Technical Information

WARNING: Carefully follow these instructions to ensure correct installation.
– Installation should be carried out by a qualified professional.
– Before installing ensure that the material is in perfect condition. Make sure you check the colours, finishes and thicknesses because DUNE will not accept any claims or returns of material after it has been installed.
– Before each stage, on one part test all of the materials and tools to be used and evaluate the final finish of the test. Should you fail to achieve the desired results do not continue with the installation, and consult our sales team.

FLOOR AND WALL TILES – CERAMIC

1. PROPER PREPARATION OF SURFACE

The wall must be firm, levelled, dry and clean. Uneven surfaces greater than 2 mm must be levelled with specific products. All cracks and imperfections should be repaired, so that the wall is completely smooth. The moisture content of the surface must be under 2%.

2. INSTALLATION MATERIAL

For a correct installation, several factors must be taken into account: Material kind of the wall to be tiled (synthetic pannels, plaster, wood, etc.), wall stability, environmental conditions, kind of surface to be covered , speed of carrying the work, etc. All the above parameters determine the choice of the adhesive kind.

All the adhesive materials recommended by DUNE have been previously tested in our facilities, in controlled environmental conditions and on rigid brick and/or concrete walls. Under different conditions from the above mentioned, it is recommended to test firstly and if in doubt, please contact DUNE or the adhesive distributor.

White and Red body wall tile: C1 concrete glue. (Consult adhesives table).
Stoneware and porcelain tile: C2 concrete glue. (Consult adhesives table).

DUNE always recommends to test first the material with minimum two pieces before placing all the material.

3. INSTALLATION

We recommend starting the installation from the floor to the ceiling, continue in phase to allow the adhesive the necessary time to get dry. Extend a thin layer of adhesive on to the surface where the piece will be installed (3mm approx.) Then, use a notched trowel no. 3 to make incisions into the adhesive layer. Place the piece while the adhesive is still soft and before a dry layer of film forms on the adhesive surface. To install 30×60 pieces or similar, extend a thin layer of adhesive on the surface where the piece will be installed (vertically) and another layer on the back of the piece itself, in the opposite sense (horizontally). Then, use also a notched trowel no. 3 and make the incisions into both the adhesive layer of the wall and in the opposite sense in the piece. Do not use dot setting or dab the adhesive during installation.
Once the piece is placed, press carefully to obtain correct adhesion and cover possible areas without adhesive. For a better fixing, it is recommended to set the pieces by using some tape or a wooden strip. To correct the position of the bases, it is recommended to take them off and correctly clean their back part before placing them again.

We recommend a minimum joint of 2mm and the use of crosspieces. For areas with severe thermal dilatation or non-stable surfaces (plasterboard), a minimum joint of 3 mm is strongly recommended.

DUNE recommends the use of SELF-LEVELING SPACERS to avoid the appearance of lippage between adjacent pieces.

The placement of a locked joint greater than 25% is not recommended to avoid the appearance of uneven or lippage between adjacent pieces. Claims of material placed on a locked joint greater than 25% will not be accepted.

Models manufactured with LUX resin components should not be installed in areas close to a heat source, such as behind radiators, in saunas, near burners, etc.

4. GROUTING

All joints must be perfectly clean and dry and having a minimum depth of 2mm. Use a flat rubber trowel to spread the paste, being sure that the joints are completely covered. Use a wet sponge or neutral PH products – never abrasive products – to wash off immediately the excess of grouting paste from the surface before it dries.

It is very important to do this before the paste dries. If this happens, use a cement remover to clean the surface

For better waterproofing, we recommend an epoxy grouting paste, especially in water areas

Items decorated by pre-cuts, so that it is recommended to follow the lines of those pre-cuts in order to get a correct finish. Make sure that the distance between one sheet and another is the same as the one of pre-cuts, so that all the joints look alike. It is not necessary to use crosspieces as the pre-cuts can be used as joining references.

Consult the grouting materials table.

Important:The colour of the grouting paste might change the product’s appearance. We recommend to test with some pieces before grouting the entire surface.

5. CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

For everyday cleaning, use regular cleaners with PH neutral. Do not use abrasive products.

PVD AND DELICATED PRODUCTS: Avoid using abrasive and anti-lime cleaners or steel wool. Preferably use pH neutral cleaning products.

FLOOR AND WALL TILES – GLASS

1. PROPER PREPARATION OF SURFACE

The wall must be firm, levelled, dry and clean. Uneven surfaces greater than 2 mm must be levelled with specific products. Never level using adhesive. All cracks and imperfections should be repaired, so that the wall is completely smooth. The moisture content of the surface must be under 2%.

2. INSTALLATION MATERIAL

For a correct installation, several factors must be taken into account: Material kind of the wall to be tiled (synthetic pannels, plaster, wood, etc.), wall stability, environmental conditions, kind of surface to be covered , speed of carrying the work, etc. All the above parameters determine the choice of the adhesive kind.

All the adhesive materials recommended by DUNE have been previously tested in our facilities, in controlled environmental conditions and on rigid brick and/or concrete walls. Under different conditions from the above mentioned, it is recommended to test firstly and if in doubt, please contact DUNE or the adhesive distributor.

It is recommended to use white Exposy adhesives to minimize the change of the glass tone, covering the whole surface of the piece Place with C2 cement based adhesive.
Consult adhesives table.

DUNE always recommends to test first the material with minimum two pieces before placing all the material.

3. INSTALLATION

We recommend starting the installation from the floor to the ceiling, continue in phase to allow the adhesive the necessary time to get dry.
Extend a thin layer of adhesive on to the surface where the piece will be installed (3mm approx.) Then, use a notched trowel no. 3 to make incisions into the adhesive layer. Place the piece while the adhesive is still soft and before a dry layer of film forms on the adhesive surface. To install 30×60 pieces or similar, extend a thin layer of adhesive on the surface where the piece will be installed (vertically) and another layer on the back of the piece itself, in the opposite sense (horizontally).Then, use also a notched trowel no. 3 and make the incisions into both the adhesive layer of the wall and in the opposite sense in the piece. Do not use dot setting or dab the adhesive during installation.

Once the piece is placed, press carefully to obtain correct adhesion and cover possible areas without adhesive.
For a better fixing, it is recommended to set the pieces by using some tape or a wooden strip. To correct the position of the bases, it is recommended to take them off and correctly clean their back part before placing them again. We recommend a minimum joint of 2mm and the use of crosspieces. For areas with severe thermal dilatation or non-stable surfaces (plasterboard), a minimum joint of 3 mm is strongly recommended.

GLASS series’ items can be combined with the rest of CERAMIC tiles, as long as tiles are installed with joints in order to minimize the small size dissimilarities between pieces made of different materials.

References from the AURA series are sensitive to sun light. It is highly recommended to avoid direct sun exposure, even if they are installed on indoor walls (direct light through windows without curtains).

CUTTING AND DRILLING

STRIGHT CUTS: diamond blade wheel fitted with water-cooling systems.

