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Ceramic Installation

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Follow the applicable sections of the Tile Council of North America’s TCNA Installation Handbook for installing STAINMASTER® tile products on walls, floors and countertops. Follow the instructions provided by the respective manufacturer of each of the materials used during the tile installation process.

STAINMASTER Ceramic Installation

FLOOR INSTALLATIONS

During the installation period, protect all floor tile installations with kraft paper or other heavy, nonslippery covering to prevent damage.

Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for the setting and grouting materials for traffic times to return floor to service.

Intrinsic size variation in ceramic tiles requires the use of grout joints. Ask the installer to recommend a suitable grout joint for the tile selected.

Special note for plank tiles: if an offset pattern is required, do not use an offset greater than 25%.

STAINMASTER TILE & GROUT SYSTEM INSTALLATION BENEFITS

ceramic installation benefits

STAINMASTER tiles have a surface barrier technology that allows easier and less frequent cleaning. It also offers an additional benefit to the installation process by making the tiles much easier to grout than traditional tiles.

For installers: When grouting, you will notice that the tile surface will react better to the spreading and cleaning off of the grout during the grouting process. You may even notice a slight release of what could feel like a lubricant that will aid in the cleanup. This is normal.

Once final cleaning has taken place, the tile surface is ready for placing into service when adhesive and grout have cured. There is no need to apply sealer to the grout.

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