Installation and Maintenance

Due to the unique nature of the cement tiles, special measures must be taken to obtain the full beauty and durability. When laying the cement tiles, the same rules that must be followed when installing other tiles. This includes that the load-bearing should be dry and low vibration.The adhesive cement glue should be used for natural stones. It is laid in the middle bed. Apply the adhesive to substrate and the tile back. Traditionally, cement tiles are laid with a small gap of about 2.5 mm. This is particularly important in multi-colored cement tiles so that the patterns come into play. Since Articima’s cement tiles are produced entirely by hand (and therefore small fluctuations occur in the color shades), you should mix the tiles of different packages. Make sure that the tiles are carefully leveled to avoid overhanging edges. Please do not use a hammer because the tiles may crack. Remains of adhesive and grout must be removed immediately with a damp cloth. Joint material use which is suitable for marble and natural stone. Since the cement tiles are porous, they are to be sealed after installation. It is important that the soil is completely dry. Please refer to the instructions of the manufacturer. When cleaning, use acid products. We recommend using the services of an experienced tiler.