how to lay Moroccan zelliges

Moroccan Zelliges can be installed by any skilled tiler, following the following steps.

Check
Check the delivered tiles before installing them and report any defects as soon as possible. We cannot accept complaints about visible defects in processed tiles.

Work environment
Work clean and in a well-ventilated area.

Sort
Work from different boxes and ensure a good distribution of the different shades.

Dust
Dip the Zelliges in water or remove dust with a wet hand brush.

Wall
The surface must be flat, clean, free of grease, square and dry.

Double bonding
Apply suitable glue to both the back of the tile and to the wall, using a 6 or 8mm trowel.

Placing
Place the tiles as tightly together as possible. Try to work in well-arranged areas of, for example, 5 by 5 tiles.

Saw
Cut the Zelliges with a water-cooled tile saw or an angle grinder with a diamond disc.

Waste
Although our Zelliges are of the best quality, there may occasionally be crooked tiles, tiles with lime pits or tiles with very different dimensions or thickness. Use these “bad” tiles as cutting tiles.

Dry
After the tile adhesive has dried (usually a day later), the tiles can be grouted.

Grout
The spaces between the tiles and any irregularities must be grouted. As soon as the grout starts to dry, remove off the excess grout with a dry cloth.

Care
Clean with a natural cleaning detergent.

 

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