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Installation/Grouting/Sealing

We have learned over the years from our clients that our tiles are pretty darn easy for anyone to put up themselves or to have a professional installation. If the install and care guidelines are followed as we have defined them, our Customers have easy and flawless installations. We have our products installed in all kinds of locations throughout the world, in commercial locations and everyplace imaginable in the home. These instructions work and are easy to follow for anyone.  BEFORE you do though, please READ the information that comes with your mural. If you are going to have a professional installer come in, make sure THEY read it as well. [They contain the latest, best instructions. This page is a general overview.] Along with this sheet, there is a picture grid of your mural that has numbers that correspond with the numbers we have put on the back of your tiles. (IMPORTANT: Once your art on tile is complete, the tiles should not be cut or drilled at all. Please make sure you order the final size if you need a custom fit, and we will cut to size before we manufacture!! [again within the tile size variances]).

We do recommend a tile adhesive called “Liquid Nails” or "Locktite" (comes in a small hand held tube for little jobs…a larger tube for caulking guns for the bigger ones.). Please get a 'construction grade, exterior and waterproof brand. You can find it in any home improvement or hardware store.  Just make sure that your mural is held in place for 24 hours so no “slippage” of tiles occurs. (this can be done by placing a thin, flat piece of wood under the bottom row of tiles and temporarily nailing it into place until the adhesive is dry.) Do not use tape on the face of the tile.

Due to the “spacers” that are a part of the CERAMIC tiles…there will be a 1/8” grout line in-between each tile that will need to be filled. We do NOT recommend the normal way of grouting (putting grouting material all over the tiles and then taking a wet sponge and wiping off the access.) After the mural dries…just get a tube of SAND LESS grout and run it down the seams. Then,  take a wet finger and smooth it out. Voila! You’re done!

With the TUMBLED STONE…because of the natural pitting that can occur along the sides and where four corners of the tiles meet…there may be some mild gaping here and there along the seams/corners of your mural. To keep from seeing the wall  behind your mural in a grout-less installation, you can paint the wall behind the mural a dark color using flat paint.  If you are not grouting, we suggest using a clear silicone sealer (50 year no yellowing) in a small bead between the tiles, very close to the wall as you install. This will prevent water as you wash the mural from going through to your wall. If you want a grouted install instead, we suggest that you get a tube of SAND LESS grout and just run it along the seams. If you have a large space, use a 'grout bag' available at most home improvement stores.

You may want to wait until your mural arrives to choose what color grouting to use. Some people like to match one of the subtle colors used in the artwork. That is easier to do once your mural is there vs. what you see on our website.

DO NOT PUT ADDITIONAL SEALER on our tiles!! There are already commercial grade protective coatings applied and with so many different brands of sealers on the market, we don’t know how another product would interact with ours coatings. Close to 98% of our tiles are used for backsplashes or bathroom murals, we’ve taken care of you with OUR coatings.   


 

Cleaning

We’ve kept this one easy…use a soft cloth and warm water. A mild soap is fine…but nothing else should be used.  Because we sell our murals all over the world, it would be impossible for us to test all the cleaning products on the market on our tiles and the different finishes we offer. So, to keep them safe we recommend the same method of cleaning to everyone. We’ve been doing this for 8 years and  it’s worked beautifully for everyone! Again, make sure if you are having your mural installed by a professional that they READ THE INSTRUCTIONS that come with the mural. This information is on there.


 

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