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Maintain your Chrome Plated Floor Waste Grates

In order to maintain the top quality finish of your chrome plated brass floor waste grates, shower waste grates and bath wastes, please ensure you regularly clean the surface and avoid using harsh chemicals and abrasive scrubbers.

If left unattended, these grates may quickly take on a tarnished or rusted appearance.  In many cases, small black spots will begin to appear, and if not cleaned, will spread across the surface of the grate.  This effect is caused by bacterial spores attaching to the chrome and multiplying across the grate.  This unsightly growth can easily be removed by using a non-abrasive metal cleaner and soft cloth.  Once cleaned, the integrity of the chrome finish will remain.

It is important to continually keep the grate clean as the bacteria will continue to attach and spore.  If left for an extended period of time, this could cause permanent damage to the chrome finish.  It is worth noting that bathrooms which do not see much use, tend to fall victim to the bacteria before bathrooms which incur daily usage.

Plastec are exploring different options to help limit this issue including the use of new anti-bacterial technologies and stainless steel products. 

It is worth noting that this problem is not isolated to Plastec grates, and the same care and cleaning should be applied to other wastes and grates in the household.  For best results at removing bacterial growth, we recommend using CLR or a product called Autosol Metal Cleaner which can be purchased at any hardware or auto supplier.  If you have any further enquiries regarding this matter, please contact Plastec - 07 5413 4444.  

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Installation Materials That Protect Your Reputation

An extract taken from LATICRETE.

Tile and stone installation applications can be affected by moisture before and after the installation and curing phases.  LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield is specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.  Use HYDRO BAN® waterproofing membrane in conjunction with LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield to produce a waterproof substrate for your tile and stone applications.

  • LATAPOXY Moisture Shield is a 2 component epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.  Easy to use - rolls on like paint.  Cures in 24 hours.  Can be applied over green concrete (Minimum 7 days old).  Use over dry and damp concrete and other masonry substrates to reduce the moisture vapour emission to facilitate the correct installation of membranes, tiles, vinyl, timber, adhesives or other floor coverings that require protection from moisture.  Click here for more information.
  • HYDRO BAN is a thin, load bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that DOES NOT require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners.  HYRDO BAN is a single component,self curing liquid rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane that bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.  HYRDO BAN features rapid drying time for a faster time to tile, and changes colour from a light sage to an olive green with cured.  Click here for more information. 


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