First tips before and during installation

BEFORE INSTALLATION


As the professional figure responsible for creating the tiling and the first to “see” and “handle” the tiles, the person laying the tiles must:
• Notify the client and designer of any obvious defects (quality, tone, etc.) in the tiles;
• Follow a tiling plan which specifies a particular installation technique (closed, minimal or open joint, laying in parallel or diagonal, continuous or staggered joints, etc.); before proceeding with installation, it is recommended that the installer shows the final customer a representative sample of the tiles to be installed (by laying them down in the intended installation pattern without using any grout) and asks for verbal, or, better still, written approval.
The mellow patina giving the tile surface different hues is a characteristic feature of some ceramic products.
Ceramiche Marca Corona recommends an installation pattern offsetting the planks at the most of the 1/3 and leave at least joints of at 2,0mm in width when laying a single sized and obligatory 2,0/3,0mm when laying a combination of the both sizes.
• For outdoor floor recommends open joint installation (at least 3,0mm).


DURING INSTALLATION


Before starting the installation process, make sure the laying surface is well cured, flat and completely clean.
To obtain the best chromatic effects, alternate tiles from different boxes.
During installation, the installer must point out the presence of any imperfections on the tiled floor (presence of steps or uneven levels between adjacent tiles etc.) and the installer must ask for official written authorisation to proceed with the work from the final customer or from the foreman responsible for the works.
The final customer must also provide an assurance that the lighting and micro-climatic conditions at the workplace are sufficiently good to allow the installer to lay the tiles correctly, and the installer must check the ceramic materials and the installation procedure, as stated above.
Between the installation and the consignment to the final customer, the ceramic tiling must:
• Be kept clean and free from any cement, sand or other dirt residue which can cause stains and/or mechanical abrasion to the surface;
• Be protected from any damage caused by the presence of other operators (painters, electricians, carpenters, etc.).

WARNING
ONCE THE CERAMIC TILES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED, CERAMICHE MARCA CORONA:
• DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMPLAINTS RELATING TO MANIFEST FAULTS OF SHADE AND QUALITY;
• WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE QUALITY OF THE TILED SURFACE BUT ONLY FOR THE QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SUPPLIED MATERIAL. ON COMPLETION OF THE INSTALLATION IT IS ADVISABLE TO KEEP SOME SPARE TILES ASIDE, SHOULD SOME TILES NEED TO BE REPLACED OR AS A REPRESENTATIVE
SAMPLE OF THE MATERIAL IN CASE OF COMPLAINTS.


Hithick 20mm. Warnings for laying on raised floors.


WIND AND BREAKAGE WARNING


Outdoor pavings installed unglued above the ground level are subject to the action of the wind, with the risk, in some cases, of becoming airborne. The manufacturer recommends to require the assistance of a qualified professional in order to check the suitability of the installation system above the ground adopted, in accordance with the local laws and regulations and the conditions of use. Failure to do so could result in serious injury or property damage. A ceramic slab installed on a raised pedestal system may fracture on impact if a heavy object is dropped onto it from a height, with a risk of injury to anyone standing or walking on such slab. Failure to adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions for installation of slabs on raised pedestal systems may result in serious injury. For further information and recommendations concerning the installation systems please refer to Ceramiche Marca Corona website or to the 20mm catalogue “HiThick”.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROJECT ENGINEERS AND CUSTOMERS


If the application of the 20 mm slabs foresees the ceramic product used in structural installations, the project engineer and/or customer must carefully assess the project requirements with regard to the technical specifications of the slabs. To prevent the risk of damage or injury, the manufacturer recommends:
• With regard to a raised floor installation a ceramic slab may fracture on impact if a heavy object falls on it from any significant height. Therefore the manufacturer recommends to check the specific intended use before starting the installation and to follow table for raised installation provided below. In certain conditions, reinforcing must
be applied on the back of the slabs (Fiber-Mesh Plus) supplied and applied by the manufacturer;
• With reference to any dry installation system of flooring above the ground level, the manufacturer recommends to comply with local regulations and conditions of use with regard to wind-load, loadbearing, seismic events, etc.
Failure to comply with these recommendations may lead to improper use of the product and could cause serious damage or injury.

 

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