Prepare the screed and make sure there are no cracks or other visible damages.
2. Handling and cutting of the material
To handle large formats, it is recommended to use specific tools:
For 120x120 or higher sizes, it is recommended to use transport carts;
Up to the 60x120 size, the carts can be avoided. Nevertheless it is recommended to handle the materials in two;
To avoid accidental bumps, it is recommended to transport the material keeping it in its boxes, if available;
For the cutting of large slabs it is recommended to use one of the various types of dry cutters on the market. Using other tools you may experience irregular cuts or break the materials. If the cutter blade is damaged or too worn, the risk to realize not optimized cuts will grow.
3. Applying the glue
The glue must be applied both on the back of the slab and on the screed. Also for this operation, it is recommended to use specific tools. Otherwise, there’s the risk of doing non homogeneous drafting, causing the creation of air bubbles that could compromise the installation.
A 2mm joint space is suggested for all sizes.
For slabs, 2mm joint is strongly recommended, as well as proper positioning of spacers on floor sides.
Thanks to 0,8 caliber (meaning that a 120x2400 mm mininal size is 1998x2398 mm actual size) tiles of different sizes can be used in a single floor pattern, achieving perfect lay down.
5. Use of
levelers during the installation
For optimum surface performances, it is strongly recommended to use a floor leveling system;
This solution also acts as a spacer for joints, thus contributing to make the installation more accurate.
It is recommended to use grout in a color in tint with the product. A table with color suggestions is available in the installation manual.
cleaning after installation
Once the installation is complete, it is recommended to use specific detergents for the first surface cleaning. If epoxy grout have been used, it is absolutely necessary to clean the surface before the grout is dry. Otherwise there is the risk that the grout residues will stain the product indelibly.