Moca Crème limestone comes from numerous quarries within Portugal and has been mined in these regions for centuries. Moca Creme limestone comes with a brushed surface and straight sawn edges. Its distinctive parallel veining over a light cream colour base make it a popular choice for many interior applications.
This product is also suitable for external application creating the possibility of a seamless transition from inside to out. The brushed surface helps with anti-slip properties and is widely used for patios, wall cladding and around swimming pools.
Supplied in 600mm wide random length or 900 x 600 single size both are 20mm thick.
Internal Displays are available to view at our Portsmouth and Poole Branches Only
The shade of the final product will differ compared to the sample you may receive or the images shown on this website, all natural products have colour variation within and between different batches. You must ensure that you are happy with the colour variation of the product you have received before you start laying, as after installation exchange will no longer be possible.
Ensure that you have all the required material to completely the whole project onsite before commencing any work. Open all your crates at the same time, taking material evenly from each of them. This will ensure you have a good distribution of colours across the whole paved area. DO NOT open one crate at a time using all the material before opening the next, this can result in uneven distribution of colours and can look unsightly.
We recommend that all customers read our product selection, maintenance & installation guides before purchasing.
Please ensure that you lay Moca Brushed Tiles with the brushed side visible, the flat (smooth) side is completely unfinished and is not a suitable finished surface.
When being used as paving or outside it must be laid onto a full wet sand and cement bed or onto a concrete slab and fixed with an external grade tile adhesive.
Do not use acidic cleaners on natural stone as they can cause permanent, irreparable, damage to the colour and structure of the stone.
Limestone tile are a good option for all floor types, as it is very hard-wearing and easy to keep clean. It is also a good option when installing underfloor heating as Limestone tiles retain the heat well and help distribute this heat evenly through your house.
Limestone is a material that will require some level of maintenance if you want to maintain its natural beauty. Limestone is a porous stone so it has to be sealed during installation to protect it from stains, but apart from that and some regular maintenance its relatively low maintenance.
When cutting Limestone tiles, it is best to use a diamond blade, and preferably a good quality cut tile bench or 4 ½ inch angle grinder, ideally with water feed machinery to reduce the amount of dust produced and to provide a successful cut through the tiles.
You should always apply one coat of sealant before grout but after installation and cleaning, then another coat directly after you have completely finished grouting, ensuring all residues are cleaned off first.
You can expect the installation of Limestone tiles to be in line with all other materials and in the region of between £35 – £50 per sqm depending on the complexity of the installation.
There are a great range of different of Limestone tiles available in the UK market, and this can have a great effect on the price of the different limestone tiles. Limestone Tiles can range from £22 + VAT per sqm up to over £50 + VAT per sqm, but it important to select the best quality product you can afford. We would always recommend going to a company that imports directly from the quarries, as they will be able to offer the best price and normally a better product, due to their direct relationship with the quarries.
Daily cleaning is important, wipe up any spills immediately and sweep floors every day with a soft broom to stop any build-up of dirt. Mop Limestone floors weekly with clean water and gentle PH neutral cleaner at the recommend ratio shown on the bottle. For walls we would recommend using the same process but with a clean damp cloth. This is an excellent way to prevent build-up of dirt and debris and keep your natural stone tiles looking prefect.
All natural stone tiles have some degree of porosity and Limestone tiles are no exception, so no they are not completely waterproof. In a shower area and wet rooms additional tanking will be need, but this is no different to any other tile types, all walls will need tanking if in constant contact with water.
As a rule of thumb, you would normally try to match the colour of the grout to the tiles you have selected, but just going with a standard off white colour will generally work with all tile colours, blending with the lighter ones and contrasting with darker coloured tiles. This really is a personal choice and we would recommend doing a test mix with a couple of different colour options before starting the grouting.
We would always recommend using a white Flexible tile adhesive at least S1 rated, when installing Limestone tiles. You would require Rapid setting adhesive for wall installations and either rapid or standard setting adhesive on floor installations.
We would always recommend using an Impregnating natural stone sealer for all limestone tiles. These sealers sit under the surface of the stone, helping to prevent staining and reducing maintenance at the same time. It is important not to use a topical sealer on travertine tiles, this will sit on the surface of the stone, not allowing it to breath which can cause long term damage to your tiles.
Most good quality, impregnating sealers have a life expectancy of up to ten years, but if you are cleaning your tile regularly with strong natural stone cleaners such as Extreme Clean from Universal Sealants, then additional coats of sealant will need to be applied, this will ensure that the surface well protected.
You can grout Limestone Tiles in the same way you grout any other tile, the only difference is that you must seal your tiles at least once before grouting commences, or you will find that grout can enter the pores of the stone, which can very difficult to remove if left to dry. With some limestone tiles, you might find that you need to mix up your grout to more of a slurry to ensure you get into any uneven edges.
Daily cleaning is important, wipe up any spills immediately and sweep floors every day with soft broom to stop any build-up of dirt. Mop Limestone floors weekly with clean water and gentle PH neutral cleaner at the recommend ratio shown on the bottle. For walls we would recommend using the same process but with a clean damp cloth. This is an excellent way to prevent build-up of dirt and debris and keep your natural stone tiles looking prefect.
We have branches across the south coast of England, including Poole in Dorset, Winchester, Tadley, Romsey and Portsmouth in Hampshire. Internal showrooms are available to view in Poole and Portsmouth and External Display are available at Portsmouth, Poole, Winchester and Tadley.
Please visit our contact page for further information on the following link: /our-depots
We always send a representative sample from the current batch of tiles or paving we have in stock, so as long as you requested a sample close to the time of purchasing, this will help to ensure the tiles and paving you receive matches the sample you have been sent as closely as possible.
All of our products are either natural or porcelain and therefore there is always scope for variation in shade, colour and to some extent the texture and finish with the natural products and with porcelain there will always be some slight colour variation between different batches, although the surface texture and finish will remain largely the same.
We would strongly recommend that you visit one of our showrooms or paving displays to look at the current selection, so you can be entirely sure of what you will receive.
Yes. Our opening hours and address are found on the Contact Us page. We have fork-lift trucks for loading onto suitable vehicles at all sites, and staff are always available to help with loading of smaller items. We highly recommend that you call your local branch, before visiting, to confirm the items you wish to collect are available.
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