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Below please see Skalini Pantheon basic Maintenance and Installation Guide.
Pantheon mosaic is a natural stone product that may be susceptible to scratching in handling, installation and use. Expect a slight color variation from production run to production run.
Always inspect your tiles before they are installed, as installation of material constitutes acceptance. Any questions as to acceptability must be resolved before installation. Mir Mosaic is in no way responsible for the installation of our tiles or thereafter. The responsibility for correct installation rests with the end user.
Due to variation in color and patterns Pantheon mosaic tiles must be properly blended before installation to achieve the best appearance. It is better to lay out the whole quantity of mosaics on the floor before installation to verify the color consistency and quality of every mosaic sheet. We recommend hiring an experienced installer to set these tiles. Due to the natural characteristics of stone products it is very important that the proper installation methods are used according to the relevant industry standards. For specific questions or accepted industry standards, refer to the Marble Institute of America (www.marble-institute.com or the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). The use of natural stones in environments where acid exposure is likely to happen requires proper stone selection to avoid dulling or etching. Particular care should be taken to use the correct adhesive, grout and sealants. The installer is responsible for choosing and using the correct installation practices to achieve an acceptable finished product. Mir Mosaic is in no way responsible for the damages caused to mosaic by the wrong setting material or grout.
We recommend installing Pantheon mosaic over a clean, sound, and flat concrete or mortar substrate with a steel trowel and fine broom finish. The surface should be free of contaminates or any condition that could compromise the bond of the tile. Use a high quality, well maintained wet saw with a diamond blade designed for cutting stone and glass tiles. Using a poorly maintained tile saw or a blade will cause the tile to chip during cutting. Always cut tile very slowly to avoid chipping. It is strongly recommended to seal natural stone as an essential step in protecting the beauty and ensuring longevity of stone mosaic.
For best results sealing prior to grouting is recommended. This prevents grout from staining or affecting the color of the stone as pigments in the grout may be trapped in the microscopic pores and appear as stains. Suggested sealer brands include but are not limited to: Dupont™ Stonetech® Professional Sealer. Please refer to sealers Manufacturer instructions prior to sealing. Test in a small area before sealing.
Grout joints should be packed full and free of all voids and pits. Excess grout should be cleaned from the surface as the work progresses, while grout is fresh and before it hardens. Prior to grouting, test in a small area to make sure that the right color grout is chosen and that the surface does not scratch during grouting.
Suggested setting materials include but are not limited to:
LATICRETE PERMACOLOR® Grout
LATICRETE Glass tile adhesive Mortar or Laticrete 220 Marble & Granite Mortar or similar products.
To maximize the life of Pantheon mosaic and retain its artistic integrity, please consider the following;
· Regular cleaning with water and a soft cloth or sponge is recommended. Do not use acids or cleaners containing acids, oils, corrosive chemicals, or abrasives. They can damage and/or discolor the tiles and the grout.
· Do not let stains sit on your mosaic’s surface for extended periods. Clean promptly.
· Avoid long time exposure to sunlight of Pantheon Antico and Pantheon Blue tiles as it could discolor the tile.
Pantheon White, Black and Grey may be used on interior residential or commercial walls and on exterior walls and floors in frost free areas. They can be used in wet areas, including submerged areas, as well as steam rooms. Please note that white marbles contain naturally occurring deposits of iron which may lead to discoloration of marble and turning it yellow-rust or grey if used in wet areas. This a natural characteristics of the stone and that is why it cannot be considered as a defect in the product. MIR Mosaic is in no way responsible for discoloration of the natural stones.
Pantheon Antico and Pantheon Blue may be used only on interior residential or commercial walls and light traffic floors. We do not recommend using Pantheon Blue and Pantheon Antico on the high traffic floors, in steam rooms, inside of showers, in submerged areas, under direct sunlight or in exterior applications as it may lead to discoloration of the tile.
MIR Mosaic makes no warranties, express or implied, including merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Purchaser’s remedy is limited to replacement or refunding the cost of defective material which has not been installed or altered in any way, and under no circumstances shall MIR Mosaic be liable for any loss or damage arising from the purchase, use, or inability to use this product, or for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages. No installer, dealer, agent, or employee of MIR Mosaic has the authority to modify the obligations or limitations of this warranty.