DRILLING: Use a drill bit for perforating glass. We recommend using hollow drills with a diamond finish. The drill bit must be constantly cooled. Use the drill at a low speed and without hammer action. Do not apply excessive pressure on the piece while drilling; allow the drill bit to gradually perforate. Otherwise, the edges can break or cracks can appear later on. Be especially careful when the hole is about to be finished, this is the most delicate step.

Items with reliefs (VENEZIA) are difficult to bedrilled due to the glass internal forces. It is highly recommended not to do more than one hole and inferior than 8 mm in diameter.

4. GROUTING

All joints must be perfectly clean and dry and having a minimum depth of 2mm. Use a flat rubber trowel to spread the paste, being sure that the joints are completely covered. Use a wet sponge or neutral PH products – never abrasive products – to wash off immediately the excess of grouting paste from the surface before it dries. If this happens, use a cement remover to clean the surface

For better waterproofing, we recommend an epoxy grouting paste, especially in water areas

Consult the grouting materials table.
Important:The colour of the grouting paste might change the product’s appearance. We recommend to test with some pieces before grouting the entire surface.

5. CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

For everyday cleaning, use regular cleaners con PH neutro. Do not use abrasive products.

FLOOR AND WALL TILES – METAL

1. PROPER PREPARATION OF SURFACE

The wall must be firm, levelled, dry and clean. Uneven surfaces greater than 2 mm must be levelled with specific products. All cracks and imperfections should be repaired, so that the wall is completely smooth. The moisture content of the surface must be under 2%.

2. INSTALLATION MATERIAL

For a correct installation, several factors must be taken into account: Material kind of the wall to be tiled (synthetic pannels, plaster, wood, etc.), wall stability, environmental conditions, kind of surface to be covered , speed of carrying the work, etc. All the above parameters determine the choice of the adhesive kind.

All the adhesive materials recommended by DUNE have been previously tested in our facilities, in controlled environmental conditions and on rigid brick and/or concrete walls. Under different conditions from the above mentioned, it is recommended to test firstly and if in doubt, please contact DUNE or the adhesive distributor.

Use C1 cement based, C2 cement based, or epoxy based adhesives. Do not apply too much of this material and always follow the adhesive manufacturer’s instructions.

DUNE always recommends to test first the material with minimum two pieces before placing all the material.

3. INSTALLATION

We recommend starting the installation from the floor to the ceiling, continue in phase to allow the adhesive the necessary time to get dry. Extend a thin layer of adhesive on to the surface where the piece will be installed (3mm approx.) Then, use a notched trowel no. 3 to make incisions into the adhesive layer. Place the piece while the adhesive is still soft and before a dry layer of film forms on the adhesive surface. Once the piece is placed, press carefully to obtain correct adhesion and cover possible areas without adhesive.

For a better fixing, it is recommended to set the pieces by using some tape or a wooden strip. To correct the position of the bases, it is recommended to take them off and correctly clean their back part before placing them again.
We recommend a minimum joint of 2mm and the use of crosspieces.

For areas with severe thermal dilatation or non-stable surfaces (plasterboard), a minimum joint of 3 mm is strongly recommended.

4. GROUTING

All joints must be perfectly clean and dry and having a minimum depth of 2mm. Use a flat rubber trowel to spread the paste, being sure that the joints are completely covered. Use a wet sponge or neutral PH products – never abrasive products – to wash off immediately the excess of grouting paste from the surface before it dries. If this happens, use a cement remover to clean the surface

For better waterproofing, we recommend an epoxy grouting paste, especially in water areas

Consult the grouting materials table.

Important:The colour of the grouting paste might change the product’s appearance.
We recommend to test with some pieces before grouting the entire surface.

5. CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

For everyday cleaning, use regular cleaners con PH neutro. Do not use abrasive products.

MOSAIC – GLASS

1. PROPER PREPARATION OF SURFACE

The wall must be firm, levelled, dry and clean. Uneven surfaces greater than 2 mm must be levelled with specific products. Never level using adhesive. All cracks and imperfections should be repaired, so that the wall is completely smooth. The moisture content of the surface must be under 2%.

2. INSTALLATION MATERIAL

For a correct installation, several factors must be taken into account: Material kind of the wall to be tiled (synthetic pannels, plaster, wood, etc.), wall stability, environmental conditions, kind of surface to be covered , speed of carrying the work, etc. All the above parameters determine the choice of the adhesive kind.

All the adhesive materials recommended by DUNE have been previously tested in our facilities, in controlled environmental conditions and on rigid brick and/or concrete walls. Under different conditions from the above mentioned, it is recommended to test firstly and if in doubt, please contact DUNE or the adhesive distributor.

DUNE always recommends to test first the material with minimum two pieces before placing all the material.

It is recommended to use white Exposy adhesives to minimize the change of the glass tone, covering the whole surface of the piece.

Consult adhesives table.

It is very important to avoid applying coats of adhesive more than 3 mm thick, given that the shrinkage of the adhesive can generate defects at the back of some finishes (see attached photos).

It is essential that the pool is completely waterproof. We recommend using specific sealing materials. Make as many tests as necessary to ensure the swimming pool walls are completely waterproof. Please, note levelling materials are not waterproof.

3. INSTALLATION

We recommend starting the installation from the floor to the ceiling, continue in phase to allow the adhesive the necessary time to get dry. This will avoid vertical displacements. Extend a thin layer of adhesive on to the surface where the piece will be installed (3mm approx.) Then, use a notched trowel no. 3 to make incisions into the adhesive layer. Place the piece while the adhesive is still soft and before a dry layer of film forms on the adhesive surface. Once the piece is placed, press carefully to obtain a correct adhesion and to cover possible areas without adhesive.

Important: make sure that the distance between one sheet and another is the same as the one among the components so that all the joints look alike.
For irregular mosaics, we recommend pulling out some components and relocating them in the joint between two sheets. This will improve the finish of the mosaic.

Handcrafted molten glass mosaics present variations of both colour and shape between the different tesserae that make up the mosaic. Small imperfections and/or irregularities are considered to be a part of this process and, as a result, will not be grounds for complaint (CINEMA, GILDED, SALSA and BLUES).

LYRA, NICE, ALEGRIA, KANNA and ARGUS references, must not be exposed to natural light because the organic inks lose their colour.

IMPORTANT: SHOWER FLOOR: Where mosaics are installed on shower floors, it is highly recommended to apply an anti-skid product. DUNE recommends and sells ANTIGLISS.

CUTTING

Use special pliers for glass mosaics or radial disc for glass or porcelain water cooled.

4. GROUTING

All joints must be perfectly clean and dry and having a minimum depth of 2mm. Use a flat rubber trowel to spread the paste, being sure that the joints are completely covered. Use a wet sponge or neutral PH products – never abrasive products – to wash off immediately the excess of grouting paste from the surface before it dries. If this happens, use a cement remover to clean the surface.

For better waterproofing, we recommend an epoxy grouting paste, especially in water areas.

Consult the grouting materials table.

Important:The colour of the grouting paste might change the product’s appearance. We recommend to test with some pieces before grouting the entire surface.

