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These instructions will serve as a guideline for the installation of our ModDotz™ Porcelain Penny Rounds. We advise you to hire a licensed professional tile installer who is experienced with the installation of porcelain tile.
It is important that you inspect your entire order to ensure that it is acceptable before installation. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your order please contact us immediately at 877-439-9734 or Service@modwalls.com
Preparing the existing surface is the most critical task of any tile installation. The tile must be placed on a rigid, level, plumb and structurally sound surface to avoid problems. The surface should be clean, dry and free of contaminants that could prevent a good bond.
The recommended substrate is a cement backer board such as HardieBacker. Gypsum board may also be acceptable for interior dry installations only.
Use modified latex thin-set or mastic to install ModDotz™ Porcelain Penny Rounds.
Rubber Grout Float, Large Bucket, 3/16” V Notched Trowel, Sponge, Lint Free Cloth and a Wet Saw with a Diamond Blade appropriate for porcelain tile.
Grout haze is a very thin layer of grout which has been allowed to dry on the surface of the tile. During installation the grout must be completely wiped from the tile surface and then the tops of the tiles buffed with a soft cloth to remove any residual grout film. Once the grout dries overnight there is little that can be done to remove grout haze, aside from washing the tile with one of the commercial acid grout haze removers.
ModDotz™ can be cut with a diamond blade wet saw. Individual penny rounds can also be removed from the mesh and moved to fill in where necessary.
A damp sponge and/ or non abrasive cleaners are sufficient to keep this tile clean.
Use a urethane or epoxy grout to prevent grout joints from becoming discolored by stains and mildew.