ABOUT INSTALLATION

BACKGROUND

Prepare the screed and make sure there are no cracks or other visible damages.

Handling and cutting of the material

To handle large formats, it is recommended to use specific tools:

  • For 120x120 or higher sizes, it is recommended to use transport carts
  • Up to the 60x120 size, the carts can be avoided. Nevertheless it is recommended to handle the materials in two
  • To avoid accidental bumps, it is recommended to transport the material keeping it in its boxes, if available

  • For the cutting of large slabs it is recommended to use one of the various types of dry cutters on the market. Using other tools you may experience irregular cuts or break the materials. If the cutter blade is damaged or too worn, the risk to realize not optimized cuts will grow.

Applying the glue

The glue must be applied both on the back of the slab and on the screed. Also for this operation, it is recommended to use specific tools. Otherwise, there’s the risk of doing non homogeneous drafting, causing the creation of air bubbles that could compromise the installation.

Joints

  • A 2mm joint space is suggested for all sizes.
  • For slabs, 2mm joint is strongly recommended, as well as proper positioning of spacers on floor sides.
  • Thanks to 0,8 caliber (meaning that a 1200 x 2400 mm mininal size is 1998 x 2398 mm actual size) tiles of different sizes can be used in a single floor pattern, achieving perfect lay down.

Use of levelers during the installation

The glue must be applied both on the back of the slab and on the screed. Also for this operation, it is recommended to use specific tools. Otherwise, there’s the risk of doing non homogeneous drafting, causing the creation of air bubbles that could compromise the installation.

Grout finishing

  • A 2mm joint space is suggested for all sizes.
  • For slabs, 2mm joint is strongly recommended, as well as proper positioning of spacers on floor sides.
  • Thanks to 0,8 caliber (meaning that a 1200 x 2400 mm mininal size is 1998 x 2398 mm actual size) tiles of different sizes can be used in a single floor pattern, achieving perfect lay down.

First cleaning after installation

The glue must be applied both on the back of the slab and on the screed. Also for this operation, it is recommended to use specific tools. Otherwise, there’s the risk of doing non homogeneous drafting, causing the creation of air bubbles that could compromise the installation.