Important: Due to the curved finish of the ESSENTIAL and DOTS mosaics, a thick layer of paste remains when grouting. To ensure the correct finish and that the circle looks complete, it must be cleaned repeatedly to be able to remove that excess paste.

5. CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

For everyday cleaning, use regular pH neutral cleaners. Do not use abrasive products.

MOSAIC – STONE

1. PROPER PREPARATION OF SURFACE

The wall must be firm, levelled, dry and clean. Uneven surfaces greater than 2 mm must be levelled with specific products. All cracks and imperfections should be repaired, so that the wall is completely smooth. The moisture content of the surface must be under 2%.

2. INSTALLATION MATERIAL

For a correct installation, several factors must be taken into account: Material kind of the wall to be tiled (synthetic pannels, plaster, wood, etc.), wall stability, environmental conditions, kind of surface to be covered , speed of carrying the work, etc. All the above parameters determine the choice of the adhesive kind.

All the adhesive materials recommended by DUNE have been previously tested in our facilities, in controlled environmental conditions and on rigid brick and/or concrete walls. Under different conditions from the above mentioned, it is recommended to test firstly and if in doubt, please contact DUNE or the adhesive distributor.

DUNE always recommends to test first the material with minimum two pieces before placing all the material.

DUNE recommends placing with C1 cement based or C2 cement based adhesive. Do not use fast setting epoxy.

Make sure that the chosen adhesive is apt for the material to be installed.

3. INSTALLATION

We recommend starting the installation from the floor to the ceiling, continue in phase to allow the adhesive the necessary time to get dry. This will avoid vertical displacements. Extend a thin layer of adhesive on to the surface where the piece will be installed (3mm approx.) Then, use a notched trowel no. 3 to make incisions into the adhesive layer. Place the piece while the adhesive is still soft and before a dry layer of film forms on the adhesive surface. Once the piece is placed, press carefully to obtain a correct adhesion and to cover possible areas without adhesive.

Important: make sure that the distance between one sheet and another is the same as the one among the components so that all the joints look alike.

For irregular mosaics, we recommend pulling out some components and relocating them in the joint between two sheets. This will improve the finish of the mosaic.

Before installation, we recommend always sealing the stones with our product SELLADOR ANTIMANCHAS. Wax is not suitable for this product, therefore our CERA LIQUIDA cannot be applied on it.

Important: Check the stones before installation, mix the sheets from different boxes to obtain a more homogeneous tone variation. For a better choice, get 5% additional quantity to the one needed.

As we are dealing with natural materials, shade variation depends on the stone composition, which will be defined by the area of the quarry from which stone are extracted.

Models manufactured with resin components (DUENDE ICE, DUENDE METAL, DUENDE PLATINUM and DUENDE COPPER should not be installed in areas close to a heat source, such as behind radiators, in saunas, near burners, etc.

SHOWER and damp areas: we recommend the use of an insulating layer.

Important: Natural stone products are not suitable for covering swimming pools.

IMPORTANT REMARK

ESTRATOS tends to rusting due to its own nature, so it is mandatory to use a protective product after installation. This protective product must be waterproof, consolidating and avoid filtering.

If rust has already appeared on the surface of ESTRATOS, DUNE recommends to clean pieces thoroughly by applying PHZERO without dilution on the surface of pieces and leave it acting for 20 minutes. After that time, the product must be removed by scrubbing the pieces with a brown scourer and then deeply cleansed with water. This process can be repeated with a longer time of action if needed. After the cleaning process done, DUNE recommends using a rust stain remover like NORUST on the possible critical areas. Finally, a protective product with waterproof, consolidating and anti filtering properties like SALVATERRAZZA should be applied.

4. GROUTING

Before grouting the pieces, they should be treated with our STAIN RESISTANT SEALER that maintains the original appearance of the stone, or the PROTECTIVE WAX, which enhances the colors and brightness of the stone.

All joints must be perfectly clean and dry and having a minimum depth of 2mm. Use a flat rubber trowel to spread the paste, being sure that the joints are completely covered. Use a wet sponge or neutral PH products – never abrasive products – to wash off immediately the excess of grouting paste from the surface before it dries.

Do not use epoxy grouting pastes

Consult the grouting materials table.

Important:The colour of the grouting paste might change the product’s appearance. We recommend to test with some pieces before grouting the entire surface. We recommend light grouting tones for walls and dark tones for floors.

POEME: have a decorative application on its surface, thus we recommend applying the grout with the aid of a flat rubber trowel to avoid scratching. For these pieces it is especially recommended to remove the paste before it dries on the surface of the piece. Once dry, the only option to eliminate the excess of grouting paste is using abrasive products that will damage the surface.

References with resin protection (DUENDE ICE, DUENDE METAL, DUENDE PLATINUM and DUENDE COPPER) cannot be cleaned with specific epoxy resin cleaners.

5. CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

For everyday cleaning, use regular pH neutral cleaners. Do not use abrasive products.

To facilitate cleaning it is recommended to periodically apply STAIN RESISTANT SEALER or PROTECTIVE WAX

MOSAIC – CERAMIC

1. PROPER PREPARATION OF SURFACE

The wall must be firm, levelled, dry and clean. Uneven surfaces greater than 2 mm must be levelled with specific products. All cracks and imperfections should be repaired, so that the wall is completely smooth. The moisture content of the surface must be under 2%.

2. INSTALLATION MATERIAL

For a correct installation, several factors must be taken into account: Material kind of the wall to be tiled (synthetic pannels, plaster, wood, etc.), wall stability, environmental conditions, kind of surface to be covered , speed of carrying the work, etc. All the above parameters determine the choice of the adhesive kind.

All the adhesive materials recommended by DUNE have been previously tested in our facilities, in controlled environmental conditions and on rigid brick and/or concrete walls. Under different conditions from the above mentioned, it is recommended to test firstly and if in doubt, please contact DUNE or the adhesive distributor.

DUNE always recommends to test first the material with minimum two pieces before placing all the material.

Make sure that the chosen adhesive is apt for the material to be installed.

White and Red body wall tile: C1 concrete glue. (Consult adhesives table).
Stoneware and porcelain tile: C2 concrete glue. (Consult adhesives table).

3. INSTALLATION

We recommend starting the installation from the floor to the ceiling, continue in phase to allow the adhesive the necessary time to get dry. This will avoid vertical displacements. Extend a thin layer of adhesive on to the surface where the piece will be installed (3mm approx.) Then, use a notched trowel no. 3 to make incisions into the adhesive layer. Place the piece while the adhesive is still soft and before a dry layer of film forms on the adhesive surface. Do not use dot setting or dab the adhesive during installation. Once the piece is placed, press carefully to obtain a correct adhesion and to cover possible areas without adhesive.

Important: make sure that the distance between one sheet and another is the same as the one among the components so that all the joints look alike.

For irregular mosaics, we recommend pulling out some components and relocating them in the joint between two sheets. This will improve the finish of the mosaic.

