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ADVICE FOR INSTALLATION AND CARE

 

A floor is a system made up of various elements. In order to ensure satisfactory installation, the screed must be made and installation of the ceramic material performed in accordance to the rules of the trade.As reference, we recommend you to consult the UNI 11493 standard that sets forth the rules for installation of interior and exterior floor and wall coverings.

Spreading adhesive and installation 
The choice of the right adhesive is important for good installation. It is essential to use top quality adhesives, especially made for installing ceramic materials. We recommend the use of Class C2 E or superior adhesives.
Use spacers for obtaining the joints best suiting the type of product chosen and the intended use (by way of example, for elegant tiles joints should be 3/4 mm and for country-style, rustic tiles 5 mm or more). A minimum joint of 2 mm is recommended to avoid installation without joints. When installing plank-sized or rectangular sizes to form brick wall patterns, it is recommended to offset tiles by one third of their longer length at the most.
For tiles with rectified edge we recommend a minimum joint of 2mm.


PS: It is a good idea to inform your tile installer if you have purchased tiles with a rectified edge. For proper installation, he will have to use levelling spacers.

After the necessary adhesion time (refer to the indications on the adhesive package), you can proceed with grouting, namely filling in the joints between tiles. Before proceeding, make sure that the joints are clean and that no material - such as dust, sand, sawdust, etc. - has built up within them. It is recommended to clean the joints with a brush or broom to remove any foreign matters. There are different types of grouts for joints. The methods for using these products and the detergents for removing any residues, which often compromise cleanability of the finished surface, therefore vary. The most common grouts used are: 
- Cement-based (pure or with additives)
- Epoxy-based


The Manufacturer cannot be responsible for possible damages as a conseguence of wrong adhesive or grouting materials use.


The Manufacturer cannot be responsible for any kind of damage from installing and grouting the ceramic material with wrong and/or inappropriate adhesives or without the best working standards or with  different characteristics from the above specified.