1. For shifting of tiles to higher floors by hoist, the tiles should be placed horizontally on pallets.
  2. While removing the tiles form stack, the complete stacks of tiles should be removed and no tiles should be left over to prevent unnecessary wastage and damage, if any.


Precautions Before You Start Laying of Tiles
  1. It is recommended that quantity of tiles required for every enclosed or open area should be ascertained and check the availability of tiles (Batch wise) to match with requirement. This will help in minimising left over tiles as well as short fall of the tiles. The use of different batches of tiles in one area may result in slight difference in colour and design.
  2. It is strictly advised that the tiles should be installed after the internal and external plastering. Any heavy dumping of material or mixing of mortar on freshly installed tiles will damage or spoil the surface of the tiles.
  3. Clean the Tiles carefully from all four sides before installation to ensure fine joints.


Base Floor Preparation
  1. Sub -Floor should be cleaned properly by removing any loose or set mortar, unwanted material or dust from the sub -floor.


Laying of Tiles
  1. Chequered Tile Flooring work should start from the one side of building compound after fixing curbstone or any other suitable stone, which provide protection boundary to Chequered Tiles.
  2. It is strictly suggested that the no area should be left out partly done, as the last row of tiles fixed will have their edges expose, resulting in not only the edge getting damaged but also the tiles becomes loose, if someone were to step on them. Under no circumstances should other area be taken up for tiles installation unless the room already taken in hand for installation are completed.
  3. It is strictly suggested that the no area should be left out partly done, as the last row of tiles fixed will have their edges expose, resulting in not only the edge getting damaged but also the tiles becomes loose, if someone were to step on them. Under no circumstances should other area be taken up for tiles installation unless the room already taken in hand for installation are completed.


Bedding of Mortar
  1. The bedding layer for laying tiles is to be prepared in cement mortar.
  2. It must be ensured that the base is well compacted and free from all unwanted matters. The surface should be rough to form a suitable key between the base and the mortar bed
  3. The bedding must be leveled and laid to slight slope as desired.
  4. The top of the mortar should be kept rough so that cement slurry can be absorbed to form a bond between Tiles and Mortar.
  5. It is suggested that the thickness of Bedding Mortar should not be more than 2" to avoid sinking of tiles.


Laying Procedure
  1. The laying of Tiles should commence after the bedding has become sufficiently hard.
  2. Neat cement slurry should be spread over the mortar bed and tiles should be gently tapped over it, using a wooden hammer to match the top level of the adjoining tiles. The cement sand ratio in cement mortar should be as per IS specification (1:5).
  3. The joint shall be kept as thin as possible and in straight line.
  4. After proper laying of Tiles, the extra cement slurry coming out from the joints must be cleaned thoroughly and Tiles laid should be allowed to set for about 12 Hrs. Next day the joints must be cleaned fairly deep with wire brush and then grouting should be done.
  5. The joints shall be filled with cement grout of the same shade as the tile matrix colour. Grouting should be done carefully to make sure that grouting material has completely filled the joins
  6. In case of coloured chequered tiles grouting material should be the same colour as Chequered Tile.
  7. After fixing of tiles, the flooring must be kept moist and set for at least 7 days.
  8. In case where the edges of tiles are exposed, (for example due to difference in floor levels) the exposed edges of Tiles should be covered with Aluminium or S. S. Angles or any other suitable material which can protect breaking of edges.


Note:

  1. Chequered & Concrete Tiles normally do not require any polishing to be done.
  2. Chequerec & Concrete Tiles must be kept clean and free from all such materials that are likely to stain or spoil the tiles, such as oils, distempers, paints, etc.
  3. For normal day to day maintenance, it is sufficient to Top the floor using clean cloth. But in any circumstances, Chequered & Concrete Tiles should never be exposed Io acids or similar agents. For cleaning hard dirt, soap and water can be used.
  4. We assure you that our Super External Paving Tiles will give you a life long excellent flooring proviced that the above points are carefully implemented.