FAQs

What makes HISBALIT vitreous mosaics different from other vitreous tiling on the market?

HISBALIT is the vitreous mosaic with the most perfect shape in the market. Our tesserae are flat and perfectly square on their corners. Besides, HISBALIT joints are the most reduced, leaving the most prominent role to the mosaics rather than joints. Because we use first-quality glass, HISBALIT vitreous mosaic does not have any stains, pores or defects on its surface.

Does HISBALIT vitreous mosaic withstand outdoor conditions?

Yes, HISBALIT is totally unalterable in sun, rain or extreme heat or cold. It also withstands sudden temperature changes (thermal shock).

Does HISBALIT vitreous mosaic loose colour with time?

No, HISBALIT is totally inalterable, even in the most adverse climatic conditions. It does not change its shape, texture or colour.

Is any adhesive mortar appropriate to install the HISBALIT vitreous mosaic?

No, because it is a glass product, HISBALIT´s absorption is null. The use of a specific adhesive mortar for zero absorption products is recommended. We advise the use of adhesive mortars that comply with de EN 12004 and EN 12002 C2TESI standards.

What type of capping grout is recommended to grout the HISBALIT vitreous mosaic?

We advise a cement-based capping grout for thin joints, with no aggregates, deformable, water-repellent and stain resistant that comply with the UNE-EN 13888 CG2 W standard. All adhesive manufacturers have also a chart of coloured capping grouts.

Where is advisable to use the HISBALIT vitreous mosaic?

The use of HISBALIT is advisable as tiling any type of surface. Swimming pools, facades and, of course, any type of indoor surface. Due to the characteristics of the glass it contains, it is a zero absorption product totally inalterable with time.

Does HISBALIT vitreous mosaic guarantee the waterproofing and tightness of swimming pools, facades or shower trays?

No. Waterproofing must be a previuos step to HISBALIT installation. However, the combined use of a waterproofing base, a waterproof adhesive mortar and a water repellent capping grout will provide us a totally isolating barrier.

Is HISBALIT vitreous mosaic suitable as paving?

Yes, HISBALIT is suitable for paving. For safety reasons, we recomment our non-slip finish.

Does HISBALIT vitreous mosaic scratch if used as a paving?

No, HISBALIT inalterably withstands pedestrian traffic, even in areas of heavy public traffic. Our mosaic withstands surface abrasion and deep abrasion.

Does HISBALIT vitreous mosaic withstand chemical cleaning agents?

Yes, HISBALIT withstands any type of chemical product, even the most aggressive.

What type of surface is most recommended to install the HISBALIT vitreous mosaic?

The best surface is a fine coat of water-repellent mortar. Both walls and floors should be perfectly levelled and smoothed. Shortcrete, sprayed plaster and pladur-type laminated plasted boards are also perfectly suitable for installing HISBALIT.

What type of adhesion method is best to install the HISBALIT vitreous mosaic?

The adhesion method is the technique we use to create sets of several joined tesserae – tiles –to make installation easier (196 tesserae in the 2.5 format and 64 tesserae in the 4×4 format, etc) Any of our installation systems (kraft paper, fiberglass mesh, transparent film or HT-K) are equally suitable to install HISBALIT. It will be up to the installer to decide according to his/her preference which is the best system.