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Instructions

PREPARATION

Prepare

The surfaces were the tiles are to be laid must be properly finished and curing done at least for one week.

Beware of Iron Roads

Care should be taken that iron rods used in concrete are not exposed at any place. If the tiles are laid with<br /> exposed iron rods subsequently there may be rust formation and air bubbles that may lift up the tiles

Count Quantity

The total area to be covered should be worked out and additional 5% should be included to quantity towards wastage / breakage for order, so it doesn’t lead to shade variation on re -ordering. Link to Quantity Calculator/ Or Calculate hear.

Take our Advice

In case of multistory building it is advisable to order entire quantity of each floor from the same batch in one lot to avoid shade variation, so you can achieve desired combination on each floor.

Check Design

Before fixing the vitrified tiles lay them in the desired pattern and make sure that they give proper shade and design. The Company Will Bear No Liability after the Tiles are Fixed. So please ensure uniform level, shade and design before fixing the tiles with concrete.

Clean

The bed surface should be perfectly clean and free from dust, paint, scraps, grease, oil etc.

INSTALLATION OF TILES

With Cement
  1. If the bed surface has been left dry for a long time it should be washed and made sufficiently cured.
  2. Make suitable bedding using cement and sand mortar with the ratio of 1:4 along with water to make a
    consistence paste, use this paste to make a bedding of 20 to 30 mm thickness after checking the levels
    through 4 corners of the area.
  3. Kindly look for the arrow on the back of the tile and always follow any one laying pattern as shown here.
  4. If the arrows are not followed the proper design may not be achieved and also it may affect the alignment
    of the tile
  5. The work size will be as per ISO specifications. As part of internationally accepted laying practices, use of 2
    to 5 mm spacers recommended
  6. Apply fine cement slurry to the back of the tile to ensure proper and full bonding on the surface
  7. For proper bonding Press the tiles gently with a wooden mallet to make proper adherence. (Don’t use iron
    hammer or any heavy material to press the tile).
  8. After fixing the tiles, extra mortar etc. should be cleaned with wet cloth or sponge and allow setting for
    two days, please avoid walking on the tiles for these two days.
  9. After proper setting, the tile should be suitably cleaned and there after grouting should be done with
    matching grout.
  10. Since most of the carpentry, electrical or interior works are done after the installation of tiles, it is
    important to provide a protective cover on surface of the tiles, it is recommended to use POP of 12 to 15
    mm thickness and this shouldn’t be opened until area becomes ready for occupation
  11. Use of newspaper below the POP should be avoided since the printing ink and other black spots of the
    newspaper are likely to leave permanent stains on the tiles, it is recommended to use thin plastic layer on
    the surface
  12. The tiles can also be cleaned by mild acid; however Hydrofluoric acid and its derivatives should not be used
    without knowing its actions and reactions. You may concern the chemical properties and reactions for the
    clearance of the stains to our technical experts as and when required on info@sentosa.in our technical
    experts will assist you as soon as possible for further proceeding of your problems.
With Chemical Adhesive

The same guidelines given above holds good for almost all the points except that instead of using fine
slurry of cement at the back of the tiles appropriate chemical fixing adhesives available in the market can
be used.

  1. It should be ensured there is 100 % coverage of the adhesive behind the tiles.
  2. The adhesives layer should be approximately 10 to 15 mm thickness.
  3. While using adhesive it is very important to maintain level and flatness.
  4. Setting / curing time should be allowed at least 2 days to avoid air bubbles or warp ages on the tiles.
On Old Existing Tiles

The same guidelines given above holds good for almost all the points except that instead of using fine
slurry of cement at the back of the tiles appropriate chemical fixing adhesives available in the market can
be used.

  1. It should be ensured there is 100 % coverage of the adhesive behind the tiles.
  2. The adhesives layer should be approximately 10 to 15 mm thickness.
  3. While using adhesive it is very important to maintain level and flatness.
  4. Setting / curing time should be allowed at least 2 days to avoid air bubbles or warp ages on the tiles.

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