Waxed concrete over kitchen tiles


In an interior, a tiled floor has an impact on the whole decoration of the house. An old kitchen can be a hindrance to the creation of a new decor, and can also often be tiresome.

Visit waxed concrete With Marius Aurenti, old tiles can be coated in a thickness of just 2 to 3 mm. This technical feat was perfected almost 20 years ago, making Marius Aurenti the world pioneer in thin-walled waxed concrete. Performance tests show that the mechanical strength of Marius Aurenti waxed concrete in 2 mm thickness is extremely high (see technical data sheets). The combination of thinness and strength means that waxed concrete can be used in all living areas, which can be easily connected to one another with no visual break in the floor and no level between rooms. No extra steps or need to install a bead to compensate for a difference in level.

Beton wax on Marius Aurenti kitchen tiles By Deuch Photography

How to apply waxed concrete over tiles kitchen?

Tile application requires professional know-how. Preparing the substrate is a decisive factor in the successful installation of a tile. waxed concrete on old tiles.

The first step is to diagnose the substrate, whether slab or screed, and to determine the condition and insulation of basements. Preparation is then required to enable the tile to adhere, block out any rising damp and perfectly level the floor at joints and outcrops. Preparing tiles for application of waxed concrete generally requires a further two days.

This type of application is often undertaken when demolishing partitions and remodeling rooms. Waxed concrete can be finished in a number of different ways: using finishing strips, leaving the surface rough or inserting an aesthetic layout. Application is then carried out on the prepared substrate, in accordance with site rules and conditions. 

Waxed concrete jobs generally take a week to complete, to which must be added the time required for the varnishes to dry before the site can be put back into service.

The application of waxed concrete over old tiles can be done on the floor or wall in a living room, but also in a bathroom where waterproofing and airtightness constraints are decisive. 

Professional advice should be sought to prepare the substrates for such a project.

Varnishes are generally used to protect waxed concrete over old tiles. The reputation of Marius Aurenti concrete varnishes has been built up over the years through their use in the public domain for the creation and protection of engineering structures.

In the materials section, you'll find the different preparation and finishing products, as well as the different types of concrete.

On old tiles, we generally use Classic waxed concrete, which offers the greatest versatility: application on floors and walls in living rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

Where should tiles not be laid?

Marius Aurenti does not carry out application work on old tiles outdoors, as temperature and humidity variations are too great. Moreover, if the waterproofing is unreliable, tile adhesion is not guaranteed. For outdoor applications, MA's recommends systematically reverting to the raw slab on which the waxed concrete will be applied, slab quality permitting. In the case of irregularities or defects in flatness or slope, corrections can be made before applying waxed concrete.

Another special case is tile adhesion defects. A preliminary survey tests the adhesion of the tiles to the substrate. If there are obvious defects (cracking, delamination), the work is either not carried out or undergoes a specific preparation phase approved by the CSTB.

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