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How to install Delap flexible stone

Installation instructions

This section contains instructions for the installation of a flexible stone. Follow all instructions and your facade will serve you for a long time.

Warning! Delap tiles may only be used for mantels or furnaces if the laying base is never heated above 60°. If a possibility of overheating exists, the base must be pre-cladded with magnesia cement boards prior to tile installation.

Magnesia cement boards are non-flammable and can withstand temperatures of up to 1200°C. They have a fire-resistance rating of A and a thermal compression ratio of less than 1%. Thanks to these properties, magnesia cement boards can be used for the manufacturing and lining of mantels and furnaces.

Warning! Areas prone to water absorption must be treated with special waterproof acrylic materials. This rule applies to all construction work, not only to projects involving Delap stone or similar products. Waterproof materials are suitable for construction, repair and maintenance work. They ensure water-resistance of structures and insulation. By using waterproof materials you ensure that concrete and brick structures (or other types of structure) are protected from penetration by water or other harmful substances (salts, alkalis, oils, solvents, etc.). This is an important step to remember in base preparation process in any building or structure. Keep in mind that foundations and facades always start deteriorating from the inside out, not the other way around!

Warning! Before cladding structures with any type of base (thermal insulation, support base, framework or permanent forms) ALWAYS consult the base manufacturer first, since every base type (thermal insulation, support base, framework or permanent forms) has its own qualitative and resistance properties as well as application conditions. Only the manufacturer can provide you with the most reliable information about cladding using either Delap products or any other materials. By doing so, you will ensure the highest quality of installation, compliance with the manufacturer’s requirements for the base layer and a long service life for your cladding.

The instructions available on the Delap website for all types of base layer are for reference only!

Consult the manufacturer of the base layer first!

CAUTION!!! The front side closed by a protective paper, which is removed after completion of the laying process.

Wall surfaces must be sound, solid, plastered and free from layers of old coatings. Plasterboard and Insulation systems must installed in accordance with the requirements of the developer.

Required to treat the surface stacking walls, columns and so forth primer deep penetration

Adhesive mixtures used are the same as for ceramic tiles, taking into account the recommendations of the manufacturer (external, internal work, moisture etc.). When selecting an adhesive need consider its color (white, gray, different colors shades), color seams will depend on the color of the adhesive.

The adhesive applied to the prepared surface with a notched trowel (tooth height 3-3.5 mm) on the square up to 10 sq. feet

Do not remove the protective paper!

  1. Take pieces out from the box/ Do not remove the protective paper!
  2. Apply the adhesive on the wall of 3-4 mm notched trowel / Do not remove the protective paper!
  3. Attach the back of the tile (protective paper should be on top) to the wall and firmly press fingers/ Do not remove the protective paper!
  4. If some element tiles did not fit, just cut it off with scissors/ Do not remove the protective paper!
  5. Grout the seams between the tiles / Do not remove the protective paper!
  6. Remove the protective paper after 12 hours
  • When installing the forms of "Brick" is necessary, use a spirit level to comply with horizontal row.
  • When installing the forms of "Field Stone" and "Ragged Stone" does not necessarily repeat the pattern of the manufacturer. Pull out from the box tile and separate all figured elements through the perforation. It is recommended mix them together and produce install method of selection. Beginners for convenience we recommend to make a layout on the floor.
  • The material is flexible enough for columns and other curved surfaces. For finishing angles at ambient temperatures below + 5 ° C, recommended to heat tile heat gun.
  • The material is resistant to weather and high humidity, but for the protection of building structures (plinth houses and swimming pools, walls, bathrooms, etc.) need to be processed in during the preparatory work waterproofing material.
  • Upon receipt of the tiles in the winter, you need to warm up the material at room temperature before installing.
  • Information about the installation will also be available on the box.

Attention:

  1. Do not apply the material at temperatures below zero
  2. Remove the protective paper after 12 hours
  3. Tile Delap cannot eat
  4. Tile Delap material cannot be used in food
  5. Tile Delap is not intended as food for pets

Tools Required:

  • 3-4 mm notched trowel;
  • 1.5-inch brush;
  • Bucket for adhesive;
  • scissors, wallpaper knife;
  • small rubber roller;
  • level (for the structure of "decorative brick").

Adhesive characteristics:

  • for ceramic tiles and stone;
  • for interior and exterior use;
  • flexible;
  • high adhesion;
  • the complete absence of vertical slip.

Adhesive consumption – 5 lb. per 10 sq. feet

Recommendations for care for tile Delap:

  1. When washing the tiles do not use detergents that contain acid.
  2. Contaminated sites tiles can be removed with detergent and a soft brush or water pressure Karcher
  3. Dustiness can remove with a vacuum cleaner.

Sincerely company Delap ®

Our web sites:

delapusa.com
flexstoneandbrick.com
flexibletile.com