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Published on giugno 16th, 2014 | by Laura Marcellini

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FILA

FILA LTD

PO Box, 160 - SY8 9BR Ludlow - GREAT BRITAIN

Phone +44 (0)1584 877286

www.filasolutions.com/en/?lang=en

Production: Surface care products

Fila, the surface specialists.

History and Profile

Almost seventy years of experience, working and studying “in the field”, with high quality standards for development and production of our products and in-depth knowledge of materials.
These are just some of Fila’s strong points, making our dynamic company a leader in protection and care of surfaces in marble, natural stone, porcelain stoneware, terracotta and wood.
Fila products are sold in more than 60 countries, thanks to 5 foreign commercial branches (France, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States) and a capillary sales network worldwide.
testmacchieThanks to partnerships with over 180 of the most important international floor and wall covering manufacturers, Fila is always updated about sector trends and ready to develop and test new solutions to meet client requirements.
Fila offers a complete range of certified products, devised for professional treatment specialists and also suitable, thanks to their effectiveness and ease of use, for end users, including those who are not DIY experts.

Our history

The company was set up in 1943, when brothers Guido and Pietro Pettenon founded Fila, Fabbrica Italiana di Lucidi e Affini.
Initially the company mainly produced shoe polish and household waxes and detergents.

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In the seventies, Adriana and Beniamino Pettenon, the latter still today at the head of the company, chose to specialise in professional products for the protection and care of floors.
This intuition led Fila to become one of the most important companies in the world for surface treatment, valued by major international manufacturers of floors and wall coverings for the building industry, which recommend Fila products.

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Fila today is a solid company, which continues to grow and expand worldwide, combining the tradition of a family company with a modern managerial organisation that firmly believes in innovation and research.
The company was set up in 1943, when brothers Guido and Pietro Pettenon founded Fila, Fabbrica Italiana di Lucidi e Affini.
Initially the company mainly produced shoe polish and household waxes and detergents.
In the seventies, Adriana and Beniamino Pettenon, the latter still today at the head of the company, chose to specialise in professional products for the protection and care of floors.
This intuition led Fila to become one of the most important companies in the world for surface treatment, valued by major international manufacturers of floors and wall coverings for the building industry, which recommend Fila products..

Laboratory and Research

Research. Quality is our vocation.
Fila has always believed in research and this is why over 10% of our annual turnover is invested in R&D.
Our company is convinced that innovation is fundamental for staying on the cutting edge and delivering clients the best, most effective solutions that fully respect the environment.
Our R&D laboratory uses modern instrumentation to constantly:

  • Experiment new solutions and products,
  • Quality Control Testing in compliance with UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 certifications,
  • Analyse, select and acquire the best raw materials,
  • Update on new materials on markets around the world,
  • Collaborate with the most important research bodies, such as the Institute of Inorganic and Surface Chemistry (Istituto di Chimica Inorganica e delle Superfici) of the Italian National Research Council (ICIS-CNR) (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) in Padua

Fila products are certified by the international institutes like the International Ceramics Centre (Centro Ceramico Internazionale), Chelab laboratories and Label Vert Excell. Certifications in use for our products include:

  • Suitability for contact with foodstuffs;
  • Frost resistance;
  • Suitability for use in the wine industry;
  • LEED certification, in other words the Green Building Rating System.

Assistance and Training

Technical assistance and training. Complete before- and after-sales service.
Fila supplies not just products, but also global assistance, via telephone, on-site and over the web for:

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  • retailers
  • manufacturers
  • planners
  • professional users
  • consumers

A few figures give a clear idea of Fila’s commitment to helping clients:
- more than 10,000 operators in the sector attend Fila training and refresher courses every year to learn the correct use of our products, with the aid of hands-on technical trials.
- over 900 on-site inspections every year;
- more than 11,000 cases of telephone assistance every year.

Fila also provides client assistance over the phone, via e-mail and fax and through our website, which has more than 25,000 individual visitors every month.
And that’s not all… for over a year now Fila has also been present on various social media: Facebook, Twitter, Flikr, YouTube and also a surface care blog, which all aim to further increase direct dialogue with our clients.
Whether you are planners, floor manufacturers, retailers, treatment specialists or end users, we are always right there by your side. Ensuring prompt service, wherever you are.

Surfaces Treatments

FILA has learnt all the secrets of terracotta, stone, wood and porcelain stoneware.
Select the material you want to treat and follow the instructions given in the treatment guides. Your surface will be clean and protected in a few easy steps.
STONE AND AGGLOMERATES,PORCELAIN AND CERAMIC TILES,TERRACOTTA,WOOD,OTHER MATERIALS

WARNING:

  • Read carefully all instructions on labels before applying the products.
  • Coverages are indicative, may vary depending on absorption of the materials, on – treatment stage (washing after laying or restoring) and refer to one coat.
  • Do not apply FilaJet protector and finishing products like wax in damp rooms and where there is stagnant water (bathrooms and showers).
  • The treatment cycle is complete when the surface can be walked on. Warning: this means that the surface can be walked on with care. You must wait at least 24 hours for optimum protection.
  • Maintenance treatments given here have been elaborated to restore previous treatments using Fila products. When the original treatment is unknown, we recommend consulting a Fila expert.
  • Before application, always read the instructions on the product label carefully.
  • This information is the fruit of our most recent technical knowledge and backed by continuous research and laboratory testing.
    However, due to factors outside our control, the suggestions given must always be checked and tried out by the user.
    Fila assumes no responsibility for incorrect use of its products.

Treatment Stages

The FILA system: a winning strategy to enhance materials

Recommended by the world’s top floor and wall coverings manufacturers, Fila solutions are more than just products. They deliver a complete treatment that stage after stage adds value to surfaces, respecting their natural characteristics. From pre-treatment to maintenance, the Fila System guarantees long-lasting results.

CLEANING

Cleaning is of primary importance to enhance the beauty of surfaces and is divided into two stages:

  • washing after laying
  • maintenance (ordinary and extraordinary)

PROTECTION

Protecting materials from stains and humidity and at the same time achieving the desired look is a fundamental process that takes three stages:

  • pre-treatment
  • basic protection (here referred to as “protection” to simplify matters)
  • - finishing protection (here referred to as “finishing”)
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