Reliability

The results obtained demonstrate the unquestioned reliability of Lineacuoio as an element of home furnishings or floor and wall covering in genuine Italian sole leather, tanned using the “Concia Lenta in Vasca” process of slowly tanning the leather in tannin baths. There is a video on this page which clearly shows some of the tests conducted on a sole leather tile.


Related laboratory analysis test reports and certifications for various resistances are available on request.

Tests and Resistance

STANDARDS
 TEST REPORT
LEVEL
UNI 9428
Scale values: 5=max, 1=min
Resistance to Surface Scratching 4
UNI 9115
Scale values: 5=max, 1=min
Resistance to Surface Taber Abrasion 4
UNI EN 12720
Scale values: 5=max, 1=min
Resistance of Surfaces to Cold Liquids 4,43
UNI EN 13501 Fire classification of construction products and elements Class
B – s1,d0
UNI EN 1910:2001  Dimensional Stability Request Tables
UNI EN ISO 16000-9:2006  Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Class A+


Installation of Wall Covering

In order to install, spread the adhesive evenly onto the surface to be coated with the use of a toothed spatula and apply the tile, making it adhere well to every part of the sole leather.

The Covering can be installed:
– Without grouting, one directly next to the other
– With grouting, between the tiles


Installation of Floor Covering

The installation requires the same procedures as for parquet with tongue and groove joints.
The material can be cut with a normal circular saw used for wood floors.
It can be installed:
1) Floating on a rubber mat;
2) Directly glued on screed as for the traditional parquet after checking for residual moisture.

Grouting

To complete the installation, seal the joints with glue, colored in tone with the color of the selected sole leather, to be applied in the tongue and groove joints to join the tiles, cleaning by removing the portion of the excess product.


It is recommended that the surface of both the covering and the floor onto which the material will be applied is well leveled in order to avoid empty points or protrusions. For laying on screed it is essential to check the moisture residual; for application on ceramic, marble, or metallic surfaces, it is necessary to adequately roughen the surface with appropriate tools.

Being a natural product, the variety of tone color and particular characteristics such as wrinkles, veins, and natural signs, are all to be considered elements which are typical of real leather and believed to be features of the product that help to enhance the beauty and charm of the floor and wall covering.
It is advisable to mix the various tiles at the moment of installation.

After the complete drying of the adhesive, remove the protective film, if present, by rubbing the special rubber eraser on a corner of the tile, so as to loosen the film, and then gently remove the whole piece of protective film from the tile.


Cleaning

To clean the sole leather, we recommend using a mild detergent (Fast Cleaner) diluted in water, wiping over the entire surface with a damp wrung out cloth, and allowing it to dry.

carepackCare Warning
Do not use products that contain ammonia,
(See laboratory analysis).
Avoid leaving pools of water on the surface.

Maintenance

For periodic maintenance it is recommended a rejuvenating neutral detergent (NATURLUX), diluted in water, specially formulated to restore shine to sole leather.
Pour a little of the product onto a soft cloth, wring out, and wipe the area concerned; wait for it to dry and polish with a wool cloth.
It is also possible to use natural parquet waxes, following the same procedure.