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ADVICE FOR INSTALLATION



The choice of installation technique is made based on that fact that this is a calibrated, compact and not very absorbent material and has other mechanical features such as its surface hardness, shock resistance, wear and tear, etc that is often installed in very stressed environments.
Based on our clients experience, we suggest the following installation methods: Installation on mortar.

However you decide to carry out installation, it’s important to first create a compact and resistant concrete screed that can prohibit the settling or flattening process, particularly under high usage conditions.This occurs on the foundation or directly on the ground based on the soil type. Composed of cement screed with 250-400 kgs for m3 of sand, it must be very compact and must have an adequate thickness for the operation loads. Sometimes, the screed can also be reinforced by single or double welded metal mesh.
Preparing the screed and the area to be paved for either motor vehicles or pedestrians must be calculated by the designer according to the traffic that it must support.

Pouring Screed

The traditional system is most often used when the substratum must be raised or leveled. It consists in using a screed bed between 4-6 cms thick with 300-400 kgs of cement; the cement is poured and leveled in an area proportionate to a limited number of tiles to be laid and a 8/10 mms layer of cement grout is poured over this. The tiles are laid and gently struck to level. If appropriate, place the correct technical dilationjoints on the screed bed.

CAUTION: ABSOLUTELY DO NOT USE POWDERED CEMENT INSTEAD OF GROUT (EVEN IF WET), PARTICULARLY FOR MORE DIFFICULT APPLICATIONS, AS THE TILES MIGHT NOT AFFIX.

Wait at least one week before allowing normal traffic in the floored area.

Preparing the area to be floored for either motorized vehicles or pedestrians must be calculated by the designer according to the traffic that it must support. This is the resistant part that supports the pavement and its physical-mechanical conditions must remain unaltered over time. It must not be compressible and deformable.

After installation, protect the slabs for at least 24 hours from rain of from direct sun.



Squaring:
Any excess cement of adhesive that is visible during the installation of the slabs is immediately removed with a sponge or wet broom. We recommend to seal always the quadratures.

The use of only cement for tiled surfaces is absolutely prohibited. After installation, protect the slabs for at least 24 hours from rain of from direct sun.

P.S: For possible laying with floor stickers (to be used exclusively for pedestrian use) please follow the instructions of the manufacturer.

The company guarantees the quality about only of its own products. FIMAS srl isn’t responsible for negative results deriving from wrong installation system or wrong use. It has no responsibilities according the law (civil and penal code). The company, in fact, for some logistical reasons can’t be present at the installation of our products in the construction site. For this reason, FIMAS can’t check thecorrect use of these advices and it can’t stand in for works supervisor



LAYING SCHEMES


PHASES EXECUTIVE POSITION IN WORK WITH FRESH CEMENT MORTAR