References decorated by precuts, to achieve a correct finish, it is important that the linearity of the aforementioned precuts be followed. Leave joints between the same size pieces as the precuts. It is not necessary to use crosspieces because the precuts serve as a reference.

Models manufactured with resin components, FROZEN and TIFFANY BLACK should not be installed in areas near heat points such as, behind radiators, saunas, stoves, etc.

4. GROUTING

All joints must be perfectly clean and dry and having a minimum depth of 2mm. Use a flat rubber trowel to spread the paste, being sure that the joints are completely covered. Use a wet sponge or neutral PH products – never abrasive products – to wash off immediately the excess of grouting paste from the surface before it dries. If this happens, use a cement remover to clean the surface or white epoxy adhesives

For better waterproofing, we recommend an epoxy grouting paste, especially in water areas.

Consult the grouting materials table.

Important:The colour of the grouting paste might change the product’s appearance. We recommend to test with some pieces before grouting the entire surface.

5. CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

For everyday cleaning, use regular pH neutral cleaners. Do not use abrasive products.

Use regular cleaners. Additional maintenance is not required.

PVD AND DELICATE PRODUCTS: Do not use harsh chemical products or abrasive cleaning tools. Preferably use neutral PH cleaning products.

MOSAICS – OTHER MATERIALS

1. PROPER PREPARATION OF SURFACE

The wall must be firm, levelled, dry and clean. Uneven surfaces greater than 2 mm must be levelled with specific products. Never level using adhesive. All cracks and imperfections should be repaired, so that the wall is completely smooth. The moisture content of the surface must be under 2%.

2. INSTALLATION MATERIAL

For a correct installation, several factors must be taken into account: Material kind of the wall to be tiled (synthetic pannels, plaster, wood, etc.), wall stability, environmental conditions, kind of surface to be covered , speed of carrying the work, etc. All the above parameters determine the choice of the adhesive kind.

All the adhesive materials recommended by DUNE have been previously tested in our facilities, in controlled environmental conditions and on rigid brick and/or concrete walls. Under different conditions from the above mentioned, it is recommended to test firstly and if in doubt, please contact DUNE or the adhesive distributor.

DUNE always recommends to test first the material with minimum two pieces before placing all the material.

Make sure that the chosen adhesive is apt for the material to be installed.

DUNE recommends:
– Glass and stone mosaics: use C2 cement based adhesive
– Glass and metal mosaics: use C2 cement based or epoxy adhesive
– Stone and metal mosaics: use C2 cement based adhesive
– Mosaics with resin components: use C2 cement based adhesive

3. INSTALLATION

We recommend starting the installation from the floor to the ceiling, continue in phase to allow the adhesive the necessary time to get dry. This will avoid vertical displacements. Extend a thin layer of adhesive on to the surface where the piece will be installed (3mm approx.) Then, use a notched trowel no. 3 to make incisions into the adhesive layer.

Place the piece while the adhesive is still soft and before a dry layer of film forms on the adhesive surface. Once the piece is placed, press carefully to obtain a correct adhesion and to cover possible areas without adhesive.

Important: make sure that the distance between one sheet and another is the same as the one among the components so that all the joints look alike. For irregular mosaics, we recommend pulling out some components and relocating them in the joint between two sheets. This will improve the finish of the mosaic.

Important: For mosaics with natural stone pieces we recommend always sealing them before installation. You can use our product SELLADOR ANTIMANCHAS and/or CERA LIQUIDA.

Models manufactured with resin components, NEREIDA, HERMES, POSEIDON, NAYADE, and KARAT, should not be installed in areas close to heat sources, such as behind radiators, in saunas, near burners, etc.

Important: JOY and SMILE mosaics require careful handling to prevent breakage of stone components.

4. GROUTING

All joints must be perfectly clean and dry and having a minimum depth of 2mm. Use a flat rubber trowel to spread the paste, being sure that the joints are completely covered. Use a wet sponge or neutral PH products – never abrasive products – to wash off immediately the excess of grouting paste from the surface before it dries.

For better waterproofing, we recommend an epoxy grouting paste, especially in water areas. Do not use epoxy grouting paste with stone mosaics.

Consult the grouting materials table.

Important: The colour of the grouting paste might change the product’s appearance. We recommend to test with some pieces before grouting the entire surface.

Models with metal components: PLANETARIUM, STATUS, THOR, KRAKATOA, LENS, GLOBE, MAGMA GRAY, MAGMA COPPER, ARCADIA, CASABLANCA, NIAGARA, AQUARIUS, PLEYADES, CASSIOPEIA, ESMERALDA. And the models with resin components such as: POSEIDON, NAYADE, HERMES and NEREIDA have a low resistance to scratching. For a proper finish, use a fine grouting material. Excess of grout must be immediately cleaned with a sponge and water, avoiding excessive pressure. Be especially careful as it is at this stage of the installation when scratching is more frequent.

Important: we recommend a test of grouting in one piece BEFORE grouting the whole surface.

Use a damp sponge and clean water to wash off the excess of grouting paste from the surface. It is very important to do this before the paste dries. If this happens, use a cement remover to clean the surface.(not apt for stone)

5. CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

For everyday cleaning, use regular pH neutral cleaners. Do not use abrasive products.

MOSAIC – METAL

1. PROPER PREPARATION OF SURFACE

The wall must be firm, levelled, dry and clean. Uneven surfaces greater than 2 mm must be levelled with specific products. All cracks and imperfections should be repaired, so that the wall is completely smooth. The moisture content of the surface must be under 2%.

2. INSTALLATION MATERIAL

For a correct installation, several factors must be taken into account: Material kind of the wall to be tiled (synthetic pannels, plaster, wood, etc.), wall stability, environmental conditions, kind of surface to be covered , speed of carrying the work, etc. All the above parameters determine the choice of the adhesive kind.

All the adhesive materials recommended by DUNE have been previously tested in our facilities, in controlled environmental conditions and on rigid brick and/or concrete walls. Under different conditions from the above mentioned, it is recommended to test firstly and if in doubt, please contact DUNE or the adhesive distributor.

DUNE always recommends to test first the material with minimum two pieces before placing all the material.

Make sure that the chosen adhesive is apt for the material to be installed.

DUNE recommends:
– Mosaics with ceramic support and metal coated: use C1 cement based, C2 cement based or epoxy adhesive. (SIRENA COPPER, SIRENA GOLD, REFLECTIONS, METALIC SILVER, METALIC GOLD, BRONZO, ETERNAL, HYPNOTIC, MATRIX, URBAN)
– Metal mosaics: use C2 cement based or epoxy adhesive (CORTEN, HALLEY SILVER and HALLEY GOLD)

3. INSTALLATION

We recommend starting the installation from the floor to the ceiling, continue in phase to allow the adhesive the necessary time to get dry. This will avoid vertical displacements. Extend a thin layer of adhesive on to the surface where the piece will be installed (3mm approx.) Then, use a notched trowel no. 3 to make incisions into the adhesive layer.

