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    The substrate to be tiled must be perfectly leveled. We recommend that damp areas be waterproofed before hand and the leveling in the adhesive layer must be uniform to prevent the emergence of tile edges.

    For better bonding strength of the adhesive, we recommend first cleaning the surface to be tiled.

    The type of adhesive to be used is determined by the properties of the substrate to be tiled, as well as the type of the chosen ceramic tile, the tile format and the end use.

    The thin-bed installation method is recommended with a flexible adhesive. For 3+ mm pieces with a glass fiber base, the buttering-floating technique is recommended, paying special attention to fully covering the corners.

    Careful handling is advisable to prevent nipped edges, chipping or scratches on the tile surface.

    The separation between pieces must be more than 1.5 mm. The cross-spacers to be used must be at least 1 mm.

    We recommend that you compensate the levelling for any possible movement or contraction of already-installed material. This procedure will prevent most minor differences in levels.

    We recommend that you consider the inclusion of perimeter joints, which will help absorb any movements after installation. If the substrate already has structural joints or dividing joints, these must be respected when ceramic tiles are installed.

    The installation joints must be empty and free of bonding materials and traces of dirt and grime. In this way, the adhesion of the grout will be improved and will be more effective.

    When laying floor coverings, and once the ceramic tile is laid, we recommend that you protect the surface until the building project is complete. Following this procedure will safeguard the material and will make cleaning easier.