Thin Gauged Porcelain panel Installation
Get Your Gauged Porcelain Panels Installed Professionally
Let’s face the reality of what most people go through when they purchase these large format porcelain tiles. They finish ordering… and think:
and now what? Who’s going to install my tiles?
That’s where Vela Tiles is different. We take care of the tile installation of these large format tiles, otherwise known as porcelain panels, with the help of our in house tile installers. Best of all…
We believe that our customers are not coming to us to buy porcelain panels, they come to us because they want to buy a beautifully tiled surface.
The environment where porcelain panels are installed is critically important to successful installation and continued performance. The area should be free of all construction debris, dirt and surface contaminants in order to get a long lasting installation.
Layout is critical to an aesthetically pleasing gauged porcelain tile installation. Tile layouts should be centered and balanced as much as possible with respect to the tiled area and any specific focal points. We don’t want to create a sliver or unwanted patterns. Usually, a space offers more than one acceptable layout, making the final selection a matter of personal preference. In most cases when we are planning the layout, we are working with the client to ensure that they approve the recommended layout before we start installation.
We create a computer generated render of your installation in order to make sure that you are satisfied with the layout. Even if we need to move a half an inch, we’ll catch it here.
We also want to make sure the installation of these porcelain panels are going to be safe by using approved installation methods as per ANSI A108.19.
Thin gauged porcelain panels require special thinsets in order to be properly bonded to the substrate without risk of cracks or worse, falling off the wall! We use only approved professional grade materials for the installation of these large format tiles.
We follow ANSI A108.19 and all TCNA recommendations for the installation of porcelain panels. To assure that the tiles do not crack from point load or impact, we ensure that the mortar coverage is greater than 80% for interior walls, 85% for interior floors and 95% for exterior and wet area installations, with no voids greater than two square inches, ensuring that all corners and edges are fully (100%) supported with thinset.
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