Place the piece while the adhesive is still soft and before a dry layer of film forms on the adhesive surface. Once the piece is placed, press carefully to obtain a correct adhesion and to cover possible areas without adhesive.

Important: make sure that the distance between one sheet and another is the same as the one among the components so that all the joints look alike. For irregular mosaics, we recommend pulling out some components and relocating them in the joint between two sheets. This will improve the finish of the mosaic.

CUTTING

All the metal mosaics can be cut using a metal radial disk. We recommend continuous rim disks.

4. GROUTING

All joints must be perfectly clean and dry and having a minimum depth of 2mm. Use a flat rubber trowel to spread the paste, being sure that the joints are completely covered. Use a wet sponge or neutral PH products – never abrasive products – to wash off immediately the excess of grouting paste from the surface before it dries.

For better waterproofing, we recommend an epoxy grouting paste, especially in water areas.

Consult the grouting materials table.

Important:The colour of the grouting paste might change the product’s appearance. We recommend to test with some pieces before grouting the entire surface.

All the metal mosaics have a low resistance to scratching. For a proper finish, use a fine grouting material. Excess of grout must be immediately cleaned with a sponge and water, avoiding excessive pressure. Be especially careful as it is at this stage of the installation when scratching is more frequent.

Important: we recommend a test of grouting in one piece BEFORE grouting the whole surface.

Use a damp sponge and clean water to wash off the excess of grouting paste from the surface. It is very important to do this before the paste dries. If this happens, use a cement remover to clean the surface.(not apt for stone)

5. CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

For everyday cleaning, use regular pH neutral cleaners. Do not use abrasive products.

For metal mosaics, use product for daily cleaning of metals. Never use rust cleaners because it alters the surface finish of the part.

MOSAICS – WOOD

1. PROPER PREPARATION OF SURFACE

The wall must be firm, levelled, dry and clean. Uneven surfaces greater than 2 mm must be levelled with specific products. All cracks and imperfections should be repaired, so that the wall is completely smooth. The moisture content of the surface must be under 2%.

2. INSTALLATION MATERIAL

For a correct installation, several factors must be taken into account: Material kind of the wall to be tiled (synthetic pannels, plaster, wood, etc.), wall stability, environmental conditions, kind of surface to be covered , speed of carrying the work, etc. All the above parameters determine the choice of the adhesive kind.

All the adhesive materials recommended by DUNE have been previously tested in our facilities, in controlled environmental conditions and on rigid brick and/or concrete walls. Under different conditions from the above mentioned, it is recommended to test firstly and if in doubt, please contact DUNE or the adhesive distributor.

DUNE always recommends to test first the material with minimum two pieces before placing all the material.

Make sure that the chosen adhesive is apt for the material to be installed.

For TROPICANA NATURA use Epoxy adhesives with flexible properties apt for wood. Do not use too much product and always follow the adhesive manufacturer’s instructions.

For mosaics MADERA NOGAL, MADERA ROBLE y MADERA WENGUE, use C2 cement based adhesive.

3. INSTALLATION

We recommend starting the installation from the floor to the ceiling, continue in phase to allow the adhesive the necessary time to get dry. This will avoid vertical displacements. Extend a thin layer of adhesive on to the surface where the piece will be installed (3mm approx.) Then, use a notched trowel no. 3 to make incisions into the adhesive layer.

Place the piece while the adhesive is still soft and before a dry layer of film forms on the adhesive surface. Once the piece is placed, press carefully to obtain a correct adhesion and to cover possible areas without adhesive.

Important: make sure that the distance between one sheet and another is the same as the one among the components so that all the joints look alike. For irregular mosaics, we recommend pulling out some components and relocating them in the joint between two sheets. This will improve the finish of the mosaic.

TROPICANA NATURA, should remain at room temperature for at least 48 hours before installation. Spread the adhesive as mentioned above and use a rubber hammer to ease the process.

MADERA NOGAL, MADERA ROBLE y MADERA WENGUE they should not be installed in areas near heat points such as, behind radiators, saunas, stoves, etc.

MADERA NOGAL, MADERA ROBLE y MADERA WENGUE They are sensitive to continuous sunlight, which damages the adhesive that joins the wood sheet to the metal base. Therefore, it cannot be placed outside or in areas with prolonged exposure to the sun.

4. GROUTING

All joints must be perfectly clean and dry and having a minimum depth of 2mm. Use a flat rubber trowel to spread the paste, being sure that the joints are completely covered. Use a wet sponge or neutral PH products – never abrasive products – to wash off immediately the excess of grouting paste from the surface before it dries.

Consult the grouting materials table.

Important:The colour of the grouting paste might change the product’s appearance. We recommend to test with some pieces before grouting the entire surface.

TROPICANA NATURA: do not grout.

MADERA NOGAL, MADERA ROBLE y MADERA WENGUE have a low resistance to scratching. For a proper finish, use a fine grouting material. Excess of grout must be immediately cleaned with a sponge and water, avoiding excessive pressure. Be especially careful as it is at this stage of the installation when scratching is more frequent.

5. CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

For everyday cleaning, use regular pH neutral cleaners. Do not use abrasive products.

TROPICANA NATURA: We recommend the sealer FILA PARQUET NATURE or TEAK OIL. The frequency will also depend on the use. Test the product on a piece to see the result.

WASHBASIN

INSTALLING THE WASHBASIN

General

The washbasins sold by DUNE are decorative. The only fixing point required to secure the washbasin to the surface on which it rests is the drain valve.

The drain valve should not be overtightened when installing the washbasin. If it is too tight, it could lead to cracks appearing in the washbasin.

Glass

In the case of glass washbasins, you should not use adhesives or silicone to fix them to the base, as this may lead to the back guard breaking due to the adhesive shrinking, which would affect the finish on the visible side. DUNE will not accept any complaints about stains appearing near to the drainage area if adhesives have been used to fix the washbasin to its base.

Glass washbasins should always be handled on a level surface, and avoid subjecting them to bumps and scratches, as breaking the washbasin’s back guard would affect the finish on the visible side. DUNE will not accept any complaints about problems with the finish caused by improper handling of its washbasins.

Stone

The shading of models made from stone may vary as they are manufactured using a natural product composed of veins of varying colours. This should be considered an inherent characteristic of the material which gives each washbasin a unique finish. DUNE will not accept any complaints about shading differences in stone washbasins.

Cement

As they are highly rigid, cement washbasins may crack due to rough handling, bumps or high pressure in the installation of the drain valve. Handle these products with care.

CLEANING THE WASHBASIN

It is recommended to use water, neutral soap and a soft cloth for daily cleaning. To prevent limescale stains, we recommend drying the washbasin after use.

Ceramic

These should be cleaned regularly with suitable cleaning products and rinsed with water. Do not use abrasive products to clean them, to avoid scratching the surface of the washbasin.
Repeatedly pouring away high-temperature liquids leads to stresses in the material, which may result in cracks forming to relieve the stresses. To avoid this phenomenon, DUNE advises against pouring high-temperature liquids into the washbasin or to do so gradually.

