Please check the date of manufacturing, name of the design and batch number before opening the box of tiles. It is desirable that tiles of same date and batch number be used in the same room. Prepare the base (On which tiles have to be fixed) with cement and sand before laying the tiles. The thickness of base may be about 25mm. Check the level of the base carefully.
Apply Cement, Water slurry on the leveled base. Make a mortar of cement and water with creamlike consistency and apply it over whole surface of back side of tiles (Soaked in Water) and place these tiles on the base, tap them into place and bring them in level with adjacent tiles using a wooden mallet. Tiles have inherent property of shade variation. To minimize the problem of shade variation, spread all the tiles (to be laid in a room) in an open area with proper illumination and observe them for color uniformity. If some tiles do not match with others take them out and use them for skirting. Start laying. Start laying work only when the tiles spread on floor are acceptable to you. It is a better practice to lay the tiles with 1mm gap and later filling this gap with a grout
Gaps between tiles should be filled with grout after 24 hours of laying the tiles. After filling the joints with grout, excess grout should be wiped/cleaned using a damp cloth or sponge.
A very thin film of cement may remain even after wiping the floor and it should then be cleaned with a dilute acid swipe of the floor. The floor should be covered with polythene and POP (Plaster Of Paris) before undertaking any furniture / polishing / painting or any work on the vitrified flooring. Direct contact of wood polish chemicals (with tiles) should be avoided.
PRIOR TO INSTALLATION
Surface to be paved to be flat, and free from substance: Dust, impermeable products, soluble salts, and all those products which are incompatible with adhesive material. In case of crumbling of the base, it must be removed till getting firm surface.
Spending on the surface using a dentate trowel, whose size will very from 6x6mm. to 9x9mm. depending on the size and manufacturer’s instructions.
Hit the tile with a rubber hammer (from the center to the edges of the tiles). In order to distribute and level the tile.
Joining has to be carried out using a rubber palette knife, which will be used to compress material with backwards and forwards movements. In this way. Joint will be field to over-flowing. Anyhow please follow the manufacturer’s introduction in how to use the product-drying time, removing leftovers, and cleaning.
Tiles must be paved leaving a gap between them which will vary from 1 mm. To 3 mm. Joint for placing them
Once the work has been finished. There are leftovers of the employed materials which have to be removed as soon as possible (cement, joints material, ets). For this, we recommended using a cement remover of any other acid based descaling product.