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Installation

06.12.2022

Can I install your tiles outside?

Yes - our glazed porcelain tile collections (produced according to the “gres porcellanato” technology) are suitable for installation on all areas of your home - hallways, bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms, and are ideal for installation on outdoor surfaces. They are a natural and safe choice - durable, safe, ecological and hypo-allergenic, as well as resistant to fire and frost. Their body is made of completely natural material (mostly clay and sand), which is transformed into an extremely solid and durable construction material by firing at high temperatures. When installing, make sure that no moisture penetrates between the installed & grouted ceramics and the surface. Although frost-resistant adhesives are on the market, water intrusion on cold days can cause ice to form, which can cause ceramic detached.

06.12.2022

Can I install tiles by myself?

We recommend that you leave the installation of tiles to experts who specialize in this field. They will provide you with the best end result with their knowledge and skills.
If you are going to install the tiles by yourself, inquire all the details required for the installation: the place of installation (indoor, outdoor, wall, floor..), what type of tiles do you need, laying method, what to look for when you are renovating and which steps to take when you are installing them in a new-build property...
A qualified tile installer has to follow instructions stated by the manufacturer Gorenje Keramika d.o.o., where he says that the appropriation of shades and calibers (inadequate dimension) must be checked before installation and any discrepancies must be reported before the installation. We do not accept complaints about already installed ceramic tiles.

06.12.2022

Any tips on how to install tiles by myself?

- Before installation, check the caliber, shade and quality of the product.
- We recommend mixing tiles from various boxes to check the shades and calibers before installation.
- In order to prevent unwanted appearance of the installed tiles, we recommend arranging the tiles on a flat surface and proceed with installation only if you are satisfied with the resulting image.
- Read and follow the warnings printed on the cardboard box.
- Before installation, soak wall tiles in water.
- Use appropriate tools for installation of ceramic tiles (diamond blade cutter, square-notch trowel, white rubber mallet, tile nipper and rubber grout float).
- Make sure that the surface, onto which the tiles are to be installed, is flat, clean, protected against moisture and free from all impurities (e.g. paint).
- When applying the adhesive strictly follow the instructions of the adhesive manufacturer.
- To ensure correct installation, we recommend the use of a bubble level.
- Glazed porcelain tiles must be installed with a maximum of 30% offset, never with a 50% one.
- To seal all edge joints on wall and floor surfaces, bathroom silicone should be used. This is especially true in the case of installing ceramic tiles on top of the underfloor heating system, where expanding of materials occurs after the floor heating is turned on.
- A qualified tile installer should select proper dimension of the grouting, in order to ensure the proper structure of the pattern within the permitted discrepancies.
- Immediately after installation of the tiles, before the grouting material and adhesive are hardened, clean the surface of the tiles with sponge and clean water. Do not use hard materials which might cause damage to the surface of the tiles (metal trowels, abrasive cleaning agents...). Always follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the adhesive.

06.12.2022

Can I install tiles on top of existing tiles?

Usually, you can install tiles on top of existing tiles, but you have to be certain that the original surface has been installed correctly and is free of damage and hollow sound (stuffing). Before installing the tiles on top of tiles, thoroughly clean the original surface (so it's non-greasy and dust-free). Coat the surface with a suitable coating. When installing, use flexible adhesives suitable for installing ceramics on ceramics. During the installation itself, follow the manufacturers' instructions on the preparation of materials and drying time. If the original surface was not installed properly, it may make higher costs than expected in the future. Keep in mind that overlapping floor tiles, can cause problems when opening and closing the door.

06.12.2022

Can floor tiles be installed on walls? Or wall tiles on floors?

Wall tiles aren’t appropriate for the floor, for a variety of reasons. They are only suitable for installation on wall surfaces. While glazed porcelain tiles can be used on the wall or on the floor.

06.12.2022

Can I use you tiles with underfloor heating?

Glazed porcelain tiles are ideal for installation above underfloor heating. They are made of natural substances which have thermal-conducting properties. That means they withstand, transfer and hold heat very well. It is important to ensure the correct installation process and products are used when installing glazed porcelain tiles with underfloor heating. Use an adhesive that is suitable for installation above underfloor heating, do not install tiles right up to the wall, use a flexible silicone that allows stretching and shrinking of the surface during heating and cooling... Having said all that, we recommend checking with the contractor for further details regarding the installation process.

06.12.2022

How much tiles do I need to complete my project?

To calculate the quantity, multiply the sides of the area and add 10-15% to the calculation. The additional % depends on the surface type, the installation method and the format of the tiles. This additional quantity will serve you for cuts, if breakage occurs and in case of possible unforeseen replacements in the future.

06.12.2022

Is a grout line recommended or needed?

A qualified tile installer should select proper dimension of the grouting, in order to ensure the proper structure of the pattern within the permitted discrepancies.
- Immediately after installation of the tiles, before the grouting material and adhesive are hardened, clean the surface of the tiles with sponge and clean water. Do not use hard materials which might cause damage to the surface of the tiles (metal trowels, abrasive cleaning agents...). Always follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the adhesive.
Glazed Porcelain must be Installed with a MAXIMUM of 30% offset, never with a 50% one.