wooden floor, taking care to use the right product and not too much water!

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