Tile Design

September 26, 2017
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Real Metal Tiles - Quick Install and Finishing Tips

The following brief summary outlines the steps for installing REAL Metal Tiles.

For detailed instructions and technical information, see the
Real Metal Tile Installation and Finishing Guide

Install tiles with a standard pre-mixed ceramic tile
adhesive or modified thin set mortar using a 3/16” x
3/16” v-notch trowel.

When cutting the tiles with a wet saw be
sure that the metal face is up.

No tile spacers are needed, however they may
be used to space tiles to fill a given area.

Caulk using a Siliconized Acrylic Latex Caulk
(available at home construction stores) that is non-
sanded. Sanded caulk is not recommended, but can
be used with extra care.

Cut the dispensing tip of the caulk tube at a 45 degree angle, and place in a caulking gun. Dispense caulk in the "V" grove of the tile, filling grove completely to the surface of the tile.

Remove any large deposits of the caulk with your finger.

Using a damp tile sponge,
wipe the caulkat a 45 degree angle to the tiles, using very little pressure.
Rinse sponge after every stroke.
Continue to sponge until
only a slight glaze is left
on the tile and there is
no grout on the tile surface.
Let the caulk set up for
at least 12 hours, then
brake the glaze with a non abrasive pan scrubber and sponge clean.