Laying Information

Wall Laying Information

  Wall Requirement
The wall should be strong and flat, surface be smooth. The wall should be waxed / printed. Wall should be clean and dry, if the tiling has to be done on plywood the surface of wall should be sealed with 50% volume mixture of PVA and water.
     
 
Tiles Preparation
Mix the tiles from different cartoons which will help in fine blending of shades.
     
 
Tiles Laying
Firstly, apply the high quality ceramic adhesive on the wall and place the first tile on the corner. Apply even pressure on the four corner of the tile to ensure sticking. Fill the area of wall that can be filled with the tiles without cutting and leave it for at least 12 hours. Fill the rest of area with the measures and cut tiles.
     
 
Tamping Process
To ensure the proper contact of tile with the wall, evenly tamp the tiles with a rubber mallet tamp.
     
 
Applying Grout
On the next day, the grouting is done. Apply the grout diagonally between the tiles using a sponge to fill the gaps between the tiles. Clean and wipe the surplus grout with a sponge.
     
 
Curve Cutting
To fit the tile in a curved surface of wash basin etc. Measure and mark the curve on cardboard and place the cardboard on the tile to cut it.
     
 
Hole Cutting
To pass a pipe through the tile, the tile has to be cut in a specific manner. Mark the position on the tile. Which the tile will occupy. Draw a straight line passing through the center of the circle. Cut the tile on the drawn. Cut the seml-clrcles on each of the half and when these 1wo halves placed together will from a hole.
     
  Window Recess Tiling And Cutting
Tile has to be cut In T shape for window recess. Cut a line from center to edge and than draw a right angle line vertical down. Cut the line to get on T shape that can fit in a window.
     
 
Accessory Tile Fitting
While laying the normal tiles, keep an empty space where a accessory tiles will be fit. Apply the adhesive on the back of accessory tiles and place it uniformly in the space and apply even pressure to place the accessory tile.
     
 
Tile Drilling
Apply masking tape to cover the area to be drilling. Mark the position of hole and drill the hole with lowest possible pressure on the drill.
     

Floor Laying Information

Please check the date of manufacturing, name of the design and batch number before opening the box of tiles. It is desirable that tiles of same date and batch number be used in the same room.
Prepare the base (On which tiles have to be fixed) with cement and sand before laying the tiles. The thickness of base may be about 25mm.
Check the level of the base carefully.
Apply Cement, Water slurry on the leveled base.
Make a mortar of cement and water with creamlike consistency and apply it over whole surface of back side of tiles (Soaked in Water) and place these tiles on the base, tap them into place and bring them in level with adjacent tiles using a wooden mallet.
Tiles have inherent property of shade variation. To minimize the problem of shade variation, spread all the tiles (to be laid in a room) in an open area with proper illumination and observe them for color uniformity. If some tiles do not match with others take them out and use them for skirting. Start laying. Start laying work only when the tiles spread on floor are acceptable to you.
It is a better practice to lay the tiles with 1mm gap and later filling this gap with a grout.
Gaps between tiles should be filled with grout after 24 hours of laying the tiles.
After filling the joints with grout, excess grout should be wiped/cleaned using a damp cloth or sponge.
Allow the bed tiled floor to dry for 3-4 days.
A very thin film of cement may remain even after wiping the floor and it should then be cleaned with a dilute acid swipe of the floor.
The floor should be covered with polythene and POP (Plaster Of Paris) before undertaking any furniture / polishing / painting or any work on the vitrified flooring. Direct contact of wood polish chemicals (with tiles) should be avoided.