Large Format Tile Installation
Guide To Large Format Tile
Large format ceramic tiles cover a bigger locations, need less breaks and spaces (grout lines and growth joints, which are frequently ignored) and produce the impression of a monolithic, smooth surface. As service technicians, we should be asking ourselves: do we utilize the very same installation system for large format tiles as the one utilized for little to medium size tiles?
WHAT DOES “LARGE FORMAT TILE” MEAN?
Large format tiles are specified as those having one side longer than 60 cm”.
For the functions of this short article, we will likewise think about tile formats of approximately 3 m, and which in particular cases might even go beyond these limitations, with a density of 3 to 6 mm.
WHAT ARE Important FACTORS WHEN INSTALLING LARGE FORMAT TILES?
Motion and handling: especially big tiles are typically managed and moved around on on the job site using suction cups and stiff assistance frames. Managing big tiles likewise needs a correct number of operators.
The substrate to which large format tiles are bonded, especially when utilizing thinner tiles, should be completely flat. This requirement is appropriate for the installation of flooring and wall tiles in basic, however it ends up being even more vital when installing large format and slim ceramic tiles or stone pieces.
It deserves bearing in mind that substrates on which ceramic tiles are to be bonded need to be leveled off with an appropriate skimming or leveling substance , and one ought to never ever simply depend on the tile adhesive.