Kajaria Tiles Installation Guide
We trust that this comprehensive guide will empower you to effectively handle, install, and maintain your Kajaria tiles, ensuring their longevity and aesthetic appeal. Should you have any further inquiries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for choosing Kajaria Tiles, where innovation meets elegance.
Laying Instructions

Before Installation of
Kajaria Tiles

Before proceeding with the installation, we recommend laying the tiles in your desired pattern to ensure an acceptable blend of colors & texture. Please note that a certain amount of shade variation is inherent in the manufacturing of ceramic tiles. It is imperative to understand that Kajaria Tiles shall bear no liability once the tiles are fixed.

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Tile Handling

Tile Handiling

  • Handle tiles with utmost care to prevent breakage or damage.
  • Utilize appropriate equipment such as tile suction cups, lifting straps, or dollies to move tiles safely.
  • Store tiles vertically on a flat, level surface to avoid warping or bowing.

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Tile Cutting

Tile Cutting

  • Use a tile cutter or wet saw to ensure clean and precise cuts.
  • Always wear protective gear such as safety glasses and gloves when cutting tiles.
  • Mark the tile where cutting is required and proceed slowly and steadily.

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Tile Drilling

Tile Drilling

  • Utilize a diamond drill bit for drilling holes in tiles.
  • Place a small piece of paper tape over the drilling area to prevent the drill bit from slipping.
  • Drill using a slow and steady motion, applying light pressure to avoid cracking the tile.
  • Keep the drill bit and tile cool by using water or a coolant.

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Tile Installation


Substrate Preparation

Substrate Preparation

  • Ensure that the surface to be covered with ceramic tiles is sound, clean, and free from any dirt, oil, or loose plaster.
  • The surface should be structurally sound and level. Any unevenness or cracks must be rectified with suitable material.
  • If applying a plaster/leveling mortar bed, allow curing for at least 7 days before applying tile adhesive.
  • Dampen the wall before adhesive application and clean the back of the tile.

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Tile Adhesive

Tile Adhesive:

We recommend using Gresbond high-performance polymer modified cementitious adhesive for optimal results. This adhesive is suitable for both interior and exterior applications on concrete/cementitious surfaces.

Features & Benefits:

  • Ideal for fixing ceramic, vitrified tiles & natural stone on floor & wall.
  • High bond strength.
  • Single component - Just add water.
  • Suitable substrates include concrete, cement mortar beds, ceramic tiles, stones, etc.

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Mixing the Adhesive

Mixing the Adhesive

  • Mix the adhesive with water until it reaches a creamy and plastic consistency.
  • Avoid over-mixing.
  • Allow the mixture to slake for 5-10 minutes before use.
  • Mix only the required quantity of adhesive for immediate use.

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Applying the Adhesive

Applying the Adhesive

  • Apply adhesive with a flat side of the trowel, ensuring good contact with the surface.
  • Use additional mortar with the notched edge of the trowel.
  • For large tiles, spread adhesive onto the back of the tile in addition to troweling over the surface.
  • Apply a layer of adhesive using a notched trowel, ensuring even application and full coverage on the back of the tile to avoid air pockets.

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Laying the Tiles

Laying the Tiles

  • Lay the tiles in the desired pattern, ensuring proper alignment.
  • Apply slight pressure to embed the tiles fully in the adhesive.
  • Use tile spacers or tile levelling system to maintain consistent spacing between tiles.
  • Allow the adhesive to dry for the recommended time before grouting.

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Grouting

Grouting

  • Once the adhesive has set, remove tile spacers and fill the joints between tiles with suitable grout

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Tile Cleaning

Tile Cleaning

  • Remove any excess adhesive or grout before it dries.
  • Regularly clean tiles using a mild detergent or pH-neutral cleaner and warm water. We recommend using tile cleaner TC1 for excellent results.
  • Clean up spills immediately to prevent staining.
  • Use a damp sponge or cloth to remove residue or dust from tiles.

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Tile Maintenance

Tile Maintenance

  • Avoid using abrasive cleaners, metal tools, or other hard objects that may scratch or damage tile surfaces.
  • Regularly inspect tiles for cracks, chips, or damage, and replace or repair as necessary. - Adhere strictly to the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for handling, cutting, drilling, installation, cleaning, and maintenance of the tiles.
  • Regular cleaning is essential to maintain the tiles' appearance. We recommend using a tile cleaner for routine cleaning.
  • Avoid using hydrofluoric acid and its derivatives, as they can cause damage to tiles. - To prevent damage or stains, consider using floor guards or tile flooring protection sheets during third-party work on tile floors, such as painting or furniture work.

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