Expert Answers in Installation Guidelines
Is it necessary to waterproof under tile installations?
ANSWER - It depends on the application on whether waterproofing under a tile installation is necessary. If it is in a wet application and in some exterior applications, then it is necessary to waterproof the…Read More
Can I Install Mosaic Tiles over an Old Eroding Sandstone Flagstone Tile?
ANSWER - I assume this is an exterior application of the sandstone in a flagstone irregular shape. Sandstone is Quartz stone from a geological point of view, but it is a class 1 that is…Read More
Can a Tile Mosaic Mural Be Installed Outdoors with High Temperatures?
ANSWER - You didn't indicate if the mosaics are ceramic mosaics or glass mosaics. Ceramic mosaics are normally produced at over 1200 degrees F. Normally custom ceramic tiles are dried and then fired in a…Read More
What kind of Water Resistant Barrier or Vapor Barrier should be used For Exterior Tile Veneer Installations?
ANSWER - W244E can be a ceramic or glass tile or a stone application for an exterior framed wall with cement backer board over it. If it is a cementitious backer board then they would put…Read More
What is the proper way to install tile over linoleum?
ANSWER - As long as the linoleum is well attached to its substrate, and the substrate is structurally sound, then you can install tile over it. The new tile installation will only be as good…Read More
What is the proper Installation Method for Installing Large Format Tiles?
ANSWER - It is hard to see exactly what they did. Your message says “photo thin set 1/16” is on the floor, 1.5” to 2.5” of mortar mix with less than 90% coverage, and thin-set 1/16”…Read More
How do I install Porcelain Tile over an existing Epoxy Floor?
ANSWER - There are epoxy adhesives that you can use to install the ceramic porcelain tile over a properly prepared epoxy floor. First you have to make sure that the existing epoxy floor is well…Read More
What do I have to do to Install porcelain tile over a Stucco Wall finish?
ANSWER - First of all you can't install directly to exterior stucco wall without first removing the stucco. Stucco is a weak cementitious material and too weak to bond tile to. You can sandblast or…Read More
What do we need to consider when installing 18x18 inch tiles on walls?
ANSWER - First of all you need to make sure that the substrate to which you will be adhering the tiles are suitable for the application. In bathrooms you want to use materials that are…Read More
What is the best Terrazzo Floor method of Installation?
ANSWER - First of all, a monolithic cement terrazzo application when a better is only 1/2" thick, where a sand cushion terrazzo assembly is about 3.5 inches thick. Regardless of which installation method you use,…Read More