STEP 1- CEMENT TILES STORAGE
After tiles are deliveried to the construction, it is needed to take care of the products following below guide to ensure the quality::
- Keep tiles in manufacturer’s carton boxes. Placed in dried, flat place with roof to avoid sun, water or moisture which can destroy the tiles surfaces.
- Tiles must be layed at the last period of project. Clean the tiles surface from dust, dirty right after laying. This is the most important, it will protect and keep the tiles surface and color from dirty from other contractors especially furnish ones.
STEP 2: CEMENT TILES LAYING
- Prepare the floor or wall surface. It has to be absolute flat. Apply a layer of cement on the object surface. Cement layer must have same thickness. If not, tiles will not balance and going to break or damage at the 4 corners.
- Process the laying. Important tools are spirit level and title level installation kit for the best result. The space between tiles should be 1.5 – 2.5 mm..
STEP 3: FILL TILES SPACE
- Wait at least 24hour after tiles laying. Use the powder with the same color with the tiles. We can also use diluent white cement.
- Filling the space between tiles. Note: clean right away after filling some tiles. If not, tiles surface will have some fault spots which are hard to remove.
STEP 4: CLEANING
- We have wait after the space filling powder dry completely. Using clean water to clear any dust or powder left.
- Using sand paper to remove any dirty spot on encaustic cement tiles. Clean it with water and a clean towel. Tiles have to be dried completely for the next step to cover it with a protection layer.
STEP 5: PROTECTION LAYER
- Wait at least 1 day after tiles cleaning. Check if tiles are completely dried, cover them with special protection liquid (contact us to get the liquid). Our encaustic cement tiles are already covered with a protection layer to help ensure tiles quality during delivery, transportation and storage. But it is better to cover 1 or more layer after done laying and cleaning.
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