Stone

We recommend always using pH neutral cleaning products. Cleaning products with an acidic/basic pH may alter the colouring of the washbasin.

Metal

We recommend using soap and water or pH neutral products for cleaning. Do not use abrasive products to clean them, to avoid scratching the surface of the washbasin. Cleaning products with an acidic/basic pH may alter the colouring of the washbasin.

Cement

Do not pour products with a very high temperature into the washbasin, to prevent cracks from forming.
Repeatedly pouring away high-temperature liquids leads to stresses in the material, which may result in cracks forming to relieve the stresses. To avoid this phenomenon, DUNE advises against pouring high-temperature liquids into the washbasin or to do so gradually.

PVD (gold/silver finish)

We recommend using soap and water or pH neutral products for cleaning. Do not use abrasive products to clean them, to avoid scratching the surface of the washbasin. Cleaning products with an acidic/basic pH may alter the colouring of the washbasin.

CLICK&FLOOR

CLICK & FLOOR INSTALLATION GUIDE

I. GENERAL PREPARATIONS

TOOLS REQUIRED:

Spacers, rubber mallet, ruler, pencil, tape measure, utility knife.

– Prior to installation, inspect material in daylight for visible faults/damage, including defects or discrepancie in color or shine; check the edges of the flooring for straightness and any damage. No claims on surface defects will be accepted after installation.

– It is preferable to lay boards perpendicular to the window, following the direction of the main source of light. For the best result, make sure to always work from 3 to 4 cartons at a time, mixing the planks during the installation.

– Check if subfloor/site conditions comply with the specifications described in these instructions. If you are not satisfied, do not install, and contact your supplier.

– Flooring products can be damaged by rough handling before installation. Exercise care when handling and transporting these products. Store, transport and handle the flooring planks in a manner to prevent any damage. Store cartons flat, never on edge.

– Flooring products can be heavy and bulky. Always use proper lifting techniques when handling these products. Whenever possible, make use of material-handling equipment such as dollies or material carts. Never lift more than you can safely handle; get assistance.

– Calculate the room surface prior to installation and plan an extra 5-10% of flooring for cutting waste.

– The environment where the flooring is to be installed is critically important with regard to successful installation and continued performance of the flooring products. The flooring is intended to be installed in interior locations only. These interior locations must meet climatic and structural requirements as well.

– In most cases, this product does not need to be acclimated. However, if the boxes of flooring were exposed over 2 hours to extreme temperatures under 50°F / 10°C or over 104°F / 40°C within the 12 hours before the installation, acclimation is required. In this case, keep the boards in room temperature for at least 12 hours in unopened package before you start the installation. The room temperature must be maintained consistent between 70-80°F / 20-25°C before and during the installation.

– Flooring should only be installed in temperature-controlled environments. It is necessary to maintain a constant temperature of 70-80°F / 20-25°C before and during the installation. Portable heaters are not recommended as they may not heat the room and subfloor sufficiently. Kerosene heaters should never be used.

– After installation, make sure that the flooring is not be exposed to temperatures less than 50°F / 10° C or greater than 120°F / 50°C.

– For surfaces over 400sqm, over 20m long or in the case of a surface where there has to be a transition from Click&Floor to a different floor tile, we recommend using T profiles taking care of the expansion joints (same joint that the perimeter joint)

II. SUBFLOOR INFORMATION

– The flooring can be installed over most existing hard surface floor coverings, provided that the existing floor surface is clean, flat, dry, securely fastened, structurally sound and level to 3/16” / 5 mm within 10 ft / 3 m.

– The substrate should not slope more than 1” / 25 mm per 6 ft / 2 m in any direction.

– Depressions, deep grooves, expansion joints and other subfloor imperfections must be filled with patching & leveling compound.

– Substrates must be free from excessive moisture or alkali. Remove dirt, paint, varnish, wax, oils, solvents, any foreign matter and contaminates.

– Do not use products containing petroleum, solvents or citrus oils to prepare substrates as they can cause staining and expansion of the new flooring.

– Although this floor is waterproof, it is not aimed to be used as a moisture barrier. The concrete moisture vapor emissions should not exceed 8 lb / 3.63 kg (ASTM F1869) / 90 % RH (ASTM F2170) with a PH limit of 9 / max 2.5 % moisture content (CM method).

– This product is also not to be installed in areas that have a risk of flooding such as saunas or outdoor areas.

– Existing sheet vinyl floors should not be heavily cushioned and not exceed more than one layer in thickness. Soft underlayment and soft substrates will diminish the products inherent strength in resisting indentations.

WOOD SUBFLOORS

– If this flooring is intended to be installed over an existing wooden floor, it is recommended to repair any loose boards or squeaks before you begin the installation.

– Nail or screw every 6” / 15 cm along joints to avoid squeaking.

– Basements and crawl spaces must be dry. Use of a 6 mil / 0.15 mm poly-film is required to cover 100 % of the crawl space earth.

– We recommend laying the flooring crossways to the existing floorboards.

– All other subfloors – Plywood, OSB, particleboard, chipboard, wafer board, etc. must be structurally sound and must be installed following their manufacturer’s recommendations.

CONCRETE SUBFLOORS

– Existing concrete subfloors must be fully cured, at least 60 days old, smooth, permanently dry, clean, and free of all foreign material such as dust, wax, solvents, paint, grease, oils, and old adhesive residue. Curing agents and hardeners could cause bonding failure and should not be used.

– We recommend using a minimum 6 mil / 0.15 mm poly-film as a moisture barrier between the concrete subfloor and the flooring.

DO NOT INSTALL OVER

– Any type of carpet.

– Existing cushion-backed vinyl flooring.

– Floating floor of any type, loose lay, and perimeter fastened sheet vinyl.

– Hardwood flooring / wood subfloors that lay directly on concrete or over dimensional lumber or plywood used over concrete.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

In-floor Radiant Heat: Flooring can be installed over 1/2” / 12 mm embedded radiant heat using the floating method.

Maximum operating temperature should never exceed 85°F / 30°C. Use of an in-floor temperature sensor is recommended to avoid overheating.

– Turn the heat off for 24 hours before, during and 24 hours after installation when installing over radiant heated subfloors.

– Before installing over newly constructed radiant heat systems, operate the system at maximum capacity to force any residual moisture from the cementitious topping of the radiant heat system

– Make sure that the temperature in the room is maintained consistent between 70-80°F / 20-25°C before and during the installation.

– Floor temperature must not exceed 85°F / 30°C.

– Once the installation has been completed, the heating system should be turned on and increased gradually (5-degree increments) until returning to normal operating conditions

– Refer to the radiant heat system’s manufacturer recommendations for additional guidance.

Warning

Electric heating mats that are not embedded into the subfloor are not recommended for use underneath the floors. Using electric heating mats that are not embedded and applied directly underneath the floors could void the warranty for your floor in case of failure. It is best to install the flooring over embedded radiant floor heating systems and adhere to the guidelines listed above.

III. INSTALLATION

– Remove baseboard, quarter-round moldings, wall base, appliances and furniture from room. For best results, door trim should be under-cut to allow flooring to move freely without being pinched. After preparation work, sweep and vacuum the entire work area to remove all dust and debris.

