This is a step-by-step guide on how to install our steel-glass mosaic stainless steel wall tiles.
Please note that these are guidelines for informational purposes only.
Tools and Materials Required (available at most major hardware stores):
- 5/32 inch or similar trowel for applying the adhesive.
- A joint rubber.
- Sufficient stainless steel or glass mosaic tiles to cover the area.
- Sufficient tile adhesive. Adhesive for standard ceramic porcelain stoneware is compatible with our products.
- Sufficient grout for the planned work area. Do not use grout that contains grout, as it can scratch the surfaces.
- A clean sponge or gauze.
- Two buckets, one for water and one for mixing the glue and grout.
- A tile cutter if removing individual tiles from the base mat is not enough.
- A pair of scissors or a utility knife to cut the support mat.
- A flat block of wood or board about 7cm wide and 20cm long and a hammer to level the mats. This prevents tiles or parts of tiles from sticking out.
Step 1: Mix your glue according to the instructions on the package. Apply the glue to the wall with the flat side of the trowel. Use the edge of the trowel to make even, deep grooves in the adhesive.
Top tip: If you are working on a large area, divide it up so that the adhesive does not harden and become unusable.
Step 2: Lightly attach the mosaic tile panels to the adhesive with even pressure. Line up the following mats with the tiles.
Top tip: tap the block of wood lightly with the hammer to make sure that all tiles are level.
Step 3: As soon as the adhesive has set sufficiently, the protective cover must be removed from the tiles. If your tiles are covered with protective paper, wet it a few times with water and carefully peel it off. If your tiles are covered with a plastic film, simply peel it off.
Step 4: Wipe the excess adhesive off the tile surface with a damp cloth or sponge when the adhesive has dried on. Note the times indicated on the packaging.
Step 5: mix and apply your grout and fill in any gaps. Never use sand-based grout on glass, metal and mirror tiles.
Step 6: Wait 2 hours, then wipe the excess grout off the tile surfaces with a damp cloth or sponge. Use only light pressure so as not to accidentally remove the grout from the gaps.
Please Note: We are not responsible for any damages resulting from direct or indirect use of the contents of this article.