Malto – Decorative concrete slabs

Decorative concrete panels

Originally, banches were made from wooden planks used as formwork for concrete. This ancient technique has left attractive wood impressions in the concrete on the walls. Casting, bubbles and the irregularities of these ancient techniques are just some of the raw concrete decors that can be created with Malto for private homes, stores and hotels.

Our modern concretes have been used to revisit the slats to create Malto, an interior facing product that’s tough and easy to glue down.

Malto consists of a lightweight fiber-reinforced concrete core, a hand-crafted decorative layer and a protective varnish.

Features

  • 3 innovative diapers made in France
  • Available in 4 classic concrete colors
  • Protective varnish and high-performance varnish options
  • Edge-to-edge dry wall installation
  • Surfaces: concrete, tiles, paint, plasterboard,
  • Manufactured in France by Marius Aurenti
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Malto 8

  • 1100 mm x 80 mm x 14 mm
  • Packaging: 0.62 m2 carton (7 slats)

Malto 11

  • 1100 mm x 110 mm x 14 mm
  • Packaging: 0.85 m2 carton (7 slats)

* As an indication, the tolerance of a tile is + or – 1 mm in thickness.

Destination

Malto blades are ideal for dry, low-humidity and medium-humidity interior rooms, objects, displays and furniture.

Availability

Malto blades have a manufacturing lead time of 6 to 8 weeks.

Find out more in the technical data sheets.

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Technical data sheets (PDF version)

Technical data sheets (PDF version)

Issue of 20/09/2022

Presentation

AREAS OF USE

Decorative concrete and plant fiber slats for decorative indoor wall cladding.

COMPOSITION

Lightweight fiber-reinforced concrete, decorative mortar, mineral pigments

PROPERTIES

Unique decor for each piece Easy to apply by gluing Handmade in France

FORMATS

Malto 11: 110 x 11 cm x thickness 14mm Malto 8: 110 x 8 cm x thickness 14mm

COLORS

5 colors: Voile, Flanelle, Gris Orbital, Platinium and Ardoise. Others on request.

FINISHES

Protective varnish or high-performance varnish.

PACKAGING

Malto 11 cardboard: 0.85m² (7 slides)

Malto 8 cardboard: 0.62m² (7 slides)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND PERFORMANCE

Product appearance: silky matte

Description

Originally, banches were made from wooden planks used as formwork for concrete. This ancient technique has left attractive wood impressions in the concrete on the walls. The flows, bubbles and irregularities of these ancient techniques are all raw concrete decors that can be created with Malto in private homes, stores and hotels.

Our modern concretes have been used to revisit the slats to create Malto, a resistant interior facing product that’s easy to glue in place.

Malto features a lightweight fiber-reinforced concrete core, a hand-crafted decorative layer and a protective varnish.

  • Available in 5 classic concrete colors
  • Protective varnish and high-performance varnish options
  • Edge-to-edge interior wall mounting
  • Surfaces: concrete, tiles, paint, plasterboard
  • Manufactured in France by Marius Aurenti, specialists in concrete and concrete protection since 1982

Reception, storage and handling instructions

HANDLING PRECAUTIONS

Wear protective gloves and goggles when handling and cutting. Remove dust from boards before gluing.

STORAGE

Store blades in their original packaging. Any edge, corner or surface protection must be maintained until the Malto boards have been installed.

They should be stored horizontally, so as not to distort.

Store in a clean, dry (no condensation of water vapour, heated if necessary), temperate place, away from humidity and protected from rising damp, direct sunlight and at the place of destination 48 hours before use, in temperature (15°C) and humidity (40 to 65%) conditions.

Permissible substrates

New or old substrates will be sanded and then mechanically vacuumed.

Substrates must be sound, clean, crack-free and cohesive (surface scraping with a metal object must not produce dust, grain or scale; tensile strength in perpendicular tension > 0.5 MPa in the general case), dry, flat (deflection less than 5 mm under the 2-meter straightedge and 1 mm under the 20 cm straightedge), normally porous (between 1 and 5 minutes in the water drop test), clean (notably free of grease, dust and any loose parts), in compliance with current DTU standards.

Interior walls :

Non-waterproof (cardboard faces) and waterproof gypsum plasterboards

Previously sanded and dusted paintwork

Plasterboard partitions

Shaped walls in bare aerated concrete blocks

Gypsum plaster on masonry walls and partitions

Cement-based plasters on concrete or masonry walls and partitions

Concrete walls or precast concrete panels

Implementation

CONDITIONS OF APPLICATION

AMBIENT TEMPERATURE >+ 5°C and <35°C

HUMIDITY OF SUBSTRATE 4% maximum

APPLICATION EQUIPMENT

Blade-cutting tools: plunge-cutting circular saw with diamond blade, diamond hole saw, suitable pliers and disk cutters.

Installation tool: mastic-glue cartridge, adjustment spacer to facilitate flatness adjustment of finished work.

CUTTING

The Malto cut-outs are positioned according to the layout drawn up beforehand. Cut-outs are made using the tools described in the section on installation equipment. Particular care must be taken when making circular cuts and cutting Malto ends. Care will also be taken to level the structure.

ENCOLLAGE

To avoid adhesion defects, the back of Malto blades must be free of dust.

Apply a bead of glue to the back of the MALTO slats, then position them on the wall to be decorated.

Be sure to observe the open time of the adhesive used.

SETTING UP

The blades are positioned on the support. Any adhesive build-up should be cleaned immediately, before drying.

Care must be taken when positioning the blades, because once the MALTO blades have been positioned on the support, they are difficult to move.

PROTECTION

The application of a wall varnish or high-performance varnish protects the finished decor.

Further information

A finishing woodstain can be used for occasional color touch-ups on Malto slats (please contact our sales teams).

Avoid prolonged or permanent contact with aggressive chemicals such as acids, alkalis, vinegar, solvents, bleach, hydroalcoholic gel…

Malto blades are not recommended for use in contact with hot oils (e.g. kitchen splashbacks).