– With a floating floor, you must always ensure you leave a 1/4” / 6 mm gap between walls and fixtures such as pillars, stairs, etc. These gaps will be covered with trim moldings after the floor is installed.

– Whenever possible, plan the layout so that the joints in the planks do not fall on top of joints or seams in the existing substrate. The end joints of the planks should be staggered a minimum of 8” / 20 cm apart. Do not install over expansion joints. Avoid installing pieces shorter than 12” / 30 cm at beginning or end of rows.

– Do not install your kitchen cabinets directly over your floor. The floor’s quality can be guaranteed as long as the floor can move freely.

– Decide the installation direction. It is recommended to install the boards perpendicular to the window following the direction of the main source of light.

– Measure the area to be installed: The board width of the last row shall not be less than 2” / 50 mm. If so, adjust the width of the first row to be installed. In narrow hallways, it is recommended to install the floor parallel to the length of the hall.

– UNDERLAY: If the floor does not have a pre-attached underlayment, an additional underlayment is recommended in order to improve acoustic performance and absorb some irregularities on the substrate. Best results can be expected with an underlayment of 0.04” / 1mm to max 0.06” / 1.5 mm thickness with a high density (>11.2 lbs / ft3 / >180 kg /m3) and high compressive strength (>200 kPa) that supports the click system during daily use. Underlayments with a low density and an inadequate compressive strength could damage the locking mechanism and will void warranty.

– If the floor has a pre-attached underlayment, the use of an additional underlayment could damage the locking mechanism and will void warranty.

1. First row, first plank

After thoroughly cleaning the subfloor, you should begin laying from left to right. Position the first plank so that grooved edge is facing you. Place the floorboard 1/4” / 6 mm from the left wall. Use spacers between the wall and the floorboard.

2. First row, second plank

Drop the plank and gently tap down the end with a rubber mallet so it firmly locks into the previous plank until both are at the same height. Make sure both planks are perfectly aligned. It is crucial that after the short edges of two connecting planks are correctly aligned, and the rubber mallet contacts the plank in the area directly above the short edge, allowing for a correct locking. Note: Tapping the area close to the short edge, but not directly above it, may result in permanent damage to the joint. Continue installing the first row until you reach the wall on the right.

IMPORTANT

If you notice both planks aren’t at the same height or are not well locked together, please follow the disassembling instructions at the bottom of the page, disassemble and check if any debris stuck inside the lock is obstructing. Failure to properly line up the end joint and attempting to force it in while out of alignment could result in permanent damage to the end joint.

3. First row, last plank

At the end of the first row, leave an expansion gap of 1/4” / 6 mm to the wall and measure the length of the last plank to fit.

4. To cut the plank

Use a simple utility knife and ruler, and with the top side facing up, cut heavily and several times on the same axis. The knife will not go through the surface but make a deep cut. You can then lift one half of the plank using your other hand to hold down the second placing it very close to the cut. The plank will split naturally.

5. Second row, first plank

Start the second row with the leftover cut part of the last plank of the previous row. This small plank should measure at least 12” / 30 cm. Otherwise, cut a new plank in half and use it to begin the second row. The end joints of each adjoining row should not be closer than 8” / 20 cm to each other. Whenever practical, use the piece cut from the preceding row to start the next row.

6. Second row, second plank

Click the long side of the plank into the previous row and place it tight to the short end of the previous plank with an angle of 25-30°. Drop the plank and gently tap on the end with a rubber mallet so it firmly locks into the previous plank until both are at the same height. Make sure both planks are perfectly aligned.

7. After finishing the installation of every row

Use scrap pieces and a small hammer or rubber mallet to gently tap the planks into the click of the previous row to make sure they are tightly clicked together and make sure there is no gap between the long side of the planks installed. Any gapping can compromise the whole installation.

8. Tip

After the first 2-3 rows of planks are installed, they should be checked with a string line to ensure that rows are still running straight. If they are not, it could be that the starting wall has some irregularities that caused bowing in the installation. If so, the starting row of planks may have to be scribed and re-trimmed to account for any unevenness in the wall. This can be done without having to disassemble the beginning rows.

9. To lay the last row

Position a loose board exactly on top of the last row laid. Place another board on top, with the tongue side touching the wall. Draw a line along the edge of this boards, to mark the first board. Cut along the edge of this board to mark the first board. Cut along this line to obtain the required width. Insert this cut board against the wall. The last row should be at least 2” / 50 mm wide. The spacers can then be removed.

10. Holes for pipes

Measure the diameter of the pipe and drill a hole that is 1/2” / 12 mm larger. Saw off a piece as shown in the figure and lay the board in place on the floor. Then lay the sawed-off piece in place.

11. Door molding and skirting

Lay a board (with the decorative side down) next to the door molding and saw as shown in the figure. Then slide the floorboard under molding.

IV. FINISHING THE INSTALLATION

Replace molding or wall base, allowing slight clearance between the molding and the planks. Nail the molding to the wall surface, not through the flooring. At doorways and at other areas where the flooring planks may meet other flooring surfaces, it is preferable to use a “T” molding, or similar, to cover the exposed edge but not pinch the planks. Leave a small gap between the planks and the adjoining surface.

V. MAINTENANCE

– Sweep or vacuum daily using soft bristle attachments.

– Clean up spills and excessive liquids immediately.

– Damp mop as needed and use cleaners recommended for vinyl flooring.

– The use of residential steam mops on this product is allowed. Use at lowest power with a suitable soft pad, and do not hold a steam mop on one spot for an extended period of time (longer than 5 minutes). Refer to the steam mop’s manufacturer instructions for proper usage.

– Use proper floor protection devices such as felt protectors under furniture.

– Place a walk-off mat at outside entrances to reduce the amount of dirt brought into your home. Do not use mats with a latex or rubber backing since these backings can cause permanent discoloration.

– Do not use abrasive cleaners, bleach or wax to maintain the floor.

– Do not drag or slide heavy objects across the floor.

VI. DISASSEMBLING

Separate the whole row by lifting it up delicately at an angle. To separate the planks, leave them flat on the ground and slide them apart. If planks do not separate easy, you can slightly lift up the planks (5°) when sliding them apart.

SPECIFIC FOR MULTI NOGAL SERIES

III. INSTALLATION

Note: A 7” / 178 mm wide plank MUST be used in every other row. This sequence must be followed throughout the entire installation.

SPECIFIC FOR CHEVRON SERIES

III. INSTALLATION

ATTENTION

The letter “L” or “R” marked on the back of each chevron plank indicate two different profiling directions. There is the same number of L planks and R planks in each box. Please pay attention to the markings and always install them paired together. In below instructions, L planks are represented in white, R marked planks are represented in grey.

The subfloor should be even, dry, clean. Carpet staples or glue residues must be removed, and the floor must be clean to ensure proper installation.

Separating into distinctive piles will make it easier to find the correct plank should the L or R markings be cut off.

