To install the granite tiles is not that hard, you can just follow this 12 easy-to-follow steps instruction guide.
After opening the box of tiles, first check that the tiles have
the same size, color and pattern (except when intentionally
acquiring different tiles to obtain a special decorative effect).
To obtain the best decorative effect, align the tiles by paying
attention to its pattern and the direction of the pattern.
Clean the base wall or floor first before setting them.
Prior to setting the tiles, draw horizontal and vertical lines
on the surface to act as a guide. Make sure that these lines
form a 90 degree angle on each corner. Also make sure that
the surface is even.
We recommend using cement #325 for installing tiles.
For block tiles, use cement #425 or a mixture of it with
a strengthening agent. Wet the back of individual tiles
before setting them in.
To avoid problems caused by different thermal expansion
coefficients between ceramic and concrete, make sure that
there is sufficient space between tiles; 3mm for exterior
wall tiles, 1.5mm for interior wall tiles,
3-5mm for floor tiles, and 5-15mm for imitation stone tiles.
In the installation process, apply grout to fill the gaps
between tiles. After it has dried, proceed to polish the surface.
This latter step is especially useful for exterior wall tiles
to achieve the best decorative effect. An alternative step is
to apply colored grout.
In installing tiles on corners, use a proper amount of grout.
Apply a thickness of around 1cm and proceed to set the tile.
After being placed, gently apply force using the wooden back
end of a hammer to align the surface and the edges.
During the previous step, knock the tile multiple times
to make sure it has firmly stuck.
Wait an hour before cleaning any excess cement or other materials on the tiles.
After 12 hours has passed, check for hollow parts under
the tiles with a hammer. If you find one, repeat the
installation process for that tile.
In 24 hours, you can proceed with washing the tiles with
clean water and a cleaning agent. The result will be
a beautifully-decorated wall or floor to your satisfaction.
Do not proceed to use the tiles if you have doubts about the quality.
If you experience this, immediately contact our authorized
dealers or our factory.