How to use Floor Tiles, Floor Blocks, Victorian and Vinyl Tiles

How to use Floor Tiles

 

  1. Make sure your floor surface is clean and dry.
  2. As a general rule work from the centre of your floor progressively outwards laying all whole pieces first. If you intend to grout your floor then remember to allow 1mm for mortar joints.
  3. Remove any loose dust from the base of the floor tile (uncoated side) with a damp cloth, apply PVA and glue in place. Alternatively apply PVA to a small area of floor and place tiles into position. Allow to dry.
  4. Cut your tiles using a craft knife, simply score then snap over a straight edge, or alternatively use pincers or tile pliers. Shape by rubbing on a medium grade abrasive paper. Lay cut tiles into position without glueing until you are satisfied that they are the correct shape, then fix into place.
  5. Once you have tiled your entire floor, wipe the surface of the tiles with a damp cloth to remove any dust. Mix equal parts PVA and water together and using a brush, paint this over your tiles. Allow to dry before proceeding. Your tiles are now ready for grouting.
  6. Instructions for grouting can be found on the packet of our Mortar/Grout mix. Please note. While other grouts can give satisfactory results some DO NOT. We therefore recommend the use of our Mortar/Grout to assure a reliable realistic finish.
 

How to use Floor Blocks

  1. Make sure your floor surface is clean and dry.
  2. As a general rule work from the centre of your floor progressively outwards laying all whole pieces first. If you intend to grout your floor then remember to allow 1mm for mortar joints.
  3. Remove any loose dust from the base of the floor block (uncoated side) with a damp cloth, apply PVA and glue in place. Alternatively apply PVA to a small area of floor and place floor blocks into position. Allow to dry.
  4. Cut your floor blocks using a craft knife, simply score then snap over a straight edge, or alternatively use pincers or tile pliers. Shape by rubbing on a medium grade abrasive paper. Lay cut tiles into position without glueing until you are satisfied that they are the correct shape, then fix into place.
  5. Once you have tiled your entire floor, wipe the surface of the floor blocks with a damp cloth to remove any dust. Mix equal parts PVA and water together and using a brush, paint this over your floor. Allow to dry before proceeding. Your floor blocks are now ready for grouting.
  6. Instructions for grouting can be found on the packet of our Mortar/Grout mix. Please note. While other grouts can give satisfactory results some DO NOT. We therefore recommend the use of our Mortar/Grout to assure a reliable realistic finish.
 

How to use Victorian Tiles

  1. Make sure your floor surface is clean and dry.
  2. These tiles can be simply glued in place laid flush together. Grouting is not essential but if you wish to grout it does fill any tiny gaps and edges around your floor, giving your floor that solid real finish.
  3. As a general rule work from the centre of your floor progressively outwards laying all whole pieces first. If you are creating a patterned floor you might find it easier to lay your tiles without gluing first until you are happy with the effect. If you intend to grout your floor then remember to allow 1mm for mortar joints.
  4. Remove any loose dust from the base of the floor tile with a damp cloth, apply PVA and glue in place. Alternatively apply PVA to a small area of floor and place floor tiles into position. Allow to dry.
  5. Cut your floor tiles using a craft knife, simply score then snap over a straight edge, or alternatively use pincers or tile pliers. Tidy any rough edges with a piece of fine sandpaper. Lay cut tiles into position without glueing until you are satisfied that they are the correct shape, then fix into place.
  6. If you wish to grout... Once you have tiled your entire floor, wipe the surface of the floor tiles with a damp cloth to remove any dust. Mix equal parts PVA and water together and using a brush, paint this over your floor. Allow to dry before proceeding. Your floor blocks are now ready for grouting.
  7. Instructions for grouting can be found on the packet of our Mortar/Grout mix. Please note. While other grouts can give satisfactory results some DO NOT. We therefore recommend the use of our Mortar/Grout to assure a reliable realistic finish.
 

How to use Vinyl and Marble-Esque Tiles

 

  1. Make sure the surface on which the tiles are to be stuck is clean and dry.
  2. Glue into position with tacky glue. Tiles can be laid tight together or with a 1mm joint.
  3. The tiles can be cut to size using a ruler and craft knife or scissors.

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