WHAT IS MORTADELLO?
Mortadello is a composite material consisting of stone chips, pigment and high performance concrete. We are specialists in custom Terrazzo surfaces and Glass-Fibre Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) for residential and commercial purposes.
THE NATURE OF CONCRETE
Concrete is not a homogenous material, just like natural stone or timber its finished surface will always have natural aesthetic variation and imperfections. No two pieces are the same.
Through the use of Glass Fibres, water reducer and polymers in our concrete mix we are able to create much stronger, thinner pieces far more resistant to cracking than conventional concrete.
Cleaning with the use of light / natural solvents (warm water, soap) and a clean cloth is all that is required for general upkeep of our concrete products. If this is not enough to remove a stubborn stain, the light use of light chemicals is acceptable. Harsh abrasives must be avoided.
SPILLS AND STAINING
Should any spillages occur, we recommend cleaning as soon as possible (within a few hours). If you are concerned about a stain or mark that cannot be removed, feel free to get in touch to discuss further options. Sealer can be applied on site if this course of action needs to take place.
CRACKING, CHIPPING AND SCRATCHING
Concrete like all stone products is susceptible to hairline cracking around thin sections near sink voids and cooktop cutouts. Due to the reinforcing used these cracks, if they occur are not structural. Although a very hard product, the final sealed product is still susceptible to scratching, and should be cared for as you would any other household product. We advise that dragging sharp objects across our concrete products be avoided. Should the sealer be damaged throughout its lifetime, it can be treated and reapplied on site.
COOKING AND FOOD PREPARATION
The sealer used on our concrete products is a water based, food safe sealer that is heat resistant and prevents any unwanted bacteria from entering the pores of the concrete. Please avoid placing hot pots and pans on the finished surface, and refrain from using it as a chopping board.
All of our pieces come with a 1 year manufacturers warranty.
Over time your concrete products will show signs of wear and tear. Should you wish to have your concrete resurfaced at any stage we can provide you with a maintenance quote.