Installation Guide

SUBSTRATE

  • Tile must be installed over a suitable substrate to insure a proper installation. Tile should be installed over a clean, sound, and flat surface, free of contaminates including curing compounds. Substrate should be free of cracks.

 

INSTALLATION

  • To avoid affecting the color of the tile, White modified thin-set is highly recommended.

  • Apply as much adhesive as can be covered within 10-15 minutes. 

  • Grout joint should be a minimum of 1/16".

  • The trowel size you can use is a 9" Trowel.

 

GROUTING

  • Grout joints should be packed full and free of voids and pits. Also, cover the hand-painted ceramics with a tape (painter tape) before grouting which protects them otherwise, the grout will go over them.

  • Clean excess grout as the work progresses before it has hardens completely.

  • Acids should never be used for cleaning grout haze.

  • Use a damp sponge for the final cleaning and to smooth out the grout joints.

  • It is recommended to use non-sanded grout.

 

CUTTING   

  • The recommended cutting method is to use a wet saw with a diamond blade that is specifically for cutting glass. Edges can be sanded smooth after cutting.