- NOVACEM CREATIVE cement-based hydraulic binder can be used:
- in applications such as:
- textured, non slip surfaces with natural optic
- polished terrazzo surfaces
- for horizontal and vertical applications:
- exterior areas, landscape design, swimming pools, etc.
- interior areas, bath rooms and wet areas
- under floor heating floors
- in areas with heavy traffic, showrooms, commercial centers, public buildings or offices
- furniture, tables, offices, benches
- for placement on various substrates such as:
- concrete or screeds
- existing coatings such as tiles, natural stones
- mortars and masonry mortars
- cement boards and gypsum boards (with a suitable primer)
Remark: Due to printing and application procedure, the colors and their final appearance presented here and in every catalogue or brochure, should be considered as indicative.
The application substrate must be solid, clean, free of constant rising humidity, oils, grease, loose parts with minimum tensile strength at least 1,5N/mm². In case of existing cracks on the substrate, these should be repaired with the two-component injective epoxy resin adhesive EPO FLUID. Before applying the NOVACEM CREATIVE mortar wet the substrate with water and remove excess water using air or sponge. In wet areas or swimming pool applications it is recommended to waterproof the surface by using SC ELASTIC, SC 200 PENETRATE or SC ELASTIC EASY. Substrates with inadequate mechanical strength must be primed with NOVAPRIMER or WATER PRIMER EPX. For monolithic bonding with the substrate use EPO FLUID or the adhesive primer consisting of 1 part SBR 50, 1 part water and 4 parts NOVACEM CREATIVE and apply the mortar fresh to fresh in the adhesive layer. On surfaces with reduced absorbency such as old terrazzo, well-fixed ceramic tiles or marbles, pre-coating with PLANO CONTACT FAST is recommended if they have been properly cleaned.
Preparation of the mix:
Add the quantity of water required by the amount of NOVACEM CREATIVE powder in a suitable container. Proposed ratios are listed in the tables. Slowly and while stirring add the NOVACEM CREATIVE to water and then the granulates. Mix with an electric mixer for at least 3 minutes until you achieve complete homogenization of the mixture without agglomerates. The mixture is ready to use.
Apply the mix with a flat spatula or trowel. Final smoothing can be done by using appropriate finishing tool such as a flat metallic trowel. The application thickness depends on the maximum grain dimension of the aggregates used, where the minimum thickness is 2-3 times the maximum grain size of the aggregates. When thicker coats are required, apply a second coat when the first does not stick to the hand.
The mix has a pot life of 1 hour. During hot periods and in general, it is recommended to avoid direct sunlight exposure of the materials before use, otherwise the working time is reduced.
Final surface with textured finish:
After the mortar is leveling and within 30 minutes of application, spray the surface retarder PLANOCOLOR CRT 052. The cleaning of the surface is done by using high pressure water (100 to 180 bar), 12 to 24 hours after application, depending on environmental conditions, but in any case, within 3 days of application. In case of rain during the waiting period it is recommended to remove it without waiting.
Note: If during the removal of the material from the surface the aggregates are dormant, reduce the water pressure or wait a longer period of time.
Finishing surface with polished finish:
If a polished finish is required, a suitable grinding machine must be used. For micro holes occurring during mechanical grinding, either from trapped air or from the removal of aggregates, use as a filler material, depending on the desired effect, one of the NOVACEM MF or PLANOFINISH CRYSTAL products.
In applications under difficult weather conditions, it is recommended 24 - 48 hours after the completion of the cleaning and depending on the type of application to use the mineral hardener/concrete densifier PLANOFINISH CH PLUS or PLANOFINISH CH. In case of floor applications, a protection with PROTECT 200, PROTECT 300 S, PROTECT 900 S or WET PLUS S in dependence of the requirements of the application is recommended. When NOVACEM CREATIVE is applied inside swimming pools the application of a varnish or surface protection is not recommended.
Incorporating expansion joins depends on the use of the surface, geometry of space and the composition of the mixture. In any case there must not exist distance higher than 5 linear meters without expansion joint in exterior areas and 5 - 7 linear meters in interior. In swimming pool applications, it is recommended to anticipate expansion joints in the entire wall-to-wall and wall-to-floor connections of the swimming pool’s structure as well as every 40 – 45 m² of the surface. All expansion joints must be covered with appropriate sealant.
- Apply in structural stable and well-prepared surface
- Do not add water or additives once the mix starts to set
- Do not apply upon existing expansion or movement joints of the substrate
- Do not mix NOVACEM CREATIVE with gypsum, cement, resins, latex, or other binders
- Do not apply upon deformable substrates, surfaces subjected to vibration
- Do not apply upon non-absorbent substrates such as metal, glass, old ceramic tiles and mosaics without applying appropriate primer
- Permanent water immersion after 7-10 days
- In general case where specific color is required it is recommended to mix with NOVACOLOR OXIDE or NOVACOLOR UNIVERSAL in appropriate proportions
- Do not apply when temperature of the substrate and environment is lower than +5°C and higher than +35°C
- Application must be done by professional applicator
Tools used during the preparation and application can be cleaned with water while NOVACEM CREATIVE is still fresh. If hardening occurs, cleaning can be done only by mechanical means.
The technical data and recommendations included or listed are the outcome of laboratory measurements combined with our current knowledge and expertise. All information and specifications should in any case be considered as indicative. The Company makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein. Product specifications are subject to change without notice and may differ from product images. Due to printing and application procedures, the colors displayed here should be considered as indicative. In particular, variations in materials, substrates and on-site application conditions are such that no warranty can be given or implied reference to the suitability of the materials for trading or use for a particular purpose and conditions of any given project. Anyone interested in using the product must ensure beforehand that the product is suitable for the intended use and in any case, the user is solely responsible for any outcomes associated with the use of product. Among other things, the Company is not responsible for any normal wear or tear from environmental or any other unsuitable conditions. We reserve the right to revise or change the data herein without prior notice. Restrictions and disclaimers apply to the extent permitted by applicable law. The Company has a Technical Support Department, which has exclusive responsibility for providing technical advice and solutions, addressing relevant issues. Requests to the Technical Support Department are addressed and answered, only in writing. For the latest and valid version of the Technical Data Sheet, the user of the material must refer to our website www.novamix.gr.