METHOD 1 – BLOCK PATTERN

– This installation method consists in grouping 5 planks with the same profiling together. You can then start staggering your spacers across your wall, leaving a 1/4” / 6 mm expansion gap with the wall.

– Start in the left corner opposite from the main entrance with an R plank, put the tongue sides against the wall, and follow the sequence on the image (Refer to the clicking tips on the bottom of the page). Always leave a 1/4” / 6 mm expansion gap with the wall.

IMPORTANT: We recommend applying a high-grab high-shear hard-setting adhesive inside the locking system at the short side of the planks for additional engagement, avoid using adhesive excessively and be sure to immediately wipe away any excess that comes out to the floor’s surface.

METHOD 2 – FISHBONE DIAGONAL PATTERN

– Using a pencil, a string and a ruler, draw a line at 45° that will be used to align the pattern according to the image. You can then start staggering your spacers across your wall, leaving a 1/4” / 6 mm expansion gap with the wall.

– Start from the left corner opposite from the door. Use an “L” marked plank first and put the tongue sides against the wall. Then take your 2nd plank (marked “R”) and place it perpendicularly to the 1st (Refer to the clicking tips on the bottom of the page). For the 3rd and 4th plank, refer to the cutting tips below. Continue the installation according to the sequence.

This sequence is given as an example, it will depend on the shape of the room. The important is to always start with the planks placed against the walls.

CUTTING TIPS

To install the 3rd (L), 4th (R) and any other plank that will have the short side against the wall, measure the length of the plank to fit and cut accordingly. Make sure you use the correct side of the plank (see images below).

METHOD 3 – FISHBONE PATTERN

– At first, follow the cutting template on the inside of your box to cut the 5 pieces (L1, L2, L3, R1, R2) needed for one starting set. You will need a total of 5 planks in order to make the required 5 starting set pieces (L1, L2, L3, R1, R2). You won’t be able to use offcuts of the same planks within one set. Align the first starting set with a chalk line going through the center line of the room (to center the installation, make sure the line goes through the tip of the pattern). Always leave a 1/4” / 6 mm expansion gap with the wall.

ONE STARTING SET

– Measure how many starting sets you will need based on the width of the room. You can connect the starting sets with one full plank.

– When you reach the walls on both sides, measure the distance between the wall and the closest starting set. Assemble a new set, mark the measured distance on it, cut the planks (the set can be disassembled for this) and install the planks in the gap.

Continue this pattern until the room is entirely covered.

METHOD 4 – DOUBLE FISHBONE PATTERN

– For the double fishbone pattern, the cuts are different than what is indicated in the template inside of the box. Use measurements in below table to cut the 5 pieces (L1, L2, L3, R1, R2) of the starting set to the right size.

You will need a total of 5 planks in order to make the required 5 starting set pieces (L1, L2, L3, R1, R2). You won’t be able to use offcuts of the same planks within one set. Align the first starting set with a chalk line going through the center line of the room (to center the installation, make sure the line goes through the tip of the pattern). Always leave a 1/4” / 6 mm expansion gap with the wall.

ONE STARTING SET

– Measure how many starting sets you will need based on the width of the room. You can connect the starting sets with one full plank.

When you reach the walls on both sides, measure the distance between the wall and the closest starting set. Assemble a new set, mark the measured distance on it, cut the planks (the set can be disassembled for this) and install the planks in the gap.

Continue this pattern until the room is entirely covered.

DISASSEMBLING

To disassemble, simply lift the planks one by one following the opposite sequence as the installation.

BATHROOM INSTALLATION (GAP 10mm.)

With preexisting wall tiles

Leave 10 mm. expansion joint, fill with silicone and cover with a scotch molding.

With new wall tiles

Lay the wall tiles at a height or 6 mm. Also place 10 mm perimeter gasket between wall and C&F. Fill the gap with silicone and place the board under the tile. Grout.

SPECIAL PIECES

FLEXI PROFILE

Flexi is a profile made of semiflexible PVC intended to be placed as a skirting in all kind of walls. It combines the excellent properties of rigid PVC with the appropriate degree of flexibility, which allows its installation in irregular walls or smooth curves. Its geometry, which ends with a smooth curve, makes easier the cleaning, avoiding the accumulation of germ. Also useful to cover the typical expansion joints in perimeters. Easy to install, glued to the wall with contact glue or adhesive for pvc, laying on C&F without pressing it. This profile is perfect for new or reform works and also for projects.

INSTALLATION

Flexi is a simple installation profile that does not require additional screws.

1. Clean the wall to install the RODAPIE FLEXI and check the profile.
2. Apply part of the adhesive to the wall. Then, apply part of the adhesive on the rear of the profile. You can use contact glue or mounting adhesives. Be sure the adhesive is appropriate for gluing PVC.
3. Glue the profile to the wall pressing to get an optimal adhesion. The lower ending (ESCOCIA) should delicately lean on the click&floor pieces without pressing them, to allow them freely shifting in the 6mm joint.
4. Clean the possible adhesive leftover and let dry.Each adhesive has its own features. Be sure you follow the instructions of the manufacturer in each case.

CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

The cleaning can be done with water and detergent or specific cleaner diluted. The correct use of bleach or stronger cleaners on the market do not affect PVC. In case of doubt, always use the cleaners diluted and do a test on a small area.
It is not recommended using chromic acid, sulfuric acid or organic solvents as ethyl acetate, acetone or toluene.

PERFIL T

For surfaces over 400sqm, over 20m long or in the case of a surface where there has to be a transition from Click&Floor to a different floor tile, we recommend using T profiles taking care of the expansion joints (same joint that the perimeter joint)

STEPS

In the market there are specific solutions for SPC vinyl steps, such as those of the Schluter brand.

FAQ’S

Which materials can and cannot be used for exteriors?

The use that you are going to put a base to depends on their porosity. As a general rule if the level of porosity is higher than 3% the tiles can only be used for interiors, while if it is above 6% then they can only be used for walls.
If the level of porosity is low (less than 3%) then the tiles can be used for both exteriors and interiors and on both floors and walls.
Although other criteria also exist to determine usage, absorption is the most widely employed.
Consult the usage table on page 318 and, in case of doubt, contact your commercial consultant.

What is PVD?

PVD is a decorative technique used to cover tiles with a metallic coating. This is a very fine film that highlights the features of the covered surface: shine, relief details… any irregularity or nuance will be stressed.
The PVD effect is particularly spectacular in the EXTRAVAGANZA Series, where the raised volume of the tiles is highlighted by the sheen provided by the PVD, which creates a fascinating play of light and shadow.
In technical terms PVD is an acronym for the process of “Physical Vapour Deposition”, in which pieces are passed through a reactor, inside which a vacuum has been generated, and are bombarded by a kind of metallic vapour, using an electric arc.
As a result of this process the metallic particles become firmly adhered to the surface of the part. This finish neither increases nor decreases the resistance of the tile, and the PVD products included in our catalogue are not apt for exterior use, given that the process is applied to porous materials that do not have the required water absorption index for exterior use.