Welcome to our page of Altro Tegulis frequently asked questions. We have tried to address many of your queries but please contact us if your specific question is not answered here.
A. Altro Tegulis is a tile-effect wall cladding sheet that is designed to be used in any area where ceramic tiles are currently used. From bathrooms in care homes, hospitals, schools, universities, and domestic adaptations through to retail spaces, all these areas and more will benefit from the advantages offered by Altro Tegulis.
A. Responding to customer feedback, we wanted to offer a true alternative to traditional ceramic tiles for wet rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and retail spaces – but, without any of the unpleasant drawbacks of tiles. Unlike porous grout used in traditional ceramic tile installations, the grout lines etched into Altro Tegulis’ surface are impervious to moisture meaning there is nowhere for dirt to hide, allowing for easy cleaning and disinfecting.
A. Altro Whiterock is our proven, high performance, hygienic system which is impact-resistant, impermeable, grout-free and easy-to-maintain. Altro Tegulis uses our existing Altro Whiterock Satins or Altro Whiterock wall designs ranges to replicate the look and feel of tiles using innovative custom-etched grout lines eliminating the cleaning, repair and hygiene issues often associated with traditional tiles.
A. Altro Tegulis uses the standard 2500mm x 1220mm Altro Whiterock sheet. However, to fit the published tile sizes of the different tile patterns onto the sheet, the finished wall panels may be slightly smaller and/or narrower compared to the base sheet. For detailed dimensions, please refer to Altro Tegulis product page.
A.The Altro Tegulis wall sheet has several benefits over a traditional ceramic tiled wall finish:
A. Altro Tegulis is available in ten different designs, two mosaic designs, a standard square tile design, four metro tile designs, a herringbone design, a chevron tile design, and a hexagon design.
The metro, herringbone, chevron, and hexagon tiles are all available in two separate formats, a vertical layout and a horizontal layout.
A. Initially the Altro Tegulis sheet will be available in 6 colours:
More colours will be made available so please refer to the please refer to the Altro Tegulis product page for current information.
A. There are two styles of jointing that we recommend with Altro Tegulis.
For a full list of jointing methods available for the various tile patterns, please visit the Altro Tegulis products page.
A. We do not recommend thermoforming Altro Tegulis as this may warp the tile effect look. For internal corners the sheet can be butted into the corner and sealed with silicone sealant,. External corners can be fitted using the External Tegulis Trim (A953).
A. Yes, a Festool and pressure guide is the best method, however a jigsaw fitted with a fine-tooth metal cutting blade or fine-toothed handsaw can also be used for more intricate sections to be cut.
A. Cleaning of the Altro Tegulis is easy and straight forward: we recommend weekly cleaning using a soft cloth, water, and diluted household detergents. For more stubborn stains, we suggest diluted AltroClean 44. You can find full instructions here.
A. Start/edge trims, cut tile transition trims and external Tegulis trims are all available for the Altro Tegulis.
A. To reduce our carbon footprint, we have made the conscious decision not to stock samples of every Altro Tegulis configuration. The Altro website will allow you to look at the various available options and to look at the visual impact of the product using Altro Instaspace and the swatch configurator. Then a sample of the colour of your choice along with an additional sample showing the “grout line” can be requested.
To order you free samples visit the Altro Tegulis product page.
A. Altro Tegulis is manufactured to order and is usually supplied within 4 weeks from acceptance of a written quotation.
A. Altro Tegulis is supported by a 10-year guarantee as well as the peace of mind that comes with buying an Altro product.
A. Altro Tegulis can be used in almost any area that a ceramic tile can be used. However, we do not recommend that the material is used behind any intense heat sources such as cooker hobs.
A. We require a full specification detailing: