DO YOU HAVE A MANUAL OR GUIDE FOR LAYING THE TILES?

We do, of course, you may download it from here in PDF format, and you will get a copy with the ordered tiles as well.

MARRAKESH CEMENT TILE INSTALLATION MANUAL   pdf-icon


WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO?  

Read the manual carefully, and most importantly, have it read by the tiler who will do the actua work (unless it is you…) . aying cement tiles is no rocket science, and basically very similar to laying any other types of stone flooring : dry, clean and level  surface, working from 4-5 cartons simultanously, using quality adhesive and grout, etc etc.. The only step that is different is the sealing.


DO I HAVE TO SEAL THE TILES ?

YES. With capitols. Cement ties are porous and must be sealed: impregnated and also we recommend to wax them. A cementlapokat felület kezelés nélkül adjuk, ezért a lapokat mindenképpen impregnálni kell. Ha ez elmarad, a porózus felületre kerülő anyagok beszivárognak, amiket később már csak nehezen lehet eltávolítani. Ha nem vizes helyiségbe teszed őket, akkor javasoljuk egy színtelen vax felvitelét is.


WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT WHEN SEALING?

Make sure that the surface is completely dry and clean, otherwise you will sealing in the dirt as well, wich will be hard to remove later.


A WHERE CAN I BUY THE SEALING MATERIALS NEEDED? DO YOU SE THEM?

Yes, we sell these of course.

Impregnation liquid : MARRAKESH CEMENTLAP IMPREGNÁLÓSZER 0,5 liter bottle /  11 EUR , sufficient for 5-6 m2

Vax: MARRAKESH CEMENTLAP SZÍNTELEN VAX 0,5 liter bottle /  11 EUR , sufficient for 5-6 m2

Please note that we regard this as a non-profit service to our customers, we provide these materials only upon purchasing ties, you can not buy them separeatly.


WHAT GROUT JOINTS LOOK BEST?

BSome people lay the tiles without joints at all, however we do recommend to lay them with joints. The smaller it is, the better for the pattern. 1 mm would be idea, but in our experience it is pretty difficult to squeeze  the grouting into so the best compromise is 2 mm joit grout.


WHAT ADHESIVE AND GROUT SHALL I BUY?

Adhesive : MAPEI Adesilex P9  (Or any similar quality adhesive from other brands)

Grout : MAPEI Keracolor FF (or similar )

Use light grey colours  (manhattan). Never use dark coulours ( pigments used in these are not compatible with cement tiles)


CAN YOU PROVIDE INSTALLATION SERVICE AS WELL?

Well, it depends on the location: contact us for details.