Tile Laying Instructions
1. Prepare base mortar with cement and sand in the ratio 1:4.
2. The total mortar thickness should not be more than 1 inch.
3. Set the levels for the floor. ie: dead level or slope as specified by the Architect / Contractor.
4. Prepare cement slurry with cement and water to form a thick paste and spread it on the leveled base mortar.
5. Wet the rear side of the tile with water. (Complete immersion of tile is not necessary).
6. If tiles are square or rectangular in shape, set the right angles for the area and place the first tile along the right angle line on base mortar. Tap gently with rubber.
7. After laying, immediately clean the surface of the tiles with clean wet sponge. Ensure the base mortar cement which squeezes through joints, does not settle on the tile.
8. Also make sure that the water used is not hard or brackish.
9. Do not use the area laid for 48 hours.
10. Fill the joints with ponting materials ie; mixture of white cement and desired color pigment. For higher quality of finishes, you could use, if required, a polymer based cementitious tiling joint filler. Do not apply the pointing material all over the surface.
11. Allow the pointing material to set for 15 minutes and clean the surface of the tile with clean wet sponge, in order to remove the excess pigment on the tile surface.
12. Wash the surface with soap water or mild detergent to get clean surface.
1. It is advisable to first spread 1/2" OR 3/4" stone chip on floor to be layed, height of the bed may vary depending upon the surface, it should be in the range of 2" to 4".
2. Set up guideline and level of edge courses and kerbs. Edge Course bricks and kerbs should be laid onto a concrete bed. Check that staright lines are indeed straight, and that the CURVES are 'sweet'. Once satisfied with the lines and curves, edge courses and kerbs should be solidly haunched with concrete at least 75mm thick.
3. Now, spread, level and compact laying course sand. When compacted, the laying course sand should be 25-40mm deep. The key to successful spreading is creatinga smooth, even and flowing surface on which to lay the bricks..
4. Now lay the Paver Blocks, once all the full blocks are laid, they need to be checked for alignment by using a string line strteched along diagonal courses and adjusting as necessary.
5. After layng all the pavers in the area, now sand is spread over the block surface and swept into the joints using a soft brush.
6. The paving is now compacted usinga vibrating plate compactor ( wacker plate ). 4 to 6 passes are made over each section of paving.
7. Excess jointing sand can be swept off the surface and it is now ready to be used.
8. Surface is now ready for use.
9. The above instructions is for normal traffic area, for high or special traffic area, technical advise is must.